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NIGHTWISH release new lyric video for single 'Harvest'


NIGHTWISH release new lyric video for single ‘Harvest’

NIGHTWISH have released the official lyric video for “Harvest”, the second single from their forthcoming ninth studio album, “Human. :II: Nature.” . Due on April 10 via Nuclear Blast, the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

You can watch the previously released video for ‘Noise’ here:

Speaking to Germany’s Rock Bottom, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen said about “Human. :II: Nature.”:
The original idea was not to do a double album. We thought we can fit all the material on one album, but since a CD only takes about 78 minutes of material and the album is 83 minutes long, or something like that, we had to split it into two discs. Which ended up being a brilliant decision, because now it even makes more sense when you think about the dynamics of the album. It’s ‘Human. :II: Nature.’. And the first nine songs are all about humans telling stories about humanity, human nature, about other humans, with a human voice. Then, after that, you flip the disc and go into the nature for half an hour for some instrumental escapism. So that’s the ‘nature’ part of the album.

Asked if “Human. :II: Nature.” is a concept album, Tuomas said:
I wouldn’t use the term ‘concept album,’ but there is a little theme that’s running through all the songs, so in a way, it is a thematic album. At some point through the songwriting process, I realized that the word ‘human’ appears in all the songs, and these are all somehow connected. Then I kind of realized that, ‘Okay, this song is about the power of human imagination,’ ‘This song is about the power of human empathy,’ ‘This song is all about music descending on mankind,’ ‘This song is about human versus technology.’ So, ‘Okay, let’s call this album ‘Human’.’ But that doesn’t sound quite right, so the last song, it’s all about the beauty of planet Earth. The last song is kind of like NIGHTWISH’s love letter to planet Earth. So that’s nature — human nature. That’s how we came up with the title of the album.”

The track listing is as follows:

Disc 1:

01. Music
02. Noise
03. Shoemaker
04. Harvest
05. Pan
06. How’s The Heart?
07. Procession
08. Tribal
09. Endlessness

Disc 2:

01. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Vista
02. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Blue
03. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Green
04. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Moors
05. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Aurorae
06. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Quiet As The Snow
07. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Anthropocene (incl. “Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal”)
08. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Ad Astra

NIGHTWISH – Live 2020:
15.04. RC – Guangzhou, CN – Gym-II
17.-18.04. RC – Shanghai, CN – Bandai Namco Base
20.04. RC – Beijing – Exhibition Theater

05.05. RCH – Santiago – Teatro Caupolicán
07.05. RA – Buenos Aires – Luna Park (w/ BOUDIKA)
09.05. BR – São Paulo – Espaço das Américas
10.05. BR – Rio de Janeiro – Vivo Rio

26.05. RUS – St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert
27.05. RUS – Moscow – Crocus City Hall
29.05. UA – Kiev – Stereo Plaza
31.05. BY – Minsk – Falcon Club

04.06. S – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
05. – 07.06. FIN Tampere – Rockfest
11.06. PL – Kraków – Mystic Festival
12./13.06. CH – Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
30.06. F – Nîmes – Festival de Nîmes
02. – 04.07. E – Barcelona – Rock Fest
09. – 12.07. CZ – Vizovice – Masters of Rock
16. – 19.07. D – Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival
30.07. – 01.08. FIN – Kuopio – Kuopiorock

16.11. N – Oslo – Spektrum
20.11. D – Leipzig – Arena
21.11. D – Dusseldorf – ISS Dome
23.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (sold out)
24.11. NL – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (sold out)
25.11. F – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
26.11. B – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
28.11. D – Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29.11. LUX – Luxembourg – Rockhal
03.12. I – Milan – Lorenzini District
04.12. D – Munich – Olympiahalle
07.12. HU – Budapest – Arena
09.12. D – Bamberg – Brose Arena
10.12. D – Frankfurt – Festhalle
12.12. A – Vienna – Stadthalle
14.12. D – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12. UK – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.12. UK – London – SSE Arena Wembley

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