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Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain: Calgary AB Mar 5, 2016

March 19th, 2016

Nightwish
w/ Sonata Arctica & Delain

March 5, 2016

Review by JP Wood
Photos by Monika Deviat

Nightwish © Monika Deviat

Nightwish © Monika Deviat

I have not seen the 2500+ capacity MacEwan Hall sold out for a Metal show in a long, long time. Not even for bands that also pull in the more mainstream crowds like Blind Guardian and Gwar. But Nightwish did it!  At their second concert in Calgary in over 20 years, the place was packed for an extra-ordinary bill of Euro-Metal. Delain and Sonata Arctica have also been through Calgary before and the crowds were out in force to see the triple stacked show. I’m not surprised Nightwish is riding a career high with a triumphant North American tour with their new signer as they just recently won the award for Best Metal album in their homeland of Finland.

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Nightwish with support on Endless Forms Most Beautiful European Tour 2015 Falconer Theater Copenhagen,Denmark

January 29th, 2016

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Nightwish: Endless Forms Most Beautiful
European Tour 2015

Arch Enemy – special guest
Amorphis – support act

Falconer Theater, Copenhagen,Denmark
16/11 – 2015

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Nightwish @ Wembley Arena, London

January 4th, 2016

Nightwish + Arch Enemy + Amorphis

@ Wembley Arena

19th December 2015

Review by Jacob Ovington

Photography by Graham Hilling

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AVANTASIA: Bruce Kulick on new album!

November 7th, 2015

He‘s become part of rock history as the lead guitarist of KISS, MICHAEL BOLTON, MEAT LOAF and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. And like a bat out of hell, he was back in the studio to record some lead guitars for the newAVANTASIA album. Guitar legend, solo artist and Tobi‘s dear friend Bruce Kulick! AVANTASIA‘s new album Ghostlights will be released on January, 29th 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

“I remember I was eleven years old when I had a KISS Crazy Nights poster on the wall”, commented Tobi. “20 years later Bruce asked me to co-write and lay down vocals for a song on his solo album BKIII (highly recommended to check out), which was a great honor for me. Bruce is a great guy, a pro and an outstanding guitar player, he comes from a different background than me, which makes it even more exciting to have him on theGhostlights album (out January 2016 via Nuclear Blast).”

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NIGHTWISH – Live Video For “Yours Is An Empty Hope”

November 3rd, 2015

With the European leg of the Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour just around the corner, Nightwish announce the release of a strictly limited (no re-prints), special tour edition of their current record, coming with a bonus DVD, out in North America on February 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

On October 30th, Nuclear Blast released the special tour edition of Endless Forms Most Beautiful in Europe. The set comes with a bonus DVD containing all 21 making-of episodes, which came along before, during and after the album release. Besides those, the DVD includes two new, unreleased live clips for “Yours Is An Empty Hope” and “Stargazers” as well as five special clips incl. documentary scenes for the songs “Planet Hell”, “Last Of The Wilds”, “Storytime”, “Arabesque” and “Last Ride Of The Day”. On top, there will be a huge photo gallery with more than 400 pictures, taken on the road and during the promotional period of Endless Forms Most Beautiful.

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SONATA ARCTICA – DIRECT SUPPORT FOR NIGHTWISH 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

June 20th, 2015
NIGHTWISH 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NIGHTWISH 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA have announced their highly-anticipated 26-date North American tour for 2016 with headliners NIGHTWISH! The trek launches in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd.  Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg checks in with a special message for their North American fans:

“It’s again been far too long since our last American tour, so we’re really happy to announce that we’re coming back once again…and with NIGHTWISH nevertheless. As we’ll be working on our next studio album in the spring of 2016, be ready to hear some surprises during the tour. Even if we prepared to be in the studio for the whole spring, this was an opportunity that we couldn’t pass on and we’re all looking forward to see our North American fans once again and kick some ass. Until then, take care and a big cheers!!”

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NIGHTWISH’S FILM IMAGINAERUM OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

June 16th, 2015
Nightwish - Imaginaerum

Nightwish – Imaginaerum

The long-awaited NIGHTWISH movie Imaginaerum is now available in North America  on Nuclear Blast Records!

 

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?

 

Imaginaerum creates a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton. The movie is an innovative mixture of story-telling and music, an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination and  life itself – a true emotional rollercoaster ride!

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NIGHTWISH – NEW ALBUM EPISODE “THE TOUR STARTS” FOR ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL REVEALED

May 21st, 2015
Nightwish - Dec 2014 promo pic

Nightwish – Dec 2014 promo pic

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH just released their second single, for the title-track Endless Forms Most Beautiful.”

The four track single is available as a limited edition MCD and 10“ Vinyl which can be ordered here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless

Today NIGHTWISH reveal the 18th episode from the album-making-of-series, talking about the North American and Canadian shows during the first part of their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful world tour.

Watch the 18th episode here: https://goo.gl/1rM8a8

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NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

May 15th, 2015
NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are pleased to announce their 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd.  Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

 

Checking in from the first leg of the North American Tour, NIGHTWISH shared the following about the second leg of the tour in 2016: “The first one was so brilliant that we just gotta come back!”

