Nightwish have released a remastered version of their 18 year old opus, Once, with bonus tracks. Not only would this record change the lives of Nightwish, but it has undoubtedly influenced thousands of people all over the world since its release in 2004.

Maestro Tuomas Holopainen states:

“Nostalgia is a powerful tool. I easily remember what those days surrounding the release of the record were like. The excitement, the ambition, the comradeship, the triumphant tour to come: it was all there, about to carry the band to another level, musically and journey-wise.”

Once climbed to number-one in the album charts in Germany, Finland, Norway, and Greece. It achieved triple-platinum status in Finland; triple-gold status in Germany; and gold status in Switzerland, Austria, and Norway. Quite a feat for a metal record.

Purchase Once here.


Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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