Nightwish, who are currently recording their new album, have revealed one special guest to be featured on the new release. His name is Professor Richard Dawkins (author of The Selfish Gene) who has been one of Tuomas Holopainen's favorite authors. The band was in London last week at Angel Studios for the recordings of the orchestral parts, which also will feature fiddler Dermot Crehan (Lord Of The Rings OST), and finished them off before heading back to Finland for the last finishing touches.
Nightwish just announced the first show of their new world tour starting in the spring of next year. The first show will be in the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, US on May 1st, 2015. Meanwhile, the new album recordings are going great. Drums, bass and rhythm/lead guitars are all finished. Check out some photos from the studio below.
Nightwish continue working on their new album which will feature the new members, singer Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals). The band's mastermind Tuomas Holopainen recently posted an update about the progress of the new Nightwish album. So far, there are 12 new songs and some demo recordings. Their plan is to have the album ready in January next year.
Eluveitie recently announced that fiddler Meri Tadic is leaving the band and today you get to see who will be replacing her. It is Nicole Ansperger of Haggard fame. Nicole will join the band on stage for the first time at the upcoming Eluveitie & Friends festival to play an exclusively premiere for this show, a brand new song from Eluveitie's next album.
Nightwish finally have an answer as to whom is the new permanent singer of the band. After much suspense, vocalist Floor Jansen is a keeper. Also, the Finnish band is now a six-piece as Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of Nightwish as well.
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have just revealed the cover artwork and more details about their upcoming new live DVD. Showtime, Storytime contains the entire Nightwish headliner show, played at this years' Wacken Open Air, the world's biggest heavy metal festival, with Floor Jansen fronting the band. The live show in front of 85 000 metalheads was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total duration of 85 minutes.
In a recent interview with Alcatraz Metal Fest where they performed, Nightwish's main man Tuomas Holopainen stated a few new updates and info about the future for the band. During this summer, three new songs were written and Holopainen will continue writing more songs after he has finished his solo soundtrack album (The Life and Times Of Scrooge McDuck) due in October and after a few months break. The group will then enter the studio in July 2014, which they have already booked until September 2014. In the meantime, the rest of the band will spend time with their other projects (Tarot, ReVamp, Brother Firetribe).