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Nightwish – Arena, Birmingham – 10th December 2018

Tonight is the second of three UK arena shows for Nightwish on their Decades tour. It’s a sign of how they’ve grown in recent years as their last proper UK tour was in Academy venues, whereas this year they’ve already played Bloodstock and are doing three arena shows. The turnout …

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Nightwish – Accor hotels arena, Paris – 10th November 2018

Tonight’s gig was Nightwish with support from Beast in Black, at the Accor hotels arena in Paris – just next door to Bercy station. The first thing I noticed is that the French fans were very keen – they were queuing outside in the rain long before the doors opened, …

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NIGHTWISH to re-issue ‘End Of An Era’ live release

October 21st 2005 is a historic date for every Nightwish fan – many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled End Of An Era was not only the final show of their mega-selling ‘Once’ tour, but …

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Northward – Northward

Northward is Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad. The pair met in 2007 and in 2008 wrote an entire album’s worth of material together, but never managed to find time to record them. In 2017 they got in touch again and finally recorded the album …

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Van Canto – Trust in rust

A Capella metal band Van Canto made their name with their covers of classic songs from bands like Nightwish, Sabaton, Metallica, Manowar and more. On this album however there are only two cover versions – Helloween’s “Ride the sky” and ACDC’s “Hells bells”. On the one hand it’s admirable that …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 – Sunday

Sunday is always a sad day when it’s the last day of Bloodstock so it was the final journey from our hotel in Tamworth (getting too old to sleep on the ground now) to just catch the start of the rain and opening Ronnie James Dio Stage band Monument. Fronted …

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BLOODSTOCK Announces First Winners For New Blood Stage & Jagermeister Stage Additions

As BLOODSTOCK’s regional finals for their grass-roots-artist-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme thunder through local venues around the country this month, the festival is very excited to announce the first winners who won themselves a slot on 2018’s New Blood stage this August. Joining the bill on Friday are hard-rocking …

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Auri – Auri

Auri has three members – Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley. The last two names are familiar to Nightwish fans – Tuomas being the main composer and keyboard player of Nightwish, and Troy is a longtime collaborator and now full member of Nightwish. Johanna Kurkela is Tuomas’s wife and …

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Nightwish UK tour dates announced

Finnish symphonic metal gods Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation Decades on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently on the road in North America, the …

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Bloodstock announces Cannibal Corpse, Bleed From Within, & more!

The countdown is ON! Just 21 weeks until the metal hoardes invade Catton Park’s hallowed ground for Bloodstock and we’re expecting another sold out event in 2018! As Spring begins, we’ve plenty more bands to announce, so let’s unveil the latest additions! Death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE join us as …

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Nightwish – Decades

Ahead of their world tour, Nightwish are releasing a compilation album, Decades. Existing Nightwish fans are likely to have all their albums, which begs the question – who is going to buy this album? Existing fans who are completists and have to have everything the band has ever released will …

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Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group

Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live Out on March 30 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group Pre-order date: January 30 On 15, 16, 17 September 2017, Ayreon played live …

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Nightwish start pre-order and reveal tracklist for Decades!

Nightwish start pre-order and reveal tracklist for Decades! Tuomas Holopainen’s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band Nightwish back in 1996.  20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – Nightwish are the biggest European symphonic metal …

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Delain – Koko, London – 1st November 2017

Tonight’s gig is sold out, and fans are there early – as I arrived the queue stretched off way into the distance, and it’s no surprise. Delain are growing in popularity and have steadily moved up to bigger venues, and after selling out Koko twice recently I think it’s likely …

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Bloodstock add four more for Halloween!

Bloodstock add four more for Halloween! Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store. We’re excited to announce that Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in …

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Nightwish to release live DVD package ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ in November

After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle …

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Tarja – New Video “Innocence”

With the release of Tarja’s upcoming studio album “The Shadow Self” only being six weeks away, the queen of heavy rock released the official music video for her new single “Innocence” last week. Directed by Argentinean movie director Mariano Cattaneo and filmed in Buenos Aires, the video surprises with a movie …

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Marco Hietala, Nightwish interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Nightwish bassist, Marco Hietala briefly at Download festival not long before the band played the main stage. So, Nightwish are playing the main stage today at Download, just before the headliners, Iron Maiden – a good spot on the bill. It seems like it yes, we just …

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Download Festival 2016: Sunday 12th June

Battered, muddy, tired and weary, but the Download faithful are still up and about for the final day early. And guess what? Despite not being forecast until the evening, the rain starts before the bands. Joy of joys. That said, there’s a little group on the Dogtooth stage called The …

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Former Nightwish singer Tarja – New video “No Bitter End”, New albums out in August

Leading up to the release of not only one but two upcoming new studio albums by Tarja in June and August, the queen of heavy rock premieres the official music video for her first single “No Bitter End” today. “No Bitter End”, the opening track of the prequel album “The …

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