The bassist/vocalist announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January, explaining in a statement that he hadnt been able to feel validated by this life for a quite a few years now. He has since been replaced by session bassist Jukka Koskinen (WINTERSUN), who made his live debut with NIGHTWISH in late May at the ...
Will NIGHTWISH replace Marko?
Nightwish has announced the replacement for Marco Hietala, who has retired from the band. Jukka Koskinen (Wintersun) will be the bassist for the band as their support their “Human. :II: Nature” album World Tour. Nightwish said in a statement: “Finally we can share the awaited news with you all!
Will NIGHTWISH disband?
Pressed by U.K.s Metal Hammer magazine about his 2019 statement that NIGHTWISH would disband if another member opted to depart, Tuomas said: Thats how I felt back in 2019, and thats also how I felt when Marko left. But if it would be Floor leaving, thats it, its the end of NIGHTWISH. Absolutely, 100%.
Who left Nightwish?
Each of the two nights had its own slightly different setlist. Last month, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen said that Hietalas decision to leave the band came as a bit of a surprise. He told Finlands Kaaos TV: Marko informed us in December last year [that he was leaving the band].
Who is playing bass for Nightwish?
Marko Hietala Marko HietalaOccupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, Studio engineerInstrumentsBass guitar, vocals, guitar, synthesizers, drumsYears active1984–2021Associated actsNightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings, Raskasta Joulua, Sapattivuosi, Sinergy, Ayreon, Dreamtale, Altaria, Amorphis, Delain, Conquest6 more rows
Can Jukka Koskinen sing?
Jukka Koskinen: I knew that hes a proper singer, and has been singing in proper bands, but amazing singer like Jari is, its just funny. No one else, blah blah blah, perfect. And of course when it comes to the vocal as well, he brings so much more into the band, the live stuff, and yeah.
Who is the lead guitarist for Nightwish?
Emppu Vuorinen Nightwish/Guitarists
When did Marco Hietala leave Nightwish?
January 12, 2021 In 2020 he participated in and won the Finnish edition of Masked Singer. On January 12, 2021, Hietala announced his withdrawal from the public eye and departure from Nightwish.
Who is the drummer for Nightwish?
Kai Hahto Nightwish/Drummers
Is Marco Hietala coming back?
Although Hietala said he was departing the band which he joined in 2002, he would still carry out things agreed on that I will do [in] 2021. Beyond his criticism of the music and streaming industry, Hietala said he does not blame anyone else for his decision to leave.