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Kitee, Finland (1996 – present)

Nightwish is a band, formed in the town of Kitee, Finland in 1996. The band currently consists of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Marco Hietala (bass, male vocals), Floor Jansen (female vocals), Emppu Vuorinen (guitars), Jukka Nevalainen (drums and percussion) and Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, tin whistle).

On the 1st of October Nightwish made a statement; Nightwish and lead vocalist Anette Olzon have “decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved”. Olzon was vocalist for Nightwish from 2006-2012.

The statement continued on to say that “Nightwish has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Floor Jansen from The Netherlands (ex-After Forever, ReVamp), and she has graciously stepped in to help Nightwish complete the Imaginaerum world tour.

After complete the Imaginaerum World Tour as touring member, Floor Jansen, in 9.10.2013 was announced as definitive member alongside with Troy Donockley, who worked with them in two albums: Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum.

Anette Olzon was announced to be the replacement for former vocalist and frontwoman Tarja Turunen in 2007 after the latter was fired in 2005. She has appeared on Dark Passion Play, Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places) and Imaginaerum, as well as the two-year Dark Passion Play tour.

The band’s leader, keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, composes songs that are often classified as either or ; their musical style has also been described as a symphonic metal variant, called and even in some cases called ‘epic metal’.

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