Nightwish’s new album will be titled Dark Passion Play and will be released at the end of September. It features their new lead singer Anette Olzon.
Here is the track list:
1. The Poet And The Pendulum
2. Bye Bye Beautiful
4. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
5. Master Passion Greed
8. Whoever Brings The Night
9. For The Heart I Once Had
10. The Islander
11. Last Of The Wilds
12. 7 Days To The Wolves
13. Meadows Of Heaven
Just the names of the songs make me excited to hear them. I’m in love with Nightwish’s music. Tuomas writes such poetic lyrics, and add to that the heaviness, symphonic elements, and beautiful melodies... Lurve! There’s something about them that’s different from even the other symphonic metal bands I’ve heard some songs of.
They do have some clips of a few of their new songs on their site. They have also released Eva as a single you can purchase online. Their second single Amaranth will be released later. Amaranth is actually a name I was considering for a band, should I ever make one some day. But I think there was another band with that name.
Oh, and here is the music video for the song While Your Lips are Still Red which Tuomas wrote for the Finnish film Lieksa. The song is a ballad which features Marco, Tuomas, and Jukka. I totally couldn’t believe that was Marco singing when I first heard it.
Also, Blind Guardian is releasing remastered versions of their old albums. Which is good cause I’m missing most of their old albums. *snicker* I shall have to purchase those, perhaps with birthday money.
Also, I think I will buy some stuff from the Nightwish shop which I have been wanting to get. They finally released the English version of their book/biography. And I wanted to get the Once songbook, but it says it’s out of stock. :( I hope they will bring it back. Also, they have preorders for their new album and the single Amaranth, which I might get. And some Nightwish-ware would be neat. I’m mostly looking at the “I’m Your Angel” strap top. If I preorder Dark Passion Play, I can get a version that comes with a shirt and a second cd with instrumental versions of their songs too. That sounds neat. Shipping will likely make it expensive though, so I should probably just order the stuff I can't get anywhere else.
Still many other bands I must get cds of too. Although they are rather hard to find, unless you check online. But amazon.com doesn’t even stock regular versions of Epica’s cds, you have to buy imports which are really expensive. Could always buy from their webshop, I suppose. Kind of wish I had bought some Leaves’ Eyes cds back when we saw them with Blind Guardian.
Oh, and we are going to see Dream Theater the 31st! *hugs boyfriend* My sister got Systematic Chaos for her birthday, so I will have to steal and listen to it before the concert. I don’t think Nightwish will be coming to Denver though on their US tour. *sad* They will be in Albuquerque, but that’s a rather long drive and we’d have to stay there overnight. Hopefully I’ll get to see them live at some point though. I’m sure it’d be a great show.