Nightwish

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Symphonic Metal band from Kitee (Finland).

A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band. The first incarnation of the band included singer Tarja Turunen and guitar player Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, along with Tuomas himself.

In 1997, drummer Jukka Nevalainen joined the band, which recorded its first album, Angels Fall First. The next year, bass player Sami Vänskä joined in.

Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks). In the meantime, bassist Sami Vänskä was replaced by the bass player of Tarot (and ex-Sinergy), Marco Hietala, who would also provide some male vocals.

In October 2005 the band fired the singer and founding member, Tarja Turunen, motivating their decision with her selfish behavior and lack of respect towards the band and fans, which grew worse in the last years. Turunen was replaced by Anette Olzon in 2007. Olzon left the band in October 2012. Floor Jansen took up the vocal duties for the rest of the tour. Jansen was finally made an official member in October 2013. At the same time Troy Donockley was also promoted from a touring member to a full-time member.

In August 2014, Jukka Nevalainen announced that he wouldn't be able peform on the upcoming album due to his long-term insomnia, and that the album would be recorded with Kai Hahto instead. In July 2019, Hahto was announced as Nevalainen's permanent replacement.

Current lineup:
Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards
Emppu Vuorinen - guitars
Marco Hietala - bass, vocals
Kai Hahto - drums
Floor Jansen - Vocals
Troy Donockley - Flutes, pipes, whistles
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Albums

spi47mc Nightwish - Angels Fall First album art Nightwish Angels Fall First (Album) Spinefarm Records spi47mc Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
NEMS 105 Nightwish - Oceanborn album art Nightwish Oceanborn (Album) Spinefarm Records NEMS 105 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
vc027 Nightwish - Wishmaster album art Nightwish Wishmaster (Album) Spinefarm Records vc027 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
FO52DVD Nightwish - From Wishes To Eternity - Live album art Nightwish From Wishes To Eternity - Live (Album) Spinefarm Records FO52DVD Russia 2001 Sell This Version
spi149cd, 018459-2 Nightwish - Century Child album art Nightwish Century Child (Album) Spinefarm Records, Universal spi149cd, 018459-2 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
168 618 217-2 Nightwish - Once album art Nightwish Once (Album, Maxi, Single) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records 168 618 217-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
UIBO-1103 Nightwish - End Of An Era album art Nightwish End Of An Era (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records UIBO-1103 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
SPI313SP, 172004-1 Nightwish - Dark Passion Play album art Nightwish Dark Passion Play (Album, Maxi) Spinefarm Records, Universal SPI313SP, 172004-1 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
none Nightwish - The Sound Of Nightwish Reborn: Early Demos For "Dark Passion Play" & B-Sides album art Nightwish The Sound Of Nightwish Reborn: Early Demos For "Dark Passion Play" & B-Sides Roadrunner Records none Finland 2008 Sell This Version
1686-178772 Nightwish - Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places) album art Nightwish Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places) (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records 1686-178772 US 2009 Sell This Version
NB 2789-0, SR0723-2 Nightwish - Imaginaerum album art Nightwish Imaginaerum (Album) Scene Nation Oy, Sony Music NB 2789-0, SR0723-2 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
none Nightwish - Early Demos From "Imaginaerum" & B-Sides album art Nightwish Early Demos From "Imaginaerum" & B-Sides(CDr, Promo) Roadrunner Records none US 2011 Sell This Version
SR07825 Nightwish - Imaginaerum (The Score) album art Nightwish Imaginaerum (The Score) (Album) Scene Nation Oy SR07825 Mexico 2012 Sell This Version
SCENECD-008 Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime album art Nightwish Showtime, Storytime (Album) Scene Nation Oy SCENECD-008 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
NB 3464-2, 3464-2 Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful album art Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Album) Oily Empire NB 3464-2, 3464-2 US 2015 Sell This Version
NB 5270-0, 5270-0 Nightwish - Decades (Live In Buenos Aires) album art Nightwish Decades (Live In Buenos Aires) (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 5270-0, 5270-0 US 2019 Sell This Version
NB 5205-1, 5205-1 Nightwish - Human. :||: Nature. album art Nightwish Human. :||: Nature. (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 5205-1, 5205-1 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPI46CD Nightwish - The Carpenter album art Nightwish The Carpenter(CD, Maxi) Spinefarm Records SPI46CD Finland 1997 Sell This Version
spi72cd Nightwish - Sacrament Of Wilderness album art Nightwish Sacrament Of Wilderness(CD, Maxi) Spinefarm Records spi72cd Finland 1998 Sell This Version
74321 68832 2 Nightwish - Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads Of The Eclipse) album art Nightwish Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads Of The Eclipse) (Maxi) Drakkar Records, BMG 74321 68832 2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
spi82cd Nightwish - Walking In The Air album art Nightwish Walking In The Air(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records spi82cd Finland 1999 Sell This Version
74321 67990 2 Nightwish - Passion And The Opera album art Nightwish Passion And The Opera(CD, Single, Promo) Drakkar Records 74321 67990 2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SPIEURO2000 Nightwish - Sleepwalker album art Nightwish Sleepwalker(CDr, Single, Promo) Spinefarm Records SPIEURO2000 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
74321 76519 2 Nightwish - The Kinslayer album art Nightwish The Kinslayer(CD, Single, Promo) Drakkar Records 74321 76519 2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
SPI105CD Nightwish - Deep Silent Complete album art Nightwish Deep Silent Complete(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records SPI105CD Finland 2000 Sell This Version

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simmo506

simmo506

July 19, 2018
Catch this band LIVE, if you can. Excellent musicians and a fantastic stage show as well. You will not be disappointed.

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