Another trip behind the scenes!

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We’re drawing closer still to the release of “Quietus of Autumn.” And today, with two weeks to go, we want to share with you the first “making of” video for the album! This video mostly features the recording of the guitars for the album, as well as some previews and practice sessions. Adrienne threatened to […]

Quietus of Autumn

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As we approach the release of our third album, “Quietus of Autumn,” I find myself hit with a very surreal feeling. We’ve been formally releasing music for a few years now, but this is the first album we’ve released as full-time musicians. The first time we’ve created music knowing that it’s not just for us […]

When is a review more than just a review?

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I’ve never been one to put a lot of stock in music reviews. Call me skeptical, but I rarely find myself feeling like the reviewer has truly connected with the music they’re reviewing. Subjective opinions are all well and good, but I feel like some music reviews attempt to box the song or album into […]

A Tribute to Our Influences

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Recently, we decided to make covers of some of the songs we’ve always loved. We had so much fun doing this, trying to capture the magic of the originals to the best of our ability, that we wanted to share this with our amazing listeners. Hopefully this wasn’t too ambitious – Nightwish songs aren’t exactly […]

Join Us Behind the Scenes!

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In the following video, you’ll step behind the scenes with an exclusive glimpse into our music-making process. Not gonna lie, a couple of our friends in the music industry have given us some attitude for wanting to share this kind of intimate and close-up view with our amazing friends and fans. But we’re incredibly proud […]

A Record Label Offered Us How Much????

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For legal reasons I can’t name the A&R rep or the label he worked for (labels can draft up one hell of a non-disclosure agreement), but let’s just say there was a time – years ago when all we had was a demo of our first album “The Unheard Warning” – when I was emailing with […]

Chronic Illness Saved My Life

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I’ve written quite a few songs themed around the struggle between nihilism and hope, and how giving up often seems like the better option. It’s a struggle I know very well. Very few words have ever cut to my core quite like when my doctor said to me, “You’re gonna need to go on disability.” […]

“Symphonic Metal Is Dying,” They Said…

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I won’t beat around the bush here. I was told by a marketing executive of a very big label in metal – which had on its roster more than one of the biggest symphonic metal bands – that symphonic metal is a dying genre. For context, they were pushing us to change our sound to […]

Born Amidst The Purple Waterfalls…

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Music is like a time machine. It gives us the potential to re-connect to our past at a moment’s notice. There’s a Nightwish lyric that’s given me chills every time I’ve heard it for the last twelve years, and I can remember every single time – where I was, what I was doing, who I […]

Autumn Without Color

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The lyric, “Autumn without color, snow without footprints,” was the foundation of what might be the saddest song I’ve written, “Gravetender.” Adrienne legitimately cried a little bit while singing it – you can actually hear her voice break a little on the chorus line “longing to dream, there at least I have remembrance” – and […]

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