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Video: NIGHTWISH Kicks Off World Tour In New York City

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their North American tour last night (Thursday, April 9) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Amaranth 04. She Is My Sin 05. Endless Forms Most ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"Endless Forms Most Beautiful", the new album from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, sold more than 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. NIGHTWISH's previous CD, "Imaginaerum", opened with 12,000 units to land at No. 27 ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fifteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The fifteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip features highlights from a big release party and signing session in Helsinki, Finland. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The "Élan" four-track ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fourteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The fourteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers talking about their own highlights of the CD. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The "Élan" four-track ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Gives 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently gave Italy's SpazioRock.it a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". Check out the footage below. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for "Endless ...

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NIGHTWISH: Thirteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The thirteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers explain the themes and inspirations for the CD. NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen comments: "There's a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ...

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NIGHTWISH To Tour Europe With AMORPHIS, ARCH ENEMY

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will launch the European leg of their "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" in November in Copenhagen, Denmark. Support on the trek will come from AMORPHIS and ARCH ENEMY. The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 – DK - Copenhagen - Falconer Nov. 18 - GER - Hamburg - O2 World Nov. ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Wants 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' To Be Listened To In Its Entirety

Germany's EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if NIGHTWISH's forthcoming full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", is meant to be listened to in its entirety on a proper sound system, Tuomas said: "I would prefer people to listen to it on ...

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NIGHTWISH: Twelfth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The twelfth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers explain the themes and inspirations for the CD. NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen comments: "There's a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: New Singer FLOOR JANSEN 'Brings A Lot Of Motivation And Devotion' To The Band

On February 12, FaceCulture conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what new NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen brought to the making of the band's new album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful": Tuomas: "She brings ...

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NIGHTWISH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Èlan' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making f "Èlan", the new video from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The long-awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Felt 'Violated' When Band's New Single 'Èlan' Was Leaked Ahead Of Release

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen says that he felt "violated" when the band's new single, "Èlan", was leaked one week before its official release, and has admonished people who "honestly don't see anything wrong" with illegally spreading unreleased music on the Internet. "When 'Èlan' was leaked, I heard about it, the whole band was really upset, ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Èlan' Video Premiere

"Èlan", the new video from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The long-awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' is finally here. Inspired by the ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN 'Really Can't Wait' To Hit The Road In Support Of 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. NIGHTWISH's Dutch singer Floor Jansen, who officially joined the band last year, recently moved to Finland in order to learn the language and facilitate ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release 'Élan' Single In February

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a new single, "Élan", on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due in the spring. Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: "'Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a ...

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NIGHTWISH Films New Music Video

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have filmed a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track off their upcoming studio album, due in the spring of 2015 via Nuclear Blast. A photo from the video shoot, courtesy of the band's Dutch lead singer Floor Jansen can be seen below. As previously reported, longtime NIGHTWISH drummer ...

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NIGHTWISH's Next Album To Feature Guest Appearance By British Professor RICHARD DAWKINS

Famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins makes a guest appearance on NIGHTWISH's eighth studio album, due next year. Dawkins, who recently generated controversy with by claiming that "nice Christians" and "nice Muslims" might actually be making the "world safe for extremists," joined the Finnish / Dutch / English symphonic metal outfit ...

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