Monday 26 October 2020

Nightwish - Metal From Finland #MewsicMonday

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Happy Mewsic Monday! 🤘🏻

Hi, music fans!

Choose a country and build a list of rock songs from that country is this week's theme requested by October's Mewsic Moves Me honorary co-hostess Mary at Jingle Jangle Jungle.  

We have chosen...

As a Brit, Mum's music collection has always consisted mainly of British artists, plus a lot of American artists as well. There's no doubt about it, many of the classic rock/metal bands are from the UK. And we know the USA has always had amazing rock bands as well.

Sadly, British music has been going downhill ever since the Nineties. Nothing exceptional had captured Mum's soul or ears since then so all she did during the Noughties was listen to music from the past, especially 80s music. 

Then in 2007, that all changed.

While researching the Romantic poets Byron and Shelley on YouTube for her novel Poet's Blood, she came across a Finnish band called Nightwish. You see, someone had uploaded a video of clips from the BBC Byron drama series and had replaced the audio with the song "Sleeping Sun" by Nightwish.

If only Mum could find that video now because she's searched and she can't find it anywhere, so it must have been deleted. However, you can watch the official Nightwish video of the song below. 

This beautiful song enthralled Mum instantly. Mum wanted to find out more about this band she had never heard of, and why had she not heard of them before?  The lead vocalist sounded kind of Irish, were they from Ireland? 

No, she soon discovered that this amazing band called Nightwish was a Finnish band and actually of the metal genre - a new breed of metal (for Mum at the time) - Symphonic Metal. Mum was hooked. She had now found the music that spoke to her soul. Music that included most genres of music that truly moves her. Metal, rock, classical, orchestral, operatic, dramatic, bombastic, mellow, melancholic - it speaks to her like no music has ever had. This is her SOUL music. It inspires her - to write, to create, to sing, to heal.

So, here, without further ado - we have music from Finnish band Nightwish.  


The song that started it all for Mum.

Featuring the vocals of Tarja Turunen (lead vocalist from 1996–2005). 




Anette Olzon from Sweden took over lead vocals from  2007 to 2012.


Dutch singer Floor Jansen  is the current lead vocalist since 



For more music from Nightwish check out their official YouTube Channel


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Sandee said...

Great playlist. I've heard some great tunes this week. You always do such a great job Goddess Athena. I know mom helps some.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

Debbie D. said...

I LOVE Symphonic Metal and Nightwish! ♥ Although Tarja is no longer with the band, they still rock, as does she, as a solo artist. What a lovely surprise to find another Metal aficionado here! (And fellow Redbubble artist. I shall follow you.)
Debbie @ The Doglady's Den

XmasDolly said...

I've never heard of those two bands, but they phenomenal. Thank you for sharing your kitty & great tunes!! ROCK ON! Have a wonderful Monday, and be healthy, safe and don't forget your mask! God bless....

Brian's Home Blog said...

WOW, those are quite interesting and quite good too!

songbird's crazy world said...

This was new to me as well. Interesting choices.

John Holton said...

Good pick! I like that it's out of the box...

pilch92 said...

Nice choices. They are a good band. XO

Alana said...

You had already introduced me to Nightwish, so I was happy for the opportunity to compare the three lead singers. Tarja was my favorite. I also enjoy this genre from time to time. Apocalyptica is another group I enjoy.

Mary B said...

Finland! I love it! It's so nice to see all the different countries being selected. I'm a little familiar with the bands you selected, but not fully, so it was great to have another listen. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!