Nightwish (Finnish symphonic metal)

~ Group

Wikipedia

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 former 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 2001, 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 wider success 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 compilation album, Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (2005), before Turunen's dismissal in October 2005. 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.

In May 2007, Nightwish announced Anette Olzon as Turunen's replacement. That September, the band released their sixth album, Dark Passion Play, which has sold almost 2 million copies. The album's lead single, "Amaranth", became one of Nightwish's most successful in Europe. The supporting tour, one of the band's largest, started on October 6, 2007 and ended on September 19, 2009. The band released an EP/live album, Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places), in March 2009 as a CD/DVD, and their seventh studio album, Imaginaerum, was released globally on various days in late 2011/early 2012.

On October 1, 2012, Nightwish announced that they had parted ways with Olzon and would be finishing the tour with at that time ReVamp vocalist (ex-After Forever) Floor Jansen. In October 2013, Nightwish made Jansen and longtime session uilleann pipes player Troy Donockley permanent members of the band, and they were featured in the acclaimed album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, released on March 27, 2015.

Nightwish is the third-best-selling band and musical entity in Finland with certified sales of nearly 900,000 certified copies. The group is also the most successful Finnish band worldwide, selling more than 9 million records and receiving more than 60 gold and platinum awards, having released five Number 1 albums and thirteen Number 1 singles. On October 26th, 2018, Nightwish has been inducted to the Finnish Music Hall of Fame, becoming the honorary gallery's 11th member.

Continue reading at Wikipedia...Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Filter

Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Schattenreich, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2015 Die Hit‐Giganten: Best of Keltica Various Artists 1
2015 Symphonic & Opera Metal, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2015 Maximum Metal, Volume 205 Various Artists 1
2015 Graspop Metal Meeting 1996-2015 Various Artists 1
2015 2015: The Best of the Year Various Artists 1
2015 EMP Music Mag Sampler, Volume V Various Artists 1
2015 Heretic Anthems, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2015 Masters of Rock 2015 Various Artists 1
2016 Legends of Metal Various Artists 1
2016 Maximum Metal, Volume 224 Various Artists 1
2017 30 Years of Nuclear Blast Various Artists 1
2018 Beautiful Voices Various Artists 1
2018 Beautiful Voices Vol. II Various Artists 1
2018 Metal Hammer: Living Legends Various Artists 1
After Dark: The Alternative and Gothic Rock Collection Various Artists 1
Dream of the Beast Various Artists 1
Dream of the Black Lady Various Artists 1
Dream of the Dead Various Artists 1
Dream of the Dragon Various Artists 1
Dream of the Killer Various Artists 1
Dream of the Mistress Various Artists 1
Dream of the Night Various Artists 1
Dream of the Snake Various Artists 1
Dream of the Vampire Various Artists 1
Dream of the Warrior Various Artists 1
Dream of the Witch Various Artists 1
Dream of the Wizard Various Artists 1
Dream of the Wolf Various Artists 1
ERG NRT 124 Various Artists 1
Gothic Love Ballads Various Artists 1
Hard 'n' Heavy Various Artists 1
Ladies, Queens & Sluts Various Artists 1
Ladies, Queens & Sluts, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Metal Museum - Metallised Hearts 2 Various Artists 1
Metal Museum - Metallised Hearts 3 Various Artists 1
Mystera 2000 Various Artists 1
The Metal Museum: InstruMetal I Various Artists 1
Voices in Twilight II Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Live at Wacken 2008 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Raven: A Tinieblas Gonzales film - Gothic Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 The 13th Floor Various Artists 1
2002 Menolippu Mombasaan Various Artists 2
2002 Ski to the Max Various Artists 1
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists 2
2004 Die Nibelungen Various Artists 2
2005 Alone in the Dark Various Artists 2
2005 The Cave Various Artists 1
2005 YTMND Soundtrack, Volume 6 Various Artists 2 1
2007 YTMND Soundtrack, Volume 15 Various Artists 3 1
2007 Resident Evil: Extinction: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists 2
2007 In the Name of the King Various Artists 2
2018 American Satan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists 5 1
Lord of the Weed Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Spinefarm Sampler '98 Various Artists 1
Dream of the Skull Various Artists 1

Showing all release groups for various artists. Show only official various artists release groups instead, or show release groups by this artist.