Tuomas Holopainen has revealed that Nightwish has plans to go to the Röskö camp center in Kitee, Finland in July to start finalizing the band’s upcoming yet-untitled next album due to be released in 2024. Holopainen was recently a guest on Moon Shot singer Ville Malja’s Laulavat Ikonit podcast where he talked about the band’s future plans as well as touched several interesting topics about his life in general. Holopainen said the following about the band’s ways of making the next Nightwish album:
“The last four albums have been made in the so-called Nightwish band camp. We have a camp center like this in Kitee called Röskö, which once belonged to scouts. Such a beautiful area of a few hectares in the middle of nowhere on the shore of a lake, where we go for three months. The first month we will practice and arrange the album and the next two months we will record the album there.
The idea is not only to get together with the band for practice and practice songs, but to have breakfast together, eat lunch together and at the end of the training day heat up the sauna, sit by the campfire and maybe think about some tunes with an acoustic guitar in hand. We breathe and conceptualize the album for the entire three months. It has proven to be an extremely functional concept for us.”
In case you speak Finnish you can listen to the episode below: