dodge

Howdy from Texas

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First heard this group via a reaction video on Youtube a month or so back. I thought it was a song called Nightwish by that bizzaro group Ghost.  Needless  to say..I was "floored". Had always wondered  what rock music had evolved into since I really hadnt heard much for my taste since the Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult days back in the '70s. One of my favorite songs was circa 1970-"Venus" by The Shocking Blue. NW is something else though.  Sorta like tossing ABBA and Metallica in a bucket and this tremendous sound jumps out at you..lol. That live show from Wacken is the best music/sound/arrangement I've ever heard. Where have my ears been all these years? Yeah, I'm sold.

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Supposedly these European non-British metal bands aren't generally very well known in the USA. Nice that reaction videos help to reach new people.

Welcome!

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I think so. I wasn't even aware of the genre until I saw the video. Wish I had seen video a year earlier as NW was on tour here in the states and actually came to Dallas TX back in April 2018. Would have gone for sure. Have heard they about ready to work on the next album? A USA tour hopefully after that maybe. Maybe in time for my 65th birthday perhaps!

 

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I'm sure they'll be back for a US tour - almost surely back to Texas as well!  Hello to a fellow Texan, nice to know I'm not alone!!  I hail from Houston, myself.

Welcome to the boards :)  Nightwish is truly a very special band, one of my all-time favorites.

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@dodge

They'll probably arrange their traditional summer camp for the main recordings. The new album will be out in early 2020.

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Hope so...one of those bucket-list deals to see them live. You know, I've  yet to hear an "off" song by these guys. Not one.  Amazing. Still learning history etc of the band. Apparently one of the "pioneers" of this genre. Found a orchestral metal radio station and I can tell when a NW song comes on even those I've never heard. VERY unique sound...I think they  carved out their own niche-Nightwish Metal perhaps.

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