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Nightwish part ways with Anette Olzon

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM (PST)

Okay, so maybe the world is coming to an end in 2012…so many bands are parting ways with their members and Nightwish is no exception to that rule.

Nightwish has decided to part ways with Anette Olzon, the band and Anette are in a mutual understanding about the decisions and also agree that it would be best for all parties involved.

To see a full statement from the band and Anette click here.

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Nothing goes together better than Nightwish and ice hockey

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:37 AM (PST)

When you think of hockey, no doubt you think of a sport driven by testosterone that is known for its brutal fist fights, and love of Nightwish.  It’s a well known fact that hockey players and fans alike are huge fans of female fronted symphonic metal bands, so it should be to absolutely no one’s surprise that the Nightwish song “The Last Ride Of The Day” has been chosen to be the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships official theme song.  The championships are taking place May 4-20 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden and tickets are still available.

Nightwish keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen had this to say about the honor:

“When I heard that we might be involved with the event, I called all the bandmembers right away, and we were all pretty excited.”

“The Last Ride Of The Day” is taken from Nightwish’s 2011 release Imaginaerum released on Nuclear Blast.

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Granted: Nightwish announce North American tour

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM (PST)

Finnish symphonic metal group Nightwish are continuing their 2012 touring regimen. Starting in September, the band will hit twenty different states along with label mates, Kreator. Currently, Nightwish is winding down a European tour, which will end next week.

Nightwish released Imaginaerum last year on Nuclear Blast. Still yet to come is the movie that pairs with it, which depicts memoirs of a dying composer’s childhood. The album and movie were developed together and both have the same underlying story.

Click here for North American tour dates.

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Live Video: Nightwish – Scaretale in Finland

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 9:51 AM (PST)

Finnish power metal band Nightwish have released a live video for “Scaratale” from their live concert in Jyväskylä, Finland on March 9, 2012. “Scaretale” was released on the bands 2011 concept album Imaginaerum on Roadrunner/Nuclear Blast. It sounds kind of like a power metal version of an Oompah song and you can watch it here.

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Nightwish to release limited edition EP “Trials of Imaginaerum”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM (PST)

Nightwish is trying to make your Record Store Day 2012 (April 21st) a little bit better by granting your wishes and  releasing a limited edition of their EP “Trials of Imaginaerum.”

The EP will consist of four tracks that will include the original demo versions of their songs “Storytime,” “I Want My Tears Back,” “The Crow, the Owl, and the Dove” and “Slow, Love, Slow,” with vocals from Marco Hietala.

As an added novelty when you buy the limited edition EP, you will receive a code to access the fifth unreleased track.

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Cover Art Battle: What’s In A Name, Much Less A Cover?

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

This week we have offerings from some of the most interesting band names in metal; Dies Arae, Haemoth, Majestic Downfall, Nightwish, Thy Catafalque, and Vise Massacre.

Click here to vote and pledge your allegiance to the best cover art of the week!

***UPDATE*** Vise Massacre is the WINNER!

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Even though Nightwish is hard at work recording their new album Imaginaerum, frontwoman Anette Olzon took some time out to contribute guest vocals to fellow Finnish metalheads Swallow The Sun’s new song “Cathedral Walls”.  The song is taken from their forthcoming album Emerald City and the Blackbirds set to be released February 1st on Spinefarm Records.  A video for the song has been released, although Anette fails to make an appearance.  Most likely she’s too busy working on the new Nightwish album.  The video can be seen here.

Nightwish’s upcoming album Imaginaerum is set to be released Jan 10th on Nuclear Blast Records.

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Nightwish release new trailer for “Imaginaerum”

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 2:51 PM (PST)

Finnish hard rock outfit Nightwish have one last trailer clip before “Imaginaerum” will be released next week via Nuclear Blast Records.

You can check out the trailer here.

In this new trailer video, all five band members say a few things about the upcoming album. It also features some orchestral teasers as well as a first glance at the album’s booklet art.

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Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish interviewed

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM (PST)

Tuomas Holopainen, keyboardist for the Finish rock act, Nightwish, was interviewed recently. In the interview he discusses how he feels about the band’s new album, what the fans will think of it, and the movie that goes along with it.

To check out the interview click here.

The band’s upcoming album, “Imaginaerum,” will be released January 10th 2012 in the U.S. through Nuclear Blast.

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Finnish hard rock outfit Nightwish have released the music video for “Storytime.” The single will be found on Nightwish’ upcoming album “Imaginaerum,” which will be released December 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records.

You can check out the video for “Storytime” here.

Nightwish’ last album, “Dark Passion Play,” was released September 26th, 2007 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish interview

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:19 PM (PST)

Tuomas Holopainen, keyboardist for Finish rockers, Nightwish, was interviewed recently. In the interview he discusses the new album, the film, their tour, and more.

To check out the interview click here.

Nightwish’s upcoming album, “Imaginaerum,” will be released  January 10th in North America and December 2nd in Europe through Nuclear Blast.

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Finish rockers, Nightwish, have released another teaser for their new song “Storytime,” off their upcoming album “Imaginaerum.” This will be the first single for this album and the single will be released November 11th.

To check out the teaser click here.

The new album will be released December 2nd through Nuclear Blast.

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Nightwish release making of “Imaginaerum” teaser video

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM (PST)

Finnish hard rock outfit Nightwish have released an exclusive making of video for their upcoming album, “Imaginaerum.” In this teaser video, keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen gives some insight into the making of Nightwish’s new album. You can also take a first peek at behind the scenes footage from the film set.

to watch the video click here.

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Nightwish announce Euro tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM (PST)

Finish rockers, Nightwish, have announce a European tour entitled the “Imaginaerum World Tour.” The tour will last from April 11th through May 8th and will receive support from Battle Beast. To see the full tour schedule click here.

Nightwish’s upcoming album “Imaginaerum” will be released December 2nd through Nuclear Blast.

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Nightwish announce release date and cover art for upcoming album “Imaginaerum”

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM (PST)

Nightwish have announced that their new album “Imaginaerum” will be released in Finland on 30th November and then throughout the rest of Europe on the 2nd of December.

This will be the band’s first release through their new label after signing with Nuclear Blast Records in Germany last month.

The album cover art was done by artist Toxic Angel and this is what Tuomas Holopainen, the band’s keyboardist and songwriter, had to say about the artwork.

“Originally, this was supposed to be the centerfold image of the album but once I and some mates saw the final image, we immediately knew that the hunt for the actual cover artwork was over. I believe this is Toxic Angel’s finest piece of work yet, capturing the deepest essence of what Imaginaerum is all about. The power of imagination and places of wordless wonders, magic and awe, of longing and the surreal. I emphasized from the start that not a single living thing should be seen in the picture, and Toxic was able to create that sublime but desolate, “all this waiting for you, and you only” – feeling. All you need is the courage to enter”.


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