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NIGHTWISH Honored At Finland's EMMA GAALA

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were honored in the following categories at the Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held earlier tonight (Saturday, March 8) at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki:

* Band Of The Year
* Best Metal Album ("Dark Passion Play")
* Best Album" ("Dark Passion Play")

NIGHTWISH was also nominated in the "Song Of The Year" ("Amaranth") "Best Finnish Artist" categories.

Warner Music Austria presented NIGHTWISH with gold-album awards for the band's latest CD, "Dark Passion Play", on February 28, 2008 prior to the group's sold-out concert in Vienna. The awards were handed out by Warner Music sales director Günter Unter before an audience of 5,000 enthusiastic fans.

NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Dark Passsion Play", has been certified quadruple-platium in Finland for sales in excess of 120,000 copies. The CD has also been certified platinum in Switzerland, and gold in Germany, Sweden and Poland.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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