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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
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, Guitars (acoustic) (1996-present)
See also: Brother Firetribe, ex-Almah, ex-Altaria
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano (1996-present), Vocals (1996-2001)
See also: Tuomas Holopainen, Kotiteollisuus (live), For My Pain..., ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Furthest Shore, Auri, Karelian Division, ex-Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (live), ex-Timo Rautiainen
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion (1997-present)
See also: Sethian, Bitch Driven, ex-The Highway
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic) (2001-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarot, ex-Tuska20, Sapattivuosi, ex-Conquest, ex-Delain (live), ex-Sinergy, ex-Northern Kings
Troy Donockley Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Low whistle, Guitars, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Auri, The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live)
Past
Tarja Turunen Vocals (1996-2005)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarja, Harus, Noche Escandinava, Outlanders, ex-Asspera (live)
Sami Vänskä Bass (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Anette Olzon Vocals (2007-2012)
See also: The Dark Element, Alyson Avenue, Anette Olzon, ex-Disdain, ex-Take Cover
Current (Live)
Kai Hahto Drums (2014-present)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Cartilage, ex-Trees of Eternity, ex-Tuska20, ex-Vomiturition, ex-Wings, ex-Rotten Sound, ex-Swallow the Sun, ex-Agressor (live), 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
Tony Kakko Vocals (2000)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Sonata Arctica, ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings, ex-Apocalyptica (live)
John Two-Hawks Native American flute, Narration (2005-2009)
See also: John Two-Hawks
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2008-2013)
See also: Auri, The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Pekka Kuusisto Violin (2012)
Floor Jansen Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live)
Elize Ryd Vocals (2012)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Amaranthe, ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Avalanche
Alissa White-Gluz Vocals (2012)
See also: Arch Enemy, ex-The Agonist, ex-Kamelot (live)
Sami Vänskä Bass (2016)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Emppu Vuorinen Bass (1996-1997), Guitars, Guitars (acoustic) (1996-present)
See also: Brother Firetribe, ex-Almah, ex-Altaria
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano (1996-present), Vocals (1996-2001)
See also: Tuomas Holopainen, Kotiteollisuus (live), For My Pain..., ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Furthest Shore, Auri, Karelian Division, ex-Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (live), ex-Timo Rautiainen
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion (1997-present)
See also: Sethian, Bitch Driven, ex-The Highway
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic) (2001-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarot, ex-Tuska20, Sapattivuosi, ex-Conquest, ex-Delain (live), ex-Sinergy, ex-Northern Kings
Troy Donockley Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Low whistle, Guitars, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Auri, The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live)
Tarja Turunen Vocals (1996-2005)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarja, Harus, Noche Escandinava, Outlanders, ex-Asspera (live)
Sami Vänskä Bass (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Anette Olzon Vocals (2007-2012)
See also: The Dark Element, Alyson Avenue, Anette Olzon, ex-Disdain, ex-Take Cover
Current
Kai Hahto Drums (2014-present)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Cartilage, ex-Trees of Eternity, ex-Tuska20, ex-Vomiturition, ex-Wings, ex-Rotten Sound, ex-Swallow the Sun, ex-Agressor (live), 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
Tony Kakko Vocals (2000)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Sonata Arctica, ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings, ex-Apocalyptica (live)
John Two-Hawks Native American flute, Narration (2005-2009)
See also: John Two-Hawks
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2008-2013)
See also: Auri, The Bad Shepherds, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-You Slosh
Pekka Kuusisto Violin (2012)
Floor Jansen Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live)
Elize Ryd Vocals (2012)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Amaranthe, ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Avalanche
Alissa White-Gluz Vocals (2012)
See also: Arch Enemy, ex-The Agonist, ex-Kamelot (live)
Sami Vänskä Bass (2016)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Added by: Greb Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:24:02 Last modified on: 2018-12-09 14:03:56