Nightwish Inducted Into The Finnish Hall Of Fame

Symphonic metal giants Nightwish have been inducted into the Finnish Music Hall Of Fame. The band became the 11th member of the honorary gallery on Friday, October 26, when Nightwish frontman Tuomas Holopainen received a commemorative award at the Helsinki Book Fair.

In early October, the first ten out of a total of fourteen Finnish music legends were announced to be inducted into The Hall Of Fame. The remaining three inductees will be announced at a later date and additional inductees will be selected annually. Nightwish has now joined ten Finnish musical heroes such as opera singer Aino Askté, lyricist Reino Helismaa, folk musician Konsta Jylhä, schlager singer Katri Helena or the most famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in the Hall Of Fame.

The gallery of honour to Finnish music is part of a modern music museum that will be opened in the Mall of Tripla in Pasila, Helsinki in October 2019. The Hall Of Fame presents some of Finland’s most popular musicians an displays their work. Mikko Vanni, the chairman of the board of the Finnish Hall Of Fame museum comments: “The gallery of honour displays the top of the music industry with everyone from conductors to rap-artists, heavy-metal bands to folk musicians, symphonies to schlager-songs. The museum combines classical and popular music and offers an opportunity to discover new things in an open-minded way.” 

Watch a video for the title track of Nightwish’ latest album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”  below.