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another gold album!

another gold album! - 2005-10-07

2005-10-07 - Finnish metallers NIGHTWISH were presented with gold-album awards on stagelast Saturday night (Oct. 01) during their performance at the Lycabettus Theater in Athens, Greece. The band were awarded for outstanding sales in Greece with their latest full-length album, &quot;Once&quot;, which was released in 2004.The award &quot;ceremony&quot; took place in front of more than 3,500 fans in the Greek capital. A photo of NIGHTWISH accepting the gold-album awards has been posted online at <a href="http://www.metal-temple.com/_data/news/nightwish-award.jpg" target="_blank"><u>this</u></a> location. Check out over 50 photos from last Saturday's show by clicking <a href="http://www.metal-temple.com/gallery/" target="_blank"><u>here</u></a>.<br><br>As previously reported, NIGHTWISH's brand-new CD collection, entitled &quot;Highest Hopes - The Best Of Nightwish&quot;, has been certified platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 40,000 copies. The album, which was released in two different formats (the normal version, and limited edition, featuring a bonus disc containing three video clips filmed at the Mera Luna Festival in Hildesheim, Germany in 2003: &quot;She Is My Sin&quot;, &quot;Dead to the World&quot; and &quot;Kinslayer&quot;), features a cover of PINK FLOYD's &quot;High Hopes&quot; and a new recording of the song &quot;Sleeping Sun&quot;, for which the band recently shot a video in Prague, Czech Republic. The clip was directed by J&ouml;rn Heitmann, who has previously worked with such artists as RAMMSTEIN (&quot;Keine Lust&quot;, &quot;Amerika&quot;) and THE RASMUS (&quot;No Fear&quot;). Check out pictures from the video shoot at <a href="http://www.nightwish.com/gallery/index.php?cat=17" target="_blank"><u>this</u></a> location.<br><br>&quot;More <a href="http://www.nuclearblast.de/band_showa.php?artist=129"><u>NIGHTWISH</u></a>&quot;

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