Nightwish - Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art And More


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.

The album's first single Élan is coming first on February 13th, 2015. Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be the first Nightwish studio album to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. And the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins will guest on this eighth studio album.




"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
- Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species

"This classic quote is where it all began. We set sail for the ultimate journey in March 2015, join us!", adds Tuomas Holopainen.

Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Nightwish
 
Posted: 22.12.2014 by BloodTears


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22.12.2014 - 13:39
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Great
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22.12.2014 - 14:03
Kais
Can't wait!
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22.12.2014 - 14:56
Enemy of Reality
Quoting Darwin eh? Nice. But the cover is kind of meh.
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22.12.2014 - 15:45
cossaisVendeurs
Yeah, the artwork isn't as good as like Oceanborn, Once and Century Child was. Even Elan looks good. This just looks like Tuomas' mind has finally exploded
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22.12.2014 - 15:53
Tome73
Floor Jansen should count the days she's in this band... given the Tuomas's loyalty to the singers that make "his band" worthwhile to listen to...
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22.12.2014 - 16:31
Spacerunner
Hi-res version: http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/data/bands/nightwish/releases/nightwish-endless-forms-most-beautiful.jpg
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22.12.2014 - 17:05
FeskarN
They could have used little more colours in the artwork.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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22.12.2014 - 17:09
The Evergreen
Written by Tome73 on 22.12.2014 at 15:53

Floor Jansen should count the days she's in this band... given the Tuomas's loyalty to the singers that make "his band" worthwhile to listen to...

I really don't think Thomas sits around coming up with ways to fire singers. ...and it isn't just singers: Marco's not the first guy to hold the spot he does and Jukka may or may not be back "on the throne". Life happens.
Really, four people in almost 20 years is not high turnover.

Cover is not what I was hoping for. It looks like an Expendables poster rendered in animals. Good thing its just the cover.
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22.12.2014 - 17:15
Azarath
Odd lyrical subject matter aside, I'm very much looking forward to the album.
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22.12.2014 - 17:36
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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22.12.2014 - 18:17
PocketMetal
So, this album is about evolution, right? I like it. They have great line-up now with Floor on the mic, I hope they don't blow it.
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22.12.2014 - 18:57
God Alone
Eye injury.
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22.12.2014 - 19:17
annodomini
In a way it reminds of "Hydra". Nevertheless, Floor being control of the vocals, and Dysney being replaced by Darwin makes feel very positive about this one!
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there is nothing left to die for...
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22.12.2014 - 19:58
Netzach
I can't figure out a single thing from the cover, also most albums this year had spherical covers... Here's to hoping the music overshadows the cover art.

They should have named it "Endless Forms Most Grey and Brownish".
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22.12.2014 - 22:07
morwen
This cover is "too dark" for Nightwish.
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23.12.2014 - 00:00
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
The art sucks, the title is tacky and the theme is meh...

But as long as the music is good I won't care about any of that.
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pewpew.. gotcha
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23.12.2014 - 00:16
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by AngelofDeth on 23.12.2014 at 00:00

The art sucks, the title is tacky and the theme is meh...

But as long as the music is good I won't care about any of that.

Now that's my way of thinking
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2016
2017
2018
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23.12.2014 - 02:00
Dima
Looks like a tech death cover but hey its the music that matters most.
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24.12.2014 - 20:58
The Shape 1973
Floor is on it. That is all you need to know.
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I don't do inclusive
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25.12.2014 - 10:22
hued_damask
I love Floor and I think that she suits Nightwish perfectly. But I'm a little bit nervous about the fact that the album is conсeptual, even more conceptual than Imaginaerum is.
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28.12.2014 - 16:06
Ernis
狼獾
Floor's going to kick ass. I hope the music will support her in doing that...

The cover is meh indeed. Looks like someone gathered lots of tiny photos into a collage and discarded the colour information in the end. Especially if you compare it to their first album covers...
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Go ahead, make my day...
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