NIGHTWISH bassist / vocalist Marco Hietala releases his solo album "Pyre Of The Black Heart" on January 24, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. As a first release you can approve the track 'Stones' including video.
The musician himself describes his musical style as "Hard Prog". Concerning his goals for the solo album, Marco reveals: "Let me put it this way: NIGHTWISH is undoubtedly my main band and thanks to the income from this source I did not think much about the commercial aspect … what I want to say is that when I gathered my ideas for this solo project, I knew absolutely no bounds, so if I ever had a goal, that was just not going to set limits for myself, but instead an unpredictable, spontaneous, adventurous one And if I now listen to the finished album myself, I can honestly say that I – or rather we did it … The record is a really diverse rollercoaster ride, the eager listeners in a whole world of deep emotions and strong emotions! "Pyre Of The Black Heart" is clearly my solo album, but I did not compose everything myself hon was in full swing, I kept communicating all my ideas to my old colleagues Tuomas Wäinölä (guitar) and Vili Ollila (keyboards) and this ingenious duo has contributed so many great additions and arrangements. Drummer Anssi Nykänen – who is a true drum master – completed the line-up. "In February, Marco Hietala will tour his solo project. The" Pyre Of The Black Heart "track: 01st Stones02 Voice Of My Father03 Star Of Sand And Shadow04 Dead God's Son05 For You06 I'm The Way07 Runner Of The Railways08 Death March For Freedom09 I Dream10 Truth Shall Set You Free The Tour Of The Black Heart 2020: 02.02.20 Hamburg – Markthalle04.02.20 Frankfurt – Batschkapp06.02.20 Munich – Backstage07.02.20 Leipzig – The anchor 13.02.20 Stuttgart – In Wizemann14.02.20 CH-Pratteln – Z716.02.20 Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
Author: Alexandra Michels