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"Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock"...Imaginaerum is here! Oceansouls of America: Celebrating 10 Years! Welcome to Nightwish, Floor Jansen & Troy Donockley! Showtime, Storytime enters #13 on the U.S. charts!

Showtime, Storytime
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Photo credits: Tim Tronckoe

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 10-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 2014 begins, the Imaginaerum theme park has closed its doors and Nightwish will go on a well-deserved hiatus to write the new album. The Imaginaerum tour has been commemorated on the band's new DVD, Showtime, Storytime; featuring the two newest official members of Nightwish: Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley! That's right, Floor and Troy have gone from "special guest stars" to being recruited full-time to the the band. This DVD will be the first official release featuring the new lineup, and we can't wait to hear the new music with Nightwish as a 6-piece!

Although the tour is officially over, that doesn't mean an end to Nightwish's momentum! Whether it's Marco and Troy guesting on the upcoming Ayreon album, Floor touring for her latest album with ReVamp, Tuomas getting ready for his long-awaited Scrooge McDuck project, or Emppu's band Brother Firetribe releasing a new album; the members of Nightwish are keeping busy. And fans will still have plenty of Nightwish music to tide them over, with the release of the live DVD Showtime, Storytime!

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 will be on hiatus throughout next year; 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!