Nightwish announce new studio album HUMAN. :II: NATURE

When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing.

Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for their 9th studio album and are proud to announce the title, artwork (above) and track listing. HUMAN. :II: NATURE. will be released on April 10, 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed Endless Forms Most Beautiful, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

The track listing will read as follows:

Disc 1:

  1.  Music
  2.  Noise
  3.  Shoemaker
  4.  Harvest
  5.  Pan
  6.  How’s The Heart?
  7.  Procession
  8.  Tribal
  9.  Endlessness

Disc 2:

  1.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Vista
  2.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Blue
  3.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – The Green
  4.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Moors
  5.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Aurorae
  6.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Quiet As The Snow
  7.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Anthropocene (incl. “Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal”)
  8.  All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World – Ad Astra
  9. The album pre-order will start on February 7th.

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley.

The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

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