Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996–2006 [NOOK Book]

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Hailing from the tiny hamlet of Kitee, Finland (pop. 10,000) Nightwish has captivated the world’s imagination with magical million-selling releases like Once, Century Child, and Wishmaster. Their saga is a heavy metal fable as dramatic and tumultuous as the band’s epic symphonic music. In these details and confessions, a vivid and painfully honest portrait of a musical dream emerges—and tensions swell as a split with original singer Tarja ...
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Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996–2006

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Overview

Hailing from the tiny hamlet of Kitee, Finland (pop. 10,000) Nightwish has captivated the world’s imagination with magical million-selling releases like Once, Century Child, and Wishmaster. Their saga is a heavy metal fable as dramatic and tumultuous as the band’s epic symphonic music. In these details and confessions, a vivid and painfully honest portrait of a musical dream emerges—and tensions swell as a split with original singer Tarja Turunen becomes inevitable.

In this remarkably revealing official biography, author Mape Ollila charts the rise from village student project to global stardom, gaining unprecedented access not just to the members of Nightwish past and present; but also their families, their loyal and lewd crew, their peers, their critics, and countless other insiders from the Nightwish adventure. The book lays bare the creative firepower and personal demons of songwriter Tuomas Holopainen; the unique talents and traits of guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, drummer Jukka Nevalainen, and bassist Marco Hietala; and the true reasons behind the 2005 departure of vocalist Tarja Turunen—in the band’s words and hers.

Along the way, the band struggles with religious protesters, fortune-tellers, naked crew members, health problems, shady promoters, out-of-control fans, and the growing pains of an ever-steeper rock star learning curve. Happily ever after or not, these unique Finnish personalities are brought to life in this journey into the mysteries of…Once Upon a Nightwish.
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Editorial Reviews

Dave Ling
"Worth the wait"
Jarkko Jokelainen
“The Nightwish story offers up a spectacular dramatic arc, and Mape Ollila grabs it with both hands.”
Staff Review
"Essential for any diehard fan”—Revolver
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013788589
  • Publisher: Bazillion Points
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Awesome

    I have listened to this amazing band for a really really long time and i love all of their songs! I introduced my friend to them and she was hooked. Now shes really obsessed, wont stop talking about them, is doing everything she can to learn finnish. In fact its rather scary the way she is. I thought it would wear off after a month or two but its been four. I regret introducing them to her because i, almost literally, created a monster. Perhaps their songs and music are a little too good... anyway enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Emppu!

    I love Emppu!

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