Floor Jansen

Floor Jansen

Attention Nighwish fans: Only three weeks left until the new Nightwish Live DVD “Showtime, Storytime”  gets released! Out on November 29 via Nuclear Blast. Ville Lipiäinenwho produced both DVDs, created a brand new trailer below. Nightwish recently announced that Floor will be their permanent new vocalist after quite an extensive ‘trial’ period. Nightwish have been struggling to find a vocalist since their original vocalist, Tarja left the band in 2006. Here’s a history of the bands quest in finding a lead vocalist after Tarja. The decision is a pretty obvious one, Floor has been the stand-in vocalist for more than a year now. They certainly took their time, but I suppose this time they wanted to be sure. So does this mean we can expect Floor to stay for good?

“Words cannot describe what I feel,” says Floor, who will also be joined by fellow Nightwish noob, English composer and multi-instrumentalist, Troy Donockley! “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!”

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


In the new DVD Nightwish will be talking about all the vocalist issues they’ve had.  We’re looking forward to some new material from the Metal masters. With Floor now being settled in they must have started on new songs?

Here’s the trailer: