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Nightwish's Troy Donockley picks his favourite prog album of all time

Troy Donockley
(Image credit: Nuclear Blast)

We sat down with Nightwish multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley and asked him to choose his favourite prog album of all time.

"I think it's a toss up between Wish You Were Here and Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield," Donockley agonises over making the choice. "At a push... Arggghhh... I'll probably change my mind in ten minutes as well. My band mate Marco (Hietala, Nightwish bassist) is a huge Jethro Tull fan so we do tend to bang on about this kind of stuff.

You can see which album Donockley opts for in the video below. Nightwish recently released their latest album Human. :II: Nature, although touring plans are currently on hold. Nightwish bassist Hietala also released a solo album earlier this year, describing Pyre Of The Black Heart as "hard prog."

Donockley is also working on a new Auri album with Nightwish band mate Thomas Holopainen and Finnish vocalist Johanna Kurkela (who's also Holopainen's wife).

Buy Human. :II: Nature.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.