Today, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala releases his solo album ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate the occasion, he also releases a new lyric video for the new single ‘Runner Of The Railways’, that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/0j3j4dfKel8

Listen to the track in the NB New Releases playlist: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases /http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

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

Pyre Of The Black Heart‘ tracklist:
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