Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album. The yet-untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him. Today the band releases the seventh album trailer. In this episode the band recaps the summer and recording main parts of the new album at their NIGHTWISH summer camp. Check it out here:

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Commented keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “We are actually ahead of our schedule. Incredibly, Floor has sung about two songs a day. Marco cut the final bass parts in 1.5 days and Emppu 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.” Added vocalist Floor Jansen: “Tuomas challenged me, using everything I have to offer. 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 just recently revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album. Additionally the band announced their North American tour for April and May 2015. Check out all confirmed dates here: 09.04 USA New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom 10.04. USA Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 11.04. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium 13.04. CND Quebec City, QC - Capitole Theatre 14.04. CND Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theatre 16.04. USA Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom 17.04. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre 18.04. USA Chicago, IL - Concorde Music Hall 19.04. USA Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom 21.04. USA Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 22.04. USA Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue 24.04. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory 25.04. CND Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre 26.04. USA Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 18.04. USA San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre 30.04. USA Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues 01.05. USA Los Angeles, CA - Greek theatre 02.05. USA Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre 03.05. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls 05.05. USA Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory 06.05. USA Houston, TX - Warehouse Live 08.05. USA Orlando, FL - House Of Blues 09.05. USA Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 11.05. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Work 12.05. USA Louisville, KY - Expo Five 13.05. USA Charlotte, NC - Filmore 14.05. USA