Nightwish ‘The Islander’ Video

Nightwish are out with the video to their new single ‘The Islander’, the fifth release from the Finnish symphonic power metal group’s sixth studio album ‘Dark Passion Play’, out now on Spinefarm / Nuclear Blast / Roadrunner Records. Watch it below.

Nightwish Japan, China & Australia Tour Highlight Video

Footage of Nightwish touring Japan, China, and Australia last month has been posted at the group’s YouTube channel. Highlights include a bidet in Japan, a meal including cow stomach and pig tongues, a visit to Tianamen Square, the Great Wall, the Shanghai airport, a zoo and beach down under, and some concert footage. Watch it below.

Nightwish Fennoscandian Tour 2007 Video Blog

A video blog from Nightwish’s Fennoscandian Tour 2007 has been posted on the group’s YouTube channel, featuring performance footage, backstage antics, as well as some behind the scenes production/pyro action. Watch it below.

Tarja Turunen Avoids Repeating Past Sounds On Solo Debut

Soundshock.net caught up with former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen for a Q&A, where she talked about providing fans a different sound than her past on the solo album ‘My Winter Storn’. “I didn’t want to repeat something that I had done before; it’s quite a different album, and it could have been easy for me to repeat things from the past,” she said. “I definitely took some elements from the past of course, but I wanted to make an album that really presents me as a person.”

Asked whether that change made her wonder if she might be alienating Nightwish fans, Turunen said, “Of course it’s going to be something new for many fans because it’s not a heavy metal album, so in a way it was a brave step to take but I was never really thinking about that in the process of making the album as it was the passion that drove me, not thinking about what kind of album I should be making in order to please the people. I think that when I am making music, if I can be really happy with it and get my message across, then that is the most important thing.”

Nightwish ‘Nemo’ Live Video

Footage of Nightwish performing their ‘Once’ 2004 single ‘Nemo’ at Salzburg Arena in Salzburg, Austria on December 28th has been posted online at the Finnish symphonic metal band’s YouTube channel. Watch it below.

Nightwish ‘Ever Dream’ Live Video

Footage of Nightwish performing their ‘Century Child’ 2002 single ‘Ever Dream’ at Salzburg Arena in Salzburg, Austria on December 28th has been posted online at the Finnish symphonic metal band’s YouTube channel. Watch it via YouTube below.

Merry Christmas From Nightwish

Anette Olzon, Tuomas Holopainen, Marco Hietala, Erno Vuorinen and Jukka Nevalainen of Nightwish posted a video clip wishing their fans a Merry Christmas after exchanging gifts with each other. Watch the clip below.

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