Nightwish finally have an answer as to whom is the new permanent singer of the band. After much suspense, vocalist Floor Jansen is a keeper. Also, the Finnish band is now a six-piece as Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of Nightwish as well.
Many years later, Amaranthe singer Elize Ryd has posted online an audio recording of her singing the Nightwish song "Nemo" (from Once). Elize Ryd laid down the vocals for the track in 2006 when the Finnish symphonic metallers were seeking a replacement for Tarja Turunen. If you are curious about it, you can listen to her take on the song below from the audition. Anette Olzon ended up being the chosen one at the time but in 2012 the band parted ways with Olzon as well.
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have just revealed the cover artwork and more details about their upcoming new live DVD. Showtime, Storytime contains the entire Nightwish headliner show, played at this years' Wacken Open Air, the world's biggest heavy metal festival, with Floor Jansen fronting the band. The live show in front of 85 000 metalheads was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total duration of 85 minutes.
In a recent interview with Alcatraz Metal Fest where they performed, Nightwish's main man Tuomas Holopainen stated a few new updates and info about the future for the band. During this summer, three new songs were written and Holopainen will continue writing more songs after he has finished his solo soundtrack album (The Life and Times Of Scrooge McDuck) due in October and after a few months break. The group will then enter the studio in July 2014, which they have already booked until September 2014. In the meantime, the rest of the band will spend time with their other projects (Tarot, ReVamp, Brother Firetribe).
With just three shows left before they wrap up their Imaginaerum World Tour, Nightwish have just confirmed that the their show at Wacken on August 3rd will be special and will be filmed for a DVD/Blu-ray to be released later this year. The band will then document and immortalize their current line-up with touring singer Floor Jansen.
It has been announced that the long-awaited Nightwish movie Imaginaerum will have its German premiere at the "Kino in der KulturBrauerei" in Berlin, on February 11th, 2013. The screening in German cinemas will start on March 18th. Tickets are now also available online through this link. Also, please note that the language of the movie is English. Imaginaerum premiered in Finland in November and you can watch the trailer at this location.
Nightwish have recently performed a special showcase on November 10th at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on the night of the Imaginaerum world premiere, featuring vocalist Floor Jansen (ReVamp, ex-After Forever), who stepped in during their US tour. The band has now released a live clip of the song "I Want My Tears Back" recorded that night, taken from their last album Imaginaerum. Watch the live clip below.
In case you haven't yet heard, the soundtrack for the long expected Nightwish movie Imaginaerum will be released on November 9th, 2012. The album features 13 grandiose, unreleased re-interpretations of Imaginaerum tracks by Petri Alanko.
Imaginaerum: The Score, the soundtrack to Nightwish's eagerly awaited movie have been scheduled for release on November 9th. The band has however uploaded samples of some of the tunes that will be featured in the movie Imaginaerum, which are available for streaming below. You can also pre-order the soundtrack at the band's shop.
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have released the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited movie Imaginaerum and now you can watch it below. In addition to that, the movie's official website has also been launched at http://www.imaginaerum.com.
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will embark on a North American headlining tour in September with support from Kamelot.
The band commented: "Prepare your voices for screaming and your heads for dreaming! We are bringing Imaginaerum over to North America! This will be the one and only North American leg during the Imaginaerum World Tour, so make sure you'll be there!"
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have released the trailer for the "Making of Imaginaerum" documentary, only available on the tour edition of Imaginaerum, which hits stores on April 13th via Nuclear Blast.
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have announced the release of a Tour Edition of the band's new album Imaginaerum on April 13th. This special edition will contain two CDs and one DVD in a slipcase digibook. Additionally, there will be a 2LP release of the orchestral version on black or crystal vinyl in a gatefold. This orchestral version is new and not the instrumental mix found on the initial Imaginaerum 2CD releases.