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Nightwish Presents: “The Making Of” A New Album: Part 1

Yesterday the mighty Finnish Symphonic Metal band Nightwish began serving up what appears to be a new video series of “Behind The Scenes” footage and commentary about their new album. With Nightwish being a band that I keep close to my heart, I wanted to share these posts here on the PiercingMetal Musings Blog to let you watch the process as well. Check out Part One which is called “The Cabin”.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to keep mum on these clips since they are short in length and don’t really require any sort of editorial overview. As you saw this was about the length of a conventional music video and it’s just something that I felt would be fun to share with our readers. At the time of this writing I am not sure if I will be editing this same post with future installments or just leaving them be to their own post. I also don’t know how many there are going to be so let’s see what happens. I hope that you enjoy the series just the same, I know that it makes me excited for the new Nightwish material for sure. See you at the next chapter and to keep track of all of these mini-documentaries just click THIS TAG to see them all on a new page.

Official Website: http://www.nightwish.com

Nightwish Says “Floor’s In!!!”

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Even though I am super stoked about the news I will definitely say “It’s About Time Nightwish!!!”. So for those who have been living under a rock, the band has just announced that not only has Floor Jansen been named as their full time lead singer but also that Troy Donockley and his ullieann pipes will become part of the group. The stuff in italics is copied directly from the Official Nightwish Page.

“Ms. Floor Jansen is a keeper. Also, we will be a six-piece band from now on, as Mr. Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of NIGHTWISH. Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future line-up of the band, but the past year has clearly shown us that Floor and Troy are perfect matching pieces to our puzzle, and we are really grateful of the bond that has grown between all of us. We love you guys”.

Floor Jansen w Nightwish @ Tuska Festival 2013

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Nightwish: Live Photos @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (5/2/2009)

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Nightwish was back in NYC at long last and the show was nothing less than a thunderous one when all was said and done. The concert was documented in full on THIS LINK and now here is our complete photo gallery to enjoy.

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Nightwish by Ken Pierce (2009)

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Nightwish by Ken Pierce (2009)

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Nightwish @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (5/2/2009)

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Artist: Nightwish
Venue: Nokia Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Volbeat
Date: 5/2/2009
Label: Roadrunner Records

Last September the Big Apple was excited to find Nightwish making a return visit once again to close out the touring cycle in this part of the world for their release “Dark Passion Play”. The band was storming the country with fellow Finns Sonata Arctica but sadly a bad illness would hit their singer Anette and the New York show would be cancelled much to the disappointment of the fans. The show must go on was the mantra of the night as the guys in Sonata Arctica delivered an absolutely stunning set for those who chose to remain in the venue for the now free performance. We were glad to be there for it and more can be learned about that particular show by clicking HERE. Fast forward to this evening’s proceedings and a once again healthy Anette Olzon fronts her companions in Nightwish for a sold out Nokia Theatre Times Square appearance. The strange thing was that the city had been hit with a number of cases of the Swine Flu recently and resultant of this breaking news I would not be the only one on edge as I walked into a jam packed venue loaded with some two thousand plus people. Nightwish would bring the Danish rockers Volbeat along for this tour and they were an interesting choice based on the vastly different type of music that they would be delivering.

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Volbeat by Ken Pierce (2009)

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