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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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The mix of our new album is finished
16.12.2014

The mix of our new album is finished! These hard working guys are ready for a deserved Christmas break after mixing every note on this challenging epos! Give it up for Tuomas, Mikko Karmilla and Tero Kinnunen!!!

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Nightwish on Alcatraz festival 2015!
15.12.2014

Nightwish comes back to the festival Alcatraz!

This metal festival takes place on 08.08 and 09.08.2015 in Kortrijk, Belgium
Tickets and info: http://www.alcatraz.be/

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Concert in Montreal in 2016 announced
13.12.2014

Great news for our fans in Canada!
Due to the overwhelming demand of the sold out Quebec City show, we have added a Montreal date on February 21 in 2016!

Tickets are exclusively on sale through Enterthevault.com. (On January 23 they become available everywhere)
The VIP meet / greets tickets are also available exclusively through Enterthevault.com... and are limited to 100 for the show.

For the upcoming North American tour in April - May 2015 there are some spots left for the VIP meets but they are getting close to sell out. Get your tickets fast!


» All Currently confirmed concerts
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First single announced!!!
08.12.2014

EXCITING NEWS!
We are proud to announce the release of our first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast!

“Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave
To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”

- Walt Whitman

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing 'Élan'. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by. 'Élan' is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…”

‘Élan’ tracklisting:

CD:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
3. Élan (alternate version)
4. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Vinyl:
Side A:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
Side B
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Nightwish Shop offers Élan as CDS, 10” MLP (four different colors) and also as exclusive CDS+shirt bundles. Preorder yours at: http://shop.nightwish.com

For Finland:
Nightwish Shop tarjoaa Élan-sinkun useana eri versiona: CDS, 10” MLP (neljä eri värivaihtoehtoa) sekä yksinoikeudella myös CDS+paita-settinä. Tilaa omasi ennakkoon osoitteessa: http://shop.nightwish.com


NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.
The yet-untitled new studio album will be the first one 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.

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

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet): http://georiot.co/2SNi

 

 

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Eighth “making-of” album 2015 trailer (“London”) online!
05.12.2014

Eighth “making-of” album 2015 trailer (“London”) online!

In this episode the band is visiting the rainy city of London to record the choir, orchestral parts and percussions for their new album at Angel Studios. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/r0ivbQz3IGI

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This must be the sixth or seventh time we’re working with these people. We’ve realized what they can do during these years. So it’s really not a surprise anymore but it hasn’t ceased to amaze me. The level of professionalism is just unbelievable. But even more importantly, they clearly like what they’re doing. The guys we’ve worked with for over 10 years are still up for it.”

Added session-drummer Kai Hahto: “The professionalism is amazing. We were recording ethnic percussion yesterday. Some of the guys had played on Star Wars movies – and done Hans Zimmer soundtracks. I thought of myself as a humppa drummer. It was pretty amazing. They know their prima vista. You give them the notation, and they’ll nail it in no time.”

NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.

Additionally the band announced their North American tour for April and May 2015. Check out all confirmed dates here:

09.04 USA New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10.04. USA Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11.04. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium
13.04. CND Quebec City, QC - Capitole Theatre
14.04. CND Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theatre
16.04. USA Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17.04. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
18.04. USA Chicago, IL - Concorde Music Hall
19.04. USA Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
21.04. USA Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
22.04. USA Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
24.04. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
25.04. CND Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
26.04. USA Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
18.04. USA San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
30.04. USA Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
01.05. USA Los Angeles, CA - Greek theatre
02.05. USA Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
03.05. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
05.05. USA Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
06.05. USA Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
08.05. USA Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
09.05. USA Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11.05. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Work
12.05. USA Louisville, KY - Expo Five
13.05. USA Charlotte, NC - Filmore
14.05. USA Silver Springs, MD - Filmore

Also check out:

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 - The beginning of the Nightwish 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

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com/
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet): http://georiot.co/2SNi

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Photo by Ville Akseli Juurikkala.

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