Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH have released their sixth”Making Of” trailer for their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album.
Watch Episode 6, “New Hometown,” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel, and listen to Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen discuss her move to Finland, learning a new language, and her transition into a new culture:
The band recently revealed the involvement of evolutionary biologist, writer, and atheist Richard Dawkins as a guest on the new album.
Last year, NIGHTWISH composer, founding member, and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen revealed his fascination 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 [Walt] Whitman, [Christopher] Hitchens, and [Richard] Dawkins.”
NIGHTWISH members are in the wilderness of Hattula, Finland working on new music with producer Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen.
NIGHTWISH’s 27-date headlining tour of North America for 2015 launches 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. Opening will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com; VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which includes early entry + an official tour program) are on sale at EnterTheVault.com.
Tour dates are:
04/09/15 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
04/10/15 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
04/11/15 Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/13/15 Capitole Theatre – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/14/15 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
04/17/15 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
04/18/15 Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
04/19/15 7 Flags Events Center – Clive, IA
04/21/15 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
04/22/15 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
04/24/15 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
04/25/15 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
04/26/15 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
04/28/15 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
04/30/15 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
05/01/15 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
05/02/15 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
05/03/15 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
05/05/15 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
05/06/15 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
05/08/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
05/09/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
05/11/15 Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN
05/12/15 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/13/15 Filmore – Charlotte, NC
05/14/15 Filmore – Silver Springs, MD
Fans can purchase NIGHTWISH’s latest release – the live Showtime, Storytime Blu-ray/DVD containing the band’s entire live Wacken Open Air Festival 2013 set + a 2-hour documentary that includes “Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours” – and select back-catalogue from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.
Visit NIGHTWISH online at http://www.NIGHTWISH.com.