Tuomas Holopainen

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN of NIGHTWISH – the name of Hietala’s replacement will not be revealed until “a few hours” before the first of the band’s two interactive performances

NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen says that Marco Hietala’s decision to leave the band “came as a bit of a surprise.” The bassist/vocalist announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January, explaining in a statement that he hadn’t “been able to feel validated by this life for a quite…

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Nightwish – Tuomas Holopainen

Nightwish – Tuomas Holopainen Written by Simon LukicTranscription by Mike ‘Fucking Hostile’ Holmes One of Metal’s biggest headlines was the “open letter” served to Tarja Turunen by Nightwish band leader Tuomas Holopainen. It not only bought an end to one of the genre’s greatest pairings, it also would cause a great…

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