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Symphonic metal veterans NIGHTWISH will release their new album, “Yesterwynde”, on September 20, 2024 via Nuclear Blast

It marks the band’s tenth studio LP, following on from the release of “Human. :II: Nature.” in 2020. The official music video for the album’s first single, “Perfume Of The Timeless”, can be watched below.

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen previously spoke with Kerrang! about “Perfume Of The Timeless”, saying: “When we had the first meeting with Nuclear Blast, talking about the new album and singles, I told them the first single will be a song called ‘Perfume Of The Timeless’ and it’s eight and a half minutes long and the chorus comes in at 3:30.

“And they were, like, ‘Perfect!’ I think that has to do with the fact that we have a long legacy. You know, we can do whatever we want, and I do, but it says something that we can do that, when I heard that for Spotify it’s good to have the vocals start after 15 seconds, or people skip it; they don’t have the attention span anymore.”

When asked if he felt he needed to adjust his writing style to accommodate the loss of longtime bassist/vocalist Marko Hietala, Tuomas replied: “No, it doesn’t really change anything, except that now we had two voices instead of three, only Floor [Jansen, lead singer] and Troy [Donockley, multi-instrumentalist].

“But that’s it — it really didn’t change much at all. And Jukka [Koskinen], the new bass player, is such a grounding personality that it’s so easy to work with him. And his bass playing skills are tremendous, quite different from how Marko played the bass, which also brought a new spice into the music. So nothing but positive things to say about it all.

“There are many bands in the world that don’t have a single original member anymore,” he continued. “And I think it comes down to the fact that if the music is good, then that’s all that matters, in the end. Maybe for some people, certain bands are so holy that they can stand if they don’t have certain members in it, even though the music would be good, but I don’t really think like that. I just listen to the music, not the personnel behind it. That’s all that matters to me.”

Holopainen also addressed the fact that NIGHTWISH has no plans yet to tour in support of “Yesterwynde”. The band previously explained that the reasons for the touring break were “personal” but unrelated to Jansen‘s then-pregnancy. (Jansen gave birth to her second child in October 2023.)

“Asked if it feels weird to be talking about an album that, for the first time, he won’t be supporting on the road, Tuomas said: “No, it doesn’t feel weird. It just feels right. But people shouldn’t get worried. It’s not the end of the band. We just signed a multi-record deal with Nuclear Blast, so there will be more music coming, definitely. But as far as shows, we’re just gonna have a long breather now and see what happens. That’s all I can say at the moment. We got our fair share in 2022 and 2023 when we did a lot of shows. So that helped.”

NIGHTWISH “Yesterwynde” track listing:

01. Yesterwynde
02. An Ocean Of Strange Islands
03. The Antikythera Mechanism
04. The Day Of…
05. Perfume Of The Timeless
06. Sway
07. The Children Of ‘Ata
08. Something Whispered Follow Me
09. Spider Silk
10. Hiraeth
11. The Weave
12. Lanternlight

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In a recent social media post, the band shared a snapshot featuring Tuomas Holopainen, the keyboardist and primary songwriter, alongside sound engineer Tero Kinnunen, mixing engineer Mikko Karmila, and mastering engineer Mika Jussila, marking the completion of this significant milestone.

The post reads: “Our 10th album is now mixed and mastered. Thank you Tero, Mikko Mika for more than 25 years of shared adventures, music & friendship. We made it again!”

NIGHTWISH drummer Kai Hahto recently said the band’s upcoming studio album is a “heavier” one with “new elements”.

Speaking with Laureline Tilkin of Tuonela MagazineHahto discussed the band’s forthcoming follow-up to 2020’s “Human. :II: Nature.” album, saying: “At least it’s not gonna be the same as ‘Human. :II: Nature.’, so… Probably, let’s say that we go back to more heavy, heavier things on the new album, but also there’s a lot of, again, new winds to blow, so to speak. So, different new elements. But, of course, it’s still NIGHTWISH, but, of course, we brought back the big symphony orchestra again to the new upcoming tenth album. Yeah, it’s gonna be exciting. And quite challenging music to play as well.”

Asked if he is “in a way happy” that he doesn’t have to play the new NIGHTWISH songs live right now, in light of the fact that the band is taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future, Kai said: “No, no, no. Totally opposite. I would love to go and play it live. But hopefully the time will come when we go back, charging the batteries first.

“Of course, it’s nice to be home with the kids and wife and dogs, but still, of course, I’ve always been a player, so I also like to play for the people. But I believe I’m not gonna be bored. So I have a lot of things in the back of my head. Even NIGHTWISH is now taking a break. So, I’m not gonna be bored.”

In April 2023, NIGHTWISH surprised fans by announcing that the band was not going to be playing any live shows for the foreseeable future and would be not be touring in support of the group’s next studio album.

In April 2020, NIGHTWISH released “Human. :II: Nature.,” serving as the follow-up to 2015’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful.” This double album featured nine tracks on the main CD and one extensive piece divided into eight chapters on CD 2.