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NIGHTWISH: New Interview, Photos Available

Manuel Lopez of Hall Of Metal recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon. You can read a rough transcript of the conversation at this location.

According to, Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled a release party for their latest album, "Dark Passion Play", on September 26 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. NIGHTWISH will not perform at the event but a NIGHTWISH cover band from Estonia called NATUVISSYSET will.

Tickets cost 12 euros and are available through Tiketti.

"Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and October 2 via Roadrunner Records (USA).

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

A single, "Amaranth", will precede the album on August 24 (Nuclear Blast) and August 22 (Spinefarm/Universal). It will be available in several different versions, the details of which will be announced later.

To see the "Amaranth" cover artwork, click here.

"Dark Passion Play" will be NIGHTWISH's first album to feature 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Olzon (a.k.a. Anette Blyckert), who replaced the group's original vocalist Tarja Turunen.


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