Nightwish announced that their 8th studio album titled “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” will be released March 27th in the EU, 30th in the UK and on 31st in the United States. Before the album, the first single “Élan” will drop on February 13th, 2015. The 4-track single will include the album version, a radio edit and an alternate version of ‘Élan’, as well as a non-album bonus track called “Sagan”.
Update (2/12/2015): “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” is now available on iTunes.
“Endless Forms Most Beautiful” will come in six different formats:
- Standard CD
- Digibook (incl. instrumental CD)
- 2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colours
- Earbook (incl. instrumental and orchestral CD)
- Earbook (deluxe version incl. bonus vinyl)
Get Nightwish tour dates and band info from here.
The cover artwork was done by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel, whose magnificent art can be found here.
There are a few Nightwish firsts on this album: Floor Jansen at the vocal helm, Kai Hahto (replacing Jukka Nevalainen due to health issues for this recording) and, as a guest, Professor Richard Dawkin.