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New drumheads,all cleaned up and ready to setup. Thanks Mappe for lending these beauties! Nightwish album nr 8 recordings starting this wednesday. Wish me luck! cheers!

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Nightwish ruined my life » Favorite Live Performances [1/3]: FantasMic -Part 3- live @ Tampere (From Wishes To Eternity DVD, 2000)

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Troy was in North Yorkshire when his friend Jukka recorded his video statement, but says..

"Although I was deeply despondent at the prospect of us doing ANYTHING without our beloved Jukka, he has cheered me up with his selfless and optimistic approach to this awful situation. He will ‘fix’ himself soon, and I know he will return in triumph to his rightful place as the engine driver of this wondrous Nightwish vehicle. So, lets give a big round of applause to our very brilliant friend Kai who is stepping in to keep things alive and moving forward…"


Recently, Anette has taken to her Facebook page to ask fans to request a capella style covers for her to sing. This time she’s singing an a capella version of Turn Loose The Mermaids! Check it out!

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Bad news from Jukka(((


How to begin telling something that you wouldn’t want to have to tell, although you know that the decision you made is the only (at least the only right) one you could make at the moment? I face this dilemma now, and will do my best to find the right words.

For a number of years, I have suffered from occasional but very difficult insomnia, something that has been my unwanted companion during many of our tours, too. I’ve done my best to try to control it or at least to cope with it. Still, we don’t even really know why we need sleep, so unfortunately there’s not much information available on why some of us suffer from sleeplessness. There is no 100% cure for the problem.

During the last month, it has become evident for me that due to my insomnia, I can’t fulfill my duties as a musician in the way that I’d want and with the precision that the music deserves. Thus I have decided to step aside from my duties as the drummer of Nightwish during the recording of the forthcoming album and the subsequent tour. I will still be involved in managing the day-to-day affairs of the band, but the dearest and the most important thing, playing, is, for the time being, not possible. Time will tell what the future holds.

On a personal level, my decision obviously feels indescribably sad. Fortunately, looking at it with some distance, it is “just” part of the constant, inevitable ebb and flow of life. The sad things are part of it as well as the beautiful, unforgettable experiences and adventures that I’ve already had the pleasure to experience in spades. Surely, there will still be many adventures ahead, too.

My good friend Kai Hahto will play drums on the forthcoming album. I’m extremely grateful that he didn’t hesitate for a minute when he decided to help us in this challenging situation. What comes to touring, everything is still open, but we will let you know as soon possible what the line-up will be.

If beginning this was hard, so is ending it. So maybe I will just quote something fitting.

“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot losesomething that you are.”
― Eckhart Tolle

Best regards, Jukka Nevalainen / Nightwish


NIGHTWISH - Jukka Nevalainen forced to take a break due to health issues

I was so sad to hear this this morning. Jukka is an original member of the band and he has stuck with them through thick and thin, but after suffering from severe insomnia he needs to take a break. I have to say that I really respect his decision and I’m glad that the other members of the band do too. His health should come first. I really hope that they can find a way to cure his insomnia or at least reduce it to a level where he is able to return.

Jukka is such a great drummer and a really sweet and friendly guy. I really do wish him all the best.

A big welcome as well to Kai Hahto from Wintersun and Swallow The Sun, who will be taking over for the upcoming album and tour. 

More info on my symphonic metal blog if you’ve missed the details.

Nightwish Ruined My Life

4 Favorite Songs Sung By Anette
03/04: Come Cover Me

Dark Passion Play Tour
Live in Fortaleza, Brazil 2008

NIGHTWISH — Making of new album 2015; Episode 2: By The Lake (OFFICIAL TRAILER)


Enjoy the second episode of „the making of” the new Nightwish album, which is scheduled to be released before summer 2015.

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Nightwish - Summer camp 2014 - lake adventures by Mika Jussila - Mastering of the Universe

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Nightwish Band Camp @ Kitee, July 2014: Photos By Mika Jussila

Nightwish is rehearsing and recording their upcoming new album in the backwoods of Kitee.

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