|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Century Child||13||Audio||2002||Spinefarm Records|
|6||From Wishes To Eternity - Live||15||Audio||2001||Spinefarm Records|
|9||Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads Of The Eclipse)||4||Audio||1999|
|10||1997 - 2001||50||Audio||2001||Spinefarm Records|
|12||Bless The Child||7||Audio||2002|
|14||Century Child||15||Audio||2002||Spinefarm 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|
|26||Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish||19||Audio||2005-11-29||Spinefarm Records|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|45||Dark Passion Play||26||Audio||2007-09-26|
|47||Bless The Child||8||Audio||2002|
|48||Century Child||13||Audio||2002||Spinefarm Records|
|49||Dark Passion Play||18||Audio||2008-02-00|
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.
Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards
Emppu Vuorinen - guitars
Marco Hietala - bass, vocals
Jukka Nevalainen - drums
Floor Jansen - Vocals
Troy Donockley - Flutes, pipes, whistles