NIGHTWISH founder Tuomas Holopainen recently said that the band would break up if singer Floor Jansen ever left the act.
Holopainen, who formed NIGHTWISH in 1996 with guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and original singer Tarja Turunen, made the comment to U.K.’s Metal Hammer while discussing the recent departure of bassist/vocalist Marko “Marco” Hietala.
When asked about his 2019 statement that NIGHTWISH would disband if another member were to leave, Tuomas said: “That’s how I felt back in 2019, and that’s also how I felt when Marko left. I take my words back when it comes to that. But if it would be Floor leaving, that’s it, it’s the end of NIGHTWISH. Absolutely, 100%.”
Asked how he would feel about the end of NIGHTWISH if the band called it quits tomorrow, he said: “If NIGHTWISH ends, it was a great run, a wonderful adventure of 25 years. Then I’d just have to come up with something else.”
Jansen officially joined NIGHTWISH in 2013, following the departure of the group’s lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon. and made her album debut on NIGHTWISH’s 2015 release, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”.