Somebody once called Thin Lizzy the band that eats guitar players. Somebody also added Kiss to that list. Rainbow and Whitesnake ate members period. In Sweden there’s a dark sleaze / glam band called Crashdiet that has had three different singers on four records. I guess you know what I’m getting at here. Finnish opera-metalists Nightwish has had vocalist problems for a while now. When the band broke through in 2000 with their third album Wishmaster – they released their debut Angels Fall First back in 1997 – many people, including me, equaled Nightwish with their singer Tarja Turunen, even though it was band leader and keyboards player Toumas Holopainen who was the band’s main song writer. She has a big operatic soprano voice and an outlook that many people identified with Nightwish. Nothing strange in that, she was the voice and the face of the band. Add to the fact that she was a real good-looking woman and Nightwish had the formula to conquer the world. When Nightwish released Once in 2004, they were really, really big and on the verge of becoming a huge act world-wide.