MARKO HIETALA - Lyric Video For NIGHTWISH Bassist / Vocalist's New Single "Voice Of My Father" Streaming
January 17, 2020, a month ago
Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala (aka Marco Hietala) will release his upcoming solo album, Pyre Of The Black Heart, on January 24 via Nuclear Blast. Today, he reveals the lyric video for the second single, "Voice Of My Father", which you can see below.
Pre-order Pyre Of The Black Heartnow on CD (jewelcase) or clear vinyl, here.
About the goal behind his solo album, Marko Hietala comments, "Well, let's put it this way: Nightwish is without any doubt my main band, and thanks to income from that direction, I don't have to be that commercially aware... What I mean is that when I was coming up with the musical thoughts for this solo record, I was able to do simply anything without limits. So if I had a goal, it was to not have any kind of limits, but to prepare an unpredictable, spontaneous, adventurous, ferocious and intimate solo record. And now when I am listening to the final album by myself, I can say with my hand on my heart that I - or rather us - pulled it off... The record is a really diverse musical roller coaster ride that takes eager listeners into a world of strong emotions and deep feelings!"
Hietala's voice has barely faded away, and he is already honouring his skillful band mates. "Even if Pyre Of The Black Heartis definitely my solo album, I didn't compose everything on my own. When the song writing process was really in full swing, I kept sending all the ideas to my long-time collaborators Tuomas Wäinölä [guitar] and Vili Ollila [keyboards], and this ingenious two-some came up with great additions and arrangements, one after another. Drummer Anssi Nykänen - who is simply a wizard behind his set - completed the line-up like no other."
"The Voice Of My Father"
"Star, Sand And Shadow"
"Dead God's Son"
"I Am The Way"
"Runner Of The Railways"
"Death March For Freedom"
"Truth Shall Set You Free"
"The Voice Of My Father" lyric video:
Shortly after the album release there will also be a Marko Hietala solo tour. "Come February... We simply can't wait to get out on the road! It will be amazing to perform these solo songs for all those multinational friends of my music", Hietala says and continues: "I strongly recommend coming out to see my band during this run, entitled Tour Of The Black Heart, as this will be my first and last European solo tour in a long time - or ever!"
Tour dates, with support from Oceanhorse, are as follows:
2 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
4 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
6 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
7 - Leipzig, Germany - der ANKER
8 - Wroclaw, Poland - Centrum Koncertowe A2
9 - Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
11 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
13 - Stuttgart, Germany - Im Wizemann
14 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
16 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
18 - Paris, France - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
(Photo - Andrea Beckers)