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Tuomas: Finnvox Studios / Helsinki, May-June 2011

After three years of brainstorming and songwriting, over a year of rehearsing, arranging and studio work, this triumph of musical passion and piety is finally ready to be mastered. Yesterday, after...

Anette: Finnvox Studios / Helsinki, April 2011

Last time I wrote a studio diary was back in 2007 after 3 weeks of recording my vocals, hiding out in the deep forests of Finland. No one knew my name as the new singer of Nightwish. Today I read...

Tuomas: Petrax Studio, March 2011, part III

Time to add the final touches for Imaginarium while waiting for Anette to get well. This means the celtic magic of Mr. Troy Donockley with his pipes & bodhran, the smoking fingers of Mr. Pekka...

Marco: Petrax Studio, March 2011, part 2

Hello dear people and fans! I’ve been here at the studio for a couple of days trying to sing. Amateur that I am seems to get nothing done right. I’ve been crying and laughing. I’ve been jumping...

Tuomas: Petrax Studio, March 2011

A week or so ago I felt the Curse of the Mummy was cast upon us. The vocal recordings were set to begin on Monday March 7th but Anette fell at her home just a few days before that and broke her...

Tuomas: Angel Studios, London

We arrived at Angel Studios in Islington, London in the evening of Valentines Day and had a most friendly welcome from studio engineers Steve Price and Mat Bartram. Theyd already set up everything...

Marco: Studio-update from Marco

Good evening ladies and not so gentle men! At the moment I have most of the bass tracks for the new album recorded. I started already a few weeks back, but I’ve been taking my time with the...

Tuomas: Update from the studio

Emppu is nearly done with his guitar recordings, having done 4 comp tracks to all the songs plus half of all the leads. (The solos and acoustics are best left to record AFTER the orchestral and...

Emppu: Emppu, guitar, huge pike and more…

Hi, gang, it’s been a while. I guess it’s my time to write about what’s going on in the studio. The summer Rock Camp is now behind us, and we’ve been busy listening to demos. Jukka even managed to...

Jukka: All the drum tracks are recorded!

I usually find recording sessions stressful and just want to have them done as fast as possible, but this time it was all different. The whole session was extremely relaxed and we didn’t hurry at...

Jukka: Drum Recordings - The Beginning

After spending an intensive summer camp on Finnish countryside and putting a final touch to the demo, we started recording the drums for our next album. We gathered together yesterday and set up...

Anette: Summer Camp diary - The end of it

So, this week I finally came to the camp site to do some vocal recordings for our demo. Me, Johan and our baby arrived late Monday and it was a very long trip to get here from home. I didnt want to...

Tuomas: Summer Camp diary - Part 6

Well, there hasnt been happening that much since the last time Jukka posted the blog. We decided to take a 4-day break from rehearsing the songscause there isnt much we can do to them anymore. Even...

Jukka: NIGHTWISH SUMMER CAMP DIARY (week 32)

When checking the pictures from our summer camp, one might think that it’s all about fishing, watersports and boozing. That’s actually mostly true… but we have gotten something done here musicwise...

Tuomas: Summer Camp diary - Part 4

Another week passed by, another week of rehearsing, song-shaping, sweating, boating and fishing. The happiest event naturally was Anette having a baby and feeling fantastic with the newborn! Our...