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Album trailer #12 is now available
27.02.2015

We're getting closer to the release of Endless Forms Most Beautiful (out on March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US))!!! We'd like to share more about the themes and the inspiration of the album in this twelfth “making-of” trailer!
Check it out here: http://youtu.be/3hSB4ENrQKc

Tuomas comments: “There’s a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ or ‘Alpenglow’ all somehow reflect the bliss of existence. It’s temporary character. Evolution…Maybe you could even talk about the poetic nature of science. Natural science and its paradigm – seem to represent something cold and boring to a lot of people. Hopefully we can illustrate with this album – that science can even be something profoundly spiritual.”

Stand-in drummer Kai Hahto adds: “It’s a perfect theme to an album. Like, how did we come to be? And when our time here is done, what kind of mark do we leave? It’s a pretty amazing theme.”


More on »Endless Forms Most Beautiful«:

'Élan' – official music video: http://youtu.be/VZisUxkdnTo
Trailer #1 - The Cabin: http://youtu.be/BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 - By The Lake: http://youtu.be/lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head: http://youtu.be/GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 - Summer Camp: http://youtu.be/tJF4Twus_08
Trailer #5 - More Campers: http://youtu.be/On9V0QBoFW4
Trailer #6 - New Hometown: http://youtu.be/XxcuVtdR6po
Trailer #7 - Almost There: http://youtu.be/xPoVHMT2Gcc
Trailer #8 - London: http://youtu.be/r0ivbQz3IGI
Trailer #9 - Mixing and Mastering http://youtu.be/fXVd9h0aAcY
Trailer #10 - Ready!: http://youtu.be/54YoyRFF3KY
Trailer #11 - Release Of The First Single: http://youtu.be/Q830_hBOxCw

 

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11th album trailer online!
16.02.2015

Welcome to the 11th trailer of the making off our upcoming release 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'.
In this episode we give you a peek behind the scenes of our single 'Élan' and it's brand new video we released last week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4DN5MtGQR4

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Élan single and music video - OUT NOW!
13.02.2015

Today is the release of the first single Élan out of the new Nightwish album »Endless Forms Most Beautiful«, which will be out on March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US).

The release is also celebrated with the video clip for 'Élan'. It was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, directed by Ville Lipiäinen.

Tuomas Holopainen commented: "The long awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' is finally here. Inspired by the untold stories of abandoned places around Finland, the video was nearly a year in the making and features some of the most loved Finnish actors and actresses. And also the legendary NIGHTWISH symbol, a snowy owl (Bubo Scandiaca in
Latin) called "Urho" ("Braveheart")."

Watch the video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPonioDYnoY

The 4-track single features the album version, radio edit and an alternate version of 'Élan', as well as the non-album bonus track 'Sagan'.

Order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Elan
Or at the Nightwish shop: http://goo.gl/IbuQmz

Or digital:
AMZ MP3: http://bit.ly/NIGHTWISH-ElanAmazonMP3
iTunes: http://geni.us/NightwishElaniTunes 
http://geni.us/NightwishEndlessDeluxe (instant grat single)
the new album "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" is out on 27th March. Pre-order the album now and get the instant grat single “Élan” now instantly without having to pay extra for this track!
Google: http://smarturl.it/NightwishElanGoogle
NB MP3: http://smarturl.it/NightwishElanNB


The new Nightwish album »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« features eleven new songs and will be released in different formats:
- Standard CD
- Digibook (incl. instrumental CD)
- 2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colours
- Earbook (incl. instrumental and orchestral CD)
- Earbook (deluxe version incl. bonus vinyl)
- Digital Download

Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless
Or at the Nightwish shop: http://goo.gl/IbuQmz

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One-off UK Wembley show announced
09.02.2015

We are very excited to announce a headline show at Wembley SSE Arena on the 19th December 2015, which will be the only UK date this year. The band will be making history by being the FIRST EVER FINNISH BAND to headline this famous venue.

Tuomas Holopainen states: “Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history from the downstairs of the legendary Astoria Club in London over ten years ago. This truly is a dream come true for us!”

The date will feature the band’s full production giving UK fans a spectacular stage show, as well as their the first chance to hear tracks from the upcoming new album »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« live.

Support comes from Swedish melodic death metal band ARCH ENEMY and fellow Finnish melancholic metallers AMORPHIS.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 13th February, at 10am and will be available here:
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nightwish-tickets

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10th album trailer released
30.01.2015

With the release of our new album 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' at our doorstep we can today release our tenth album trailer.
We are counting down the days to the end of March of the release on the 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US). But while looking into the future we look back to the recording of this album in this 10th trailer.
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54YoyRFF3KY

Here is a personal comment on this episode by Tuomas: 
“The writing process was extremely smooth and relatively easy. I had more fun than ever during the recordings. The Röskö summer camp was a lot of fun. The days were filled with friendship, hope and music. Obviously the sad thing was that Jukka had to step aside – but everything else has been really good.”

And Marco added: “The songs did grow during the process. We started out with Tuomas’ computer demos and my own demos. We put them together – and started building the songs around those basic blocks. They really grew in depth and character along the way.”

