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. Long-time 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.”
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 – By The Lake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 – Inside His Head: http://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