Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish took the world by storm in March 2015 with their eighth studio album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Overcoming hiccups throughout the years with the two previous vocalists, in 2013 the band officially announced Floor Jansen as the new front woman, and Troy Donockley on back up vocals and folk instruments. After the announcement, the band hit the studio and prepared to release an album that not only earned them new fans worldwide, but impressed the loyal base the band had built over the years. With yet another massive theatrical release under their belt, it is no question why Nightwish is the most successful Finnish band, known worldwide. To celebrate, Nightwish hit the European shores with a two month long tour with Swedish melodic death metal giants Arch Enemy & Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis.
Right before the show at Leipzig Arena, our Editor in Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with Troy Donockley. The Interview is divided into two parts. In Part 1, Troy discusses European Tour with Arch Enemy & Amorphis, sold out shows, selling out Wembley Arena, live response to 5 new songs from “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, recent Paris incident and how it modified the security, the visceral visuals and pyrotechnics used on tour, how Tuomas explored his vocal range on new album, how he practices his breathing while playing multiple instruments, playing with drummer Kai Hahto (Wintersun), how Kai adjusted to the band sound and plays with the same spirit as Jukka Nevalainen and his road to recovery from his illness.
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In Part 2, Troy discusses the biggest crowd on tour with 12000+ people in Prague, touring United States and how band plans to increase the fanbase in U.S., how the band gathered the momentum with few sold out shows in US, playing in South America and Australia in January 2016, possibilities of playing in India, whether Nightwish has the potential to headline European Metal Festivals, playing at Download Festival with Iron Maiden, new live DVD which will be released in 2016 with footage from Wembley and other venues.
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