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Is a Finnish metal band currently consists of four members, after they kicked the singer Tarja Turunen.
The band has released 15 albums, 15 singles and three music DVDs. Their record company called Nuclear Blast.
Tuomas - Synthist
Emppu - guitarist
Jukka - Drummer
Anette - vocalist
Marco - bassist and vocalist
Tarja - ex vocalist
Sami - ex. Bassist

Music

Most of the albums sound closest power metal with the fantasy elements and the "epic" lawsuit albums for the front. However, you can not directly say what genre they belong to. With Tarja's operatic voice at the center and that orchestras also have been used in two of the last albums defined the music much more often as opera metal. The two genres together is something called symphonic power metal. Previously it was said that Nightwish was just a Gothic metal band but not anymore.
On the first album they got even a little inspired by folk music.
The band's themes of most of their songs are love, nature, astrology and fantasy.

History

The band was founded in July 1996 in Kitee, Finland Tuomas Holopainen.
Tuomas invited Emppu and Tarja with her special voice for his new band. All three were with and recorded a demo with three songs, one song called Nightwish and hence the name of the band.
-97 Year came Jukka joined the band and Emppu changed the acoustic electric guitar. In April of the same year they played in seven songs in a studio, so the band got in touch with Spinefarm Records.
Their debut album Angels Fall First was released in November and had to place 31 on the Finnish album charts. The album received much critical reviews, however, and many feel that it is weak compared to the band's later productions.
(I think the album is partially weaker, but also happier than their later. They have changed their sound a lot and it is really lacking bass.)

The album Oceanborn was released in 1998 and was the second album that was included in the record contract. The album peaked at number five on the album charts in Finland, while their first single Sacrament of Wilderness reached to first place, with their new member Sami. The album went gold in Germany.
In 2000, Nightwish participated in the Finnish equivalent of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Sleepwalker and was close to winning. That same year in May they released their third album Wishmaster, who ran on the same track as Oceanborn.

Nightwish released their fourth album in 2002, which had the name Century Child. Two hours after it had come out, it had already gone gold. Because of all the popularity so it helped that they put out an EP with cover of Gary Moore's famous song Over the Hills and Far Away, which also became a hit. The album Century Child was also a major step forward musically, because the band enlisted the help of an orchestra and that Tarja had practiced his amazing operatic voice further. They change made it possible for their big break two years later.

7 June 2004 they released the album once, and the single "Nemo". Both the album and the single became huge successes and came one on top lists worldwide. Nightwish went for the first time on a world tour and 2005, they released their "Best of" -samlingsalbum, named Highest Hopes.

In October 2005, Tarja was fired from the band through an open letter on http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Open_Letter_To_Tarja_Turunen. The reason for this was stated her alleged poor commitment to the music and that her husband only drove on commercial interests.
Tarja wrote a private letter to http://www.tarjaturunen.com/en/tarjaletter.html where she wrote that she was very shocked by the news, she also felt that it was an unfair personal attacks against her husband.

Member Facts

Tarja Turunen
She was born on August 17, 1977 in the town of Kitee, Finland. Tarja studied classical voice at the Sibelius Academy in Kuopio department, she is soprano, meaning that she female choir who can sing high.

Tarja began as a child to study music, she was only 6 years old. She moved to Helsinki to study further when she was 18 years old. She went to the same class as Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 when he asked if she wanted to join his new musical project. Tarja took part that year in opera festival Savolinnafestivalen.

In 1999 she sang solo in Waltari's rock ballet Evankeliumi for several performances at the Finnish National Opera. Between -00 and -01 as she continued to tour and record material for album of Nightwish. Tarja then wanted to educate themselves further and began studying music we Karlsruhe University. While she was there, she recorded vocals for Nightwish Century Child album released in 2002. after the tour with the album Century Child, Nightwish took a break and Tarja went to Karlsruhe.

After the break, went everywhere with Nightwish as usual and then they released the album Once.
Then after being fired from the band she started thinking of a solo career and is now planning to release his debut album later this year.
Tuomas Holopainen
He was born on December 25th 1976 in Kitee and real name is Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen. He plays synth in Nightwish, and writes all the lyrics and most of the music. He uses brands KORG Oasys, Karma, N364, Triton, Trinity. His side project right now is gothic doom metal band For My Pain.

The most popular songs that Tuomas himself has written in his view is Dead Boy's Poem and Creek Mary's Blood. His worst nightmare is if he would lose all his creativity.
With the help of Tarja and Nightwish Tuomas so fulfilled one of his biggest dreams, he finally got to play at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.

