Nightwish used replacement singers from the opening band, Kamelot , and Olzon later expressed her disappointment, saying "I was never asked if it was OK that they used Elize and Alissa in the show [Friday] night [ But I was very ill and this decision wasn't mine. On January 11, , Olzon announced on her official blog that she was pregnant with her third child, due in spring , which she claimed was a contributing factor to her being dismissed.
She also added that she was against Jansen joining the band in her period of maternity, mainly because of the difference in their vocal styles. In a interview, Holopainen said the band "emerged stronger" from the line-up changes it went through. In an interview with Metal Hammer in November , Tuomas Holopainen stated that they already had a rehearsal place booked from July to September , but before they began rehearsing the band members would be taking a break from Nightwish for several months. On October 9, , Nightwish announced Jansen as the permanent replacement for Olzon.
At that time the band already announced that it would contain Nightwish's longest song to date. At the end of November, the band released the live album Showtime, Storytime. Despite the recording happening when they were only tour members, it is the first Nightwish release to feature Jansen, and to have her and Donockley credited as band members.
The album also carries a documentary containing the behind-the-scenes of Jansen's first days in the band and the process of replacing Olzon. In May , Tuomas updated his official website, stating that he and producer Tero "TeeCee" Kinnunen have been recording 12 demos and possibly 3 bonus tracks for the new album in Hattula , Finland. It's still too early to analyze the material more closely, but the album will once again explore all the ends of the spectrum, bringing the very best out of the newcomers' Floor and Troy.
And stealthily the album ended up having a theme running through it. On August 6, the band announced that founding member and drummer Jukka Nevalainen would not be part of the upcoming album due to his very difficult insomnia. Evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins was announced as a guest star on the album, with Holopainen stating that he had "been so enthusiastic about this kind of literature for the past few months, and will be for the upcoming months, that it's going to come out somehow. The new album's cover art and its title, Endless Forms Most Beautiful , were revealed on December 22, and the album was released on March 27, Professor Richard Dawkins not only narrates the introduction to the album's opener, "Shudder Before the Beautiful," but also the album's closer, "The Greatest Show on Earth," which takes its name from his book on evolution.
The album sold in its first week 18, copies in the US and debuted at 34 on the Billboard , making it Nightwish's third album after Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum to chart in this category. In the Czech Republic, the album debuted atop the charts and received gold-status after just two days. The album charted in top 10 in other countries as well, including Finland, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, and Mexico. In July , it was announced that Sonata Arctica 's vocalist Tony Kakko would replace Jukka Nevalainen as the band's special guest at the edition of Rock in Rio.
The Tampere and London shows were filmed for a live album release known as Vehicle of Spirit. On August 20, , the band played a special 20th-anniversary show at Himos Areena in Finland. Holopainen has said that the band will continue between the years of and , with another album that will continue the themes explored in Endless Forms Most Beautiful. On June 9, , the band announced that March 9, , would mark both the debut of a nine-month world tour titled Decades: World Tour , which had concluded in December that same year, and the release of a new compilation album, titled Decades.
The tour featured "rarely heard material" and a special set for fans; on the US and Canadian portion of the tour, every audience member was offered the Decades album for free. Recording has started as of July 2, , for a planned Spring release. The band will "use the [orchestral] instrumentation in a different way than before", with Holopainen stating "You want to search for some new ways of using it so that it doesn't end up sounding the same as before.
On July 15, , it was announced on the band's Facebook page that Kai Hahto would be permanently taking over from Jukka Nevalainen as the band's drummer; in a statement, Nevalainen explained that whilst he was managing his insomnia very well and having few issues, he did not want to 'push his luck' by returning to the band as a full-time member.
He did confirm, however, that he would continue in his role taking care of band-related business behind the scenes. Floor Jansen announced on September 12, that she had finished with the recording of her vocals and the band is now waiting for the right time to release the album. Nightwish performs symphonic metal with soaring female operatic vocals.
The band's music is also known to be complex  and layered. The usage of a female vocalist has become a sort of trademark, though less so since the outbreak of new female fronted metal bands in the mids with the popularization of bands such as Evanescence and Within Temptation as well as several gothic metal bands mixing female and male vocals, such as Lacuna Coil , Tristania , Epica and After Forever.
Bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala describes the style of the band's music as "melodic symphonic metal;"  though this is not a view shared by all members of the group,  including band composer Tuomas Holopainen ,  who describes the band as simply symphonic metal. Critics observed that her vocals became less operatic with the release of Once.
While the music of Nightwish is centered around a female lead singer,  the band has also featured some male vocals on their albums ever since their debut release Angels Fall First. In the beginning, Holopainen mainly wrote about mythological and fantasy themes,  and often used references to "metaphysics and nature". Songs such as "Wishmaster," "Elvenpath," and "Wanderlust" make fairly clear references to fantasy novels, in this case the Dragonlance series and J.
Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings. Through the years, the lyrics became more personal. It expresses a lot of myself.
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Turunen thinks that the lyrics do not anymore deal "with the dreamland we were used to, but with the brutal reality of life. Imaginaerum tracks has different lyrical themes. For example, the song "Ghost River" themes "a duel between the Devil and Mother Gaia", while "Scaretale" themes "childhood nightmares and monsters". Although the lyrics of Nightwish generally are serious with dark meanings, they have also produced several less serious songs, including the bonus track "Nightquest", which talks about the band members' the three original members as well as Nevalainen connection as musicians, and the "quest" of Nightwish.
Tuomas Holopainen, writer of most of the band's lyrics and music, says that he gets most of the inspiration for Nightwish's songs from film music. Holopainen has also said that film music is the music he listens to for leisure. Nightwish has also been noted as a source of inspiration for other bands. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film, see Nightwish film. Nightwish in December Symphonic metal power metal folk metal gothic metal.
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