Nightwish - New Single Announced, Details Revealed

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.

Walt Whitman quote: "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."

Commented 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 tracklist:

01. Élan (album version)
02. Élan (radio edit)
03. Élan (alternate version)
04. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Side A:
01. Élan (album version)
02. Élan (radio edit)
Side B
01. Élan (alternate version)
02. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Nightwish offers the single Élan as CDS, 10" MLP (four different colors) and also as exclusive CDs+shirt bundles. You can pre-order at this location.

[Also thanks to /Marius for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 08.12.2014 by Bad English


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08.12.2014 - 15:13
I don't like the silhouette
08.12.2014 - 15:24
Supreme being
08.12.2014 - 16:07
Written by toxx on 08.12.2014 at 15:24

Did the Imaginaerium movie ever get finished?
08.12.2014 - 16:36
Written by cossaisVendeurs on 08.12.2014 at 16:07
Did the Imaginaerium movie ever get finished?

Yes. Apparently it was bad.
If you're 666 then I'm 777
08.12.2014 - 17:25
Stock Image cover design
Sorry for the bad English writing :P
08.12.2014 - 17:27
Written by Wukk on 08.12.2014 at 16:36

Written by cossaisVendeurs on 08.12.2014 at 16:07
Did the Imaginaerium movie ever get finished?

Yes. Apparently it was bad.

I saw it. The production was actually very well done and it was nice to see the band members get at least one or two cameos, but the writing was atrocious, and whoever mixed the audio should have been shot. They had so much potential, and they blew it. I was disappointed.
08.12.2014 - 18:39
I'm sort of starting to lose interest in Nightwish, from watching their trailers and now this which is giving me very mixed feelings
08.12.2014 - 18:39
^ It's an ok-ish movie, didn't regret watching it.
08.12.2014 - 18:40
08.12.2014 - 20:33
This whole thing sounds like a big pile of faggotery.
08.12.2014 - 20:35
The Shape 1973
"Journey of Grandeur"

There is your album title then.
"I know I'm not homophobic as I very much enjoy watching lesbians on the internet." Jeremy Clarkson Feb 2019
09.12.2014 - 04:53
I'm excited! I ignored this band pretty successfully since they fired Tarja. It'll be nice to get into them again, thanks to them having a talented vocalist once more. I'll skip this single though and wait for the real thing. Don't need 18 versions of the same song...
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
09.12.2014 - 05:24
Can't say anything about this single yet but the artwork is nice, only if the logo was removed.
09.12.2014 - 05:35
If only the silhouette was smaller...
"Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost..."
09.12.2014 - 07:53
Nightwish are my Metallica, Maiden, Sabbath & Priest - not only the reason I got into metal in the first place but also one of the few most important bands in my life. So all expectations and critical reactions aside, I will always be looking forward to their next wondrous endeavour.
09.12.2014 - 10:22
The Evergreen
I love Nightwish with Tarja... I love them with Annette... And I love them with Floor.
I heard a rumour that Elan will be more like Angels Fall First... It will be what it will be, but I'd love another album like Angels... That album was almost perfect, it just lacked Marco.

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