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Soundwaves in Retrospect: 15th anniversary of Nightwish’s Once
03 Mar. 2019

Soundwaves in Retrospect: 15th anniversary of Nightwish’s Once


So the year was 2004 and Nightwish released what it would become Tarja Turunen’s swansong, Once. Things had gone bad since 2000 when the band started their first South American tour. The producer of the tour was an argentinian guy called Marcelo Cabulli whom  Tarja met, get along and quickly they  became a couple. Marcelo not only became Tarja’s boyfriend but also he became her manager for things related Nightwish and for her rising solo career so this new management generated a conlifct between Tarja and the rest of the guys. Nightwish was now a two part band with Tarja and Marcelo on one side and Marco, Emppu, Jukka, and Tuomas on the other side. So in the middle of this conflicted situation the recordings of the fifth Nightwish album started. The band had  been in a clear state of ascension but so far the long awaited success on North American shores was still not a reality; maybe this album and one specific song would be the one that finally opened the door to a whole new market and fanbase. This would be  the second album of the new lineup , Marco had been added to the band 2 years back and this provoked a significant change in the sound of the band by adding a male vocalist. The chance to rise even more was there and so Tuomas gave almost everything in order to achieve this goal. It is clear that he is not one of the best keyboard players in the world but what he is is an awesome composer/writer and Once contained probably his best work up to date.

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