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Tuomas Holopainen Working On New Nightwish Album

In a recent interview on Finland's Rock Radio, Tuomas Holopainen revealed that he has been working on new Nightwish material, with six songs already written. The interview was for his new project AURI with Troy Donockley and Johanna Kurkela, but the inevitable topic of his main band came up. He spoke about struggling with writer's block after completing Endless Forms Most Beautiful, particularly finding it hard to top epic universe-spanning track The Greatest Show On Earth.

Tuomas then commented:

"But then, when we got the AURI album finished last September, I decided to give Nightwish songwriting another shot, and then all heavens broke loose. [Laughs] So that means, [for] about four months [now], I've been just immersed with Nightwish again, and I feel really happy and excited and inspired about it, because it's been lost for such a long time. 

"So I have six songs done now, and there's gonna be a lot more to come. But this year is gonna be spent touring with the 'Decades', and there's only so much you can do, songwriting-wise, while you're on tour. So it's gonna take the bigger part of 2019 to get the songs done, and then rehearse them, go to the studio. So 2020, maybe, the next album — it's not gonna happen before that. But things are looking really good, at least inside of my own head."

The band's Decades tour kicks off on March 9th alongside the greatest hits album of the same name, while AURI's debut is out on March 23rd.


I'm really excited for new Nightwish material. I wish we got at least one new single on Decades to help promote it. *sigh*


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