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Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic metal band formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee. Nightwish is considered responsible for the rise in popularity of the symphonic metal genre, and the foundation of symphonic metal.
Although the band has been prominent in their home country since the release of their first single, "The Carpenter" (1997), they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums Oceanborn and Wishmaster, which were released in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Their 2004 album, Once, led to Nightwish video clips being shown on MTV in the United States and inclusion of their music in U.S. movie soundtracks. Their biggest U.S. hit single, "Wish I Had an Angel" (2004), made it onto two U.S. film soundtracks as a means to promote their North American tour. The band produced three more singles and two music videos for the album, as well as "Sleeping Sun", from the 2005 "best of" compilation album, Highest Hopes, prior to vocalist Tarja Turunen's departure.
The extensive search for Turunen's replacement, during the course of which anyone could have been considered by submitting a demo, ended in early 2007. Recently, the band declared that the new vocalist will be announced on May 30, 2007, together with the release of a new single called "Eva". On September 26, 2007, the album on which "Eva" will be featured will be released.
-Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen.
-Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen.