Anette Olzon was announced as the new singer for Nightwish today - click HERE to watch a video clip featuring a brief message from Anette.

The band met Anetten on her first visit to Finland earlier this year, and after going through over 2,000 applications, knew they had found a match. In an official statement Nightwish said, "She's already so much more than we were ever expecting to get. Long live new Nightwish! The new album will be a monster!!!"

Olzon stems from a musical upbringing, she has been performing and singing since childhood. She has also studied music and performing at Göteborg Balettakademie, Copenhagen Conservatory and Malmö Music University.

Nightwish is currently in the studio working on their next album, due this fall, and you can get an early taste of the work-in-progress via an audio sample of the new song, "Eva." You can also see new photos of the band and their new singer below and find video and more goodies at their WEBSITE.