NIGHTWISH Founder TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN - "You Just Get The Sensation Of What You Need To Do"

March 23, 2020, 11 months ago

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NIGHTWISH Founder TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN - "You Just Get The Sensation Of What You Need To Do"

During the Nightwish promo tour for the band's new album, Human. :II: Nature., keyboardist / founder Tuomas Holpainen spoke with FaceCulture about several topics including: the most horrible moment in making an album, the new songs, the album being a continuation, instrumental orchestral music, the themes on Human. :|: Nature, a Carl Sagan quote, imagination and creativity, "Harvest", challenging everyone in the band, Tribal, contrast, the need to make music, the next Auri album, "Noise", and a lot more. See for yourself in the video below.

Finnish sextet Nightwish recently announced their ninth record, Human. :II: Nature., which will be released on April 10 and will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

In live news, they announced Amorphis as very special guests on their upcoming European tour in fall 2020, alongside Turmion Kätilöt, who will be joining as support.

Tour dates:

November
16 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
20 - Leipzig, Germany - Arena
21 - Dusseldorf, Germany - ISS Dome
23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome (Sold Out)
24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome (Sold Out)
25 - Paris, France - AccorHotels Arena
26 - Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto Arena
28 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal

December
3 - Milan, Italy - Lorenzini District
4 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
7 – Budapest, Hungary - Arena
9 - Bamberg, Germany - Brose Arena
10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
12 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
14 - Berlin, Germany - Max-Schmeling-Halle
16 - Cardiff, Wales - Motorpoint Arena
18 - London, England - SSE Arena Wembley

When Nightwish announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again.

The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed Endless Forms Most Beautiful, will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

Human. :II: Nature. was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

Pre-order the album here.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1:

"Music"
"Noise"
"Shoemaker"
"Harvest"
"Pan"
"How’s The Heart?"
"Procession"
"Tribal"
"Endlessness"

Disc 2:

"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Vista"
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - The Blue"
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - The Green"
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Moors"
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Aurorae"
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Quiet As The Snow"
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Anthropocene" (incl. “Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal”)
"All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Ad Astra"

"Harvest" lyric video:

"Noise" video:



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