After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone, “Vehicle Of Spirit”, in Europe on December 9 (U.S. release to follow in January), featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material. Continue reading NIGHTWISH: Watch ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ Performance Clip From ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ DVD
Finnish-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were rejoined by drummer Jukka Nevalainen during their unofficial 20th-anniversary concert at Himos Park in Jämsä, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance on the song “Last Ride Of The Day” can be seen below. Continue reading NIGHTWISH Rejoined By Drummer JUKKA NEVALAINEN At Unofficial 20th-Anniversary Concert (Video)
Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen played two shows at this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany Continue reading SLIPKNOT, RAMMSTEIN Songs Turned Into Soft Piano Pieces by Tarja at Wacken
Join us this Saturday; 8pm CDT (9pm EDT) May 12, 2015 for a very special Women of Metal Radio Show on IRR 103.5 Pure Rock. Our very own Mark Kehne, sits down for a conversation with the one and only Charlotte Wessels from Dutch Symphonic Metal Band DELIAN!
Mark and Charlotte discuss DELIAN’S current tour with SABATON and NIGHTWISH, DELIAN’S most recent album “The Human Contradiction” and a look back at the band’s near 10-year history and much more.
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Join us this Saturday, March 21, 2015 for a very special Women of Metal Radio Show. Our friend and off air producer Mark Kehne, makes his long awaited debut on The Women of Metal Radio Show in a very BIG way. He scored an interview with Suite Sister Mary, the one and only Pamela Moore. During the interview they chat about her current tour, her solo career, her current album Resurrect Me and much more.
Plus well be spotlighting Blame Zeus, Elvellon and Faceoff.
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On February 12, FaceCulture conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: New Singer FLOOR JANSEN ‘Brings A Lot Of Motivation And Devotion’ To The Band
NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen says that he felt “violated” when the band’s new single, “Èlan”, was leaked one week before its official release, and has admonished people who “honestly don’t see anything wrong” with illegally spreading unreleased music on the Internet.
“When ‘Èlan’ was leaked, I heard about it, the whole band was really upset, and we ended up being vocal about it, yes,” Tuomas said in a videotaped statement to TeamRock (see video below). “Now when I look back at the whole thing, I think it’s good that we brought this thing into daylight, because it’s a big problem these days — not because of money, but because it kills the mystery. Yeah, sure, maybe we could have taken a little breather before acting in the heat of the moment. I mean… Now, looking back, I would have done a few things differently, but you just felt so violated — even though it’s very common, it happens to almost all the bands, but that’s not the point. It’s still wrong — it’s very wrong — and we just wanted to make a statement about that. Because it even seems that today many people honestly don’t see anything wrong about that, about spreading unreleased material in the Internet, because they wouldn’t know any better.”
Tuomas previously released a written statement explaining NIGHTWISH‘s strong reaction to the unauthorized release of the band’s material. He said in part: “The leaking of a full album, or just a single song in advance, is a huge blow to the wonderful mystery which is surrounding the impending release of our new music. We have deliberately cultivated this so as to give our fans an event; a (hopefully) powerful surprise. The passionate posts on the band’s Facebook page (which were done in the heat of the moment) were no doubt an honest reaction to the disappointment in someone deliberately spoiling a part of these efforts. To suggest that the band or the record label would do this on purpose is very ‘conspiracy theory’ and simply not true. The very thing we care about most is the music on the album, and the impact it will have on people.”
He continued: “With that in mind, do try to avoid listening to this ‘leak’ and any others for that matter. Just wait to hear it as it is supposed to be — a labor of love, the fruit of dedicated hard work and of the highest quality. The way we would wish to experience it ourselves.”
The “Èlan”, video can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen.
“Èlan” is the first single from NIGHTWISH‘s new full-length CD, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, which will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.
The “Élan” four-track single features the album version of the title cut, a radio edit and an alternate version of “Élan”, as well as the non-album bonus track “Sagan”.
The cover artwork for “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” was created by the band’s longtime collaborator Toxic Angel. Famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins appears as a guest on the effort.
Longtime NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen sat out the recording sessions for “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY) replaced him.
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful” features eleven new songs and will be released in different formats:
* Standard CD
* Digibook (including instrumental CD)
* 2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colors
* Earbook (including instrumental and orchestral CD)
* Earbook (deluxe version including bonus vinyl)
Pre-order your copy here.
The “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” title came from Charles Darwin‘s “The Origin Of Species” book, where he wrote: “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, while 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.”
Singer Floor Jansen, who officially joined the band in 2013, made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington.
Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new album, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful“, on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by the band’s longtime collaborator Toxic Angel. Continue reading NIGHTWISH To Release ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Album In March
Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a new single, “Élan”, on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, which is due in the spring.
Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “‘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.’ This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt [Walt Whitman] was the starting point for writing ‘Élan’. Continue reading NIGHTWISH To Release ‘Élan’ Single In February