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Vehicle of Spirit: new Nightwish DVD, coming December 9th! To Nightwish, With Love: the fan-made Nightwish documentary! Oceansouls of America: Celebrating 13 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 community 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 are just around the corner from our 13-year anniverary, 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 enter the final quarter of 2016, the Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour ended after a year and a half at the Loud Park Festival in Japan. The band will be taking a well-deserved hiatus and do not have plans to return until sometime in 2018. Until then, the band will be releasing a DVD this December, entitled Vehicle of Spirit, commemorating the highlights of the tour. OSA will be keeping busy with a new website server and major changes to the overall look and feel of the website. Stay tuned!!!

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Some other exciting news: the long-awaited Nightwish fan-documentary, To Nightwish, With Love, has been officially released online for fans around the world to watch! This documentary was spearheaded by the staff at YLE Television in Finland, and created BY Nightwish fans, FOR Nightwish fans! The band got to view the documentary alongside several of the castmembers at their show in Himos Park this past August, and there are also some mini-"webisodes" featuring Nightwish fans and their take on various topics regarding the band's music, or sharing things about themselves and what makes Nightwish fans so unique. OSA has been proud to be part of this amazing project from the ground floor, and you may even see some of your fellow Oceansouls on the screen!

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!

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While Nightwish commemorates their milestone 20-year anniversary in 2016, OSA is celebrating 13 years of existence on October 15th! 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 thirteen 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. Over the last year, our Facebook page has reached over 1,300 Likes, and as you can see from the photos above, the members of Nightwish are proudly rocking OSA apparel wherever they go! All this from word-of-mouth advertisement and the help of fans like you who believe in what we're doing and have supported us at every turn. We couldn't do it without you!!!

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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 monthly 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!