The Podcast and the Pendulum
The Podcast and the Pendulum
Simon Edward McMurdo
The Nightwish fan podcast dissecting every song in the bands history, track by track.
The Human. :||: Nature. Tour
We waited for it and it finally happened! The Human. :||: Nature. tour is journeying around the globe and I'm here to spill all the details of the set at Wembley. Huge spoilers for the tour, stage show and setlist so be warned... Created & Hosted by Simon Edward McMurdo Podcast Cover by Matt Foulkes Intro & Outro music - Orphanage Airlines
Nov 25, 2022
28 min
Off The Elvenpath – 9 Things I Learned From Tarja’s Book (Singing In My Blood)
Off The Elvenpath looks at projects and bands on the peripheries of the Nightwish universe. Today we look at Tarja's book Singing In My Blood and discuss nine things that I learnt from reading it! Created & Hosted by Simon Edward McMurdo Podcast Cover by Matt Foulkes Intro & Outro music - Orphanage Airlines, Lebosqui's A Walk/Paseo
Jul 4, 2022
18 min
Episode 60 – Dead Boy’s Poem
Who's there knocking at my window with that owl? Phew! Sorry for the delay, hopefully this episode's epic tune (and thematic staple) makes up for it. We'll be flitting through the entire catalogue for references to the titular Dead Boy and maybe even get a nice silver lining to end our season on. Dead boy's alive, y'all! Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Jun 14, 2022
46 min
Episode 59 – The Wayfarer (featuring Chantal)
Wayfarer! Heartlander! It's time for us to delve into a song that was booted off its parent album, but was it justified? JP is also taking us through some of the rarest items in his beloved Nightwish collection and Chantal talks us through her new album Eye of the Storm (and makes some time to gush about Nightwish ofcourse!) Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Special Guest: Chantal (https://chantalsmusic.bandcamp.com/) Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Apr 26, 2022
1 hr 3 min
Episode 58 – Astral Romance (featuring Shield of Wings)
The mightiest glow-up in Nightwish history? Perhaps. Astral Romance gets us chatting male guest vocalists and pondering whether we might see more now Marko has left us... We also have a fantastic chat with fellow Nightwish fanatics Shield of Wings who just released their epic album Unfinished! Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Special Guest: Shield of Wings (https://shieldofwings.com) Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Apr 19, 2022
49 min
Episode 57 – Higher than Hope
For Marc Brueland and the Brueland family. Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Apr 12, 2022
20 min
Episode 56 – Meadows of Heaven (featuring Elina Siirala)
Are you ready for ascension, my child? This week we're diving deep into Tuomas' idea of utopia. Is it nostalgic? Ofcourse. A return to innocence? You bet. Did it feature on a live DVD recorded at their massive final show of the Dark Passion Play tour? Sadly not. We're also joined by the wonderful Elina Siirala who has two things of note to share - an album coming out on Friday (Antares by Angel Nation) and a certain cousin who you may have heard of. Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Featuring: Elina Siirala of Angel Nation (https://www.angelnationofficial.com/) and Leaves' Eyes (https://www.leaveseyes.de/) Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Apr 5, 2022
47 min
Episode 55 – Dark Chest of Wonders
You're gonna want to open up this dark chest of wonders as we're going deep into the Once remaster (eek!), the best live set openers and which songs epitomise the phrase 'fan favourite'! Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Mar 22, 2022
44 min
Episode 54 – For The Heart I Once Had (featuring Knightwish)
Poor 'For The Heart I Once Had', perpetually considered by many as the weakest track on Dark Passion Play - it's about time we give it the limelight it deserves! We are also joined by Dawn from Knightwish - a Tribute to Nightwish as we discuss her life as 'fake Floor'! Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Featuring: Knightwish - a Tribute to Nightwish (https://www.facebook.com/KnightwishUK) Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Mar 15, 2022
42 min
Episode 53 – Harvest (featuring Mariangela Demurtas)
Troy takes the lead on a song all about our role in the world, the meaning of life if you will. No biggie. We also speak to Mariangela Demurtas all about her new EP Dark Ability! BCC Info on how to support Ukraine: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60562260 Instagram and Twitter: PodcastPendulum If you love the podcast and would like to, you can donate to it at https://ko-fi.com/podcastpendulum Hosted and created by Simon Edward McMurdo Featuring: Mariangela Demurtas (https://mariangelademurtas.com) Fan Jury: Joana Gato, JP Drudi-Fourès and Pieter Sterckx Artwork by Matt Foulkes Music: Orphanage Airlines (Intro)
Mar 8, 2022
45 min
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