It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Nightwish

Following in the footsteps of the Gathering and Lacuna Coil (goth-influenced "symphonic" metal bands with female vocalists), Nightwish were formed in Kitee, Finland, in 1997 by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. Initially attempting to create acoustic music, he recruited trained opera vocalist Tarja Turunen, but soon added full metal band instrumentation in the persons of guitarist Emppo Vuorinen, bassist Sami Vänskä, and drummer Jukka Nevalainen. Nightwish's demos landed them a contract with the Finnish label Spinefarm, which released their debut album, Angels Fall First, in late 1997 (it appeared in the rest of Europe the following year). The follow-up, Oceanborn, appeared in late 1998 and made Nightwish a bona fide mainstream success in their homeland; the album reached the Finnish Top Five and spun off three Top Ten singles.

Nightwish toured Europe heavily, consolidating their success, and in 2000 recorded their third album, Wishmaster. Not only did it top the Finnish charts, but it also became the group's first album to be released in the U.S. (by Century Media, which reissued their previous albums in 2001 as well). Released in 2002, Century Child proved a massive hit in Finland and around Europe, but 2004's Once saw them go one step further and conquer Europe. Number one in Germany and number one in the European Top 100, Once's success was the product of a band at the top of its game following years of hard work. Marco Hietala was now on bass, replacing Sami Vänskä, while in 2005 Swedish singer Anette Olzon replaced Tarja Turunen, who was fired for personal reasons. Dark Passion Play (2007) and the concept album Imaginaerum (2011) both featured Olzon before she and the band parted ways in 2012, halfway through the band's world tour.

At short notice, ex-After Forever frontwoman Floor Jansen stepped in to take over on lead vocal duties; the immense pressures on her were later revealed in the behind-the-scenes film Please Learn the Setlist in 48 Hours. Jansen's powerful voice was a perfect fit for Nightwish. She was embraced immediately by their passionate fans, and was soon made a permanent member, alongside English piper Troy Donockley. Nightwish's first commercial release with Jansen was 2013's live album Showtime, Storytime, which documented their triumphant show at that year's Wacken Open Air metal festival in front of an 85,000-strong crowd. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Ocean Soul sounds like Sirenia
biggeev
Nightwish suck!!! Once they fired Tarja they went down hill, and I never follow them, unless it's to listen the great Tarja. The rest after her, SUCK.
warmingt9
This is my Bae's song!!!
Looking for Josh. Lol.
Nightwish is awesome!!!!
Bye Bye Beautiful is my favorite Nightwish.
Tarja turunen
I grew up in the 70's listening to ELP ... and for forty years I never thought any band could ever surpass ELP's fame... Nightwish has done the unthinkable ... Kudos to NW, Tarja, Annette and Floor ... a job well done!
Incredible all I can say about them
riclc2
According to this bio, Nightwish followed in the footsteps of Lacuna Coil. How is this possible if Nightwish released its first album in 1997 and Lacuna Coil released their first album in 1998? Not bashing Lacuna Coil here (i actually love them), just want an accurate bio for Nightwish.
Kinda Celtic! Oh yeah!
Great band no matter who the singer is, Tarja was the master of opera, Anette was a great rock singer and Floor can do both.
Awesome band and i love the song last of the wilds
U will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by your true love. Howevere, if u don't post this on 5 songs in 143 minutes u will die in 2 days after u do that press f6 and your lovers name will be on the screen in big letters.
One of favorite bands
klswin5
I love this band it's an amazing blend of rock and symphony it's fantastic I love last of the wilds on dark passion play
Nightwish's Moondance at times almost sounds like Turisas Rasputin.
I love love love love love Nightwish! My favorite band with Celtic music.
faithe.walke r 1 0
never thought I'd fall in love with finnish opera singing...
faithe.walke r 1 0
totally love their celtic vibes too! not all celtic is as good as theirs...
Tarja forever
i get a distinct Celtic vibe from their Last Of The Winds. i like celticness. makes everything sound better imo.
k_aspelund
nightwish is amazing
Ghost love score- all I can say is YouTube stupid Mario bros season 2. Start of every episode
Targa in really Kara...Elven S t a r -Previence
I really wish, I could have seen Nightwish live before Tarja left, I really love her singing. I enjoy Anette too, but I wanna see Tarja live:)
Next toSharin den Adel of course .
Tarja...rule s !
I like the beginning. It's beautiful
Nightwish with Tarja was awesome, Nightwish with Anette was awesome, Nightwish with Floor is awesome. I wish people would stop arguing about the singers. They each bring (or brought) something special to the band, and you can't really compare them.
������������
It's good to see and hear Nightwish still cranking out the progressive tunes ... Nightwish ... Floor ... Tarja ... they ALL ROCK!
The male voice sounds like Kamelot.
Please, for the love of Pandora, chillax on the chain comments!
Say iPhone 5 five times post this on another station then look under your pillow
Also this is my moms profile
I play dark souls 2 to this
saw them at the baumont club in KCK before it closed anette was vocals wish i could have seen Tarja and i want to see the new vocalist live
Tarja Turrunen for ever...but alas Nightwish shall always rock ;)
I got to see Anette in Philly for the 1st and last time ...

