Finland’s Nightwish Announces New Studio Album: “Human :||: Nature”

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The Press Release:
When Finnish sextet 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. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for their 9th studio album and are proud to announce the title, artwork (above) and tracklisting. HUMAN. :II: NATURE. will be released on April 10, 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed Endless Forms Most Beautiful, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

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The tracklisting will read as follows:

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

The album pre-order will start on February 7th.

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.

NIGHTWISH WORLD TOUR 2020:
16.11. N – Oslo – Spektrum
20.11. D – Leipzig – Arena
21.11. D – Dusseldorf – ISS Dome
23.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
24.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (sold out)
25.11. F – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
26.11. B – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
28.11. D – Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29.11. LUX – Luxembourg – Rockhal
03.12. I – Milan – Lorenzini District
04.12. D – Munich – Olympiahalle
09.12. D – Bamberg – Brose Arena
10.12. D – Frankfurt – Festhalle
12.12. A – Vienna – Stadthalle
14.12. D – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12. UK – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.12. UK – London – SSE Arena Wembley
via Contra Promotion

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, the announcement doesn’t come with any new music to preview but one has to expect that this will be coming along soon enough. Having been a fan for a long, long time now, I am confident that this will be a rock solid and impressive effort. I look forward to the release and the subsequent tour which will be a do not miss sort of effort for sure. Stay tuned for more news on this album and feel free to chime in down below if you’d like to say something about it. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Nightwish: http://www.nightwish.com
Nuclear Blast Records: http://www.nuclearblast.com

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