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1996 - Once upon a Time... It's July, 1996. A hidden campfire looms on the island in the middle of Lake Pyhäjärvi, Kitee. Then at midnight, something happens that has far-reaching consequences. Tuomas has an idea of a solo project that would play atmospheric "mood music". The idea quickly crystallises: the sound would include acoustic guitars, flutes, strings, piano — and female vocals. Guitarist Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen and vocalist Tarja Turunen soon join the project. 1997 - Record Deal Holopainen's embryonic idea takes form in just a few months, and the first Nightwish demo is completed in early 1997. Outsiders' opinions are reservedly positive, and the seeds sown during the summer start sprouting during the freezing wi...

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07-12 Seppälä, Tuomas Amberian Dawn
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07-12 Rajamäki, Teemu Uniklubi
07-12 Hantula, Jukka Unshine
07-12 Seppälä, Tuomas EX-Virtuocity
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12-12 Laine, Joni Agonizer
13-12 Mikkola, Tom Entwine
13-12 Lindgren, Andre The Zombi
13-12 Porra, Lauri Rakasta Joulua, Kotipelto, Warmen
13-12 Nurmikari, Eki EX-Imperanon
13-12 Kauppinen, Harri EX-The Myth Of Autumn
13-12 Porra, Lauri Stratovarius
13-12 Mikkola, Tom Tuoni
13-12 Porra, Lauri Sinergy
13-12 Kauppinen, Harri Beyond The Dream
14-12 Honkanen, Timo Battlelore
14-12 Pirkkalainen, Henri Excalion
14-12 Kulmala, Tuomas Supreme Court
15-12 Sanna, Juhani Ablaze In Hatred
16-12 Munter, Aleksi Ghost Brigade, Swallow The Sun
17-12 Hautala, Jari Unshine
17-12 Hatakka, Kari 'Kärtsy' Waltari
18-12 Hiltunen, Pietu Bloodpit, Sorrowind
19-12 Paananen, Mikko 'Mige' H.I.M.
20-12 Vehviläinen, Ville Veikko Waltari
21-12 Romu, Aapo Happy Birthday Aapo! Vanguard
23-12 Raivio, Juha Swallow The Sun
23-12 Mäenpää, Jari EX-Ensiferum, EX-Arthemesia
23-12 Raivio, Juha Plutonium Orange
23-12 Mäenpää, Jari Wintersun
25-12 Holopainen, Tuomas EX-Timo Rautiainen And Trio Niskalaukaus, For My Pain, EX-Sethian, Nightwish, EX-Darkwoods My Betrothed, EX-Nattvindens Gråt
26-12 Närhi, Otto The Myth Of Autumn, Beyond The Dream
27-12 Lehto, Jessica Once There Was
28-12 Balk, Toni Farewell
28-12 Vehniäinen, Eero Machine Men
29-12 Grym, Jori Vanguard
29-12 Harvilahti, Mitja Moonsorrow
31-12 Rautiainen, Teemu Astrayed
31-12 Pääkallon, Jimi Technicolour
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