…..just landed at eil.com are these superb rarities from the Finnish power metal act ‘Nightwish’, a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. They are the third-best-selling band and musical entity in Finland with certified sales of nearly 900,000 certified copies. The group is also the most successful Finnish band worldwide, selling more than 8 million records and receiving more than 60 gold and platinum awards, having released five Number 1 albums and thirteen Number 1 singles.
No it’s not the latest release on Jack White’s Third Man label but the true story of how….”In 50s Soviet Union, western records such as Rock Around the Clock and Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy were banned. But intrepid music lovers found a way to defy the authorities by making bootleg pressings […]
From the Guardian Lars Ulrich: ‘There’s a fast song, a mid-tempo song, a ballad. It’s like food groups: you need your carbs, your protein’ Lars Ulrich, drums When we recorded Ride the Lightning in 1984, our producer was Flemming Rasmussen, a Dane. He was definitely our kind of guy: quick […]
…..big hittters this week at eil towers include a modern day rarity in the shape of David Bowie’s 2012 RSD Space Oddity picture disc, a rare Danish Mick Jagger ’45 taken from the Performance OST, a tasty 2nd press of the Black Sabbath’s debut LP, a selection of Beatles Japanese promotional handbills, Dream Theatre limited […]