13 March 2020

MARKO HIETALA | Reveals live video ‘Star, Sand & Shadow’ MMH

Recently, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala released his solo album ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ via Nuclear Blast. By now, the album has entered the charts and reached #48 in Germany, #25 in Switzerland and #10/#2 (physical) in Finland and today, the band releases a live video for ‘Star, Sand & Shadow’.

Watch the video here:


Marko Hietala comments: “Hi you all little devils!
We still have a few live videos for you from our tour in February. The first one out this time is from Roxy,Prague 9.2.2020. again. Please enjoy the start of our show with: ‘Star, Sand and Shadow‘.Yes. More videos. To be continued…Cheerio!

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”:


Get the single digitally here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-Stones

‘The Voice of my Father’ (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):


Get the single digitally here: https://nblast.de/HietalaVoiceOfMyFather

‘Runner Of The Railways’ (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):




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

‘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