Marko Hietala on Nightwish Album Human Nature

Nightwish Release Human Nature

Nightwish released Human Nature (stylized HVMAN :||: NATVRE) on April 10, 2020. It’s the band’s ninth studio album.

Marko Hietala, bassist of Nightwish, joins us on the podcast to discuss the album. In addition to playing bass, Marko provides supporting vocals with his “deep sonorous timbre.”

Human Nature digs into some contrasting topics including humanity, nature, technology, art, and music. It isn’t strictly a concept album, but it’s thematically consistent.

Marko discuss a number of interesting topics about the recording and creation of Human Nature. This includes the solidification of the writing process with the band’s current lineup, working with the Pale Blue Orchestra, and releasing and album in the midst of the pandemic.

Nightwish Human Nature Album Art
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Human Nature is Nightwish’s first double album. The first half consists of what you would consider “traditional” Nightwish, featuring epic music, operatic vocals, heavy riffs, and symphonic backing. The back half is a new take on Nightwish. Comprised completely of orchestral pieces, the band has upped the ante on what it means to be a symphonic metal band.

Nightwish has been around since 1996 and shows no sign of slowing, and we are very excited about that!

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Michael & Ty

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