Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan

Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan

KUOLEMA TEKEE TAITEILIJAN is the third extract from the album « ONCE ». Never an album by Nightwish had had such a success, so Spinefarm decided to release a third single, but only for Finland. This single, fully sang in the band’s mother tongue naturally charmed its fans! 

Release date: November 2004
Written and composed by Tuomas Holopainen

01. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan
02. Creek Mary's Blood (Orchestral - Instrumental Version)
03. Symphony Of Destruction (Live At Helsinki 2004)



CDKUOLEMA TEKEE TAITEILIJAN is a very private single in the band’s career, especially compared with the two previous singles (Nemo and Wish I Had an Angel) that had a big promotional career, several different versions and a video each. This was probably due to the fact that this single was only released in Finland. We can add that an EP version of this single was released in Japan.




More infos !

Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan history:
While the band’s tour had already started and Nightwish was playing one show after the other, Wish I Had an Angel was still heavily broadcast on European radios (except in France…) and on some musical TV channels. Tuomas had even claimed that the band did not want to release a 3rd single. However, this single suddenly appeared in Spinefarm Records’ release list. (Eventually, ONCE had 4 singles with The Siren). Nuclear Blast also announced that they would release Kuolema but later, in February 2005, and probably in English with the title "Death Makes An Artist" (which is the literal translation of the Finnish title). In the end, this single never came out and The Siren was chosen to be released in Europe instead. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan remains a single that hasn’t been much commercialized, except in Finland where it enjoyed a nice career, and in Japan, as an EP that also offered the previous single’s bonus tracks

Page spéciale
Here you can see our special page made at the time
when the single was released! (in French only)


  • Finland 2004 - Spinefarm - SPI223CD - CDS - photo1
  • Japan 2005 - Universal - UICO-1076 - CDS
  • Abbreviation key :
    CD : compact disc
    LP : vinyl record (33-1/3 rpm)
    7" - 10" - 12" vinyl : 7, 10, 12 inches vinyl record
    MC : Cassette audio = audio tape
    2CD : Double CD
    MCD : Maxi-CD
    CDS : CD Single
    mini-CD : Single in an album-size box
    VD : Video-disc