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VIDEO: FLOOR JANSEN Performs NIGHTWISH Classics At First Solo Concert Since Pandemic Started

VIDEO: FLOOR JANSEN Performs NIGHTWISH Classics At First Solo Concert Since Pandemic Started

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen played her first pandemic-era solo show this past Thursday, July 15 at Het Zomertheater in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. You can check out fan-filmed video footage of the concert below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Ever Dream (NIGHTWISH song) 02. Euphoria (Loreen cover) 03. Storm In A Glass (NORTHWARD song) 04. Nemo...

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NIGHTWISH Release ‘Nemo’ From ‘An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World’

NIGHTWISH Release ‘Nemo’ From ‘An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World’

Clocking 150,000 attendees from more than 100 countries for their ground-breaking online concert “An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World”, Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH broke records and, once again, re-wrote metal history during the most challenging time for music all over the world. Sharing a testimonial from that memorable night, NIGHTWISH recorded its performance...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Release New Single, ‘Pearl Diving’

NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Release New Single, ‘Pearl Diving’

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release their second album, “II – Those We Don’t Speak Of”, on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI’s self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The...

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METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, DEFTONES And NINE INCH NAILS Among Bands Who Will Play 2022 Edition Of France’s HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, DEFTONES And NINE INCH NAILS Among Bands Who Will Play 2022 Edition Of France’s HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year’s edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts...

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WACKEN OPEN AIR Organizers Announce ‘Mini’ Heavy Metal Festival

WACKEN OPEN AIR Organizers Announce ‘Mini’ Heavy Metal Festival

The organizers of Wacken Open Air have announced ‘Bullhead City’, a mini edition of the world-famous heavy metal festival. The event takes place on September 16-18, 2021 in Wacken, Germany, and will feature several stages, including the main stage on the Bullhead City Plaza. Headlining the event will be NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN and POWERWOLF, with...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Releasing Second Album, ‘II – Those We Don’t Speak Of’, This Fall

NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Releasing Second Album, ‘II – Those We Don’t Speak Of’, This Fall

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, “II – Those We Don’t Speak Of”, on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI’s self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN’s Black Metal Band DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN’s Black Metal Band DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band’s new album, “Angel Of Carnage Unleashed”, will be DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED’s first collection of new songs since the release of “Witch-Hunts”, which came out more than two decades ago. In 2020, the old horde from the...

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NIGHTWISH Announce MARCO HIETALA’s Replacement For ‘Human. :II: Nature.’ World Tour

NIGHTWISH Announce MARCO HIETALA’s Replacement For ‘Human. :II: Nature.’ World Tour

NIGHTWISH have recruited Jukka Koskinen (WINTERSUN) as the session bassist for the band’s upcoming world tour in support of the “Human. :II: Nature.” album. Koskinen joined NIGHTWISH as the replacement for Marco Hietala, who announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January, explaining in a statement that he hadn’t “been able to feel validated by this...

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NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Releasing New DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED Album

NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Releasing New DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED Album

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke to Kaaos TV about the upcoming album from his black metal project DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED. The new album, titled “Angel Of Carnage Unleashed”, should arrive sometime this year and marks DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED’s first collection of new songs since the release of “Witch-Hunts”, which came out over twenty years...