Finland · Group · 1996–present
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. The band soon picked up drummer Jukka Nevalainen, and then bassist Sami Vänskä after the release of their debut album, Angels Fall First (1997). In 2002, Vänskä was replaced by Marco Hietala, who also took over the male vocalist role previously filled by Holopainen or guest singers.

Although Nightwish have been prominent in their home country since Angels Fall First, they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums Oceanborn (1998), Wishmaster (2000) and Century Child (2002). Their 2004 album, Once, has sold more than one million copies and was the band's breakthrough in the United States. Their biggest US hit single, "Wish I Had an Angel" (2004), received MTV airplay and was included on three US film soundtracks to promote their North American tour. The band produced three more singles and two music videos for Once, as well as a re-recording of "Sleeping Sun" for the "Best of Nightwish" compilation album, Highest Hopes (2005), before Turunen's dismissal in October 2005.<ref name="nw bio"/> Her last performance with Nightwish was during a concert recorded for the live album/DVD End of an Era. After the concert, the other members informed Turunen with an open letter that she was no longer a member of Nightwish. Read more »

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NIGHTWISH - My Walden (Live - Tampere)
NIGHTWISH - 'Vehicle Of Spirit' Part. 3 (OFFICIAL TRAILER)
NIGHTWISH - More From 'Vehicle Of Spirit'
NIGHTWISH - Stargazers (Live - Tampere)
NIGHTWISH - Alpenglow (Live @Wembley Arena)


Endless Forms Most Beautiful
2015 Official Album
2011 Official Album
Dark Passion Play
2007 Official Album
2004 Official Album
Century Child
2002 Official Album
2000 Official Album
1998 Official Album
Angels Fall First
1997 Official Album


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