Finnish-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were rejoined by drummer Jukka Nevalainen during their unofficial 20th-anniversary concert at Himos Park in Jämsä, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance on the song “Last Ride Of The Day” can be seen below.
He added: “It has become evident for me that due to my insomnia, I can’t fulfill my duties as a musician in the way that I’d want and with the precision that the music deserves. Thus I have decided to step aside from my duties as the drummer of NIGHTWISH. I will still be involved in managing the day-to-day affairs of the band, but the dearest and the most important thing, playing, is, for the time being, not possible. Time will tell what the future holds.”
Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN) played drums on NIGHTWISH‘s latest album, 2015’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, and subsequent tour.
NIGHTWISH will release “Vehicle Of Spirit” on November 4. The DVD will feature the band’s performance from London’s Wembley Arena in the U.K., along with their show at Tampere, Finland’s Ratina Stadion.