as soon as i started to get used to Anette's voice after Tarja, they got Floor Jansen !! seriously?
devoted2merc u r y
I got to see them in San Francisco shortly after Floor first joined up; it was epic.
NIghtwish ... the best of this genre ...
klswin5
I love I wish I had an angel and Last of the wilds this is an awesome band and their music is amazing so rock on nightwish
i wish floor jansen good luck, i hope to see them live sometime :D
I love everything about this band I got the pleasure and honor of seeing arkona live thats one band I can take off of my bucket list. Next is nightwish, blind guardian and darkmore :D
@BlackCat
Right when I read your comment I got I Wish I Had An Angel stuck in my head. �� Funny, such a catchy song
Pandora, PLEASE get Showtime, Storytime!! Floor is so amazing! Funny how I had I wish I had an angel stuck in my head and then that's the first song it played...
When u can sound like this u know ur a true singer.
steammouse70
I actually only know this group because of LittleBigPla n e t 2 (PS3). One of the tracks was the instrumental version of Whoever Brings the Night on Dark Passion Play. I saw the same album on Pandora one day, and now I'm a Nightwish fan! :)
This song is AWESOME!! love Nightwish and Marco
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[81, 111, 113, 100, 88, 127, 124, 120, 117, 65, 109, 99, 79, 81, 117, 84, 65, 99, 87, 101, 73, 82, 115, 88, 113, 113, 100, 95, 91, 101, 68, 114, 111, 74, 91, 88, 93, 108, 92, 74, 82, 101, 86, 73, 86, 75, 116, 82, 86, 65, 119, 86, 78, 97, 66, 64, 77, 109, 79, 97, 104, 65, 119, 106, 74, 115, 117, 86, 124, 117, 81, 83, 72, 82, 84, 73, 120, 127, 89, 100, 103, 66, 119, 65, 116, 124, 66, 116, 116, 81, 103, 88, 77, 65, 118, 125, 101, 106, 109, 90, 92, 102, 112, 74, 97, 101, 111, 66, 120, 124, 64, 92, 68, 110, 88, 84, 69, 108, 110, 105, 71, 72, 122, 104, 97, 106, 65, 82, 116, 108, 121, 113, 116, 124, 71, 91, 85, 114, 96, 92, 71, 85, 124, 84, 122, 113, 112, 114, 71, 101, 105, 76, 108, 94, 120, 127, 96, 116, 125, 111, 80, 78, 117, 88, 86, 77, 123, 115, 68, 64, 123, 96, 69, 96, 98, 118, 118, 123, 106, 87, 105, 68, 65, 110, 110, 127, 96, 100, 72, 75, 66, 66, 68, 71, 65, 92, 124, 115, 118, 127, 83, 100, 116, 77, 121, 103, 101, 105, 77, 96, 80, 101, 125, 78, 78, 75, 86, 77, 85, 119, 71, 77, 77, 97, 88, 68, 67, 116, 118, 91, 125, 94, 68, 70, 64, 67, 126, 93, 97, 82, 75, 73, 75, 112, 89, 114, 68, 68, 89, 64, 100, 109, 95, 98, 106, 110, 115, 107, 112, 103, 77, 81, 73, 77, 120, 70, 83, 100, 111, 125, 117, 122, 113, 111, 122, 99, 77, 79, 95, 107, 108, 113, 112, 66, 104, 76, 72, 109, 123, 110, 120, 93, 81, 111, 79, 118, 112, 73, 124, 80, 125, 114, 79, 66, 125, 110, 126, 106, 71, 113, 73, 65, 124, 98, 84, 97, 64, 78, 72, 122, 74, 70, 119, 69, 90, 79, 74, 74, 113, 104, 86, 81, 67, 105, 73, 67, 89, 80, 84, 121, 65, 94, 87, 72, 69, 110, 100, 70, 82, 79, 109, 121, 95, 126, 69, 104, 107, 93, 114, 118, 102, 81, 95, 103, 77, 111, 118, 119, 88, 64, 107, 83, 96, 84, 64, 75, 78, 64, 104, 80, 90, 90, 74, 99, 114, 109, 83, 72, 87, 103, 120, 93, 109, 118, 102, 69, 90, 110, 122, 75, 90, 117, 73, 111, 101, 90, 100, 118, 68, 110, 122, 89, 118, 75, 85, 75, 112, 122, 105, 121, 127, 85, 109, 124, 94, 121, 83, 104, 74, 69, 92, 70, 125, 116, 104, 94, 65, 127, 91, 96, 124, 89, 82, 113, 116, 100, 120, 65, 100, 78, 95, 121, 82, 92, 110, 69, 120, 109, 82, 98, 84, 117, 97, 79, 119, 90, 97, 79, 70, 109, 74, 112, 83, 115, 127, 103, 118, 82, 64, 112, 80, 85, 77, 68, 104, 86, 125, 105, 81, 71, 84, 69, 88, 102, 87, 71, 120, 127, 84, 83, 121, 109, 65, 105, 114, 72, 82, 113, 71, 77, 81, 85]