Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have released the eighth 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. In this episode, the band is visiting the rainy city of London to record the choir, orchestral parts and percussion for the new CD at Angel Studios. Check it out below.
Commented NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: "This must be the sixth or seventh time we're working with these people. We've realized what they can do during these years. So it's really not a surprise anymore but it hasn't ceased to amaze me. The level of professionalism is just unbelievable. But even more importantly, they clearly like what they're doing. The guys we've worked with for over 10 years are still up for it."
As previously reported, longtime NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen sat out the recording sessions for the group's new CD due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY) has replaced him.
Said Hahto: "The professionalism is amazing. We were recording ethnic percussion yesterday. Some of the guys had played on 'Star Wars' movies — and done Hans Zimmer soundtracks. I felt myself like a humppa drummer. It was pretty amazing. They know their prima vista. You give them the notation, and they'll nail it in no time."
NIGHTWISH recently revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins will appear as a guest on the band's eighth studio album.
Singer Floor Jansen, who officially joined the band last year, made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington.
Photo credit: Ville Akseli Juurikkala