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16.11Nightwish - Vocalist Leaves Stage In Belo Horizonte (UPDATED)
02.11Pain - New Video Featuring Nightwish Vocalist
06.07Nightwish - Exclusive Russian Show Announced
29.03Nightwish - Update From The Band
16.02Nightwish - Win ECHO And Emma Award
23.01Nightwish - Nominated For "Emma" And "Echo" Awards
24.10Nightwish - 2008 North American Tour Dates
16.10Nightwish - Live Concert Streaming Online This Friday
26.09Nightwish - 2008 European Tour Dates
04.09Nightwish - Announce U.K. And Ireland Tour
16.08Nightwish - New Video Online
07.07Nightwish - Dark Passion Play On Pre-Sale Now
18.06Nightwish - Video Bonus Track Online
14.06Nightwish - New Album Details
06.06Nightwish - Deny Plagiarism Accusations Concerning "Eva"

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Nightwish - Vocalist Leaves Stage In Belo Horizonte (UPDATED)

Original news, posted on 12.11.2008

Nightwish were forced to cut Monday night's (November 10) concert in Belo Horizone, Brazil short after the group's lead singer Anette Olzon suddenly started "crying" at the end of the song "The Poet And The Pendulum" (about six tracks into the group's set) and walked off stage, leaving the rest of the band to finish the song with bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala attempting to handle some of the lead-vocal parts. The group reportedly played two more cover songs and ended the show, explaining that Anette is going through a difficult phase in her life, and that she was really sad.

Fan-filmed video footage of Olzon walking off can be viewed here and here.


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Posted: 16.11.2008 by Lupas | Comments (127)

Pain - New Video Featuring Nightwish Vocalist

Pain's brandnew videoclip for "Follow me" taken from the album, "Cynic Paradise" is now online. Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon makes a guest appearance on two tracks of that album ("Follow Me" and "Feed Us") and also makes a guest appearance in the video. Check it out here.


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Posted: 02.11.2008 by Hamird | Comments (27)

Nightwish - Exclusive Russian Show Announced

An exclusive Nightwish gig in Russia has just been announced by the band. It will be the only show Nightwish will be playing in Russia all year. The gig will take place on the 11th October at the Palace Of Sport Luzhniki, Moscow. "Cyber-goth-industrial" band Pain will be Nightwish's support for the night.

Advance tickets will be available soon from


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Event: Nightwish + Pain [CANCELLED]
Posted: 06.07.2008 by Raiden | Comments (4)

Nightwish - Update From The Band

Nightwish's latest video for the track, "The Islander" will premier on Finnish MTV on April 12th before being seen by the rest of the world on television.

On the official Nightwish website they elaborated on the details of this single:

"The Islander" is the next single off of their new album "Dark Passion Play". The single will be released on May 21st and will include the following tracks:

01. The Islander (edit)
02. The Islander (full-length version)
03. Escapist (instrumental)
04. Meadows Of Heaven (orchestral version)

01. The Islander - video clip (edit)
02. The Islander - video clip (full-length version)
03. Making of "The Islander" - documentary


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Posted: 29.03.2008 by Ether | Comments (29)

Nightwish - Win ECHO And Emma Award

Nightwish were awarded an "ECHO" as band of the year in the category "rock/alternative (international)". The other nominees in that category were Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Marilyn Manson and Within Temptation. The ECHO Music Awards were held Friday night (February 15) in Berlin, Germany. ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). Nightwish performed the song "Amaranth".

All info about the ECHO 2008 at (website in German).

UPDATED on 9 March:

At the annual Emma Awards (Finnish Grammy), Nightwish won awards in four of the six nominated categories. The jury awarded Nightwish Emma awards in the following categories: "Album Of The Year", "Metal Album Of The Year", "Band Of The Year" and "Best Selling Album 2007".


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Posted: 16.02.2008 by santiagomp | Comments (28)

Nightwish - Nominated For "Emma" And "Echo" Awards

Nightwish has been nominated in five different categories for the Finnish "Emma" award.

The categories are:

- Band Of The Year
- Best Metal Album (Dark Passion Play)
- Best Album (Dark Passion Play)
- Song Of The Year (Amaranth)
- Best Finnish Artist

The Emma-gala takes place on 8th of March in Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki.

Additionally, Nightwish has been nominated for the German "ECHO" award in the Rock/Alternative (international) category.

The ECHO award ceremony will take place on February 15th in Berlin.

Emma-gaala Homepage (Finnish)
ECHO Homepage (German)


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Posted: 23.01.2008 by Chris Amber | Comments (28)

Nightwish - 2008 North American Tour Dates

Nightwish kicked off its current US tour on October 15 at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia. The band revealed via their website the details of their upcoming spring 2008 North American run, which is scheduled to kick off in early May 2008.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 05 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 06 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
May 07 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
May 09 - Quebec City, QUE @ Centre De Foire
May 11 - London, ONT @ Cowboy's
May 14 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
May 15 - Regina, SK @ The Drink
May 16 - Edmonton, AL @ Starlite Room
May 17 - Calgary, AL @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
May 19 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
May 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Centre


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Event: Nightwish: N. American Tour [CANCELLED]
Posted: 24.10.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)

Nightwish - Live Concert Streaming Online This Friday

SMN is proud to present Nightwish streaming live (for free!) this Friday, October 19 on

The show, marking the North American debut of new frontwoman Anette Olzon, kicks off at 6pm EST, and will be an exclusive 30 minute in-store electric performance.

