The official and definitive biography of the legendary first ten years! The Nightwish saga is a heavy metal fable as dramatic and tumultuous as the band's epic symphonic music. Mape Ollila charts the rise from village student project to global stardom, gaining unprecedented access not just to the members of Nightwish past and present; but also their families, their loyal and lewd crew, their peers, their critics, and countless other insiders from the Nightwish adventure. In these details and confessions, a vivid and painfully honest portrait of a musical dream emerges and tensions swell as a split with original singer Tarja Turunen becomes inevitable. Includes 32 full-color pages of rare photos, plus extensive discography, tour history, stage diagrams, and more!