It’s been five years since their last studio album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and now Nightwish release their ninth offering, Human. :II: Nature. It’s a double CD, the first having the usual Nightwish characteristics; the soaring, precise vocals of Floor Jansen leading those recognisable symphonic, bombastic, metallic melodies and a second instrumental album. But this..
TO BE RELEASED ON 10TH APRIL When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true..
Marko Hietala, he of the long blonde locks and outlandish twin beards, is most known as the bass player and a (sometimes lead) vocalist with Finnish bands Nightwish and Tarot – the latter an outstanding band who were never as well known as they deserved to be. A true rock ‘n roll bass player with..
Nightwish can loosely be described as a symphonic rock band, and they’re among the market leaders in the genre. They’ve come a long way since their beginnings as an acoustic band in mid-9'0s Finland and, alongside the Von Hertzen Brothers, are the most successful musical export from the country. Their ability to blend coruscating blasts..