Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nightwish announces special guest

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album. The yet-untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.

Now the band reveals the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.

NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen stated last year that he became fascinated with what he calls the scientific "mind games" of Richard Dawkins. “I already know now that since I have been so enthusiastic about this kind of literature for the past few months, and will be for the upcoming months, that it's going to come out somehow. I don't know how just yet, but it will come out. I know it from experience. Sometimes I come across interviews I did ten years ago and see that I am quite a different person. So something has happened say during the past five, six, seven years, and a lot of it has to do with the books that I've read, mainly Whitman, Hitchens and Dawkins."

NIGHTWISH recently announced their North American tour for April and May 2015.

Check out all confirmed dates here:
09.04 USA New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10.04. USA Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11.04. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium
13.04. CND Quebec City, QC - Capitole Theatre
14.04. CND Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theatre
16.04. USA Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17.04. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
18.04. USA Chicago, IL - Concorde Music Hall
19.04. USA Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
21.04. USA Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
22.04. USA Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
24.04. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
25.04. CND Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
26.04. USA Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
18.04. USA San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
30.04. USA Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
01.05. USA Los Angeles, CA - Greek theatre
02.05. USA Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
03.05. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
05.05. USA Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
06.05. USA Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
08.05. USA Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
09.05. USA Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11.05. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Work
12.05. USA Louisville, KY - Expo Five
13.05. USA Charlotte, NC - Filmore
14.05. USA Silver Springs, MD - Filmore

Also check out:
Special Clip #1: 'Planet Hell': http://youtu.be/CRJ_csyXosU
Special Clip #2: 'Last Of The Wilds': http://youtu.be/A-Djx6iZ70g
Special Clip #3: 'Storytime': http://youtu.be/FVbQnm2vblM
Special Clip #4: 'Arabesque': http://youtu.be/afIoCpJcVPo
Trailer #1 – The Cabin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 – By The Lake: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 – Inside His Head: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 - The beginning of the Nightwish summer camp: http://youtu.be/tJF4Twus_08
Trailer #5 – More campers: http://youtu.be/On9V0QBoFW4

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime

or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet): http://georiot.co/2SNi

 

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