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Huntsmen have today unveiled details of their upcoming new album, titled Mandala of Fear, as well as announcing a run of tour dates in support of the release. The recently expanded Chicago quintet have premiered the first track to be taken from the album – “Ride Out” – along with an accompanying video, animated by Seth Whitehurst of Shadow Puppet Horror Theatre. Pre-orders for Mandala of Fear are now available and “Ride Out” is available on all streaming platforms.

Of the track vocalist, Chris Kang, comments: “‘Ride Out’ simmers with the adrenaline and gut churning dread of the dawn of battle. As one of humanity’s final wars ravages the land, sea, and air, a young soldier feels the coming storm in her bones and wonders if, when faced with taking a life, her rifle will be an extension of her will, or a lead weight in her hand.

With Mandala of Fear, Huntsmen have returned to add a dynamic new chapter to the rich and varied tradition of great American storytelling. Massive in scope and spanning two full LPs, the album explores themes of trauma, recovery, and – ultimately – survival, through the lens of a fully formed sci-fi-esque tale set in the near future as unending desert war crumbles into apocalypse. The story is further told through a 32-page graphic novel that accompanies the 2LP set. Having enlisted Aimee Bueno to provide vocals for the final track of previous album, American Scrap, her role has since evolved into being an equal participant in the Huntsmen adventure.

Whilst storytelling has been – and remains – at the core of all that Huntsmen is, they continue to dissolve the boundaries between metal and the more traditional modes of folk and country. Mandala of Fear marries melody and progressive elements to create an undulating foundation to layer its dystopian missive on atop.

Recorded at Decade Studios in Chicago with Sanford Parker occupying the producer’s chair, Parker’s own love of true American storytellers such as Waylon Jennings further imbued the spirit of the tradition into every crevice of the album, while his leanings toward icy electronic music provide a chilling and gut-wrenching counterpoint.

As well as the already announced show supporting Om on the day of release, Huntsmen will hit the road in the days after, several shows will feature labelmates Snow Burial. The band will also head to Europe in May to play Desertfest London. More live shows will be announced in due course.

Drummer Ray Knipe commented: ”We wanted to play some of the cities that have been supportive of us in the past, alongside some of our favorite local bands and friends. As we plan for the rest of what will be a busy year, it seemed appropriate to keep this run of shows short and to the point to make sure we celebrate our album release tactically.

3/13 – Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL*
3/14 – Mag Bar, Louisville, KY
3/20 – Mulligans Pub, Grand Rapids, MI *
3/21 – Metal Monkey Brewery, Romeoville, IL *
3/26 – Barley Pop, Madison, WI
3/27 – Blu Room, Dubuque, IA @ Blu Room
3/28 – Part Wolf Upstairs, Minneapolis MN

* No Snow Burial

HUNTSMEN is:

Chris Kang – Vocals, Guitars
Marc Stranger-Najjar – Bass, Vocals
Kirill Orlov – Guitars
Ray Knipe – Drums, Vocals
Aimee Bueno – Vocals

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Northern Star 16th  January 2020.

Get me out of this world!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  • Barry McGuire – Eve Of destruction
  • Nik Turner – Space Station Announcement
  • Gandalf – I watch the moon
  • Gong – Flying Teapot
  • Robert Calvert – The Song of the Gremlin
  • Pink Floyd – Set the controls for the heart of the sun
  • Amon Duul – Somnium
  • Daevid Allen – & Solid Space – Visions of Angels
  • Monster magnet – Atomic Clock
  • Pre-med – Man eggs from Mars
  • Cosmograf – When the air Runs out
  • The Mars Volta – Meccamputechture
  • Van Der Graaf Generator  – Pioneers over C
  • Holgar Czukay – Floatspace
  • Goldfrapp – Moon In Your mouth
  • Jet black sea – Hours slip into days
  • Hawkwind – Over the top
  • Ashra – Midnight on mars
  • Eloy – astral entrance – master of sensation
  • Spirits burning – Red
  • Sound of contact – Mobius slip

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The German metalcore hopes Rising Insane have released a cover of The Weeknd‘s global hit ”Blinding Lights.” The song is now available on all digital platforms, including the music video on YouTube. Stream the song HERE and watch the video below.

Rising Insane delivers their music in a dualistic manner, apart from the common post-hardcore norm; rageful outbreaks chained to a melancholic surrender are giving their songs a unique emotive touch. The sudden and surprising variety is the key to a new experience that will shackle the listener to their music.

