A Beginner’s Guide To Nightwish

As I was walking home from picking up my copy of Nightwish’s 2008 CD Single “Bye Bye Beautiful,” I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to create some sort of launching point for people and new fans that dealt with Nightwish. The band has a bit of a history already with multiple membership changes and I thought why not compile a bunch of resources for people that would all be in one location.

I will also post some videos of music, that are considered important songs in the history of the band. Not every song off of every cd will be posted but it will give an idea of what the sound of the band was like with each CD and how it evolved.

I did not want to re-hash the band’s biography and discography that is already everywhere on-line, so I thought I would supply links to these things from the band’s official web site. This way all the information is coming from the official source.

http://www.nightwish.com/en/band/members – Read about the members
http://www.nightwish.com/en/band/biography – The history of the band
http://www.nightwish.com/en/releases  – The Band’s discography

So here is a list of important links for the band:

http://www.nightwish.com/en/ – The official band website
http://nightwish.com/forum/ – The band’s official forum
http://www.nwshop.fi/ The band’s online store
http://anette-olzon.blogspot.com/ This is Anette’s personal blog, which she updates regularly.
http://www.anetteolzoncentral.tk/ The number one Anette site on the web!
http://www.tuomas-holopainen.com/index.php/en – Tuomas’s official website
http://www.wingsofdarkness.net/php/index.php – Tarot’s official website and the closest thing Marco has to one
http://fans.afanatic.org/emppu/ – A fan listing dedicated to Emppu
http://www.troydonockley.co.uk/news.htm – Troy has played flutes and horns on Nightwish albums and is will be touring with them

I have dedicated a few blogs to Nightwish and will include those links as well:

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/a-goddess-with-the-voice-of-an-angel/  – My blog about Anette

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/an-open-letter-to-nightwish/ – My open letter to Nightwish

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-islander-no-more/ – A blog about Marco Hietala

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/nightwishla/ – Nightwish in Los Angeles 2012

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/cd-review-imaginaerum-by-nightwish/ – My Imaginaerum CD Review

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/happy-imaginaerum-day/ – Blog about Imaginaertum release day

https://jasonhuskins.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/tarja-vs-anette-the-nightwish-debate/ – My take on the Tarja vs Anette debate

So here are some of the important songs in the history of the band. I will list atleast one song from every album.

From the first album “Angels Fall First”

Also from “Angels Fall First”

From their second cd “Ocreanborn:

Also from “Oceanborn”

From their 3rd cd “Wishmaster”

Also from “Wishmaster”

From the cd “Century Child”

Also from “Century Child” and yes I know it has Anette on vocals but I love this performance!

From the cd “Once”

Also from “Once”

From the cd “Dark Passion Play”  Anette’s first with the band

also from “Dark Passion Play”

From the cd “Imaginaerum”

and also from “Imaginaerum”

I hope this helps new fans find their way in the Nightwish Universe!!!


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