Origin: Finland
Genres: Power Metal
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Nightwish  


Nightwish is unquestionably Finland's most popular metal band, as their symphonic, classically-influenced power metal has reigned supreme in Europe almost since their first album's release in 1997. Though the band as a whole is a tight unit, the star here is vocalist Tarja Turunen. A truely opera-trained vocalist, her crystal-clear voice is a joy and a wonder to behold. At a time where several excellent female vocalists have recently arrived on the metal scene, Tarja remains the standard by which all others are measured. The band really hasn't varied their style much from album to album, opting to stick to, and perfect, a formula for success that has served them well thus far.

In a rather stunning move, the band parted ways with Tarja, citing business and personal differences. The announcement apparently was a surprise to Tarja herself, who now intends to move on to other projects. After an exhaustive search, a new vocalist has been found, that being Anette Olzon from the Swedish AOR band Alyson Avenue. The first album with Anette, Dark Passion Play, was released in the fall of 2007.

Current Members

Floor Jansen

vocals (After Forever, ReVamp)

Emppu Vuorinen

guitars

Tuomas Holopainen

keyboards (For My Pain ...)

Marco Hietala

bass (Sinergy, Tarot)

Troy Donockley

backing vocals

Jukka Nevalainen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Tarja Turunen

vocals

Anette Olzon

vocals

Sami Vänskä

bass


Discography



Angels Fall First 
1997 Spinefarm
  1. Elvenpath
  2. Beauty and the beast
  3. The carpenter
  4. Astral romance
  5. Angels fall first
  6. Tutankhamen
  7. Nymphomaniac fantasia
  8. Know why the nightingale sings
  9. Lappi (Lapland)
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Sami Vänskä
  • Jukka Nevalainen




Oceanborn 
1998 Spinefarm
  1. Stargazers
  2. Gethsemane
  3. Devil & the deep dark ocean
  4. Sacrament of wilderness
  5. Passion and the opera
  6. Swanheart
  7. Moondance
  8. The riddler
  9. The pharaoh sails to orion
  10. Walking in the air
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Sami Vänskä
  • Jukka Nevalainen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Wishmaster 
2000 Spinefarm
  1. She Is My Sin
  2. The Kinslayer
  3. Come Cover Me
  4. Wanderlust
  5. Two For Tragedy
  6. Wishmaster
  7. Bare Grace Misery
  8. Crownless
  9. Deep Silent Complete
  10. Dead Boy's Poem
  11. FantasMic
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Sami Vänskä
  • Jukka Nevalainen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



From Wishes To Eternity  LIVE
2001 Spinefarm
  1. The Kinslayer
  2. She Is my Sin
  3. Deep Silent Complete
  4. The Pharaoh Sails To Orion
  5. Come Cover Me
  6. Wanderlust
  7. Instrumental (Crimson Tide / Deep Blue Sea)
  8. Swanheart
  9. Elvenpath
  10. FantasMic part 3
  11. Dead Boy's Poem
  12. Sacrament Of Wilderness
  13. Walking In The Air
  14. Beauty And The Beast
  15. Wishmaster
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Sami Vänskä
  • Jukka Nevalainen




From Wishes To Eternity 
2001 Spinefarm




(EP) Over The Hills And Far Away 
2001 Spinefarm
  1. Over The Hills And Far Away
  2. 10th Man Down
  3. Away
  4. Astral Romance (remix)
  5. The Kinslayer (live)
  6. She Is My Sin (live)
  7. Sacrament of the Wilderness (live)
  8. Walking in the Air (live)
  9. Beauty and the Beast (live)
  10. Wishmaster (live)
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Sami Vänskä
  • Jukka Nevalainen




Century Child 
2002 Spinefarm
  1. Bless The Child
  2. End Of All Hope
  3. Dead To The World
  4. Ever Dream
  5. Slaying The Dreamer
  6. Forever Yours
  7. Ocean Soul
  8. Feel For You
  9. The Phantom Of The Opera
  10. Beauty Of The Beast
  11. The Waylander
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen
2002 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



