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. We just celebrated our 11-year anniversary, which is possible 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 last days of 2014, the album is almost ready and the band has just finished shooting their video for the first single, which is called "Élan" and will be released in February! There are hints that the album's name will be revealed by Christmastime, so while there has not been a definite confirmation of this, we hope that by the time 2014 comes to a close, we will know what the new album will be named as well.
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!