NIGHTWISH’s Tuomas Holopainen On Endless Forms Most Beautiful– “The Album Is About The Diversity Of The Life, The Beauty Of The Natural World”

February 18, 2015, 3 years ago

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NIGHTWISH’s Tuomas Holopainen On Endless Forms Most Beautiful– “The Album Is About The Diversity Of The Life, The Beauty Of The Natural World”

FaceCulture has uploaded a two-part interview with Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen. FaceCulture spoke with Tuomas about thinking through evidence, being a science freak, the magic of reality, the album title Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the origin of species changing in life, the American poet Walt Whitman, living life to the fullest, leaving the planet a better place, dealing with delicate and big themes, this being the least personal Nightwish album, Richard Dawkins, working with singer Floor Jansen in the recording process for the first time and a lot more.

 

 

Nightwish recently debuted their new video for the single “Élan”, the first taste of the band's upcoming new studio album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, which will be out on March 27th (Europe), 30th (UK) and 31st (North America).

Today you can enjoy the 11th episode from the making-of series about the new CD. In this trailer, Nightwish give you a look behind the scenes of the video shoot, and explain how the decision to have “Élan” as the first single wa made.

The “Élan” video, directed by Ville Lipiäinen, can be seen below:

Tuomas Holopainen commented: “The long awaited Nightwish music video 'Élan' is finally here. Inspired by the untold stories of abandoned places around Finland, the video was nearly a year in the making and features some of the most loved Finnish actors and actresses. And also the legendary Nightwish symbol, a snowy owl (Bubo Scandiaca in Latin) called Urho (Braveheart).“

 

 

Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be released as follows:

Jewelcase

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”
“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”
“The Greatest Show On Earth”

2LP black vinyl / 2LP picture vinyl as gatefold

Side A

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”

Side B

“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”

Side C

“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”

Side D

“The Greatest Show On Earth”

 

 

Digibook incl. instrumental CD

CD1

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”
“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”
“The Greatest Show On Earth”

CD2 (instrumental)

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”
“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”
“The Greatest Show On Earth”

 

 

Earbook incl. instrumental & orchestral CD

CD1

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”
“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”
“The Greatest Show On Earth”

CD2 (instrumental)

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”
“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”
“The Greatest Show On Earth”

CD3 (orchestral)

“Shudder Before The Beautiful”
“Weak Fantasy”
“Élan”
“Yours Is An Empty Hope”
“Our Decades In the Sun”
“My Walden”
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful”
“Edema Ruh”
“Alpenglow”
“The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula”
“The Greatest Show On Earth”

 

 

The “Élan” single is out now. 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”.

 

 

Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be the first Nightwish studio album 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.

Nightwish also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on this eighth studio album.

The detailed cover-artwork was created by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel.

Nightwish continue to roll out live dates for 2015. For their complete itinerary visit Nightwish.com.



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