End Of Innocence 
2003 Spinefarm




Once 
2004 Spinefarm
  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
  • Tarja Turunen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen
2004 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



End Of An Era 
2006 Nuclear Blast




Dark Passion Play 
2007 Spinefarm
  1. The Poet and the Pendulum
  2. Bye Bye Beautiful
  3. Amaranth
  4. Cadence of Her Last Breath
  5. Master Passion Greed
  6. Eva
  7. Sahara
  8. Whoever Brings the Night
  9. For the Heart I Once Had
  10. The Islander
  11. Last of the Wilds
  12. 7 Days to the Wolves
  13. Meadows of Heaven
  • Anette Olzon
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Amaranth 
2007 Spinefarm




The Sound Of Nightwish Reborn  COMPILATION
2008 Spinefarm
  1. Eva (demo version)
  2. Reach (Amaranth demo)
  3. While Your Lips Are Still Red
  4. Escapist
  5. The Poet and The Pendulum
  6. Bye Bye Beautiful (DJ Orkidea remix)
  7. Meadows of Heaven
  8. Amaranth
  9. The Escapist




Made In Hong Kong (And In Other Various Places) 
2009 Spinefarm
  1. Bye Bye Beautiful (Live)
  2. Whoever Brings The Night (Live)
  3. Amaranth (Live)
  4. The Poet And The Pendulum (Live)
  5. Sahara (Live)
  6. The Islander (Live)
  7. Last Of The Wilds (Live)
  8. 7 Days To The Wolves (Live)
  9. Escapist
  10. While Your Lips Are Still Red
  11. Cadence Of Her Last Breath (Demo)




(EP) Erämaan Viimeinen 
2010 Nuclear Blast
  • Anette Olzon
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen




Walking In The Air - The Greatest Ballads  COMPILATION
2011 Drakkar
  1. Walking in the Air (Theme from ''The Snowman'')
  2. Angels Fall First
  3. Sleepwalker
  4. Sleeping Sun
  5. Dead Boy's Poem
  6. Deep Silent Complete
  7. Feel for You
  8. The Phantom of the Opera
  9. Ocean Soul
  10. Lagoon
  11. Swanheart
  12. Two for Tragedy
  13. A Return to the Sea
  14. Away
  15. Forever Yours




Imaginaerum 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Taikatalvi
  2. Storytime
  3. Ghost River
  4. Slow, Love, Slow
  5. I Want My Tears Back
  6. Scaretale
  7. Arabesque
  8. Turn Loose The Mermaids
  9. Rest Calm
  10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
  11. Last Ride Of The Day
  12. Song Of Myself
  13. Imaginaerum
  • Anette Olzon
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Metal Critic  Angry Metal Guy 



Imaginaerum - The Score 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. Find Your Story
  2. Orphanage Airlines
  3. Undertow
  4. Spying in the Doorway
  5. A Crackling Sphere
  6. Sundown
  7. Wonderfields
  8. Hey Buddy
  9. Deeper Down
  10. Dare to Enter
  11. I Have to Let You Go
  12. Heart Lying Still
  13. From G to E Minor
  • Anette Olzon
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen




Showtime, Storytime  LIVE
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Dark Chest of Wonders
  2. Wish I Had an Angel
  3. She is My Sin
  4. Ghost River
  5. Ever Dream
  6. Storytime
  7. I Want My Tears Back
  8. Nemo
  9. Last of the Wilds
  10. Bless the Child
  11. Romanticide
  12. Amaranth
  13. Ghost Love Score
  14. Song of Myself
  15. Last Ride of the Day
  16. Outro (Imaginaerum)
  • Floor Jansen
  • Emppu Vuorinen
  • Tuomas Holopainen
  • Marco Hietala
  • Jukka Nevalainen




Showtime, Storytime 
2013 Nuclear Blast


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