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New Nightwish album in the works! Welcome to Nightwish, Kai Hahto! North American tour in 2015!!! Oceansouls of America: Celebrating 11 years!

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Welcome to the Oceansouls of America (OSA) site! If this is your first visit here, OSA is the North American fan club of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Here you will find all things related to the band, especially points of interest to fans in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Our 11-year anniversary is just around the corner because of fans like you, and we hope to continue serving the Nightwish fan community for many more years to come! You can now stay even more in touch with the OSA site through our brand-new Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr pages; watch some of our favorite videos through our Official YouTube Channel, or look at some of our best onstage Nightwish photos on our new Flickr page! Hover your mouse over the "OSA Community" option on the menu to see all the various ways to keep up-to-date with OSA!

As we approach the final quarter of 2014, so does the recording sessions for the new Nightwish album! Even though the album is not even finished, the band has already begun announcing tour dates for 2015! Although it is unclear as of right now where the tour will start, we do know that North American dates are among the first to be announced; taking place in April and May of 2015. We will keep you posted on any and all news as we receive it.

However, in the midst all all this excitement, there is a tinge of sadness: Jukka Nevalainen has announced that due to health issues, he will be stepping down from behind the drum kit for an undisclosed amount of time. For all intents and purposes, he does hope to return to the band someday; but when that will be as yet remains unseen. Drummer Kai Hahto, who has played for bands such as Wintersun, will take over drumming duties on the the upcoming album. No word yet as to whether or not he will also be joining the band when it is time to hit the road, but we will be sure to report any new developments as they occur.

We all know that Nightwish are beloved in their home country of FInland, but now there is also a museum in their hometown of Kitee to commemorate their storied past; where you can see all sorts of items pertaining to Nightwish history! The museum was created by none other than Tuomas' mother, and is now open to the public. So if you have ever considered making a pilgrimage to Finland, now is as good a time as any!

Nightwish themselves are not the only ones with big news to announce! On October 15th, OSA will be celebrating our 11th year anniversary! It's hard to believe sometimes that we have been at this for so long, but there are other times where it feels like only yesterday that we started. We have seen many changes in our community and in the world of Nightwish over the past 11 years, but one thing is for sure: it's people like you who keep us going! We strive to be a community built by fans and for fans; and as we reach yet another anniversary, we will continue to make good on this promise to you. So thanks to all of you out there for spreading the word about our small but strong community, and for all the love and support you have shown over the years.

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Our site is frequently updated. We have many different features here; not only do we keep up on current Nightwish events, we also pay homage to the band's storied past, answer all your questions about Nightwish, and share our favorite Nightwish memories, including those of our dearly departed Oceansouls: one of them an original American Oceansoul; and the other, one of the founding members of OSA. Click directly on the "OSA Community" icon in the menu and get to know your fellow Nightwish fans!

If you would like to be part of the OSA crew, whether it is donating content to our website or just meeting up with fellow Nightwish fans, send your inquiries in the Contact OSA section, or drop by our message board and post a message (be sure to sign up to Ultimate Metal to get into the forum)! We have also added a chat room so that you can discuss the new album and tour with other fans during our weekly Friday night chats (starting at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific)! You can also follow us on our brand-new Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr pages, or take a look at some of our favorite Nightwish videos or photos on our brand-new YouTube channel and Flickr page! For more links to Nightwish-related pages, take a look inside our Dark Chest of Wonders!

Once again, thanks for visiting the OSA site...take a look around!