Nightwish is a symphonic metal band, formed in the town of Kitee, Finland in 1996. The band currently consists of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Marco Hietala (bass, vocals), Emppu Vuorinen (guitars), Jukka Nevalainen (drums and percussion) and Anette Olzon (vocals). Anette Olzon was announced to be the replacement for former vocalist and frontwoman Tarja Turunen in 2007 after the latter was fired in 2005. She has appeared on Dark Passion Play, Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places) and Imaginaerum, as well as the two-year Dark Passion Play tour.
The whole story began in the year 2000. It was just another alcohol-fueled Friday night, and after a while the boys (Ville and Sakke) decided that the world needs another melodic metal band. There can never be enough those around. And since they had been playing in bands practically all their lives, they felt that this should be a piece of cake. After all,how hard can it be to form a band? A rehearsal was scheduled.
Progressive metal band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1994. So far they have released four full-length albums, an EP and a demo. Discography:
Edge of Existence, full-length, 1996
Dawn... A New Beginning, EP, 1999
Promo, demo, 2003
9 Elements of Inner Vision, full-length, 2004
A World Full of Grey, full-length, 2007
The Unseen, full-length, 2008
Iced Earth is an American power metal band that combine heavy metal and speed metal/thrash metal genres in their music. The band was formed by Jon Schaffer, the lead songwriter and rhythm guitarist, in Tampa, Florida in 1984. The original name of the band was Purgatory but was then changed to Iced Earth. Iced Earth’s music is often described as the style of Iron Maiden combined with 80’s thrash metal.
Black Tide is an American heavy metal band from Miami, Florida. Formed in 2004, the band is currently signed to Interscope Records. The original band comprised Gabriel Garcia (vocals and guitar), Alex Nuñez (guitar) it is now Austin Diaz, Zachary Sandler (bass and vocals), and Steven Spence (drums). Black Tide has toured on Ozzfest, and with Avenged Sevenfold and All That Remains. They also played the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. The band released its debut album, Light From Above, on March 18, 2008.
There are several artists under the name of Labyrinth 1. Labyrinth is an Italian progressive power metal band created in 1991 in Tuscany, with famous former members (who has left the band since) like Fabio Lione (singer, Rhapsody) or Olaf Thorsen (guitarist, Vision Divine). Formed as Vision, which was later changed to Morbid Vision, and finally Labyrinth in 1994. The band members used to use pseudonyms, many of which were anglicized versions of their own names.
Warning! Deleting this artist may remove other artists and scrobbles from your library - please handle with caution! You can recover lost scrobbles here. The term Various Artists is used in the record industry when numerous singers and musicians collaborate on a song or collection of songs. Most often on Last.fm, compilation album tracks appear under the name of Various Artists erroneously because the individual artist is not listed in the album's ID3 information.
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, born as Timothy S. Owens on September 13, 1967 in Akron, Ohio. The young Ohio salesman and tribute band frontman made headlines in 1996 when from a fan he became the frontman for the British metal act Judas Priest, filling the shoes of Rob Halford (and, by doing so, inspired the movie Rock Star, which was later discredited by the band). Despite numerous rumours that Rob Halford would reunite with Judas Priest, Owens recorded two studio albums with his childhood heroes, as well as two live albums and a 2002 DVD release.
There are at least three artists with the name Elegy: 1. Elegy are a progressive metal/power metal band from the Netherlands. They formed in 1986. 2. Elegy was the name of a melodic death metal band from Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa. They are now known as Riddare av Koden after changing their name due to copyright issues with the original Dutch band Elegy as mentioned above. 3. Elegy produced a series of minimal electronic EPs for the labels Likemind, ART and B12 in the mid-1990s.
DragonForce is a power metal band that was formed in 1999, from the remnants of black metal band Demoniac under the name of DragonHeart. However, the band soon changed its name to DragonForce before releasing any commercial albums due to possible commercial issues with Brazilian band DragonHeart. Their career began with publishing of songs on the first incarnation of MP3.com, claiming the top of the site's heavy metal charts. The hit song Valley Of The Damned reached over 500,000 downloads in the first few months.