NIGHTWISH Reveal British Professor Richard Dawkins As Very Special Guest On New Album!

Finland based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album. The currently untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Long-time drum maestro Jukka Nevalainen will sadly miss out on the recording sessions due to health issues so Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) has been drafted in to replace him.

Now the band have just revealed that the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins will be an esteemed guest on their eighth studio album.

NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen stated last year that he became fascinated 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 Whitman, Hitchens and Dawkins.”

You should also be sure to check out these absolutely killer clips that the band have shared online:

Special Clip #1: ‘Planet Hell’:    
Special Clip #2: ‘Last Of The Wilds’:
Special Clip #3: ‘Storytime’:      
Special Clip #4: ‘Arabesque’:     

Trailer #1 – The Cabin:               
Trailer #2 – By The Lake:            
Trailer #3 – Inside His Head:      
Trailer #4 – The beginning of the Nightwish summer camp:
Trailer #5 – More campers:       

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release Showtime, Storytime at the following link:

Alternatively, you can visit the official Nightwish Shop at or via iTunes (live album including a digital booklet):

About Sophie Maughan

Friendly northerner known to get a bit rowdy after a few vodka diet cokes. Heavy metal is my only religion. Freelance contributor @ Metal Hammer. Lacuna Coil superfan. I yearn for the day where I can sack off the 9-5 monotony and wax lyrical about bands all day long.


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