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NIGHTWISH

by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Pioneering Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen has just put the finishing touches on a superb live album entitled Luna Park Ride. For those not familiar with the name, Tarja is one of the most influential female singers in the Symphonic/Operatic Metal genres. [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are back with a new studio album titled Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and it’s kind of a big deal. Sure, every new album is a big deal when you’re one of the most prominent metal bands on the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are currently bringing the music from their recently released album Endless Forms Most Beautiful to the live stage in North America along with support from Sabaton and Delain. The subject matter of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — German vocal powerhouse Udo Dirkschneider recently released a new studio with his longtime solo band U.D.O. entitled Decadent. Dirkschneider took some time to speak with Hardrock Haven about the new record and whatever else came to mind. In the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish have certainly had a tumultuous past year starting with dismissing their vocalist Anette Olzon in October of 2012 while on tour with Kamelot in North America. Despite the absence of Olzon, Nightwish soldiered on [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Dutch songstress Floor Jansen has gone through quite a lot in the last few years and she lets all her emotions flow through on ReVamp’s sophomore record Wild Card. The ex-After Forever and current Nightwish vocalist again collaborated with her [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Sept. 27, 2012 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Mo. Nightwish’s Imaginaerum North American tour rolled through Kansas City on Sept. 27, with special guest Kamelot. Interestingly enough, only several days after the concert, vocalist Anette Olzon and [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer — Imaginaerum marks the return of Finnish symphonic metal pioneers Nightwish to active duty – their seventh studio release overall. Although they’ve been in existence since 1996, realistically this is the second album of the revamped post-Tarja Nightwish, so [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Back in 2007, when Nightwish introduced Anette Olzon as their new lead singer, a major part of the press came to label the move as the ‘greatest risk in the band’s career.’ One feels that their new album Imaginaerum sets higher and harsher odds for [...]