On November 7, Owais "Vitek" Wani
of Metal Wani
conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH
bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala
. You can now listen to the 16-minute chat below.
last month announced the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen
, ex-AFTER FOREVER
) and English composer and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley
(uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) to the group's permanent lineup.
Said the band in a statement: "Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future lineup of the band, but the past year has clearly shown us that Floor
are perfect matching pieces to our puzzle, and we are really grateful of the bond that has grown between all of us."
will release a new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime"
, on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast
's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air
festival in Wacken, Germany. The show, which was played in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen
, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total running time of 85 minutes. The second disc consists of a 120-minute tour documentary, "Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours"
, also directed by Ville Lipiäinen
, with no shortage of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute NIGHTWISH
Table Hockey Tournament, filmed on tour. In addition, there are two music clips: "I Want My Tears Back"
(live at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland) and "Ghost Love Score"
(live in Buenos Aires).
The Wacken Open Air
appearance was the first of the three final shows of NIGHTWISH
's "Imaginaerum World Tour"
, which saw the band and their Jansen
playing 104 concerts in 34 different countries, with a total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe.
made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH
on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon
has known Jansen
for more than 10 years already, having previously toured with her former band, AFTER FOREVER
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