Nightwish Confirm Their New Official Lineup
Nightwish have announced that they have named Floor Jansen as their permanent singer and also announced that Troy Donockley is now a full time member.
The band sent out these comments "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."
Floor Jansen had this to say, "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!!!"
Troy Donockley adds: "`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 band will be releasing a new live packaged called "Showtime, Storytime," on December 10th in Blu-Ray/CD, DVD/CD and double CD formats. The release features the band's performance at this year's Wacken Open Air Festival and the video formats will feature a two hour documentary.