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Nightwish Concert 2008 DVD Out NOW

nightwish live concert 2008 sydney dvd

With its new vocalist, Anette Olzon, Nightwish is definitely back. After their new album in 2007, Dark Passion Play, the legendary Finnish symphonic metal band took on the world with a tour. For those who have missed it or couldn’t get enough of Nightwish (like vampire hunger for blood, I know I did), the wait is finally over. The DVD records some pre-show footage and the live concert at The Enmore Theatre Sydney (why does it always have to be the concert in Australia? Remember Christina Aguilera’s Back To Basics: Live and Down Under?)

Anyway, here’s the track list:

1. Pre-show footage
2. Intro, Bye Bye Beautiful
3. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
4. Dark Chest Of Wonders
5. Ever Dream
6. Whoever Brings The Night
7. Amaranth
8. The Islander
9. The Poet And The Pendulum
10. Sacrament Of Wilderness
11. Sahara
12. Nemo
13. 7 Days To The Wolves
14. Wishmaster
15. Wish I Had An Angel

Here’s also a little teaser from the DVD, with them performing The Poet And The Pendulum:

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Lucifer Effect: Fallen From Grace

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We sometimes see colleagues who were promoted suddenly becomes bossy and mean and a righteous law student becomes a greedy lawyer. Why do Angels fall from grace?

In 1971, American psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted a Standford prison experiment with the help of 24 volunteering undergraduates. They played the role of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison.

The volunteers adapted to their roles a little bit “too well.” Some of those who played guards became sadistic and violent towards the prisoners. The “prisoners” were emotional traumatized and some even had a nervous breakdown. This lead to the two week experiment to end on its sixth day.

30 years later, Zimbardo describes the experiment as “Lucifer Effect” to explain how good people turn evil. Different situations — such as different status, different uniforms and peer pressure affect human behaviours.

Zimbardo emphasizes on external factors and systems, including personal interpretation and imitation also have an effect on how a person behave as supposed to internal factors such as genes and personalities.

Thus the soldiers who commit rape and the guards who abuse prisoner all turned in to God’s once beloved Lucifer from the bible. He who became arrogant and hoped to challenge God has fallen from grace— turning into Satan.