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Dear reader,

with great pride and emotions beyond words I can tell you I will stay in Nightwish!!!! My dear ‘brother’ Troy will as well!!!! This is the official press statement to be found on the website of Nightwish:NIGHTWISH

Press release // 09.10.2013

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.

Tuomas, Marco, Jukka, Emppu

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 29.

Watch a brand new trailer, directed by Ville Lipiäinen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czsLPig_0s&feature=youtu.be

Preorder Showtime, Storytime at: the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com (Shipping worldwide!) or from http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime

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PENTAGRAM Documentary Airing on Showtime and On Demand

Premium subscription channel SHOWTIME just picked up the documentary Last Days Here from influential doom legends PENTAGRAM – showings can be found HERE.

On June 20, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA will be screening Last Days Here followed by a Q+A from the film’s co-protagonist and band manager, Pellet. Thirty beers will be on tap from around the world including locals from Devil’s Backbone, Lost Rhino, Three Brothers, and more! Check out details and get your tickets to the screening HERE.

Request PENTAGRAM on The Welding Room via phone, e-mail or live chat!

PENTAGRAM released their current album Last Rites on Metal Blade Records April 14, 2011 and their first ever, official DVD (also out on Metal BladeWhen the Screams Come on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin TX as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe. Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the “Ram Family,” rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn’t special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at metalinjection.net.

07/06 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival 2013
07/20 Warsaw, Poland Days Of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays, 2013
07/25-28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival


HBO & Showtime dominate Golden Globe noms

The complete list of Golden Globe nominations has been announced.

Those snubbed among my personal favorites include, True Blood (HBO), Camelot (Starz), Parenthood (NBC), The Office (NBC) & House (Fox).

On the other hand, American Horror Story is up for best drama with Jessica Lange in the best supporting actress race. Boardwalk Empire places itself in a bevy of favorable positions too. Despite killing Jimmy Darmody, Steve Buscemi leads the best actor category, with Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) appropriately by his side in the support slot.

We’ll see how it all shakes out…

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