Rising Insane is and has alway been own initiative, investing both heart and soul in the music and everything else that has to deal with being a band. Releasing their debut album Nation in June 2017, they definitely paved a way to move on to higher ground. Solid mixtures of crushing metalcore elements with a punk-rock-like influence are getting along with rest-in-your-head clean vocals.

Since the release, Rising Insane captivates over and over again, playing alongside bands like The Devil wears Prada, For Today and Stray from the Path. The long journey has further inspired the band, which leads to a more self revealing kind of music. With this passion, Rising Insane joined the dand Annisokay at the end of 2018 to a 14 city tour through Germany and Austria, also joined the stage at the Impericon Festival 2019.

Strengthened by the energy of this ride, they produced and recorded their second album, Porcelain, which was released on 1st of November, 2019. Still it is all self initiative – and with it comes the most honest, inspiring and haunting music, Rising Insane has ever done.

Rising Insane line-up:

Aaron Steineker – Vocals
Sven Polizuk – Guitars
Florian Köchy – Guitars
Ulf Hedenkamp – Bass
Robert Kühling – Drums

For More Info Visit:

Rising Insane - Blinding Lights

Cover photo by Peter Leukhardt

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/rising-insane-the-weeknd-blinding-lights/

The German metalcore hopes Rising Insane have released a cover of The Weeknd‘s global hit ”Blinding Lights.” The song is now available on all digital platforms, including the music video on YouTube. Stream the song HERE and watch the video below.

Rising Insane delivers their music in a dualistic manner, apart from the common post-hardcore norm; rageful outbreaks chained to a melancholic surrender are giving their songs a unique emotive touch. The sudden and surprising variety is the key to a new experience that will shackle the listener to their music.

Rising Insane is and has alway been own initiative, investing both heart and soul in the music and everything else that has to deal with being a band. Releasing their debut album Nation in June 2017, they definitely paved a way to move on to higher ground. Solid mixtures of crushing metalcore elements with a punk-rock-like influence are getting along with rest-in-your-head clean vocals.

Since the release, Rising Insane captivates over and over again, playing alongside bands like The Devil wears Prada, For Today and Stray from the Path. The long journey has further inspired the band, which leads to a more self revealing kind of music. With this passion, Rising Insane joined the dand Annisokay at the end of 2018 to a 14 city tour through Germany and Austria, also joined the stage at the Impericon Festival 2019.

Strengthened by the energy of this ride, they produced and recorded their second album, Porcelain, which was released on 1st of November, 2019. Still it is all self initiative – and with it comes the most honest, inspiring and haunting music, Rising Insane has ever done.

Rising Insane line-up:

Aaron Steineker – Vocals
Sven Polizuk – Guitars
Florian Köchy – Guitars
Ulf Hedenkamp – Bass
Robert Kühling – Drums

For More Info Visit:

Rising Insane - Blinding Lights

Cover photo by Peter Leukhardt

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23994&IdCompany=8

SONS OF APOLLO – former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) – are ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, ‘MMXX’ (pronounced: 20/20) – out now!

You can watch the band discuss their recently released single ‘Desolate July’ here: https://youtu.be/v1kggw9GOJY

They recently launched the Christian Rios-directed video for the albums third single ‘Desolate July’, a tribute to musician David Z who tragically passed away in 2017. Watch the video now here: https://youtu.be/TARWOs8h7Hw

Watch the video for the second track ‘Fall To Ascend’ here: https://youtu.be/I8K02hqnBxE 

The bands video for ‘Goodbye Divinity’ has achieved over 3.5 million plays so far. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/wZlyaCqqZ0A 

Produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), ‘MMXX’ is available as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats.

Order the album here: https://soa.lnk.to/MMXX

“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. ‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’ was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”

“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”

The writing process began at the start of the year, as Portnoy, Sherinian and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal got together. “The three of us were at my home studio in Pennsylvania,” explains Portnoy. “And it took about three weeks to get all the music written. That was a very smooth process. The last time, it certainly must have felt a little weird for Bumblefoot to be writing with Derek and me, because we were strangers to him. Now, we know one another better and that helped things push along.”

“Because we all have our home studios, it meant everyone could record there as and when they had opportunity,” continues Sherinian. “We all had the luxury of being able to take our time to get all the parts done, which was a huge help in the way the album’s come out. I suppose in all, it took about eight months to record everything.”

There are eight tracks on ‘MMXX’, with variations in length totalling 60 minutes. “The final song is ‘New World Today, which is 16 minutes long,” says Portnoy. “This one has elements similar to ‘Opus Maximus’ and ‘Labyrinth’ on the previous album. It has some insane, brilliant instrumental moments, which I am sure the fans will love.”

