Metal Wani‘s editor in chief Owais “Vitek” Nabi recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Asked if there are plans for NIGHTWISH to return in 2018 with a new record after the band’s previously announced year-long break in 2017, Floor said: “Well, we’ll be back in 2018. We haven’t said anything about a record or what we’re gonna do. We have been keeping it a secret on purpose, ’cause it’s something special, something that I really think NIGHTWISH fans will really like. But indeed, for now, we’re taking a break from the whole thing — not because it wasn’t good, but maybe because it was good. It’s good to reflect on life and take a step back and sit and relax and do something else. And we’ll be back with a vengeance in 2018.”
Jansen, who officially joined NIGHTWISH in 2013, recently shot down speculation that NIGHTWISH‘s upcoming break has something to do with tension between members of the group. She told AXS: “Even though we will have this year off, it doesn’t have anything to do with how things are in the band. I’ve seen some people starting to gossip online of why we [would] take a year off. We’ll take a year off because we can and because we want to. That’s all there is to it. It has nothing to do with how things are in the band. And it also doesn’t mean that we haven’t been thinking about what’s coming next; we have a lot of cool stuff coming up. So we hope that, after this break, people will still be equally excited to come out and see whatever we’ve got cooking up in our kitchen for them.”
Jansen also dismissed rumors that she will leave the band after welcoming her first child in early 2017. She told Mariskal Rock TV: “No, I won’t [quit NIGHTWISH]. I love this way too much; don’t worry. You don’t even have negative speculations one way or another. Things are great, and let’s keep on doing this forever.”
Jansen revealed in September that she was four months pregnant. The singer’s partner is SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl.
NIGHTWISH has just completed the world tour in support of its latest studio album, 2015’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”.
NIGHTWISH released “Vehicle Of Spirit” on November 4. The DVD features the band’s performance from the Wembley Arena in London, England, along with their show at Tampere, Finland’s Ratina Stadion.