NIGHTWISH have released the fourth in a series of video clips featuring footage from the making of the band’s new studio album, due in the spring of 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Check it out below.
Longtime NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out the recording sessions for the group’s new CD due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY) will replace him.
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 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.”