Interview with Tuomas Holopainen from Nightwish


The 16th of December 2015 Geeks Life Luxembourg did an Interview with the Band Nightwish.

Tuomas Holopainen songwriter and keyboardist talks about there work with Richard Dawkins and how it was to work on Imaginaerum.

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Interview was done by Anne Schwachtgen.
Camera: Sam van Maris & Guillaume D. Bisenieus.
Shot on two Canon Legria HFM46 .
Editing: Sam van Maris


History of Nightwish.

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee,Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardistTuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. The band soon picked up drummer Jukka Nevalainen, and then bassist Sami Vänskä after the release of its debut album, Angels Fall First (1997). In 2002, Vänskä was replaced by Marco Hietala, who also took over the male vocalist role previously filled by Holopainen or guest singers.

Although Nightwish have been prominent in their home country since Angels Fall First, they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums:

  • Oceanborn (1998),
  • Wishmaster (2000)
  • Century Child (2002).

Their 2004 album, Once, has sold more than one million copies and was the band’s breakthrough in the United States.

Tarja Turunen left the Band 2005. Her last performance with Nightwish was during a concert recorded for the live album/DVD End of an Era.

In May 2007, Nightwish announced Anette Olzon as Turunen’s replacement. That September, the band released their sixth album, Dark Passion Play, which has sold almost 2 million copies. The album’s lead single, “Amaranth”, became one of Nightwish’s most successful in Europe.

On October 1, 2012, Nightwish announced that they had parted ways with Olzon and would be finishing the current tour with ReVamp and former After Forevervocalist Floor Jansen.

In October 2013, Nightwish made Jansen and longtime session uillean pipes player Troy Donockley permanent members of the band, and they were featured in the acclaimed album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, released in March, 2015.

Tuomas Holopainen songwriter and keyboardist talks about there work with Richard Dawkins and how it was to work on Imaginaerum.

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Thanks to Ewo Pohjola, Nuclear Blast GmBH and Amnesty International Luxembourg for making this interview possible.

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Sam van Maris

Award Winning Photographer and Artist from Luxembourg.

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