Marko Hietala releases video for brand-new single “Dead God’s Son”


On January 12th, 2021, Marko Hietala announced his withdrawal from the public eye and departure from NIGHTWISH, where he had been the bass player and second vocalist for 20 years.

A lot of people wondered if we would ever see him return to the music world. But Hietala has been busy, especially in his home country Finland. He played some festival shows with his band in 2022 and performed with the Finnish all-star group NORTHERN KINGS. Before Christmas, he took part in the traditional Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) tour and had a seriously good time performing on stage again.

Today, Hietala is pleased to surprise his fans with a brand-new single, “Dead God’s Son,” which is accompanied by a live footage video, that was filmed throughout the recent festival season in Finland.

Marko Hietala stated about the song: “In ‘Dead God’s Son’ we are in the infamous existential crisis. Everything hurts and everything is precious. Every direction is just as good and nothing will replace whatever has been lost. Like many others, I’ve been there. And you always go there alone.”

Marko and his bandmates are currently working on new material for their next album.  The, so far, title-less album is going down the same direction as the previous one: hard prog with some groovy metal & rock with depth and melody.
Stay tuned & check his social media for updates!

Finnish fans will have the opportunity to see Marko Hietala live with his band this spring. Please see the dates below:

  • 15.04. HYVINKÄÄ – Hyvinkääsali
  • 16.04. IMATRA – Kultuuritalo Virta
  • 18.04. TAMPERE – Tampere-Talo (pieni sali)
  • 19.04. HÄMEENLINNA – Suistoklubi
  • 21.04. MIKKELI – Mikaeli
  • 22.04. KUOPIO – The Circus
  • 23.04. OULU – Madetojan Sali
  • 26.04. KLAUKKALA – Monikkosali
  • 27.04. ESPOO – Sellosali
  • 28.04. JOENSUU – Carelia Sali
  • 29.04. NIVALA – Tuiskula

Line up:

Marko Hietala – vocals & bass
Tuomas Wäinölä – guitars
Vili Ollila – keyboards
Anssi Nykänen – drums

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