Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH have just released their seventh "Making Of" trailer for their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album. Watch Episode 7, "Almost There," on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPoVHMT2Gcc&index=1&list=PLB4brr7vf-P6LMpAuLbvvaskBkEUpbNuL "We are actually ahead of our schedule,” reveals NIGHTWISH founding member, composer, and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen."Incredibly, Floor [Jansen] has sung about two songs a day. Marco [Hietala] cut the final bass parts in 1.5 days and Emppu [Vuorinen] did the rhythm guitars in a week. I think it was because everything was so well-rehearsed this time. We’ve tried to work more like a band." “Tuomas challenged me, using everything I have to offer,” adds Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. "High, low, soft, whatever, but definitely lower stuff and very soft and intimate things. Something that more by coincidence was something that I kind of missed doing. Something I haven’t explored much and Tuomas wrote parts where I have to use this completely, where I have to go into it entirely. I’m very happy with what came out there.” NIGHTWISH members are in the wilderness of Hattula, Finland working on new music with producer Tero “TeeCee” Kinnumen. Evolutionary biologist, writer, and atheist Richard Dawkins will be a guest on the new album. Watch all previous album trailers at this location. NIGHTWISH’s 27-date headlining tour of North America for 2015 launches in New York City on April 9th, hitting three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. Direct support will come from Swedish heavy metallers SABATON; opening will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com; VIP Meet & Greet tickets (which includes early entry + an official tour program) are on sale at EnterTheVault.com. Dates for the 2015 NIGHTWISH tour with SABATON and Delain are: 04/09/15 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY 04/10/15 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA 04/11/15 Palladium – Worcester, MA 04/13/15 Capitole Theatre – Quebec City, QC – CANADA 04/14/15 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON – CANADA 04/16/15 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY 04/17/15 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH 04/18/15 Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL 04/19/15 7 Flags Events Center - Clive, IA 04/21/15 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO 04/22/15 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT 04/24/15 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA 04/25/15 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA 04/26/15 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR 04/28/15 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA 04/30/15 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV 05/01/15 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA 05/02/15 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ 05/03/15 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX 05/05/15 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX 05/06/15 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX 05/08/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL 05/09/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL 05/11/15 Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN 05/12/15 Expo Five – Louisville, KY 05/13/15 Filmore – Charlotte, NC 05/14/15 Filmore – Silver Springs, MD Fans can purchase NIGHTWISH’s latest release - the live Showtime, Storytime Blu-ray/DVD containing the band’s entire live Wacken Open Air Festival 2013 set + a 2-hour documentary that includes “Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours” - and select back-catalogue from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop. ABOUT NIGHTWISH Hugely influential, unique, and unrivaled in the heavy metal pantheon, Finland-based symphonic storytellers NIGHTWISH continue to expand the breadth and scope of their artistic vision with each successive release. Their 2011 studio album, Imaginaerum, arrived into the world with a visual counterpart “Imaginaerum – The Movie,” an album-length film directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Films which created a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Cirque du So