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Nightwish

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Kitee
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1996
Genre:
Symphonic Power Metal
Lyrical themes:
Love, Nature, Astrology, Religion, Fantasy, Beauty
Current label:
Nuclear Blast Records
Years active:
1996-present
The idea of Nightwish was 'born' in July 1996 at midnight when Tuomas Holopainen 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. Originally, Tarja Turunen wasn't into metal at all. She was approached by the first two ...
Current
Emppu Vuorinen Bass (1996-1997), Guitars (1996-present)
See also: Brother Firetribe, ex-Almah, ex-Altaria
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards (1996-present), Vocals (1996-2001)
See also: Tuomas Holopainen, Kotiteollisuus (live), For My Pain..., ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (live), ex-Furthest Shore, Karelian Division, ex-Timo Rautiainen
Jukka Nevalainen Drums (1997-present)
See also: Sethian, Bitch Driven
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals (2001-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarot, Northern Kings, Sapattivuosi, ex-Conquest, ex-Sinergy
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2013-present)
See also: The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Mayan (live), ReVamp, Star One, ex-After Forever
Past
Tarja Turunen Vocals (1996-2005)
See also: Tarja, Harus
Sami Vänskä Bass (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Anette Olzon Vocals (2007-2012)
See also: Anette Olzon, ex-Disdain, ex-Alyson Avenue
Current (Live)
Kai Hahto Drums (2014-present)
See also: Swallow the Sun, Trees of Eternity, Wintersun, ex-Cartilage, ex-Vomiturition, ex-Wings, ex-Rotten Sound, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Enochian Crescent
Past (Live)
Samppa Hirvonen Bass (1997-1998)
See also: Division 19, ex-Agon Origin
Marjaana Pellinen Keyboards (additional), Vocals (backing) (1997-1998), Vocals (backing) (2000)
Tapio Wilska Vocals (1999-2003)
See also: Soulgrind, Survivors Zero, Obscene Eulogy, Sethian, ex-Finntroll, ex-Lyijykomppania, ex-Coffin Birth, ex-Wizzard
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2008-2013)
See also: The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Alissa White-Gluz Vocals (2012)
See also: Arch Enemy, Kamelot (live), ex-The Agonist
Elize Ryd Vocals (2012)
See also: Amaranthe, Dreamstate, Raskasta Joulua, Kamelot (live)
Floor Jansen Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Mayan (live), ReVamp, Star One, ex-After Forever
Emppu Vuorinen Bass (1996-1997), Guitars (1996-present)
See also: Brother Firetribe, ex-Almah, ex-Altaria
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards (1996-present), Vocals (1996-2001)
See also: Tuomas Holopainen, Kotiteollisuus (live), For My Pain..., ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (live), ex-Furthest Shore, Karelian Division, ex-Timo Rautiainen
Jukka Nevalainen Drums (1997-present)
See also: Sethian, Bitch Driven
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals (2001-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarot, Northern Kings, Sapattivuosi, ex-Conquest, ex-Sinergy
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2013-present)
See also: The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Mayan (live), ReVamp, Star One, ex-After Forever
Tarja Turunen Vocals (1996-2005)
See also: Tarja, Harus
Sami Vänskä Bass (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Anette Olzon Vocals (2007-2012)
See also: Anette Olzon, ex-Disdain, ex-Alyson Avenue
Current
Kai Hahto Drums (2014-present)
See also: Swallow the Sun, Trees of Eternity, Wintersun, ex-Cartilage, ex-Vomiturition, ex-Wings, ex-Rotten Sound, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Enochian Crescent
Past
Samppa Hirvonen Bass (1997-1998)
See also: Division 19, ex-Agon Origin
Marjaana Pellinen Keyboards (additional), Vocals (backing) (1997-1998), Vocals (backing) (2000)
Tapio Wilska Vocals (1999-2003)
See also: Soulgrind, Survivors Zero, Obscene Eulogy, Sethian, ex-Finntroll, ex-Lyijykomppania, ex-Coffin Birth, ex-Wizzard
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2008-2013)
See also: The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Alissa White-Gluz Vocals (2012)
See also: Arch Enemy, Kamelot (live), ex-The Agonist
Elize Ryd Vocals (2012)
See also: Amaranthe, Dreamstate, Raskasta Joulua, Kamelot (live)
Floor Jansen Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Mayan (live), ReVamp, Star One, ex-After Forever
Added by: Greb Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:24:02 Last modified on: 2015-06-09 05:02:06