Videos
The Carpenter
The Carpenter

year: 1997
album: Angels Fall First
director: Sami Käyhkö
length: 4'20

Notes : The very first single of Nightwish, and yet a video was shot for the occasion. A pretty rare opportunity for a metal band in 1997 ! The Carpenter represents everything from the first years of Nightwish history. Only Tarja appears in this video, even if Tuomas sings all the verses. The video is quite simple, telling the story of an old man trying to reach his old dream: to fly.... A nice video, without much visual effects, but the atmosphere fits perfectly with the first album of Nightwish.

Where to find it : on the DVD "From Wishes To Eternity"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video.

 
Sacrament Of Wilderness
Sacrament Of Wilderness

year: 1998
album: Oceanborn
director: inconnu
length: 4'12

Notes : Do we REALLY have to talk about that video ? Well, let's try, but please do not talk to the band about this video, because they claim this is their worst video ever... it is a live video (shot at Kitee on November 13th, 1998) with a poor quality that was done too quickly. Forget about it ! :)

Where to find it : On the EP "Wishmastour 2000" released by XIIIBis Records.

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video.

 
Sleeping Sun
Sleeping Sun

year: 1998
album: Oceanborn
director: Sami Käyhkö
length: 4'01

Notes: Sleeping Sun was a song requested by Drakkar Records for the upcoming Eclipse of August 1999. This is a wonderful video, even if there is a strange bathtub with no reason to be there. When we asked the band about it, they told us they had no idea what the reason for this bathtub was ! It was just an idea from the director. The video was shot in Lapland, closed to the Inary lake, in July 1999. The shooting was hard because there was a lot of mosquitos in the area, and Tarja had to fight with them. Moreover, they had to remove them from the video during the post-production, but a few ones can still be seen when you're watching the video closely ! Poor Tarja !

Where to find it : On the DVD "From Wishes To Eternity"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video.

 
The Kinslayer (live)
The Kinslayer - live

year: 2000
album: Wishmaster
director: Bill Wishmaster
length: 4'36

Notes : This is the only video to promote the album "Wishmaster". it is a live video from the show in Buenos Aires (Argentina), on July 21st, 2000. it is a very powerful video, thanks to the audience, that gives so much energy ! No comparison with the previous live video ! The video and audio quality is pretty good too.

Where to find it : On the DVD "From Wishes To Eternity"

Screenshots : later.

 
Over The Hills And Far Away
Over The Hills And Far Away

year: 2001
album: Over The Hills And Far Away
director: Pasi Takula
length: 4'00

Notes : This video was shot for the release of their first EP, between "Wishmaster" and "Century Child". This video is the first one to have a real good quality, and a lot of fans still think it is their best one (well, until "Nemo"). For the first time, all the band appears in the video, playing the song. Ewo, their manager, is even there, acting a dark wizard !

Where to find it : on the DVD "End Of Innocence" (and others)

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
Bless The Child
Bless The Child

year: 2002
album: Century Child
director: Pasi Takula
length: 4'04

Notes : This is the video to promote the 4th album of Nightwish, "Century Child". "Bless The Child" is a nice video, done properly. The video tells a sad love story in reverse, pretty closed to the lyrics. But the band is a bit disappointed with this video, because they find it a bit too complex. The video is a mix between the story and the band playing the song in a disused warehouse.

Where to find it : on the DVD Single "Bless The Child"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
End Of All Hope
End Of All Hope

year: 2002
album: Century Child
director: Pasi Takula
length: 3'55

Note : Last video for Century Child. "End Of All Hope" is not really a single, as there was no cd out in shops for this song. This video is only a bonus video for their DVD "End Of Innocence". The video is a mix between some live shoots (in a pretty bad quality) and some images from the Finnish movie "The Book Of Fate". The live video is taken from the Tuska Festival 2002.

Where to find it : on the DVD "End Of Innocence"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
Nemo
Nemo

year: 2004
album: Once
director: Antti Jokinen
length: 4'03

Note : First single taken from the album "Once", this video was directed by Antti Jokinen, a famous director (he directed some videos for Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Eminem... and he's the director of the DVD "End Of An Era"). it is a very wonderful video, the best one for most of the fans ! The video cost a lot of money but it was definitely worth it ! The story has been written by Tuomas and Tero but Antti was given the permission to change everything he wanted.

Where to find it : on the DVD Single "Nemo"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
Wish I Had An Angel
Wish I Had An Angel

year: 2004
album: Once
director: Uwe Boll
length: 4'06

Notes : Second single taken from the album "Once", "Wish I Had An Angel" is a very common video. The band plays the song in a disused warehouse (déjà-vu ? ;-)), and there are some images taken from the movie "Alone In The Dark". There's also an alternative version of the video without the images from the movie, but only with the performance of the band.

Where to find it : on the DVD Single "Wish I Had An Angel"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
The Siren
The Siren

year: 2005
album: Once
director: Silver Style Entertainment
length: 3'48

Notes : 4th and last single from the album"Once" (after "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan", but there was no video for this song): "The Siren". The video has a strange history. Actually, Nuclear Blast asked a videogame company to create a video for the song, but the final result was so horrible that the band refused it. But Nuclear Blast sent the video to several networks anyway... They also released the video on their website, despite the disagreement of the band... But they finally removed it quite quickly ! There's no chance for us to see this video again on an official format one day !

Where to find it : nowhere ! (officially ! ;-))

Screenshots : later

 
Sleeping Sun 2005
Sleeping Sun 2005

year: 2005
album: "Highest Hopes - The Best Of Nightwish"
director: Jörn Heitmann
length: 4'06

Notes : Universal Music asked Nightwish to re-record one of their most successful songs in order to promote their first best-of. Nightwish chose "Sleeping Sun" and they even made a new video ! The bathtub has sadly disappeared (;-)), and the video is very different from the original one. It was directed by Jörn Heltman, a famous director (Rammstein etc...). One of the most beautiful videos of Nightwish ! This is the last video (and the last song) of Nightwish with Tarja.

Where to find it : on the DVD Single "Sleeping Sun 2005"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
Amaranth
Amaranth

year: 2007
album: "Dark Passion Play"
director: Antti Jokinen
length : 3'51

Notes : "Amaranth" is the very first video of Nightwish with their new singer Anette. it is also the first video for their 6th album, "Dark Passion Play". The video was shot in Los Angeles by Antti Jokinen, who directed "Nemo" and the live DVD "End Of an Era". A very nice video.

Where to find it : on the DVD single "Amaranth"

Screenshots : click here to see some screenshots from the video

 
BBB
Bye Bye Beautiful

year: 2007
album: "Dark Passion Play"
director: Antti Jokinen
length : 4'14

Notes : "Bye Bye Beautiful" is the 2nd video shot for "Dark Passion Play". It was also shot in Los Angeles, at the same period as the video for "Amaranth". But this video is more simple, with no story. The video shows the band playing the song, except that the guys are sometimes replaced by... girls ! A video made for fun, certainly ! But not one of their best videos !

Where to find it : on the DVD single "Bye Bye Beautiful"

Screenshots : soon

 
The Islander
The Islander

year: 2008
album: "Dark Passion Play"
director: Stobe Harju
length : 5'08

Notes : "The Islander" is the third (and for now the last) video from the "Dark Passion Play" era. The video has been shot in Lappi, Finland, in Autumn 2007 and was directed by Stobe Harju. The video has a very nice story supported by wonderful images : special effects, awesome landscapes, very nice direction.. This is why this video can be one of their best videos so far ! A must-See !

Where to find it : on YouTube and on the DVD single

Screenshots : soon