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Nightwish with Tarja Turunen



Nightwish with Anette Olzon, May 2007

A band from Finland, founded 1996, with a great female singer (Tarja Turunen), who unfortunately departed in 2005. Tarja is a trained classical singer with a brilliant opera voice who carries the metal sound of the band to new dimensions and adds that special something to the overall sound that some people describe as "melodic metal" or "Gothic". For me it's just great music, very powerful. They play hard rock, ballads or as they say heavy metal.

My favourite album is "Oceanborn" (1998), followed by "Wishmaster" (2000).

Nightwish are:

- Anette Olzon (vocals), *21.06.1971 (since May 2007)
- Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards,songwriter), born 25.12.1976
- Erno Vuorinen "Emppu" (guitars), born 24.06.1978
- Jukka Nevalainen (drums), born 21.04.1978
- Marco Hietala (bass guitar, vocals), born 14.01.1966

- Tarja Turunen (vocals), born 17.08.1977 (band member until October 2005)

Nightwish reveals the new vocalist, Anette Olzon from Sweden. At the same time the new single, "Eva", is being released exclusively for download on the internet. The forthcoming album shall be out in autumn.

The band decided to separate from vocalist Tarja Turunen. Find further informations on the official Nightwish website.

Find an excellent concert review (German language) about the great Stuttgart concert on 28.02.2005 (there were 10000 people at the Schleyerhalle!) here and also some brilliant PHOTOS.

The Nightwish tour continues through 2005. See the complete tour dates with ticket info on the official Nightwish website.

Have you already visited the Tarja Turunen website? Great infos and pictures about Tarja and her solo projects like
the single "Yhden enkelin unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), released on 1st of December 2004
the single "Leaving you for me" (duet with Martin Kesici), to be released on 31st of January 2005

New Nightwish album "Once", released on 14th of June 2004:

(order CD by clicking on album image)


1.  Dark Chest Of Wonders
2.  Wish I Had An Angel
3.  Nemo
4.  Planet Hell
5.  Creek Mary's Blood
6.  The Siren
7.  Dead Gardens
8.  Romanticide
9.  Ghost Love Score
10.Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan
11.Higher Than Hope


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