9 Things You Need To Know About Nightwish...

Written by Matilda Buckingham / October 11, 2018

Not familiar with symphonic metal gods Nightwish? Allow us to fill you in...

1. Nightwish are pioneers of symphonic metal and are icons of the whole genre.

2. Since forming in Finland in 1996 they've released 8 studio albums, 4 live albums, 13 music videos and 21 singles 😱

3. They've earned a MASSIVE 182,847,906 views on YouTube and 1,002,874 monthly listeners on Spotify 🔥

4. Their extensive back catalogue has seen them play spin the bottle with genres. Whether it's big ballads, cinematic anthems, joyful pop melodies or pure power metal you're into, Nightwish have something for you.

5. Not only are they the 3rd biggest selling band in their homeland, they're also the most successful Finnish band worldwide! They've sold over 9 million records across the globe and have received over 60 gold and platinum awards 🙌

6. The band originally started as an acoustic three-piece before developing a more metallic sound for their debut project 'Angels Fall First' in 1996.

7. Back in 2015 they visited London for a one off show at Wembley Arena on their 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour'. The show was recorded and released for the 'Vehicle Of Spirit' live project the following year!

8. Earlier this year they dropped their latest album 'Decades', their 7th compilation album 🎤

9. In December they'll be returning to the UK for their first UK tour since 2012! We cannot WAIT 🎉

08 - LONDON The SSE Arena

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