Once upon a NIGHTWISH - The official biography
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Back in stock: 300 plus pages with 32 pages of full-color photos, extensive discography and more: Charts the bands full history from the early days right up to the present. Includes never before seen pictures and interviews with the band members, co-workers, family members, friends, fans and colleagues. Softcover, 320 pages.
by Mape Ollila (English translation by Olga Pohjola).
Mape Ollila is a long time music editor and a metal fan who has followed the career of Nightwish from the beginning and travelled with the band all over the world. Over three years in the making, "Once Upon A NIGHTWISH" lovingly but revealingly chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of the
first nine years of this phenomenal band, their on-the-road mayhem and silent, personal musings... and the true reasons behind Tarja's departure.
Massive paperback with 300+ pages, a 32-page picture spread:
Meet Nightwish — the “shitty band with shitty equipment and no commercial potential” from Kitee, Finland, that turned out to be a Platinum-selling, trend-setting international musical phenomenon. This is their story, as told by Tuomas, Tarja, Emppu, Jukka, Sami, and Marco themselves; a tale of a Disney dreamer and a drama queen; of frowning Finns, exhibitionist roadies, eccentric producers, cursed bassists, faith healers, death threats, behind-the-scenes battles, managerial mayhem, fame and fortune, loss and lament — and music that captured the hearts and minds of the world.
Mape Ollila is a long-time music editor and a Metal fan who has followed the career of Nightwish from the beginning and travelled with the band all over the world. Over four years in the making, Once Upon A Nightwish lovingly but revealingly chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of the first nine years of this unique band, their on-the-road antics as well as their silent, personal musings — and the true reasons behind Tarja’s departure.