Recently, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala released his solo album Pyre Of The Black Heart via Nuclear Blast. The album has entered the charts and reached #48 in Germany, #25 in Switzerland and #10/#2 (physical) in Finland and today, the band release a live video for their cover version of BLACK SABBATH‘s War Pigs, that was recently recorded in Prague.

Watch the video below.

“Here’s a nice little live video from Roxy, Prague. We’re doing SABs’ ‘War Pigs’ because it’s a true classic and, frankly, both these right & left-wingers everywhere should examine their bull vs. history and learn. Liars are transparent. The vibe with the band & audience was and will be just great!!! Thank you and see you at the shows!!!”, comments Marko Hietala

Get your copies of ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-POTBH

About 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.”

More about Pyre Of The Black Heart
Stones (OFFICIAL VIDEO): https://youtu.be/ifc3gBsM6B0
Get the single digitally here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-Stones 
The Voice of my Father (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO): https://youtu.be/dwvqpRRCDdE
Get the single digitally here: https://nblast.de/HietalaVoiceOfMyFather
Runner Of The Railways (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO): https://youtu.be/0j3j4dfKel8

Pyre Of The Black Heart track listing

01. Stones
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

Marko Hietala is currently on his solo tour to support the new album. “Come February…we simply can’t wait to get out on the road! It will be amazing to perform these solo songs for all those multinational friends of my music”, Hietala says and continues: “I strongly recommend coming out to see my band during this run, entitled Tour of the Black Heart as this will be my first and last European solo tour in a long time – or ever!”

See him live on one of the following shows:

Tour Of The Black Heart 2020
w/ OCEANHOARSE
13.02.  D         Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
14.02.  CH       Pratteln – Z7
16.02.  D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
17.02.  NL       Amsterdam – Melkweg
18.02.  F          Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

w/ NIGHTWISH
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

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