He has also been at the school of music since he was 11 years old and has played clarinett besides synth and saxophone. His idols in music, Hans Zimmer, Vangelis, except the music he loves even his family and Disney. His first album he bought was Asylum with hard rock group Kiss.

Marco Hietala
Born on January 14 in 1966, he is partially known by Nightwish but also with the band Tarot which he started with his brother Zachary in the mid 80s.

His hobbies is to watch movies, read books and play video games. His life-idol is Neil Armstrong and he would love to go to space someday.
His favorite song by Nightwish The Siren is available with the album Once. His worst nightmare on stage would be if he lost his voice.
ByErno "Emppu" Vuorinen
Was born on June 24th in 1978, his great idol has always been his father. He lives by the philosophy of life that one can always find something good even in that which is little worse. He also has a girlfriend named Mervi, since far back.

He would love to travel to Egypt. His highlights with Nightwish according to him, all tours they've been on. His favorite food is pizza and sushi.

Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen
He was born on April 21 in 1978 Jukka has been playing drums since he was in fifth grade that is, from the time he was 11, he, however, could then only practice an hour a day.
He lives with his wife Satu, and their two children, daughter Luna 4 and son Niki 2 in the city of Joensuu, Finland.

He thinks philosophy of "treat others as you wish to be treated yourself" is good and try to mostly stick to it. There he drinks anything is Jägermeister with Red Bull.
His favorite albums top 5 are:
Gladiator - Soundtrack
Dream Theater - Images and Words
Metallica - Black Album
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory

Tarja Turunen
She was born on August 17, 1977 in the town of Kitee, Finland. Tarja studied classical voice at the Sibelius Academy in Kuopio department, she is soprano, meaning that she female choir who can sing high.

Tarja began as a child to study music, she was only 6 years old. She moved to Helsinki to study further when she was 18 years old. She went to the same class as Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 when he asked if she wanted to join his new musical project. Tarja took part that year in opera festival Savolinnafestivalen.

In 1999 she sang solo in Waltari's rock ballet Evankeliumi for several performances at the Finnish National Opera. Between -00 and -01 as she continued to tour and record material for album of Nightwish. Tarja then wanted to educate themselves further and began studying music we Karlsruhe University. While she was there, she recorded vocals for Nightwish Century Child album released in 2002. after the tour with the album Century Child, Nightwish took a break and Tarja went to Karlsruhe.

After the break, went everywhere with Nightwish as usual and then they released the album Once.
Then after being fired from the band she started thinking of a solo career and is now planning to release his debut album later this year.

Sami Vänskä
Ex-member formerly bassist of Nightwish was born on 26th September 1976 and is still a Finnish musician. He was part of Nightwish between the years 1998 to 2001.

Some pictures from the signing of Cd Specialist in Gothenburg

Unfortunately I was not at the signing but my boyfriend Emil was there and signed a poster for me.

Nightwish from their own perspective

I chose to write about just Nightwish because it's a great band, both instrumental and vocal discounted rate, but also because I saw it as an opportunity to learn something new about the band and I did, a lot. I myself am a huge fan of Nightwish, what I am most sad about is that I probably will never get to see a concert with them, with their old singer Tarja, she has such a wonderful voice. I listen a lot and often on Nightwish. I have 10 discs with Nightwish and my two favorites are Once and Wishmaster.
The five best songs with them in my opinion are:
Sleeping sun
Wish I had an angel
End of All Hope
Nemo
White Night Fantasy

The text of the song Nemo
This is me for forever
One of the lost ones
The one without a Name
Without an honest heart as compass

This is me for forever
One without a Name
These lines the load Endeavour
To find the missing lifeline

Oh how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the Dark
Hope I'd give my everything

My flower withered between
The pages two and three
The once and forever bloom gone with my mutually

Walk the Dark Path
Sleep with angels
Call the past for help
Touch me with your love
And reveal to me my true name

Oh how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the Dark
Hope I'd give my everything

Oh how I wish
For soothing rain
Oh how I wish to dream again
Once and for All
And all for once
Nemo my name forevermore

Nemo sailing home Nemo letting go

Oh how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the Dark
Hope I'd give my everything

Oh how I wish
For soothing rain
Oh how I wish to dream again
Once and for All
And all for once
Nemo my name forevermore
My name forevermore
Therése Samuelsson

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