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"Showtime, Storytime" wins Nuclear Blast fan poll 2013
31.12.2013
You chose "Showtime, Storytime" as your favorite Nuclear Blast album of 2013, thank you so much for that!

Here are the complete results of the fan poll:
http://media.nuclearblast.de/apps/Poll2013/NBPoll2013.html
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Customer reviews & a competition
30.12.2013
There's a new "customer reviews" feature in Nightwish Shop, which means that registered customers can write their own reviews of the products. Every review helps other customers to decide which products to purchase, so we feel that it's very important to have your word out there!

All the reviews made within this year will take part in a competition to win 50 EUR gift card. To write a review, simply log in at Nightwish Shop, go to the product you'd like to review and click "Create your own review". Thanks in advance!

http://shop.nightwish.com/
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Merry Yuletide
24.12.2013
Merry Yuletide greetings from the magical Taivaanvalkeat of Levi, Finland!
Our most sincere thanks to one and all for the past year, the love, the support and the laughter.
Let's make the year 2014 even more adventurous and joyful!

The Nightwish clan
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»Showtime, Storytime« is now available via iTunes Concert Film
23.12.2013
»Showtime, Storytime« is now available via iTunes Concert Film: http://georiot.co/31Sr

You can order it within the following countries: USA, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Province Of China and Turkey.

Also available is the worldwide audio only digital live release (live album incl. digital booklet) here: http://georiot.co/2SNi
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Additional "Showtime, Storytime" chart entries
22.12.2013
Some additional "Showtime, Storytime" chart entries available. Here's the whole list:

Finland DVD #01 (#40 CD)
France DVD #02
Sweden DVD #02
UK #05 (Rock/Metal Top 40; #126 Charts)
Germany #06 (DVD #1)
Austria DVD #09
Belgium #11 (Belgium Flanders #15, Belgium Walloonia #7)
USA #15 (Top 100 Hard Music Albums)
Switzerland #52
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"Romaticide" live video clip released
20.12.2013
Today we released the third video clip - `Romaticide’ - out of the »Showtime, Storytime« DVD / Blu-ray.
 
Check out the live video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz_7OCCQlXs

You can order your copy of »Showtime, Storytime« from the Nightwish Shop at http://shop.nightwish.com/
OR at the http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
OR via iTunes http://georiot.co/2SNi (live album incl. digital booklet)
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"Showtime, Storytime" charts success!
18.12.2013
Three weeks after the release of "Showtime, Storytime" we are proud to announce the following charts entries:

Belgium #11 (Belgium Flanders #15, Belgium Walloonia #7)
Germany #6 (Germany DVD #1)
Finland #40 (Finland DVD #1)
France DVD #2
Sweden DVD #2
Switzerland #52
UK #126 (UK Rock #5)

Cheers to everyone who already got their copy!

You can order yours from the Nightwish Shop at http://shop.nightwish.com/
OR
from http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
OR
via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet) http://georiot.co/2SNi
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Vehicle Of Spirit competition winners
16.12.2013
The winners of the Vehicle Of Spirit competition has now been drawn. We got hundreds and hundreds of great memories from you, it was a great joy reading them all!

Three lucky ones are...

1st prize - Nea L., Finland
-Vehicle of spirit memorabilia with a dedication & signatures from the band
-100 € gift coupon to Nightwish Shop

2nd prize - Andrea H., Germany
-Vehicle of spirit memorabilia with a dedication & signatures from the band
-50€ gift coupon to Nightwish Shop

3rd prize - Marta Z., Croatia
-Vehicle of spirit memorabilia with a dedication & signatures from the band
-25€ gift coupon to Nightwish Shop

The memorabilia framed canvas artworks will now go to production & for the band to dedicate and sign. The estimated delivery time for these are at the end of January 2014. The winners will be contacted by email.

Thanks for the ride!
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Black Friday hits the Nightwish Shop!
29.11.2013
Black Friday hits the Nightwish Shop! Lots of great offers, up to -76%! http://www.madsupply.com/shop/category?id=51

SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! These offers are valid until the end of Cyber Monday 2nd of December, or while stocks last.

Today is also the last day to take part in the "Vehicle Of Spirit" competition! Check out the competition page here: http://www.madsupply.com/shop/category?id=80
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First details about Tuomas's solo album »The Life And Times Of Scrooge«
28.11.2013
Tuomas has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing his solo album. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called »The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck«, written and illustrated by Don Rosa.

Tuomas comments: “This is my longtime dream come true, 14 years in the making. And a homage to one of the best storytellers of our time. Thank you for sharing this celebration of Life & Adventure!"

This 12 - chapter book tells the life story of a certain Scrooge, from his early years in the 19th century Scotland to his adventures all around the world until the 1950`s. The story contains such immense depth, detail, wit and emotional power, that the moment Tuomas read it nearly 20 years ago, it instantly became a story of profound personal interest and love for him. The initial spark of `coloring` this story with music, i.e. create a kind of "soundtrack" for the book, came to him already in 1999, and has ever since been haunting the back of his mind.

The album was written and produced by Tuomas Holopainen and will contain 10 songs, with total duration of approximately 60 minutes. The music will be of soundtrack / classical / folk genre in the vein of Vaughan Williams, Michael Nyman, James Newton Howard and Enya.

Mr. Pip Williams has done the orchestral arrangements, continuing his collaboration with Tuomas after the NIGHTWISH records »Once«, »Dark Passion Play« & »Imaginaerum«.

There will be a number of guest musicians, including the London Orchestra, The Metro Voices (a choir from London) and four lead vocalists: Alan Reid, Johanna Kurkela, Johanna Iivanainen & Tony Kakko. Other guest appearances include Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, bodhran), Mikko Iivanainen (guitars & banjo), Teho Majamäki (Didgeridoo), Jon Burr (Harmonica) and Dermot Crehan in the solo violin.
The recordings took place during August - October 2013, first at Angel Studios, London, then in various locations around Scotland and Finland.

The author of the book, Don Rosa, has done the artwork for the album.

There will also be a single release, from the track ‘A Lifetime Of Adventure’, and a music video to go with it in early 2014.
The album »The Life And Times Of Scrooge« is scheduled for a release in April 2014.

» www.tuomas-holopainen.com
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