Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nightwish: The making of, part 7

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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.

Today the band releases the seventh album trailer. In this episode the band recaps the summer and recording main parts of the new album at their NIGHTWISH summer camp. Check it out here:

Commented keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “We are actually ahead of our schedule. Incredibly, Floor has sung about two songs a day. Marco cut the final bass parts in 1.5 days and Emppu did the rhythm guitars in a week. I think it was because everything was so well-rehearsed this time. We’ve tried to work more like a band.”

Added vocalist Floor Jansen: “Tuomas challenged me, using everything I have to offer. High, low, soft, whatever, but definitely lower stuff and very soft and intimate things. Something that more by coincidence was something that I kind of missed doing. Something I haven’t explored much and Tuomas wrote parts where I have to use this completely, where I have to go into it entirely. I’m very happy with what came out there.”

NIGHTWISH just recently revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.

Additionally the band 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

More shows 2015.
06.06. FIN Joensuu - Laulurinne
08.06. FIN Turku - Baltic Princess
09.06. FIN Turku - Baltic Princess
19.06. CH Zurich - Rock The Ring Festival
12.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
23.25.07. ESP Barcelona - Rock Fest BCN 2015
31.07. FIN Tampere - Ratinan Stadion
08.-09.08 F Hildesheim - M’era Luna
29.08. NOR Trondheim - Sverresborg Arena

Also check out:
Special Clip #1: 'Planet Hell':
Special Clip #2: 'Last Of The Wilds':
Special Clip #3: 'Storytime':
Special Clip #4: 'Arabesque':
Special Clip #5: 'Last Ride Of The Day '

Trailer #1 - The Cabin:
Trailer #2 - By The Lake:
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head:
Trailer #4 - The beginning of the Nightwish summer camp:
Trailer #5 - More campers:
Trailer #6 - New Hometown:

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination:
or from the official Nightwish Shop at:
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet):

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