Nightwish

Tarja Turunen, Tuomas Holopainen, Erno Vuorinen, Marco Hietala, Jukka Nevalainen

Members of Nightwish: Anette Olzon, Emppu Vuorinen, Floor Jansen, Jukka Nevalainen, Marco Hietala, Sami Vänskä, Tarja Turunen, Troy Donockley, Tuomas Holopainen
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.nightwish.com, https://www.facebook.com/nightwish, http://www.myspace.com/nightwish, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightwish

Discography of Nightwish:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Century Child 13 Audio 2002 Spinefarm Records
2 Once 12 Audio 2004
3 Once 11 Audio 2004
4 Century Child 13 Audio 2002
5 Oceanborn 10 Audio 1998 Century Media
6 From Wishes To Eternity - Live 15 Audio 2001 Spinefarm Records
7 Wishmaster 11 Audio 2000-05-08 Spinefarm Records
8 Nemo 4 Audio 2004-05-10
9 Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads Of The Eclipse) 4 Audio 1999
10 1997 - 2001 50 Audio 2001 Spinefarm Records
11 Oceanborn 11 Audio 1999
12 Bless The Child 7 Audio 2002
13 The Siren 5 Audio 2005-07-00
14 Century Child 15 Audio 2002 Spinefarm Records
15 Once 14 Audio 2004-10-05 Roadrunner Records
16 Angels Fall First 9 Audio 2004 Back On Black
17 Oceanborn 11 Audio 2004 Back On Black
18 Wishmaster 11 Audio 2004 Back On Black
19 Over The Hills And Far Away 10 Audio 2004 Back On Black
20 Century Child 10 Audio 2004 Back On Black
21 Wish I Had An Angel / Nemo 2 Audio 2004
22 Once 11 Audio 2005 Back On Black
23 Bless The Child 2 Audio 2002 Spinefarm Records
24 Sleeping Sun 4 Audio 2005-10-19
25 Wishmaster 13 Audio 2000-05-02 Spinefarm Records
26 Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish 19 Audio 2005-11-29 Spinefarm Records
27 Wishmaster 12 Audio 2001 Фоно
28 Once 15 Audio 2004-12-13 Nuclear Blast
29 Nemo 5 Audio 2004-11-05 Nuclear Blast
30 The Carpenter 4 Audio 1997 Spinefarm Records
31 Sacrament Of Wilderness 3 Audio 1998 Spinefarm Records
32 Walking In The Air 3 Audio 1999 Spinefarm Records
33 Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads Of The Eclipse) 4 Audio 1999
34 Wishmaster 11 Audio Spinefarm Records
35 Wish I Had An Angel (Radio & Club Single) 3 Audio 2004 Nuclear Blast
36 Over The Hills And Far Away 10 Audio 2001 Drakkar Records
37 Bless The Child 8 Audio 2002
38 Nemo 5 Audio 2004 Nuclear Blast
39 Wishmaster 12 Audio 2001 XIII BIS Records
40 Tales From The Elvenpath 15 Audio 2004
41 Angels Fall First 15 Audio 2002
42 Angels Fall First 17 Audio 1999 East Rock
43 Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish 19 Audio 2006
44 Amaranth 6 Audio 2007-08-24
45 Dark Passion Play 26 Audio 2007-09-26
46 Oceanborn 11 Audio
47 Bless The Child 8 Audio 2002
48 Century Child 13 Audio 2002 Spinefarm Records
49 Dark Passion Play 18 Audio 2008-02-00
50 Amaranth 6 Audio 2007-08-22


Finnish symphonic metal band.

A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band. The first incarnation of the band included singer Tarja Turunen and guitar player Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, along with Tuomas himself.

In 1997, drummer Jukka Nevalainen joined the band, which recorded its first album, Angels Fall First. The next year, bass player Sami Vänskä joined in.

Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks). In the meantime, bassist Sami Vänskä was replaced by the bass player of Tarot (and ex-Sinergy), Marco Hietala, who would also provide some male vocals.

In October 2005 the band fired the singer and founding member, Tarja Turunen, motivating their decision with her selfish behavior and lack of respect towards the band and fans, which grew worse in the last years. Turunen was replaced by Anette Olzon in 2007. Olzon left the band in October 2012. Floor Jansen took up the vocal duties for the rest of the tour. Jansen was finally made an official member in October 2013. At the same time Troy Donockley was also promoted from a touring member to a full-time member.

In August 2014 Jukka Nevalainen announced that he cannot peform on the upcoming album due to his long-term insomnia, and that the album would be recorded with [a293759] instead. It is currently not known whether he will continue with the band.

Current lineup:

Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards

Emppu Vuorinen - guitars

Marco Hietala - bass, vocals

Jukka Nevalainen - drums

Floor Jansen - Vocals

Troy Donockley - Flutes, pipes, whistles


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