Nightwish To Release New Album “Human. :II: Nature.” In April

Nightwish have announced that their new album “Human. :II: Nature.” will be released on April 10. The effort is a double album featuring nine tracks on the first half and one long song divided into eight parts on the second half.

“Human. :II: Nature.” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Music”
02. “Noise”
03. “Shoemaker”
04. “Harvest”
05. “Pan”
06. “How’s The Heart?”
07. “Procession”
08. “Tribal”
09. “Endlessness”

Disc 2:

01. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Vista”
02. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Blue”
03. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Green”
04. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Moors”
05. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Aurorae”
06. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Quiet As The Snow”
07. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Anthropocene (incl. ‘Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal’)”
08. “All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Ad Astra”

Nightwish Share “Slaying The Dreamer” Live Video From “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires”

Nightwish have shared a new live video for their song “Slaying The Dreamer.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live release “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires,” which will be available on December 6. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 30, 2018 show at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina and fans will be able to purchase it in the following formats: Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook, and 3LP set.

Nightwish Share “Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean” Live Video From “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires”

Nightwish have shared a new live video for their song “Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live release “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires,” which will be available on December 6. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 30, 2018 show at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina and fans will be able to purchase it in the following formats: Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook, and 3LP set.

Nightwish Finish New Album

During a recent interview with FaceCulture, Floor Jansen confirmed that Nightwish’s new album is done. The effort is expected to be released in spring 2020.

Jansen said the following:

“I think we’ve made a very cool new album. I’m very, very happy with it. Already with the first notes, I [was, like], ‘Oh, yeah. There we go.’ It’s as much NIGHTWISH thing you might expect from us as, ‘Wow! What’s this now? What’s happening?’ I can’t really say too much about it, because there are a couple of things that are the same, a coupe of things that are different. But all I can say is I’m very happy with it and I’m very excited about it. And I think people that already knew NIGHTWISH will really enjoy this. And maybe the new people in the Netherlands [who discovered me through the Dutch reality TV show ‘Beste Zangers’] will say, ‘Hey, now that we know who Floor Jansen is, okay, now she’s coming with a new album. [I’m] very excited to give it a shot.'”

She also added:

“I do things that I didn’t think I could do. When the first ideas came in, I was, like, ‘Eh, okay, I need to study this.’ [Laughs] [I was] really challenged. And it’s not just that I need to challenge my bandmembers — it’s just whatever comes out comes out. And then we’re gonna see if we can do it or not and how we can make it sound good. That’s also where the band really comes in and where I come in, where my creativity comes in. That’s a very enjoyable process. [We go into] rehearsals [for] weeks and weeks and we go through everything — really try to set everything — and then we go and record it. And that’s a really great way of working. It worked great for ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, and we did the same now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nightwish Announce Fall 2020 European/UK Tour

Nightwish have announced a fall 2020 European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/16 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
11/20 Leipzig, Germany – Arena
11/21 Dusseldorf, Germany – ISS Dome
11/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/24 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome (sold out)
11/25 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
11/26 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
11/28 Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
11/29 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
12/03 Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District
12/04 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
12/09 Bamberg, Germany – Brose Arena
12/10 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
12/12 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
12/14 Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
12/16 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/18 London, UK – SSE Arena Wembley

Nightwish To Release “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires” In December

Nightwish have announced that they will be releasing “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires” on December 6. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 30, 2018 show at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina and it will be available in the following formats: Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook, and 3LP set.

“Decades: Live In Buenos Aires” Track Listing:

Blu-ray:

01. “Swanheart”
02. “End Of All Hope”
03. “Wish I Had An Angel”
04. “10th Man Down”
05. “Come Cover Me”
06. “Gethsemane”
07. “Élan”
08. “Sacrament Of Wilderness”
09. “Deep Silent Complete”
10. “Dead Boy’s Poem”
11. “Elvenjig”
12. “Elvenpath”
13. “I Want My Tears Back”
14. “Amaranth”
15. “The Carpenter”
16. “The Kinslayer”
17. “Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean”
18. “Nemo”
19. “Slaying The Dreamer”
20. “The Greatest Show On Earth”
21. “Ghost Love Score”

CD 1:

01. “Swanheart”
02. “End Of All Hope”
03. “Wish I Had An Angel”
04. “10th Man Down”
05. “Come Cover Me”
06. “Gethsemane”
07. “Élan”
08. “Sacrament Of Wilderness”
09. “Deep Silent Complete”
10. “Dead Boy’s Poem”
11. “Elvenjig”
12. “Elvenpath”
13. “I Want My Tears Back”

CD 2:

01. “Amaranth”
02. “The Carpenter”
03. “The Kinslayer”
04. “Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean”
05. “Nemo”
06. “Slaying The Dreamer”
07. “The Greatest Show On Earth”
08. “Ghost Love Score”

Jukka Nevalainen Officially Exits Nightwish, Kai Hahto Named As Permanent Replacement

Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen has officially exited the band. Kai Hahto, who has been touring with the group since 2014, will now serve as a permanent replacement.

Nevalainen commented:

“It has now been five years since my difficult decision, due to severe insomnia, to step aside from the Vehicle of Spirit of Nightwish. This included the previous studio album and the tours which followed.

As I then expected, it turned out to be the right thing to do. These days I’m doing fantastic, and hardly ever need to deal with any sleeping issues. It also dawned on me that having more time to merely focus on band – related things happening behind the curtains made all the difference.

Having said this, I have decided not to push my luck by returning to the band. My dear pal Kai Hahto will take my place as a full-time member of the band. I will continue to take care of the band`s businesses in the background, and I`m very much looking forward to what other adventures life has to offer!

My sincere thank you`s for the band and the fans for the glorious time we shared!

Jukka”

In other news, Nightwish have also started working on their new album, which is expected to be released in spring 2020.