“We wanted to do something epic here, as we did with ‘Opus Maximus’ last time around,” adds Sherinian. “You have to remember that Mike and I come from Dream Theater, where we never bothered about how long a song was. So, for us doing a 16 minute track is not a problem.”

Here’s the track listing for MMXX:
1. Goodbye Divinity (7:16)
2. Wither To Black (4:48)
3. Asphyxiation (5:09)
4. Desolate July (6:11)
5. King Of Delusion (8:49)
6. Fall To Ascend (5:07)
7. Resurrection Day (5:51)
8. New World Today (16:38)

The album title was inspired by a simple chronological fact. “This will be released in mid-January 2020,” says Portnoy. “That means it will be one of the first releases in what is a new decade. So I came up with the idea of calling it ‘2020,’ except having it written in the Latin form of ‘MMXX’.” And the album’s artwork has been created by Thomas Ewerhard (who was responsible for the cover design of ‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’), which inevitably reflects the title. As Portnoy explains, “For the first record, we had a mythological feel. This time around though, there’s a much more futuristic style to what we’ve got. It has a very 21st century appeal. And the band crest is more polished, cleaned up and a lot more modern than last time, when it had an old fashioned look.”

“Each member of this band has their own signature sound on their instrument,” adds Sherinian.“And when you put all of this together what you get is a wonderful five-headed beast. It makes this a sonically special band, which is definitely what comes across on ‘MMXX’. You can hear odd time signatures and amazingly crazy performances here. Overall, we’ve been satisfyingly more adventurous this time than we were before, and I know people are sure to love what we’ve done.”

In touring news, the band’s headlining “MMXX World Tour” will launch January 23rd in Sacramento, CA, USA and will take them around the world throughout the new year. They have also just announced European tour dates for March 2020, as well as South American dates for April 2020. You can find those below:

Europe 2020
28.02.2020 – (DE) Karlsruhe, Crystal Ballroom
29.02.2020 – (DE) Karlsruhe, Crystal Ballroom
02.03.2020 – (NO) Drammen, Union Scene
03.03.2020 – (SE) Gothenburg, Traedgarn
05.03.2020 – (UA) Kyiy, N.A.U. Theatre
07.03.2020 – (RU) Moscow, RED
08.03.2020 – (RU) St. Petersburg, Aurora
10.03.2020 – (CH) Pratteln, Z7
11.03.2020 – (IT) Milan, Live Club
13.03.2020 – (ES) Bilbao, Santana 27
14.03.2020 – (ES) Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
15.03.2020 – (ES) Madrid, La Riviera
17.03.2020 – (FR) Marseille, Cepac Silo
18.03.2020 – (FR) Paris, Machine du Moulin Rouge
19.03.2020 – (UK) London, Islington Assembly Hall
20.03.2020 – (NL) Eindhoven, Prognosis Festival
22.03.2020 – (CZ) Brno, Sono
24.03.2020 – (SK) Kosice, Colosseum
25.03.2020 – (HU) Budapest, Barba Negra

SONS OF APOLLO have certainly enriched the music sphere since their formation in 2017. It says much that the huge talent involved immediately combined with a cohesive and recognizable individual stance on their #1 debut album, ‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’, acknowledged as one of the finest releases in ’17. Praised by Loudwire as an “…impressive debut disc,” it was released 20th October 2017 via InsideOutMusic/Sony. It debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart at #1, as well as at #10 on the “Rock Chart,” and #33 on the “Top Current Albums” chart.

‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’ picked up rave reviews upon its release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:

“Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. SONS OF APOLLO are simply a group that are super.” – Classic Rock

“‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’ is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.” – Prog Magazine

“…’PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’, truly lives and dies by the instrumentation, which by all involved is next level…At first listen you would be remiss not to draw comparisons from previous works of all involved, though SONS OF APOLLO is not defined by past triumphs. Rather, they represent the bridging of common attractions, with the end result being an album that is fresh and daring.” – Outburn

SONS OF APOLLO online:
www.sonsofapollo.com
www.facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1
www.Twitter.com/SonsOfApollo1
www.instagram.com/sonsofapollo1

This news story was originally published here: https://theprogressiveaspect.net/blog/2020/01/16/barock-project-seven-seas/

Barock Project from Italy utterly blew me away with their previous album, the utterly outstanding Detachment, which was my favourite of 2017. They recently launched their latest album into the Seven Seas and have maintained their level of high-quality with a fine album of exemplary melodic progressive rock. They may not have captured my heart in quite the same way as last time, but then again ‘first kisses’ are impossible to replicate!

