Symphonic metal heavyweights Nightwish have unveiled the first clip from their new live milestone, Vehicle Of Spirit, due out on December 9th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material. Today, the band presents the first live video clip and it's the opening track "Shudder Before The Beautiful" off of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, recorded at the Wembley Show in London.
Showtime, Storytime was Nightwish's last DVD released three years ago after vocalist Floor Jansen joined the band. Now, after touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world, the time has come for Nightwish to immortalize their Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour on DVD. The symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone Vehicle Of Spirit on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
A Nightwish song will be heard on the upcoming Olympic Games. The symphonic metallers seem to be everywhere - even in sports! The Australian national team of synchronized swimmers now announced that they will be using their song "Last Ride Of The Day" off Nightwish's Imaginaerum from 2012 for their competition at the Olympics. The track will be played in an orchestral version during the swim performance of the team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Symphonic metal giants Nightwish are returning to Europe for more shows. After their successful European headlining tour with Arch Enemy and Amorphis last winter, a North American run as well as trips to Down Under and Asia, the band return to the local stages with shows in Portugal, Spain and Bulgaria. Find all dates below!
Nightwish released a strictly limited special tour edition of their most recent album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, on October 30th via Nuclear Blast. The set comes with a bonus DVD containing all 21 making-of episode for the CD as well as two new, unreleased performance clips for "Yours Is An Empty Hope" and "Stargazers", along with five special clips. The symphonic outfit has now also shared the live video of "Yours Is An Empty Hope" that you find on the DVD. Enjoy it below!
Nightwish have announced that their song "Shudder Before The Beautiful" was awarded "The Metal Anthem Of The Year" award at Metal Hammer Awards 2015 that were held in Berlin, Germany recently. Nightwish's Troy Donockley and fill-in drummer Kai Hahto took the award on behalf of the entire band. The Finns released the song as a promotional move for their 2015 album Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Nightwish have a few things to share today. First, before the European leg of the Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour kicks off, the band announces the release of a strictly limited (no re-prints), special tour edition of their current record, coming with a bonus DVD, out on October 30th via Nuclear Blast. Moreover, Kalevala Koru (Jewelry), in collaboration with Nightwish, is launching a new jewelry collection called Evolution Series by Nightwish.
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?