Nightwish has announced that they will release their new studio album Human. : II: Nature later this year.
The follow-up to Endless Forms Most Beautiful from 2015 will be a double album and will be released on April 10th through Nuclear Blast, with the band unveiling the cover art and tracklist today.
Human. : II: Nature contains nine songs on the first disc, while the second contains the epic song All The Works Of Nature, which is Adorn The World, which is split into eight separate chapters.
Pre-orders start on 7 February.
Nightwish recorded the album between August and October last year at camping Röskö, Petrax Studios, Troykington Castle and Finnvox Studios.
It was produced by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley, while the mixing was handled by Karmila, Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.
As previously announced, Nightwish will be touring Europe later this year – a series of 17 shows starting on November 16 in Oslo’s Spektrum and ending with a performance at the SSE Arena Wembley in London on December 18.
Nightwish is accompanied by special guests Turmion Kätilöt, with the dates part of a planned world tour.
Last month Nightwish released Decades: Live In Buenos Aires on 2CD Digipak, 3LP, Blu-ray Digibook and BluRay / 2CD. The performance was recorded during the band’s show at the Estadio Malvinas in the Argentinian city on September 30, 2018.
Nightwish: Human. : II: Nature
6. How is the heart?
1. All the works of nature that adorn the world – Vista
2. All the works of nature that adorn the world – The Blue
3. All the works of nature that adorn the world – The Green
4. Captures all the works of nature that adorn the world
5. All works of nature that adorn the world – Aurorae
6. All the works of nature that adorn the world – still as the snow
7. All works of nature that adorn the world – Anthropocene (incl. Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal)
8. All the works of nature that adorn the world – Ad Astra
Nightwish 2020 European tour dates
Nov. 16: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Nov. 20: Leipzig Arena, Germany
Nov. 21: Dusseldorf ISS Dome, Germany
November 23: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, the Netherlands
Nov. 24: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, the Netherlands
Nov 25: Paris ArcorHotels Arena, France
Nov. 26: Antwerp Lotto Arena, Belgium
Nov. 28: Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Germany
Nov. 29: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg
December 3: Milan Lorenzini District, Italy
December 4: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
December 9: Bamberg Brose Arena, Germany
December 10: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
December 12: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
December 14: Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle, Germany
December 16: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, United Kingdom
December 18: London SSE Arena Wembley, United Kingdom