The opening four songs on this album are simply outstanding. Title track Seven Seas gently pulses in with some sensitive vocals and picks up tempo and power. An added string arrangement leads into a veritable musical storm with Luca Zabbini’s swirling keyboards, and then the song ebbs away. Standout track I Call Your Name is a glorious slice of high energy top class rock pop with infectious riffs from Marco Mazzuoccolo and Luca Zabbini. There’s even a subtle reference to The Beatles with a mischievous couple of bars from Sergeant Pepper‘s Within You, Without You sneaked in (but blink and you’ll miss it!). Fantastic harmony vocals ride along on a wave of guitars, bass and some great drumming from Eric Obelli. This effervescent track actually belies a sad theme as a heartbroken person yearns for someone who has left them, similar to the deceptively bitter Happy to See You from Detachment. I Call Your Name is a fabulously catchy pop song which in an alternate Universe would have been a massive hit. Rejection never sounded quite so sweet!

In contrast, Ashes is more restrained and introspective with strings and Zabbini’s fluid piano leading the way. Once again the lovely melodic music actually conveys a sad tale as the fading fires of love reduce to ashes. After the more placid first half, the piano suddenly accelerates us into a raging conflagration of drums and guitars, underpinned by Francesco Caliendo’s solid bass. Zabbini ignites the piece with a dazzling Hammond organ solo as the vocals proclaim, before the musical flames fade, one last hopeful plea:

“Take away our pain, blow away the ashes and, fire will be burning again.”

The very high quality of the opening quartet of songs continues with Cold Fog, with lyrics written by Peter Jones of Camel and Tiger Moth Tales fame. Jones worked on some songs and sang a couple on Detachment, and Cold Fog is a piece that was born during that previous collaboration. Writing the lyrics of Cold Fog is the limit of Jones’ involvement on this album, which is a bit of a pity as his vocal and lyrical ability certainly added to the overall excellence and infectious quality of Detachment. Cold Fog is simply one of the best pieces on Seven Seas and once again we are adrift in a sea of broken hearts. A soulfully sung and lilting piano-led intro is injected with a pulsating synth and deft drumming before the song erupts with passion. Strings and piano underpinned by the synth carry us on before the heartbreak bursts out vocally, followed by a wailing guitar break. It’s dramatic stuff. Acoustic guitars from the multi-instrumentalist and clearly multi-talented Luca Zabbini introduce some introspection with some lovely vocals, before an understated and tasteful guitar solo is sweetened by a fine piano conclusion. The emotional turmoil of Fog returns with a vengeance as a stirring string arrangement ascends to a full band crescendo. The passion of a lost love seems to permeate much of this album.

After such drama at the end of an outstanding opening quartet it seems apt for the gentle acoustic interlude of A Mirror Trick, which appears to be a short breather before the rather more epic Hamburg hoves into view with the sound of seagulls and waves. An orchestral arrangement with a maritime feel ensures we feel suitably at sea… but for me this piece seems rather water-logged and at sea itself. There are some skilfully played sections with some fine playing but overall it feels like we are treading water as some of the atmosphere and musical themes have been covered already. Hamburg may just be too drawn out and a little disjointed for my taste, although some will undoubtedly love the ambition and orchestration of such a relative epic.

If you have ever wondered what the ‘love child’ of early Genesis, Anthony Phillips and Porcupine Tree would be like then try Brain Damage (no, it’s not a Pink Floyd cover). Tinkling in with gently caressing acoustic guitars and diaphanous vocals, it really does feel like the ghost of Trespass has emerged. However, the tempo increases and the shadows lengthen as Brain Damage twists in a very different direction. The song spasms into Porcupine Tree territory, driven along powerfully with skill by Caliendo and Ombelli on bass and drums respectively. An extended end section rams home the point relentlessly as Zabbini’s synth sprays graffiti-like over the finale of this impressive fusion of styles.

That is probably where they should have left the album as it would have been a suitably dramatic conclusion to a fine set of songs… but in my view Seven Seas sinks at the end with a disappointing final quartet of songs, which is a pity after the strength of the opening. Chemnitz Girl is a pleasant enough piece, but after Brain Damage it feels rather lightweight and meanders on with little to excite or beguile. After the rich musicality and intensity of the rest of the album, I Should Have Learned To feels incongruous as a sub-standard Beatles pastiche – they should have learned to leave it off the album in my view. Moving On (the only song with music not written by Zabbini) crashes in with unconvincing heaviness and out of nowhere an incongruous saxophone comes in at the end. The disappointing end to the album finishes with the frankly rather cheesy almost cabaret-like The Ones which even the Pink Floyd-esque wailing of guest Durga McBroom cannot lift.

