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.:: AboUt NiGhTwiSh ::.

Nightwish is a Finnish Heavy Metal band (others say they are a Power Metal band), formed in 1996. While it is mostly the brainchild of Tuomas Holopainen who writes most of their songs, it is best known for its vocals (in the album Angels fall first).
The vocals are perfomed by Tarja Turunen, who has studied classical singing in the Finnish Sibelius Academy and currently studies opera singing in Germany. Their music style can be described as Operatic Heavy Metal.
Nightwish started out as Holopainen´s experiment using acoustic guitars, no drums and the operatic voice of Tarja Turunen. At this time there where three band members:
+ Holopainen,
+ Turunen and
+ Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen (guitar).
In early 1997 Jukka Nevalainen joined the band, to play drums. The acoustic guitar was replaced with an eletric one. In April they went into the studio and recorded seven songs. These songs can be found on the limited edition of Angels fall first.
In May the same year, they were signed onto the Finnish record label Spinefarm Records.

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