 

You can pre-order this new album already on our webshop http://www.madsupply.com/fi/shop/bandit/nightwish/cd

Also our new single 'Élan' is there for you to order, it will be released on the 13th of February!

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"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" track listing
16.01.2015

We are happy to finally reveal the track listing for the upcoming Nightwish album »Endless Forms Most Beautiful«.

The album will be released on March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US) in the following formats:


Jewelcase CD

01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth


2LP black vinyl / 2LP picture vinyl as gatefold

Side A
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan

Side B
01. Yours Is An Empty Hope
02. Our Decades In the Sun
03. My Walden

Side C
01. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
02. Edema Ruh
03. Alpenglow
04. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula

Side D
01. The Greatest Show On Earth


Digibook incl. instrumental CD

CD1
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD2 (instrumental)
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth


Earbook incl. instrumental & orchestral CD

CD1
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD2 (instrumental)
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD3 (orchestral)
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
07. Alpenglow
08. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
09. The Greatest Show On Earth


Pre-order your copy today through Nuclear Blast Shop or the Nightwish-Shop!

Prior to the album release, the first single called 'Élan' will be out on February 13th. The 4-track single features the album version, radio edit and an alternate version of 'Élan', as well as the non-album bonus track 'Sagan'.

Pre-order your copy of 'Élan' exclusively here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Elan

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The very last day of mixing "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
07.01.2015

SUNDAY 4.1.2015 - THE VERY LAST DAY OF MIXING

 

Happy & finished! 

(Tero will be able to light his fireplace for the whole winter with his notes for mixing the last song of the album)

 


A massive thank you for Mikko and Tero, brilliant job, as always!

 

Onto Mika`s (Jussila, the mastering engineer) lair next… 

 

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ninth album trailer online!
29.12.2014

It's time for the release the ninth album trailer! In this episode mixing engineer Mikko Karmila, as well as mastering engineer Mika Jussila give an insight into their work on »Endless Forms Most Beautiful«.
Tuomas commented: “I guess mixing an album can be compared to editing a movie. We have to arrange the clips into a dramatic arc and find a good balance.”
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXVd9h0aAcY


»Endless Forms Most Beautiful« features eleven new songs and will be released in different formats:

Standard CD
Digibook (incl. instrumental CD)
2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colours
Earbook (incl. instrumental and orchestral CD)
Earbook (deluxe version incl. bonus vinyl)
Download

Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless

Beforehand there will be the release of the first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13th. The 4-track single features the album version, radio edit and an alternate version of 'Élan', as well as the non-album bonus track 'Sagan'.

Pre-order your copy of 'Élan' exclusively here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Elan

 

Check out all previous “making of album 2015” trailers:

Trailer #1 - The Cabin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 - By The Lake: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 - Summer Camp: http://youtu.be/tJF4Twus_08
Trailer #5 - More Campers: http://youtu.be/On9V0QBoFW4
Trailer #6 - New Hometown: http://youtu.be/XxcuVtdR6po
Trailer #7 - Almost There: http://youtu.be/xPoVHMT2Gcc
Trailer #8 - London: http://youtu.be/r0ivbQz3IGI

 

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Pre-order "Endless Forms Most Beautiful” from the Nightwish Shop!
23.12.2014

Pre-order "Endless Forms Most Beautiful” from the Nightwish Shop!
=> http://goo.gl/IbuQmz

Pre-sale of the upcoming "Endless Forms Most Beautiful” has started! Order exclusive 2CD+shirt bundle (with t-shirt, lady-fit, lady-fit ziphoodie or men ziphoodie) or any other version directly from the official Nightwish Shop!

International shipping!

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NIGHTWISH – "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" comes to life!
22.12.2014

Nightwish wishes you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
And to make this special time of year even more magical we have some amazing news to share with you!

On March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US), the long expected new studio album will be released!!! And the title is:

»Endless Forms Most Beautiful«

We hope you have a wonderful, heartwarming and loving Yuletide and that these last days of 2014 are lived in peace and happiness. We can't wait to share this new album with you 2015! As the Fins say: Onnelista Uutta Vuotta!!!

Before we end this message and close our computer for a little while we'd like to share some more information about 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful':

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

- Charles Darwin, »The Origin Of Species«

“This classic quote is where it all began. We set sail for the ultimate journey in March 2015, join us!”, adds Tuomas Holopainen secretly.

The detailed cover-artwork was created by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel.
»Endless Forms Most Beautiful« features eleven new songs and will be released in different formats:

Standard CD
Digibook (incl. instrumental CD)
2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colours
Earbook (incl. instrumental and orchestral CD)
Earbook (deluxe version incl. bonus vinyl)
Download

Beforehand there will be the release of the first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13th. The 4-track single features the album version, radio edit and an alternate version of 'Élan', as well as the non-album bonus track 'Sagan'.

»Endless Forms Most Beautiful« will be the first NIGHTWISH studio album to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.
NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on this eighth studio album.

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