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

Right before the peaceful days of Christmas, Finland-based symphonic metal members of NIGHTWISH want to share some important news with everyone. On March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US), the long expected new studio album will be released, entitled "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)
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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!


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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

www.nightwish.com | www.facebook.com/nightwish | www.nuclearblast.de/nightwish

Photo by Ville Akseli Juurikkala.

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Nightwish music in NHL Minnesota Wild teaser
19.11.2014

Goosebump stuff for ice-hockey and Nightwish fans! The Minnesota Wild used our music to make an amazing teaser!!! Go check it out on:
http://wild.nhl.com/club/search.htm?q=tease+10-9-14

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This week is a NIGHTWISH superweek on Radio Rock (in Finland)
17.11.2014

This week is a NIGHTWISH superweek on Radio Rock, in Finland.
Vote for the best Nightwish song and you may win tickets to the Joensuu or Tampere show.

http://kampanjat.radiorock.fi/nightwish-superviikko

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The pre-sales of the NIGHTWISH stadium shows in Finland have started today!!!
14.11.2014

The pre-sales of the NIGHTWISH stadium shows in Finland have started today!!!
Get yours from the links to the ticket offices here:

Laulurinne, Joensuu 6.6.2015:

NIGHTWISH
CHILDREN OF BODOM
SONATA ARCTICA
INSOMNIUM

www.tiketti.fi/nightwish

www.lippupalvelu.fi/event/144979

Lisätietoa/for more information: www.kerubi.fi/nightwish

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Ratinan Stadion, Tampere 31.7.2015:

NIGHTWISH
CHILDREN OF BODOM
SONATA ARCTICA

www.lippu.fi/nightwish

Lisätietoa/for more information: www.nightwishratina.com

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Seventh album trailer released!
12.11.2014

Get ready for the release of our seventh album trailer. In this episode we recap the summer and recording main parts of the new album at our summer camp. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/xPoVHMT2Gcc

Commented keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “We are actually ahead of our schedule. Incredibly, Floor has sung about two songs a day. Marco cut the final bass parts in 1.5 days and Emppudid the rhythm guitars in a week. I think it was because everything was so well-rehearsed this time. We’ve tried to work more like a band.”

Added vocalist Floor Jansen: “Tuomas challenged me, using everything I have to offer. High, low, soft, whatever, but definitely lower stuff and very soft and intimate things. Something that more by coincidence was something that I kind of missed doing. Something I haven’t explored much and Tuomas wrote parts where I have to use this completely, where I have to go into it entirely. I’m very happy with what came out there.”

More recent news:
We revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on our eighth studio album.

And we announced our North American tour for April and May 2015 together with Sabaton and Delain! 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

More shows 2015.

06.06. FIN Joensuu - Laulurinne
08.06. FIN Turku - Baltic Princess
09.06. FIN Turku - Baltic Princess
19.06. CH Zurich - Rock The Ring Festival
12.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
23.25.07. ESP Barcelona - Rock Fest BCN 2015
31.07. FIN Tampere - Ratinan Stadion
08.-09.08 F Hildesheim - M’era Luna
29.08. NOR Trondheim - Sverresborg Arena

 

 

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