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Last Updated: October 10, 2007 8:38 PM




NIGHTWISH Performs First 'Official' Concert With New Singer; Video Available - Oct. 7, 2007
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH made its "official" live debut with new singer Anette Olzon last night (Saturday, October 6) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Fan-filmed footage from the concert can be viewed below.

The group's U.S. tour kicks off on October 15 in West Springfield, Virginia.

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen told a Finnish TV station that the band has just finished shooting the third video from its latest CD, "Dark Passion Play". The clip for an as-yet-undisclosed song was shot in Rovaniemi, Finland with director Tuomas "Stobe" Harju. Ilkka Immonen of Lapland Studio Oy produced the video.

Commented Tuomas: "Initially we didn't intend to make a third video, a follow-up to 'Amaranth' and 'Bye Bye Beautiful', but when the city of Rovaniemi approached us and invited us to film it there, we just just had to jump at the opportunity.

He continued, "Rovaniemi offered us the perfect location to shoot the video. This kind of Lapp wilderness feeling really comes out in this video — a sort of Lapp wilderness combined with the surrealism of Salvador Dali.

"I don't want to reveal the song that we’re doing the clip for yet, but I can say that the video kinda goes hand in hand with the lyrics of the song, for once."

NIGHTWISH shot two videos in Los Angeles this past summer with Antti Jokinen, reportedly at a cost of 270,000 euros (approximately $362,000). "We saved time and money by doing two videos in one session," Tuomas Holopainen told the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.


"The Poet and the Pendulum":


"Whoever Brings the Night":


"Amaranth":

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COMMENT | damn
posted by : TBJ
10/7/2007 10:04:11 AM

Poet and the Pendulum sounds amazing live!

COMMENT |
posted by : xre
10/7/2007 10:17:17 AM

what im really interested is hearing some of the older songs with the new singer.

COMMENT | XRE
posted by : webmaster
10/7/2007 10:20:07 AM

There has been plenty of footage of old songs posted online from the first three "secret" shows. You must have missed it. Here's a link to the Helsinki videos:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=81698

COMMENT | Hmmm...
posted by : weballergy
10/7/2007 11:43:05 AM

Too bad sound and video quality are cellphone-like... :-/ ...however, you can still see Annette is hot!

:-D

COMMENT | i like it
posted by : PsychoDave
10/7/2007 11:45:29 AM

i wish i had the chance to see Nightwish with Tarja but i think this new girl is good. i mean, no one can sing the classic stuff like Tarja but i don't think Ronnie James Dio did a very good job with the Ozzy era Sabbath stuff either, but Dio is a better singer than ozzy.

COMMENT | nice
posted by : nemo666
10/7/2007 11:56:46 AM

annette seems to be varying up her singing live...i found her a bit bland and faceless on record

COMMENT | NIGHTWIS? live @ MMD ‘08
posted by : sadus21
10/7/2007 3:34:40 PM

"It is confirmed.

MMD, the day-long Spring Festival strikes again, on Saturday the 8th of March 2008.

Renewed, contemporary and dynamic, Nightiwsh will be there.Performing in Greece for the first time with their new singer and at the peak of their career. The pioneers of symphonic metal, the group that broke through the barriers between pop, rock and metal return to Greece with new material from their brand new platinum album.

Nightwish will fill the stage of MMD with their enchanting melodies and their powerfull riffs.

Stay tuned to www.marchmetalday.gr."

.......can't wait

COMMENT |
posted by : mad_santa
10/7/2007 4:21:25 PM

"Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH..."

urgh. now they are considered partly swedish.

COMMENT | I really like the new singer.
posted by : FreedomOfSpeech
10/8/2007 1:56:42 AM

Tarja must be super furious that Nightwish are having such a great response with the new singer. I predict they will have even more success now than ever.

COMMENT | !
posted by : tobbeflobbe
10/8/2007 3:09:50 AM

wonder how she manage to do a song like... pharao sails to the orion like tarja did. anyone seen/heard that??

COMMENT | !
posted by : tobbeflobbe
10/8/2007 3:13:11 AM

sounds like a coverband of former nightwish nowadays.

COMMENT |
posted by : Rychiar
10/8/2007 10:39:57 AM

god she is just adorable



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