NIGHTWISH Most Beautiful Downunder In January 2016

Monday, May 11, 2015

NIGHTWISH, a breathe taking live act known to tantalise, mesmerise, inspire and captivate their audience from the opening note until the last encore is heading to Australia after performing to sold out shows back in 2013.

With a line up heading by the orchestration, direction and musical genius of the band creator and keyboardist: Tuomas Holopainen, the brilliant vocal range of Floor Jansen, the great guitar work from Emppu Vuorinen (lead/rhythm) and Marco Hietala (bass/backing vocals) all intertwined with the uplifting and atmospheric pipe work from Troy Donockley,
NIGHTWISH have very few, if any other comparisons in the music industry; this is what sets them apart, this is the phenomena that is NIGHTWISH.

Having charted at number 16 on the Australian national charts (ARIA) with their latest release ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL,
NIGHTWISH will be performing tracks from that album plus performing their entire classic and fan favourite tracks on the tour.

NIGHTWISH will be performing ONLY one show per major capital city.
There will be on offer, for the first time ever in Australia, a STRICTLY limited VIP meet and greet pass available for only 20 people per show.
The VIP Meet & Greet fan pass is obtainable exclusively from Metal Obsession  

Thursday 7th January - The Tivoli, BRISBANE (18+)
Saturday 9th January - The Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY (All Ages)
Monday 11th January - The Forum Theatre, MELBOURNE (18+)
Wednesday 13th January - HQ Complex, ADELAIDE (18+)
Friday 15th January - Metropolis, FREMANTLE (18+)

Major ticketing outlets on sale Monday 18th May


NIGHTWISH Name Their New Album 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'

Friday, March 27, 2015
NIGHTWISH will release their anticipated new studio album ' Endless Forms Most Beautiful' on March 27. It will be the band's first to feature vocalist FLOOR JANSEN.
From the band's site:
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:

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)
Pre-order your copy here:
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:
Check out all previous “making of album 2015” trailers:
Trailer #1 - The Cabin:
Trailer #2 - By The Lake:
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head:
Trailer #4 - Summer Camp:
Trailer #5 - More Campers:
Trailer #6 - New Hometown:
Trailer #7 - Almost There:
Trailer #8 - London:

NIGHTWISH Release New Single 'Élan' on February 13

Friday, February 13, 2015
NIGHTWISH – release new single 'Élan' on February 13
2014-12-08 - Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album, which is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today NIGHTWISH announces the release of their 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:

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

Side A:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)

Side B
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Pre-order your copy of 'Élan' exclusively here:

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:
Trailer #2 - By The Lake:
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head:
Trailer #4 - Summer camp:
Trailer #5 - More campers:
Trailer #6 - New Hometown:
Trailer #7 - Almost There:
Trailer #8 - London:

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination:
or from the official Nightwish Shop at:
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet):
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