Nightwish's new studio album was released earlier this year through Nuclear Blast in Europe and Roadrunner Records in the US., gateway to the world of new internet music, will be providing the stream. During the broadcast, you can chat live with other fans, upload personal videos, and even create your own private profile page. Stay tuned!


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Posted: 16.10.2007 by Thryce | Comments (25)

Nightwish - 2008 European Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish, who will release their brandnew album "Dark Passion Play" this Friday, have announced the following tourdates:

Nightwish - European Passion Play 2008
Presented by: PRO7, Metal Hammer, Orkus & Wom

Feb. 19 - Visla Hall Krakow Poland
Feb. 20 - Lucerna Music Hall Prague Czech Republic
Feb. 21 - Arena Berlin Germany
Feb. 23 - Arena Leipzig Germany
Feb. 24 - Schleyerhalle Stuttgart Germany
Feb. 25 - Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt Germany
Feb. 27 - Jako Arena Bamberg Germany
Feb. 28 - Gasometer A-Wien Austria
Feb. 29 - Hallenstadion CH-Zürich Switzerland
Mar. 02 - Palalido I-Milan Italy
Mar. 04 - Tivoli Hall Ljublana Slovenia
Mar. 05 - Petofi Hall Budapest Hungary


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Event: Nightwish: European Passion Play Tour
Posted: 26.09.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (15)

Nightwish - Announce U.K. And Ireland Tour

Nightwish have confirmed a tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 2008 in support for their forthcoming album "Dark Passion Play". These will be the first shows in the U.K. with new singer Anette Olzon.

The dates are as follows:

Mar. 25 - Astoria - London, England
Mar. 29 - Carling Academy - Birmingham, England
Mar. 30 - Carling Academy - Newcastle, England
Mar. 31 - ABC1 - Glasgow, Scotland
Apr. 02 - Mandela Hall - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Apr. 03 - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland
Apr. 04 - Academy 2 - Manchester, England

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Event: Nightwish: European Passion Play Tour
Posted: 04.09.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (5)

Nightwish - New Video Online

The newest Nightwish video "Amarath" has been played on the MTV Finland and it is now online. It is the first appearence of the band after the replacing of soprano singer Tarja Turunen with Anette Olzon. Amaranth is the release single of the new album Dark Passion Play and it has been directed by Antti Jokinen (Korn, Stratovarius).

To watch the "Amarath" video, click here.


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Posted: 16.08.2007 by Thryce | Comments (56)

Nightwish - Dark Passion Play On Pre-Sale Now

The new Nightwish-CD "Dark Passion Play" is on pre-sale now! There are CD-, 2CD Digipak and 2LP-picture vinyl versions available. In addition to these, there's also a special, exclusive webshop version that includes Dark Passion Play 2CD (Digipak)-album and Dark Passion Play -TS or -girlieshirt. These shirts are exclusive and available only in Nightwish-Shop and, you can't buy them anywhere else!


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Posted: 07.07.2007 by Frodo Of Steel | Comments (18)

Nightwish - Video Bonus Track Online

The following message was posted on Nightwish's official website:

"The video of the track "While Your Lips Are Still Red", written by Tuomas as the main theme track for the upcoming Finnish feature film "Lieska", is now available on YouTube from the link below. The track features Marco on vocals, Tuomas on keys and Jukka on drums. Though "While Your Lips Are Still Red" is not exactly a Nightwish-track, it will be included as a bonus track on Nightwish's forthcoming "Amaranth" CD-single.

The movie "Lieska!", directed and written by renown Finnish movie director Markku Pölönen, premiers in Finland during September 2007. Watch the video here."


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Posted: 18.06.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (26)

Nightwish - New Album Details

Nightwish's upcoming album will be called "Dark Passion Play". It will be released by Nuclear Blast on September 28th, by Spinefarm Records / Universal on September 26th and by Roadrunner Records on September 28th.

The tracklist reads as follows:

1. The Poet And The Pendulum
2. Bye Bye Beautiful
3. Amaranth
4. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
5. Master Passion Greed
6. Eva
7. Sahara
8. Whoever Brings The Night
9. For The Heart I Once Had
10. The Islander
11. Last Of The Wilds
12. 7 Days To The Wolves
13. Meadows Of Heaven

You can take a look at the cover artwork here.

Even before that date, on August 24th (Nuclear Blast) and on August 22nd (Spinefarm/Universal), the single "Amaranth" will be released. It will come in different versions, their tracklists will be announced later.


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Posted: 14.06.2007 by Etaín | Comments (29)

Nightwish - Deny Plagiarism Accusations Concerning "Eva"

The new Nightwish single EVA is currently under investigation by finnish Teosto.

The chorus of the song is claimed to be very much similar to a song "Whirlpool" by Jukka Reinvuo, a relatively unknown finnish artist. In fact the chorus sounds so similar that it is accused of being plagiarized.

Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish denies the accusations saying that he has just heard about this today and that he has never heard neither the song nor the artist. Tuomas Holopainen would be interested of hearing the song before saying anything else about the matter.

All the profits from the EVA single will be given to charity. Finnish salesprofits are sent to two familyhomes in Kitee: Perhekoti Viliina and Perhekoti Tiaisen Pesä.

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Posted: 06.06.2007 by MetalGod | Comments (30)

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