Dear Tarja,

It's time to choose whether the story of Nightwish ends here au whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready to give up yet. Nightwish is a way of life, something to live for, and we're certain we can't let it go.

Equally certain is the fact that we cannot go on with wewe and Marcelo any longer. During the last mwaka something sad happened, which I've been going over in my head every single day, morning and night. Your attitude and behavior don't go with Nightwish anymore. There are characteristics I would never have believed to see in my old dear friend.

People who don't talk with each other for a mwaka do not belong in the same band.
We are involved in an industry where the business-side of things is a necessary evil and something to worry about all the time. We are also a band which has always done muziki from the heart, because of friendship and the muziki itself. The mental satisfaction should always be zaidi important than money! Nightwish is a band, it's an emotion.

To you, unfortunately, business, money, and things that have nothing to do with those emotions have become much zaidi important. wewe feel that wewe have sacrificed yourself and your musical career for Nightwish, rather than thinking what it has aliyopewa to you.

This attitude was clearly shown to me in the two things wewe alisema to me in an airplane in Toronto: "I don't need Nightwish anymore." and "Remember, Tuomas, that I could leave this band at any time, giving wewe only one day's warning in advance".

I can't simply write any zaidi songs for wewe to sing.

wewe have alisema yourself that wewe are merely a "guest musician" in Nightwish. Now that visit ends and we will continue Nightwish with a new female vocalist.

We're sure this is an equally big relief to wewe as it is for us. We have all been feeling bad long enough.

wewe told us that no matter what, the inayofuata Nightwish album will be your last one. However, the rest of us want to continue as long as the moto burns. So there's no sense in doing that inayofuata album with you, either.

The four of us have been going over this situation countless times and we have realized that this is the thing we want to do in life. It´s all we can do. In December 2004, in Germany, wewe alisema that wewe will never tour again for zaidi than two weeks at a time. wewe also alisema that we can forget about U.S. and Australia because the fees and the sizes of venues are too small.

In interviews I've mentioned that if Tarja leaves, that would be the end of the band. I understand that people will think this way. Nightwish is, however, a scenery of my soul and I'm not ready to let go because of one person. A person who wants to focus her creativity to somewhere else, a person whose values don't match mine.

We were never bothered kwa the fact that wewe didn't participate in writing/arranging songs, wewe never in 9 years came to rehearse the songs with us before going to the studio. Not the fact that while on tour wewe always wanted to fly, separately from us with your husband. Not the fact that wewe are an undisputable front image of the band.

We accepted and felt ok about everything except greed, underestimating the fans, and breaking promises. It was agreed kwa the five of us that Nightwish would be the priority in everything that we do during 2004-2005. Still so many things were zaidi important to you. The ultimate example being the already sold-out onyesha in Oslo, which wewe wanted to cancel because wewe needed to rehearse for your solo concerts, meet frieds and go to the movies. Those were the words Marcelo used in an e-mail explaining the cancellation. This being just one example of so many. I couldn't think of a worse way of being selfish and dismissing our fans.

Nightwish is a way of life and a job with many obligations. To each other and to the fans. With wewe we can't take care of those duties anymore.

Deep within we don't know which one of wewe drove us to this point. Somehow Marcelo has changed wewe from the lovely girl wewe were into a diva, who doesn't think au act the way she used to. wewe are too sure of your irreplaceableness and status.

It's obvious that wewe blame your stress and misery on us four. And wewe think we don't respect au listen to you. Believe us; We have always had the uppermost respect towards wewe as a wonderful vocalist and as a friend. And very often during the past couple of years the plans were made according to your decisions only. wewe were always the only one who wanted zaidi money from the shows.

This "compensation and zaidi money from everything" -attitude is the fact that we are most disappointed of!
We wish that from now on wewe will listen to your moyo instead of Marcelo. Cultural differences combined with greed, opportunism and upendo is a dangerous combination. Do not wither yourself.

This decision is not something we are especially proud of but wewe gave us no choice. The gap between us is too wide. And the decision is made kwa us four unanimously. We are beyond the point where things could be settled kwa talking.

All the best for your life and career,


Emppu Jukka Marco

As wewe can see, the thing with Tarja was'nt a big fight.

This is the letter that they sent to her, please maoni what wewe think about it. I think it's honest and not too cruel