Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen has stepped away from the band due to an ongoing issue with chronic insomnia.
'Soaring Highs and Brutal Lows: The Voices of Women in Metal' features female vocalists from bands such as Nightwish, Epica, Delain and Kobra and the Lotus.
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.
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.
As the 2012 Wacken Open Air festival winds down in Germany, the 2013 lineup is already being announced band by band.
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.