Nightwish, who are currently recording their new album, have revealed one special guest to be featured on the new release. His name is Professor Richard Dawkins (author of The Selfish Gene) who has been one of Tuomas Holopainen's favorite authors. The band was in London last week at Angel Studios for the recordings of the orchestral parts, which also will feature fiddler Dermot Crehan (Lord Of The Rings OST), and finished them off before heading back to Finland for the last finishing touches.
As you know, symphonic metal heavyweights Nightwish are currently working on their new album. Today the band announces their 27-date headlining tour through North America for 2015, launching in New York City on April 9th, hitting three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. The opening act will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain. See the full dates below.
Nightwish just announced the first show of their new world tour starting in the spring of next year. The first show will be in the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, US on May 1st, 2015. Meanwhile, the new album recordings are going great. Drums, bass and rhythm/lead guitars are all finished. Check out some photos from the studio below.
As they continue to work on their next album that will feature drummer Kai Hahto, Nightwish are sharing a series of five special clips, with impressions of the Imaginaerum world tour. The first two live clips are available below, one for "Last Of The Wilds" (from the album Dark Passion Play) and the other for "Planet Hell" (from the album Once). They were both directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Watch them here!
Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen will take a break from the recording of the new album and the upcoming tour due to his insomnia. Kai Hahto known from his work with Wintersun and Swallow The Sun will take care of the drums on the upcoming album.
Finland-based symphonic metallers Nightwish are proud to announce their newly-inked North American deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band's as-yet-untitled eighth studio album will be the first to feature new Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen, who has toured with the band since October 2012. Recordings of the new Nightwish material are slated begin this summer. Band members have already spent time in the wilderness of Hattula, Finland working on new song demos with producer Tero "TeeCee" Kinnumen.
Symphonic metal band Nightwish reveled the first trailer of their new studio album. The Finns' yet-untitled new album is in the making and today the band reveals a first glimpse into it. The new creation will be the first Nightwish studio record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. It's set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Enjoy!
Nightwish continue working on their new album which will feature the new members, singer Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals). The band's mastermind Tuomas Holopainen recently posted an update about the progress of the new Nightwish album. So far, there are 12 new songs and some demo recordings. Their plan is to have the album ready in January next year.
Nightwish's new DVD Showtime, Storytime has recently been released. The DVD/Bly-ray included the tour documentary Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours and the band's show at Wacken. Today the band is sharing yet another live video from this release, this time for the track "Romanticide" from their 2004 album Once. You can watch the clip here.
Nightwish have shared today the second video clip out of their upcoming DVD/Blu-ray Showtime, Storytime, which is due out via Nuclear Blast on November 29th and was filmed at Wacken Open Air 2013. This time you get to see them perform the song "Ghost Love Score" (from the album Once) right here.
Now that the singer situation is resolved, after Floor Jansen joined the band permanently, Nightwish have released the first full video clip out of their upcoming live release Showtime, Storytime, which hits stores via Nuclear Blast on November 29th. The band chose to release a clip of the song "Storytime" from the latest Imaginaerum opus.
Nightwish finally have an answer as to whom is the new permanent singer of the band. After much suspense, vocalist Floor Jansen is a keeper. Also, the Finnish band is now a six-piece as Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of Nightwish as well.
Many years later, Amaranthe singer Elize Ryd has posted online an audio recording of her singing the Nightwish song "Nemo" (from Once). Elize Ryd laid down the vocals for the track in 2006 when the Finnish symphonic metallers were seeking a replacement for Tarja Turunen. If you are curious about it, you can listen to her take on the song below from the audition. Anette Olzon ended up being the chosen one at the time but in 2012 the band parted ways with Olzon as well.
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have just revealed the cover artwork and more details about their upcoming new live DVD. Showtime, Storytime contains the entire Nightwish headliner show, played at this years' Wacken Open Air, the world's biggest heavy metal festival, with Floor Jansen fronting the band. The live show in front of 85 000 metalheads was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total duration of 85 minutes.
In a recent interview with Alcatraz Metal Fest where they performed, Nightwish's main man Tuomas Holopainen stated a few new updates and info about the future for the band. During this summer, three new songs were written and Holopainen will continue writing more songs after he has finished his solo soundtrack album (The Life and Times Of Scrooge McDuck) due in October and after a few months break. The group will then enter the studio in July 2014, which they have already booked until September 2014. In the meantime, the rest of the band will spend time with their other projects (Tarot, ReVamp, Brother Firetribe).