Nightwish's upcoming album will be called "Dark Passion Play". It will be released by Nuclear Blast on September 28th, by Spinefarm Records / Universal on September 26th and by Roadrunner Records on September 28th.
The tracklist reads as follows:
1. The Poet And The Pendulum
2. Bye Bye Beautiful
4. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
5. Master Passion Greed
8. Whoever Brings The Night
9. For The Heart I Once Had
10. The Islander
11. Last Of The Wilds
12. 7 Days To The Wolves
13. Meadows Of Heaven
You can take a look at the cover artwork here.
Even before that date, on August 24th (Nuclear Blast) and on August 22nd (Spinefarm/Universal), the single "Amaranth" will be released. It will come in different versions, their tracklists will be announced later.
We are very sorry to announce the fact that Anneke has decided to leave the band in August 2007. Anneke has several reasons not to be a member anymore. We really regret the fact we could not find a way to continue together. However, we will be working on new material with male & female vocalists. Expect a CD release somewhere in 2008.
With Anneke we've made great albums and did fantastic shows, which we are very proud of! We had a great time! We wish Anneke all the best for the future.
The remaining festivals we will play together with Anneke. No new gigs will be scheduled. The last gig with Anneke will be the Ankkarock Festival in Finland, the 4th of August. Also the new DVD 'A Noise Severe' as well as the double live CD will still be released this summer.
Nightwish reveals the cover artwork for their new single "Eva", to be released in all major music download stores on May 30th. This will be the first chance to hear the band's new singer, who will be introduced to the public on the same day on this website (http://www.nightwish.com/). As previously reported, this single will only be available on the internet and all profit will go to charity.