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NIGHTWISH Recorded Orchestral Parts For Their New Album At Abbey Road

1065 takes of orchestras, choirs and special guests

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Finnish symphonic metal stalwarts Nightwish have finished recording the orchestral parts for their tenth studio album at Abbey Road Studios—best known as the location the The Beatles recorded for many years—in London, England. The band confirmed the with a photo on social media celebrating the occasion, along with a message thanking everyone involved in the process.

"It's a wrap!. 1065 takes of orchestras, choirs and special guests recorded at Abbey Road Studios."

"Our sincerest thanks go to everybody involved, musicians, singers and technicians alike. Your passion and dedication never ceases to amaze us."

"Very special thanks to Mr. James Shearman for wonderfully filling the massive shoes of our long-time orchestral arranger, Mr. Pip Williams."


In an recent interview with Metal Hammer, the band's leader Tuomas Holopainen revealed the the follow-up to their 2020's "Human. :II: Nature." would be the third installment of a trilogy that started with with their 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" album: "I immediately knew after getting Endless Forms Most Beautiful done that, 'Okay, we have to do more songs about this, because there's so much more to explore and tell the world. We're not done with this.' And the same thing happened after Human. :II: Nature.; we're still not done. So let's do one more. At least one more. In a way, [the next album] is the third part of a trilogy, which started with Endless Forms… and then Human. :II: Nature. There are some major surprises there again, but it feels like a natural continuation to Human. :II: Nature.'"

According to Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen the new album will crank up the heaviness department. And we even know how many songs are gonna be included, according to a band's statement from when they announced they will go into a tour hiatus: "An album of 12 new songs will see bright daylight in 2024, as will 3 music videos! The band is positively hyped beyond words over this new upcoming musical adventure."

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