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Nightwish

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Kitee, Pohjois-Karjala
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1996
Genre:
Symphonic Power Metal (early); Symphonic Metal (later)
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 (electric, acoustic) (1996-present)
See also: ex-Altaria, ex-Almah, ex-Ambrosia, ex-Brother Firetribe, ex-Nidhro't, ex-Walhalla
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano (1996-present), Vocals (1996-1998)
See also: Darkwoods My Betrothed, Tuomas Holopainen, ex-For My Pain..., ex-Furthest Shore, ex-Nattvindens Gråt, Auri, Karelian Division, ex-Kotiteollisuus (live), ex-Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (live), ex-Timo Rautiainen, ex-Dismal Silence
Troy Donockley Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Low whistle, Guitars, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Auri, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-The Bad Shepherds, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live), ex-Countermove
Kai Hahto Drums (2019-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, ex-Max on the Rox
Past
Tarja Turunen Vocals (1996-2005)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarja, Harus, Noche Escandinava, Outlanders, ex-Asspera (live)
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion (1997-2019)
See also: ex-Sethian, ex-Ambrosia, ex-Bitch Driven, ex-Nidhro't, ex-The Highway
Sami Vänskä Bass (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic) (2001-2021)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarot, ex-Tuska20, Marko Hietala, ex-Conquest, ex-Delain (live), ex-Sinergy, ex-Northern Kings, ex-Purgatory, ex-Sapattivuosi
Anette Olzon Vocals (2007-2012)
See also: Allen / Olzon, The Dark Element, Alyson Avenue, Anette Olzon, ex-Disdain, ex-Take Cover
Current (Live)
Jukka Koskinen Bass (2021-present)
See also: Naildown, Wintersun, ex-Norther, ex-Amberian Dawn, ex-Cain's Offering, ex-Dark Sarah, ex-Medieval Art, ex-Whamgraal
Past (Live)
Samppa Hirvonen Bass (1997-1998)
See also: Division 19, ex-Agon Origin, ex-Ambrosia
Marianna Pellinen Keyboards (additional), Vocals (backing) (1997-1998)
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Auri, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-The Bad Shepherds, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live), ex-Countermove
Kai Hahto Drums (2014-2019)
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, ex-Max on the Rox
Emppu Vuorinen Bass (1996-1997), Guitars (electric, acoustic) (1996-present)
See also: ex-Altaria, ex-Almah, ex-Ambrosia, ex-Brother Firetribe, ex-Nidhro't, ex-Walhalla
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano (1996-present), Vocals (1996-1998)
See also: Darkwoods My Betrothed, Tuomas Holopainen, ex-For My Pain..., ex-Furthest Shore, ex-Nattvindens Gråt, Auri, Karelian Division, ex-Kotiteollisuus (live), ex-Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (live), ex-Timo Rautiainen, ex-Dismal Silence
Troy Donockley Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Low whistle, Guitars, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Auri, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-The Bad Shepherds, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2013-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live), ex-Countermove
Kai Hahto Drums (2019-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, ex-Max on the Rox
Tarja Turunen Vocals (1996-2005)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarja, Harus, Noche Escandinava, Outlanders, ex-Asspera (live)
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion (1997-2019)
See also: ex-Sethian, ex-Ambrosia, ex-Bitch Driven, ex-Nidhro't, ex-The Highway
Sami Vänskä Bass (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Nattvindens Gråt, ex-Wizzard, ex-Root Remedy
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic) (2001-2021)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Tarot, ex-Tuska20, Marko Hietala, ex-Conquest, ex-Delain (live), ex-Sinergy, ex-Northern Kings, ex-Purgatory, ex-Sapattivuosi
Anette Olzon Vocals (2007-2012)
See also: Allen / Olzon, The Dark Element, Alyson Avenue, Anette Olzon, ex-Disdain, ex-Take Cover
Current
Jukka Koskinen Bass (2021-present)
See also: Naildown, Wintersun, ex-Norther, ex-Amberian Dawn, ex-Cain's Offering, ex-Dark Sarah, ex-Medieval Art, ex-Whamgraal
Past
Samppa Hirvonen Bass (1997-1998)
See also: Division 19, ex-Agon Origin, ex-Ambrosia
Marianna Pellinen Keyboards (additional), Vocals (backing) (1997-1998)
Troy Donockley Uillean pipes, Tin whistle, Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Auri, Troy Donockley, ex-Iona, ex-The Bad Shepherds, ex-You Slosh
Floor Jansen Vocals (2012-2013)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp, Northward, ex-Mayan (live), ex-Countermove
Kai Hahto Drums (2014-2019)
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, ex-Max on the Rox
Added by: Greb Modified by: KingSpooky
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:24:02 Last modified on: 2021-06-15 11:48:02