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.
As they continue to work on their next album that will feature drummer Kai Hahto, Nightwish are sharing a series of five special clips, with impressions of the Imaginaerum world tour. The first two live clips are available below, one for "Last Of The Wilds" (from the album Dark Passion Play) and the other for "Planet Hell" (from the album Once). They were both directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Watch them here!
Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen will take a break from the recording of the new album and the upcoming tour due to his insomnia. Kai Hahto known from his work with Wintersun and Swallow The Sun will take care of the drums on the upcoming album.
Finland-based symphonic metallers Nightwish are proud to announce their newly-inked North American deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band's as-yet-untitled eighth studio album will be the first to feature new Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen, who has toured with the band since October 2012. Recordings of the new Nightwish material are slated begin this summer. Band members have already spent time in the wilderness of Hattula, Finland working on new song demos with producer Tero "TeeCee" Kinnumen.