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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 the second half of 2014 begins, 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! October 15th, 2013 marked the OSA's 10-year anniversary, and we had another contest to celebrate the occasion. The OSA Jeopardy contest was a true test of knowledge, but only one could claim the title of ultimate Oceansoul: Nohemi Zamarron, who scored an impressive 70 points! She will not only receive an autographed OSA t-shirt, but she'll also receive some cool prizes from our friends at Mad Supply and Nuclear Blast USA!

We are holding an all-day event on our social network sites (Facebook, Tumblr, Google+) on our special day; so if you have any photos of yourself either meeting with the band or with other OSAers, stories about your memories of your time here, or anything else at all you'd like to share with us, click on the "Contact OSA" link and we'll make it happen!

Speaking of our 10th anniversary: if you want to show your OSA pride but still haven't picked up any of our t-shirts from last year's tour, there are still some available in the OSA Shop. (And of course, if you have an OSA shirt and would like to share a picture of yourself wearing one as part of our anniversary celebration, we would love to see it!)

In honor of our milestone anniversary, here is a greeting from Floor Jansen and Tuomas Holopainen congratulating us on our special day! Thank you so much, Floor and Tuomas!

The band is officially working on the new album, so it will be a while before we hear new music; but in the meantime, you can look at pictures from the filming of the Imaginaerum movie, watch video of the making of the album/film, read our interview with Tuomas, and keep up on all other Imaginaerum-related news. Now that the era of Imaginaerum is reaching its final chapters, you've got plenty here to tide you over until we get some new music!

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!