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Nightwish + Former Member Anette Olzon Trade Barbs on Singer’s Exit

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Former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon just dropped a huge bombshell about her exit from the Finnish symphonic metal act. In a new interview, Olzon claims she was unceremoniously fired from the band and likens her departure from Nightwish to that of original vocalist Tarja Turunen.

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Nightwish Add Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley to Permanent Lineup

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Ville Juurikkala

About a year ago, Finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish made the surprise announcement that they had parted ways with vocalist Anette Olzon. Shortly after, Floor Jansen came on board as their touring singer and now the band has revealed that she will remain a permanent fixture in the band. In fact, Nightwish have expanded their official lineup to a six-piece ensemble, also adding touring member Troy Donockley on pipes, whistles and vocals.

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Former Nightwish Vocalist Anette Olzon Gives Birth to Son

Anette Olzon of Nightwish
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Congrats are in order for former Nightwish frontwoman Anette Olzon, who just welcomed her third child. The father is Pain bassist Johan Husgafvel and the couple became parents to son Mio on March 27.

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Nightwish Unveil Own Brand of Wine + New Trailer for ‘Imaginaerum’ Movie

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Roadrunner Records

Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish have been working on a film to complement their 'Imaginaerum' album, which was released to critical acclaim. Along with a new trailer for the movie, Nightwish have just announced that they will be creating Imaginaerum wine to bring the experience to a completely new sense.

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Nightwish Part Ways With Singer Anette Olzon + Announce Replacement Vocalist

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Roadrunner

In a surprising announcement, Finnish symphonic metal act Nighwish have parted with Anette Olzon, their lead singer of five years. Olzon provided vocals on the group's most recent album ‘Imaginaerum’ and 2007’s ‘Dark Passion Play.’

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Nightwish + Kamelot Bring Powerful Show to New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

New York fans got their dose of metal over the weekend as Finnish act Nightwish played an explosive show on Saturday (Sept. 15) at the Beacon Theater with support from Kamelot.

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Anthrax, Nightwish, Arch Enemy + More Confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2013

Wacken 2013
Mary Ouellette / Liz Ramanand / Jo Hale, Getty Images

As the 2012 Wacken Open Air festival winds down in Germany, the 2013 lineup is already being announced band by band.

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Nightwish’s Anette Olzon Talks ‘Imaginaerum’ in ‘Nightmail’ Session

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Symphonic metal group Nightwish are getting ready to hit North America later this year on a headlining tour that kicks off in September and runs through mid-October. To get fans pumped for the release, the Finnish and Swedish band have posted a new “Nightmail” session featuring fan questions answered by vocalist Anette Olzon and the gang.

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Nightwish Announce 2012 North American Tour

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Roadrunner

If you missed Nightwish when they played their one lone show Los Angeles in January – good news! The band will be returning to North America later this year, kicking off a full tour run that starts in September and runs through mid-October, taking them throughout the United States and Canada.

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Nightwish, ‘Imaginaerum’ – Top 2012 Rock Albums

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Imaginaerum’ is the latest disc by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. The new album is dark but filled with twists and turns and takes you on a wild roller-coaster ride with a fusion of so

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