NIGHTWISH Posts Third Making-Of New Album Video Clip

Wednesday, 20th August 2014

Finnish symphonic metal giants NIGHTWISH have posted the third in a series of video clips documenting the writing and recording process of their forthcoming new album, which is due in 2015.

In the latest clip, NIGHTWISH offers a glimse at the songwriting process for the new album

Commented keyboardist and main composer Tuomas Holopainen: “When I come up with a subject for the song, I always see it as a short movie. Each song is like a soundtrack for that movie in my head… It takes at least 12-18 month to write an album.”
Holopainen recently spent two and half weeks in Hattula, Finland with the band’s producer/crew member Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen recording a demo of the songs that will appear on NIGHTWISH’s next studio album, the first to feature Dutch singer Floor Jansen.

Commented Holopainen: “From the moment I start writing the song, I have the story in my head. I have a really clear vision how the songs should sound like at this point. Of course, they will change after band rehearsals and arranging. And they should change.”

NIGHTWISH recently inked a North American deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Due in early 2015, the band’s as-yet-untitled eighth studio album will be the first to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER), who has toured with NIGHTWISH since October 2012.