Watch the live clip 'For You', here: https://youtu.be/XTuVCe_YEUs
Get your copy of 'Pyre Of The Black Heart' here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-POTBH
Marko Hietala comments:
What a sorry state we, the civilization on planet Earth, are in. Everyone everywhere feels it this time. For a lot of us, this has already become a personal issue in the worst possible ways. For my part, I’m just grateful that my lady got back to me from the other side of the world in time. There’s a trusted hand to hold in this isolation. I was lucky.
Patience, courage, strength & love to all.
And here’s one more live video from Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland. This one’s 'For You'."
Regarding the goal behind his solo album, Marko Hietala comments, "Well, let's put it this way: NIGHTWISH is without any doubt my main band, and thanks to income from that direction, I don't have to be that commercially aware...what I mean is that when I was coming up with the musical thoughts for this solo record, I was able to do simply anything without limits. So if I had a goal, it was to not have any kind of limits, but to prepare an unpredictable, spontaneous, adventurous, ferocious and intimate solo record. And now when I am listening to the final album by myself, I can say with my hand on my heart that I – or rather we – pulled it off...The record is a really diverse musical roller coaster ride that takes eager listeners into a world of strong emotions and deep feelings!"
Hietala's voice has barely faded away, and he is already honouring his skilful bandmates. "Even if 'Pyre Of The Black Heart' is definitely my solo album, I didn't compose everything on my own. When the songwriting process was really in full swing, I kept sending all the ideas to my long-time collaborators Tuomas Wäinölä [guitar] and Vili Ollila [keyboards], and this ingenious two-some came up with great additions and arrangements, one after another. Drummer Anssi Nykänen – who is simply a wizard behind his set – completed the line-up like no other."
'Pyre Of The Black Heart' tracklist:
02. The Voice Of My Father
03. Star, Sand And Shadow
04. Dead God’s Son
05. For You
06. I Am The Way
07. Runner Of The Railways
08. Death March For Freedom
09. I Dream
10. Truth Shall Set You Free
'Tour Of The Black Heart 2020'
05.05. RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolicán
07.05. RA Buenos Aires - Luna Park (w/ BOUDIKA)
09.05. BR São Paulo - Espaço das Américas
10.05. BR Rio de Janeiro - Vivo Rio