Symphonic metal powerhouse NIGHTWISH has successfully wrapped up the recording of orchestral elements for their much-anticipated tenth studio album at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, England
Yesterday, on Monday, October 16, NIGHTWISH treated fans to a glimpse behind the scenes with a photo shared directly from the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The band said in an accompanying caption: “It’s a wrap! 1065 takes of orchestras, choirs and special guests recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
“Our sincerest thanks go to everybody involved, musicians, singers and technicians alike. Your passion and dedication never ceases to amaze us.
“Very special thanks to Mr. James Shearman for wonderfully filling the massive shoes of our long-time orchestral arranger, Mr. Pip Williams.
This forthcoming album follows their 2020 release, “Human. :II: Nature.” This double album, a successor to 2015’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful,” featured nine tracks on the primary CD, along with one extensive composition divided into eight chapters on CD 2.
A noteworthy addition to the NIGHTWISH family came in August 2022 when they welcomed Jukka Koskinen from WINTERSUN as an official member of the band. Koskinen had already made his live debut with NIGHTWISH in May 2021, participating in the band’s interactive experiences, following a year of touring as a session musician.
In a positive turn of events, singer Floor Jansen, in November 2022, shared the wonderful news that she is now “cancer-free” after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor following her breast cancer diagnosis. Furthermore, this past March, Floor, and SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl shared their excitement about expecting their second child, adding to their family, which already includes their six-year-old daughter, Freja, born on March 15, 2017.
Looking ahead, NIGHTWISH has announced plans to take a break from their extensive touring schedule. They will not be embarking on a tour in support of their upcoming studio album, marking a new chapter in their journey. NIGHTWISH said in a statement: “The reasons for this decision are personal, but, we all agree, vital to the wellbeing and future of the band. Be assured that we still love working together, and this decision has nothing to do with Floor‘s pregnancy or our other individual projects. However, an album of 12 new songs will see bright daylight in 2024, as will 3 music videos! The band is positively hyped beyond words over this new upcoming musical adventure.”