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NIGHTWISH Announce Two New Members

Nightwish announced a few months back that they've been working on a new record, and even more recently announced a live DVD. Both of these things will have their new vocalist Floor Jansen on them and Troy Donockley on uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals.

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According to an announcement made on the band's Facebook page:

Ms. Floor Jansen is a keeper.

Also, we will be a six-piece band from now on, as Mr. Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of NIGHTWISH.

Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future line-up of the band, but the past year has clearly shown us that Floor and Troy are perfect matching pieces to our puzzle, and we are really grateful of the bond that has grown between all of us. We love you guys.

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Commented vocalist Floor Jansen: "Words cannot describe what I feel! This union is beyond everything and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to continue this amazing journey with my new brothers! Once I had a dream…and this is it!!!"

Piper/whistleman, added vocalist Troy Donockley: "`Imaginaerum World Tour´was a revelation to me and in that time, I became aware of a growing unity and then, finally, a transcendence of all the usual nonsense that affects bands. A beautiful process. And since the idea, the musical dream that is NIGHTWISH has been a part of me since before I was born, I am delighted to officially sail into uncharted waters with my brothers and sister. Wondrous scenes Ahoy! "

The new line-up can be seen on the live / tour documentary DVD »Showtime, Storytime«, released on November 29th.

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Overall, awesome for Nightwish! Floor Jansen was a good choice, as you can pretty clearly see in the above DVD trailer… and damn they're pretty good live too! I was not aware, but the more you know, right? I'm interested to see how their new album fares with Jansen on vocals, since she's a solid fit and all.

Just in case you were curious (I know you are), these are uilleann pipes:

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