BW&BK Exclusive: NIGHTWISH Founder On THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Celebrating 15 Years - "Good Stuff Throughout Their Career, Aegis Being My Favourite Album"

December 6, 2008, 11 years ago

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BW&BK; recently issued a special report on THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, who are celebrating their 15th anniversary. NIGHTWISH keyboardist/founder Tuomas Holopainen, who credits the band for inspiring him as an artist, recently spoke with BW&BK; scribe Carl Begai about the TOT influece:

"Theatre Of Tragedy was a big influence to me at the time when I was starting with Nightwish, together with other female-fronted metal acts like THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL and THE GATHERING," Holopainen reveals. "What really got me into them was the heavy use of keys (laughs) and the Shakespearean lyrics. Written so beautifully, yet it took me hours and hours with a dictionary to make any sense of them. And it was actually Theatre Of Tragedy which made me read half of Shakespeare´s plays, and making me a fan of his work! Good stuff throughout their career, Aegis being my favourite one. Oh, and the music video for 'Image' really gets under your skin."

Check out the interview with Theatre Of Tragedy drummer Hein Frode Hansen here.

Theatre Of Tragedy - 'Lorelei' (audio)

Theatre Of Tragedy - 'Venus' (audio)

Theatre Of Tragedy - 'Image' (video)

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