Terrific news come from the Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica today, as the band announced their 2016 North American tour, headlined by fellow Finns Nightwish and also featuring Dutch symphonic outfit Delain. The announcement also carries news from the awaited ninth full-length studio album, which the band will work on in the spring of 2016.
Nightwish just finished a North American tour recently in support of Endless Forms Most Beautiful but there are already plans to come back! The symphonic metallers have announced a 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain.
Nightwish have put on a new music video for the title track of their newest album Endless Forms Most Beautiful. This is their 2nd single off the album after "Élan" and is available as a limited edition MCD, 10" vinyl and as a download. You can grab it at this location. Make sure you watch the new video of the band below for "Endless Forms Most Beautiful".
The Finns do it again, this time with metal stamps! A music-themed stamp sheet is set to be released in September designed by graphic artist Klaus Welp when the Finnish postal service, Posti, issues several new series of stamps. The rock and metal stamps were created to honor six Finnish bands that have achieved international success and they look pretty neat. The bands featured in the stamps are Hanoi Rocks, The Rasmus, HIM, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom and Nightwish.
Finland-based symphonic metal masters Nightwish sold 18,342 copies of Endless Forms Most Beautiful in its first week of sales in the United States. The record hit # 34 on Billboard U.S. Top 200, making it the third time that Nightwish made the coveted chart. Their last full length release, the 2011 Imaginaerum, sold just under 12,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
Nightwish are currently streaming their new song "Shudder Before The Beautiful", which is the opening song taken from their upcoming album Endless Forms Most Beautiful. So, you can finally listen to another new song from the album before it is released later this month on March 27th (Europe), March 30th (UK) and March 31st (North America) via Nuclear Blast. The 6-minute song is available for your listening pleasure through the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat over here. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Nightwish have now announced their first European leg of the Endless Forms Most Beautiful world tour. They will be supported by none other than Arch Enemy and Amorphis on all shows. The three metal heavyweights will bring their sets to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Belgium. If you want to check out this live package, Nightwish, Arch Enemy and Amorphis, see the dates below. They might be playing in a town near you.
As they announced before, Nightwish are releasing their new single today from the upcoming album Endless Forms Most Beautiful. The first song you get to hear is called "Èlan" and you can watch the video for it here. It was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. After much anticipation, are you pleased with this first single and the video?
After they unveiled the title and cover of their upcoming album, symphonic masters Nightwish now reveal all formats and the different tracklists according to each individual format of their new creation. Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be out soon on March 27th (Europe), March 30th (UK) and March 31st (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Nightwish start their week by revealing all about their new album. Firstly, it will be called Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Their long-awaited new album comes out on March 27th (Europe), March 30th (UK) and March 31st (US) via Nuclear Blast Records. The detailed cover artwork was created by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel and the album features eleven new songs. Feast your eyes on the cover below.
As you know, Nightwish are preparing their new album. However, today they announced the release of the first single called Élan, which will be out on February 13th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. As for the new album, you can expect it in the spring of 2015. You can already take a look at the single cover below.
Nightwish just announced two big stadium shows in their home country of Finland for summer 2015. The band will perform at Joensuu and Tampere. The shows promise to be special as they will be joined by Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica and Insomnium (Joensuu only) for these shows.
Nightwish, who are currently recording their new album, have revealed one special guest to be featured on the new release. His name is Professor Richard Dawkins (author of The Selfish Gene) who has been one of Tuomas Holopainen's favorite authors. The band was in London last week at Angel Studios for the recordings of the orchestral parts, which also will feature fiddler Dermot Crehan (Lord Of The Rings OST), and finished them off before heading back to Finland for the last finishing touches.
As you know, symphonic metal heavyweights Nightwish are currently working on their new album. Today the band announces their 27-date headlining tour through North America for 2015, launching in New York City on April 9th, hitting three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. The opening act will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain. See the full dates below.
Nightwish just announced the first show of their new world tour starting in the spring of next year. The first show will be in the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, US on May 1st, 2015. Meanwhile, the new album recordings are going great. Drums, bass and rhythm/lead guitars are all finished. Check out some photos from the studio below.