Yeah, I was bored so I decided to do this. Enjoy!
1. Taikatalvi - This is the only song I don't love, but it doesn't matter because this is more of an opening than an actual song; it contains some soft keyboards and what sounds like a music box and Marco comes in and sings some very soothing lines as the song leads into the next, Storytime.
2. Storytime - This song was an excellent choice for a single because it possesses everything a single should. It doesn't really have any surprises...it's just Nightwish, and it sounds amazing.
You may not know Nightwish yet, but the Finnish goth-orchestral-metal band is a phenomenon throughout the rest of the world. The group's fifth album, the platinum-certified Once, hit #1 over the summer on the Pan-European charts, and stayed there for three weeks. Behind them? The Beastie Boys, Avril Lavigne, Norah Jones and Usher, among others. So who or what is this band? On first listen, Nightwish seems to fall into the same genre as Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and the Gathering--female-fronted metal band with symphonic and gothic overtones. But any similarities end...
What is your musical background? Have we already heard you sing in other bands?
I was born and raised in a musical family. I have been singing since childhood and was forced by my mum to play the oboe for 8 years! I was with mum on tour with her band and sang with them now and then. I then competed in several talent shows from 13 years of age.
My first band was a cover band, named Take Cover, with older guys when I was 17, then I got into a band called Alyson Avenue, first just as a studio singer, then took lead role and we have released 2 albums since 2000. At age 21...
It's time to choose whether the story of Nightwish ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready to give up yet. Nightwish is a way of life, something to live for, and we're certain we can't let it go.
Equally certain is the fact that we cannot go on with you and Marcelo any longer. During the last year something sad happened, which I've been going over in my head every single day, morning and night. Your attitude and behavior don't go with Nightwish...
For a few months ago when I created this spot, I did'nt knew if it would become popular. In the start there was only 5 fans. Now, I think things are going better at this spot. I've also seen that it's number 2 of the list over the spot with most links in the music channel (hurray)...It's nice to see al those new fans here lately. I've also changed the banner, if you noticed.
But these two weeks, I have also added a lot to this spot, I think. When you think about I am the only one who have added (exsept for one video). Anyway, I am glad that you are interested in Nightwish, I just...
The Band - Biography
The history of Nightwish
The idea of Nightwish was "born" in July 1996 at midnight when Tuomas was spending a night with his friends around a campfire. The first three songs, which were acoustic mood music, were recorded between October and December 1996. At that time, the band had three members: Tuomas, Tarja and Emppu.
The band wanted to see what the music would sound like if drums were added (Jukka joined the band). Also at this time, the acoustic guitar was replaced with an electric. After a couple of weeks of...