Recently, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala released his debut solo album ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band are pleased to reveal another live video, for track ‘Death March For Freedom’, that was recorded during their recent European tour.
Watch the live clip ‘Death March For Freedom’, here:
Marko Hietala comments:
It’s time for one more live video from our European tour. A tour that we finished still under some better stars.
And here’s a couple of questions: Dear Oligarchy. How much of your worker/consumer base you can let die off and still make a profit? Wouldn’t proper social democracy make things safer for you too? Isn’t it you with the resources? For now, as always, we’ll keep on walking, and innocents will fall.
Subjects might change, but we are on a ‘Death March For Freedom‘
Get your copies of ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-POTBH
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