Like the cliché about many football matches, this album is ‘a game of two halves’ as it launched with a bang in a truly magnificent set of songs but from my perspective, it concludes with rather a whimper in a series of anonymous songs – Barock Project may have over-stretched themselves.

When they are good Barock Project can be absolutely bloody magnificent, as much of this album amply demonstrates. However, they may also need to understand that sometimes ‘less is more’. This is an album which outstayed its welcome for me as the quality drops off. Nevertheless, the majority of this album is excellent melodic progressive rock, and some will love it all. It certainly has not put me off Barock Project.

Music is like love in many ways – I fell in love with Detachment and still listen to it, but despite its undoubted overall quality Seven Seas simply did not capture my heart this time – Love is funny like that sometimes!

TRACK LISTING
01. Seven Seas (5:27)
02. I Call Your Name (3:45)
03. Ashes (6:05)
04. Cold Fog (9:06)
05. A Mirror Trick (3:29)
06. Hamburg (11:25)
07. Brain Damage (9:05)
08. Chemnitz Girl (4:07)
09. I Should Have Learned To (3:46)
10. Moving On (4:25)
11. The Ones (4:58)

Total Time – 65:38

MUSICIANS
Luca Zabbini – Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, String Arrangements
Alex Mari – Lead & Backing Vocals
Marco Mazzuoccolo – Electric Guitars
Francesco Caliendo – Electric Bass
Eric Ombelli – Drums & Percussion, Mandolin, Sample Programming
~ with:
Durga McBroom – Backing Vocals (track 11)
Francesco Cinti – Saxophones

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Record Labels: Aerostella
Country of Origin: Italy
Date of Release: 27th September 2019

LINKS
Barock Project – Website | Facebook | Twitter

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 323 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Jolly – Let Go
  • 35 Tapes – Wasteland
  • Bjørn Riis – When Rain Falls
  • In Continuum – Be The Light (Ft. Steve Rothery)
  • Charlie Cawood – The Dark Within
  • Nad Sylvan – The Regal Bastard
  • We Are Kin – Circles
  • Big Big Train – Ariel
  • No-Man – Love You To Pieces
  • Pete & Pan – Solstice
  • Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – Il Grande Bianco
  • Cosmograf – Aspire, Achieve
  • The Flower Kings – Vertigo
  • Freedom To Glide – Broken Road
  • Chasing The Monsoon – Dreams
  • Rush – La Villa Strangiato
  • Opeth – Heart In Hand/Hjartat Vet Vad Handen Gor
  • The Tea Club – Rivermen

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/nightwish-announce-new-albu/

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: NATUREwill be released on 10th April 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.

Nightwish - HUMAN -II- NATURE
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 campsitePetrax Studios and Troykington castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero KinnunenMikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila atFinnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

NIGHTWISH WORLD TOUR 2020 

16.11. NO – Oslo – Spektrum
20.11. DE – Leipzig – Arena
21.11. DE – Dusseldorf – ISS Dome
23.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
24.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (sold out)
25.11. FR – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
26.11. BE – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
28.11. DE – Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29.11. LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal
03.12. IT – Milan – Lorenzini District
04.12. DE – Munich – Olympiahalle
09.12. DE – Bamberg – Brose Arena
10.12. DE – Frankfurt – Festhalle
12.12. AT – Vienna – Stadthalle
14.12. DE – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12. UK – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.12. UK – London – SSE Arena Wembley

Nightwish Tour 2020

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/nightwish-announce-new-albu/

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: NATUREwill be released on 10th April 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.

Nightwish - HUMAN -II- NATURE
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 campsitePetrax Studios and Troykington castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero KinnunenMikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila atFinnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

NIGHTWISH WORLD TOUR 2020 

16.11. NO – Oslo – Spektrum
20.11. DE – Leipzig – Arena
21.11. DE – Dusseldorf – ISS Dome
23.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
24.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (sold out)
25.11. FR – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
26.11. BE – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
28.11. DE – Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29.11. LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal
03.12. IT – Milan – Lorenzini District
04.12. DE – Munich – Olympiahalle
09.12. DE – Bamberg – Brose Arena
10.12. DE – Frankfurt – Festhalle
12.12. AT – Vienna – Stadthalle
14.12. DE – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12. UK – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.12. UK – London – SSE Arena Wembley

Nightwish Tour 2020

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