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’: http://youtu.be/CRJ_csyXosU
Special Clip #2: ‘Last Of The Wilds’: http://youtu.be/A-Djx6iZ70g
Special Clip #3: ‘Storytime’: http://youtu.be/FVbQnm2vblM
Special Clip #4: ‘Arabesque’: http://youtu.be/afIoCpJcVPo
Trailer #1 – The Cabin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 – By The Lake: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 – Inside His Head: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 – The beginning of the Nightwish summer camp: http://youtu.be/tJF4Twus_08
Trailer #5 – More campers: http://youtu.be/On9V0QBoFW4
You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release Showtime, Storytime at the following link: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime