Kari Helenius of the Finnish magazine Imperiumi was present at the listening session at Finnvox Studio in Helsinki for NIGHTWISH's new studio album, "Dark Passion Play". His report was translated by "Anssi" at the official NIGHTWISH forum and is available for viewing in three parts: Part#1, Part#2, Part#3.
"Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and September 28 via Roadrunner Records (USA).
Check out the cover artwork at this location.
A single, "Amaranth", will precede the album on August 24 (Nuclear Blast) and August 22 (Spinefarm/Universal). It will be available in several different versions, the details of which will be announced later.
To see the "Amaranth" cover artwork, click here.
"Dark Passion Play" will be NIGHTWISH's first album to feature 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Olzon (a.k.a. Anette Blyckert), who replaced the group's original vocalist Tarja Turunen.
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