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Black Friday hits the Nightwish Shop!
29.11.2013
Black Friday hits the Nightwish Shop! Lots of great offers, up to -76%! http://www.madsupply.com/shop/category?id=51

SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! These offers are valid until the end of Cyber Monday 2nd of December, or while stocks last.

Today is also the last day to take part in the "Vehicle Of Spirit" competition! Check out the competition page here: http://www.madsupply.com/shop/category?id=80
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First details about Tuomas's solo album »The Life And Times Of Scrooge«
28.11.2013
Tuomas has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing his solo album. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called »The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck«, written and illustrated by Don Rosa.

Tuomas comments: “This is my longtime dream come true, 14 years in the making. And a homage to one of the best storytellers of our time. Thank you for sharing this celebration of Life & Adventure!"

This 12 - chapter book tells the life story of a certain Scrooge, from his early years in the 19th century Scotland to his adventures all around the world until the 1950`s. The story contains such immense depth, detail, wit and emotional power, that the moment Tuomas read it nearly 20 years ago, it instantly became a story of profound personal interest and love for him. The initial spark of `coloring` this story with music, i.e. create a kind of "soundtrack" for the book, came to him already in 1999, and has ever since been haunting the back of his mind.

The album was written and produced by Tuomas Holopainen and will contain 10 songs, with total duration of approximately 60 minutes. The music will be of soundtrack / classical / folk genre in the vein of Vaughan Williams, Michael Nyman, James Newton Howard and Enya.

Mr. Pip Williams has done the orchestral arrangements, continuing his collaboration with Tuomas after the NIGHTWISH records »Once«, »Dark Passion Play« & »Imaginaerum«.

There will be a number of guest musicians, including the London Orchestra, The Metro Voices (a choir from London) and four lead vocalists: Alan Reid, Johanna Kurkela, Johanna Iivanainen & Tony Kakko. Other guest appearances include Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, bodhran), Mikko Iivanainen (guitars & banjo), Teho Majamäki (Didgeridoo), Jon Burr (Harmonica) and Dermot Crehan in the solo violin.
The recordings took place during August - October 2013, first at Angel Studios, London, then in various locations around Scotland and Finland.

The author of the book, Don Rosa, has done the artwork for the album.

There will also be a single release, from the track ‘A Lifetime Of Adventure’, and a music video to go with it in early 2014.
The album »The Life And Times Of Scrooge« is scheduled for a release in April 2014.

» www.tuomas-holopainen.com
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New »Showtime, Storytime« Trailer available
22.11.2013
One more week left, until the NIGHTWISH release of the live / tour documentary DVD »Showtime, Storytime« - out on November 29th.

Enjoy another trailer featuring bandleader Tuomas Holopainen, talking about the Wacken concert (on DVD 1) and the 120-minute tour documentary ‘Please Learn The Setlist in 48 Hours’ (DVD 2).

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai7HVm-mr84

Also watch:
Trailer #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czsLPig_0s&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKe1-8hVus
Trailer #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zFzKQXEmU
 
‘Ghost Love Score’ (live): http://youtu.be/JYjIlHWBAVo
‘Storytime’ (Live): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkYwOJZONU&feature=player_embedded
 
Preorder »Showtime, Storytime« at: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
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NIGHTWISH FanPOD updated
21.11.2013
This summer, NIGHTWISH published the first application about the band for tablet computers. It has now been updated. The new version includes three unreleased live recordings by NIGHTWISH, a videoblog by the band's new vocalist Floor Jansen, profiles of the band members, new photos, and other interesting updates. NIGHTWISH FanPOD also includes details of all NIGHTWISH´s online services.

NIGHTWISH FanPOD is available for download in English, Portuguese and Russian on iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Commented NIGHTWISH manager Ewo Pohjola: “NIGHTWISH has always taken a keen interest in everything new. With FanPOD we can give our fans much more than just with traditional printed fanclub newsletter. For one thing, with printed newsletter there’s no way we could publish actual recordings and rare video footage that we have here plenty in our archives."

More details, please visit the following link:
http://fanpod.fi/nightwish
or contact:
Cyde Hyttinen, Executive ProducerProvisual Ltd. - FanPOD mobile at cyde@provisual.fi.

Also watch out for the upcoming NIGHTWISH DVD / Blu-ray »Showtime, Storytime«, which is out on Nuclear Blast on November, 29th.

‘Ghost Love Score’ (live): http://youtu.be/JYjIlHWBAVo
‘Storytime’ (Live): http://youtu.be/pvkYwOJZONU

Trailer #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czsLPig_0s&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKe1-8hVus
Trailer #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zFzKQXEmU

Preorder »Showtime, Storytime« from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
or at: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
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Additional "Showtime, storytime" release dates
18.11.2013
Additional "Showtime, storytime" release dates available:

- Argentina: December 15th (2DVD / 2CD) Delimaginario Discos
- Japan: December 18th (2DVD+2CD / 2DVD) Marquee Inc.
- Korea : December 19th  (2DVD+2CD / 2CD) Evolution Music
- Brazil: January 1st 2014 (2DVD / 2CD) Dynamo Brazilie
- Taiwan: January 2nd 2014 (2DVD+2CD / 2DVD / 2CD) Magnum Music
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Nightwish merchandise available at the JSR Merchandising.
18.11.2013
Nightwish merchandise is now also available at the JSR Merchandising!
 
Especially our North American fans are now having a much better access to our gear. Visit JSR and check the selection!
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4.000.000 Facebook likes!
16.11.2013
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`Ghost Love Score’ Live videoclip released!
15.11.2013
Today we release the second video clip - `Ghost Love Score’ - out of the upcoming DVD / Blu-ray »Showtime, Storytime« (out on November, 29th).

Check out the live videoclip here:
http://youtu.be/JYjIlHWBAVo

You can order the track via iTunes: http://georiot.co/2IAb

Also enjoy ‘Storytime’ (Live):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkYwOJZONU&feature=player_embedded

Trailer #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czsLPig_0s&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKe1-8hVus
Trailer #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zFzKQXEmU

Preorder »Showtime, Storytime« at the official Nightwish Shop http://shop.nightwish.com
OR at
http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
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"Showtime, Storytime" trailer #3 available
05.11.2013
Only three weeks left, until the release of the NIGHTWISH live / tour documentary DVD »Showtime, Storytime« - out on November 29th.

Ville Lipiäinen, who produced both DVDs, created a brand new trailer, featuring the 2-hours documentary part »Please learn the setlist in 48 hours« of this incredible release.

Watch the new trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zFzKQXEmU

Also do not miss the previous ones:
Trailer #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czsLPig_0s&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKe1-8hVus
‘Storytime’ (Live): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkYwOJZONU&feature=player_embedded

Preorder »Showtime, Storytime« from the official Nightwish Shop at http://shop.nightwish.com/
OR at http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
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Marco´s been busy!
04.11.2013
Marco appears as ”The Rival” on the new album from Ayreon titled ”The Theory Of Everything”.
The man himself says: When Arjen (Lucassen) asked me if I was interested in doing a role on his latest Ayreon concept album, I immediately said yes. It´s great that someone still does independent prog, rock and metal albums of quality totally out of the mainstream. I have, and I´ve been listening to previous albums of Ayreon myself a lot!

Marco has also been a long time member of ”Raskasta Joulua” (Heavy Christmas) project in Finland. There´s plenty of other familiar faces from Finnish metal scene in the project also. They are starting their shows in Finland within two weeks. Here´s the link to their new video ”Tulkoon Joulu” (Let Christmas Come): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s_QgMCW9ks
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