 

Advanced tickets for the confirmed tour dates are now on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com.

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NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE OF THEIR FILM IMAGINAERUM

April 16th, 2015
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Nightwish – Imaginaerum

The long-awaited NIGHTWISH movie Imaginaerum will finally be released in North America on June 16thon Nuclear Blast Records!

 

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?

 

Imaginaerum creates a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton. The movie is an innovative mixture of story-telling and music, an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination and  life itself – a true emotional rollercoaster ride!

 

There are some questions we must ask ourselves before entering the world of Imaginaerum. What is most important in life? Can the power of memories protect us during our last moments? Will our imagination help us find the spark of life in the deepest darkness? Can we still find love after bitter forgiveness?

 

Shot and post-produced in Canada, the movie was directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Films, and features appearances by NIGHTWISH members. The screenplay is based on a wild vision that Tuomas Holopainen, the mastermind of the band, devised after the album Dark Passion Play came out in 2007.

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Nightwish – Rocking world wide charts with new album

April 9th, 2015
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Finland-based symphonic metalers, Nightwish, recently released their new studio album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, which has now entered the charts worldwide on some incredible positions.

Once again, and for the sixth time in a row, Nightwish made it onto the pole position in their home country Finland – as well as in Czech Republic, where Endless Forms Most Beautiful received Gold status after just two days. Germany and Switzerland follow with a brilliant #2. Another amazing result is the #3 in Floor Jansen’s native country Netherlands.

More Top 10 entries took place in:

Austria (#4)
Sweden (#4)
Mexico (#6)
Greece (#9)
France (#10)
Poland (#10).

Other high charting spots include:

UK (#12)
Spain (#13)
Canada (#13)
Belgium (#14)
Australia (#16)
Ireland (#21)
New Zealand (#32)

As well, it came in at #34 at the American Billboard charts (#2 Independent Albums, #4 Top Hard Music Charts, #8 Top Current Rock Albums).

Nightwish commented saying “the world wide chart news that is just mind blowing! For the sixth time in a row we made it onto the pole position in our home country Finland – as well as in Czech Republic, where »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« received gold-status after just two days.  Germany and Switzerland follow with a brilliant #2.
Another amazing result is the #3 in Floor Jansen’s native country Netherland….We are grateful to all our fans for standing behind us. We can’t wait to meet you during this world tour we start today! Thank you!

 

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NIGHTWISH: ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL OUT TODAY!

March 31st, 2015
Nightwish - Dec 2014 promo pic

Nightwish – Dec 2014 promo pic

Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the highly anticipated new studio album from Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH, has been released today in the U.S. and Canada.  Order your copy of the new NIGHTWISH album in the format of your preference from the Endless Forms Most Beautiful Landing Page at http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless.

Produced by Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen, the title for Endless Forms Most Beautiful was taken from the writings of English naturalist Charles Darwin. The album features the participation of London’s The Metro Voices choir group, London’s Young Musicians Children‘s Choir, and the Orchestre De Grandeur led by the esteemed orchestral arranger Pip Williams, who teaches Music and Music Technology at the London College of Music. Professor Richard Dawkins not only narrates the introduction to the album’s opener, “Shudder Before The Beautiful,” but also the album’s closer, “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which takes its name from his 2009 book on evolution.

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NIGHTWISH LAUNCH “ELÁN” COVER CONTEST; New Song ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ Available

March 13th, 2015
NIGHTWISH 'Élan', out on February 13, 2015

NIGHTWISH ‘Élan’ single, out on February 13, 2015

Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH have announced a worldwide video contest to showcase the talents of their own fans.

Sign language speakers/interpreters, jazz flutists, cellists, ukulele & theremin players, expert whistlers, vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, and keyboard players alike: You are all invited to create a video for your very own cover version of the NIGHTWISH single “Elán.

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NIGHTWISH – Official music video for “Élan”, taken from the 2015 album, ‘ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL’

February 13th, 2015
NIGHTWISH 'Élan', out on February 13, 2015

NIGHTWISH ‘Élan’ single, out on February 13, 2015

Today is the release of the first single Élan out of the new Nightwish album »Endless Forms Most Beautiful«, which will be out on March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US).

The release is also celebrated with the video clip for ‘Élan’. It was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, directed by Ville Lipiäinen.

Tuomas Holopainen commented: “The long awaited NIGHTWISH music video ‘Élan’ is finally here. Inspired by the untold stories of abandoned places around Finland, the video was nearly a year in the making and features some of the most loved Finnish actors and actresses. And also the legendary NIGHTWISH symbol, a snowy owl (Bubo Scandiaca in Latin) called “Urho” (“Braveheart”).”
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NIGHTWISH – Cover art for “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”

December 22nd, 2014
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Presenting: Endless Forms Most Beautiful- March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US)

The detailed cover-artwork was created by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful features eleven new songs.

  • Standard CD
  • Digibook (incl. instrumental CD)
  • 2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colours
  • Earbook (incl. instrumental and orchestral CD)
  • Earbook (deluxe version incl. bonus vinyl)
  • Download

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