NIGHTWISH – Endless Forms Most Beautiful out now!


Today is the release of the new studio album »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« from Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH.

The worldwide media feedback is overwhelming; more than 20 cover stories praised this epic masterpiece, which caused enthusiastic reactions:

„The album is the most metal record they have done in a decade, and Floor has no trouble cementing her place in the band.”


“Excellent music cocktail! That’s NIGHTWISH like you wish – heavy with a taste of the »Once« album, bombastic, but more metal, this is true NIGHTWISH, a soundtrack of themselves!”

SPARK (CZ), David Havlena

“The combination NIGHTWISH & Floor – its magic. With this new unbelievable, bombastic, dark, orchestral record, the band completely fulfills my high expectations. An album that every NIGHTWISH-fan will cherish!”

AARDSCHOK (NL), Anita Boel

„This album sounds like the ceremony of the opposites for NIGHTWISH, it’s like their entire carrier is concentrated in one album, it’s like I have eaten too much of my favorite dish.“

ROCK HARD (IT), Emanuele Biani

“An amazing surprise with new blood and on the other side beloved elements as orchestral grandness, folky storytelling catchiness and – GREAT! – more heaviness then before!”

ROCK TRIBUNE (BE), Vera Matthijssens

“Maybe the heaviest album from Nightwish: guitars are back high in the mix but the evolution shown on “Imaginaerum” hasn’t been forgotten. Bombastic, epic and catchy, this album contains all the elements of Nightwish universe in 11 tracks. Including the most ambitious piece of the band’s history: “The Greatest Show On Earth”.

ROCK HARD (F), Guillaume Fleury

“The album sounds extraordinary, and definitely like anything Nightwish ever done before. Floor’s voice fits perfectly to the mood of very expanded compositions, and what is one of the strongest virtue of the album – the lyrics really make us THINK. A great step to start a New Chapter in Nightwish’s musical journey.” –

METAL HAMMER (PL), Paulina Magdalena Mazur

The track list for »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« reads as follows:

01. Shudder Before The Beautiful

02. Weak Fantasy

03. Élan

04. Yours Is An Empty Hope

05. Our Decades In the Sun

06. My Walden

07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful

08. Edema Ruh

09. Alpenglow

10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula

11. The Greatest Show On Earth

The album is available in different formats.

Order your copy here: h

At the Nightwish Shop:

Or digital:

Standard Version (AMZ MP3)

Deluxe Version (AMZ MP3)

Standard Version (iTunes)

Deluxe Version (iTunes)



Standard Version (NB FLAC)

NB MP3: 

Deluxe Version (NB FLAC)

Download the free track ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ here:

NIGHTWISH recently launched a cover contest on the first single track ‘Élan’. For complete contest instructions & rules, visit

Watch the official music video for ‘Élan’:

»Endless Forms Most Beautiful« will be the first NIGHTWISH studio album to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen wasn’t able to take part in the recording sessions due to health issues but Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN) kindly stepped in and looked after the drumming duties for 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.

Don’t miss NIGHTWISH live on Tour:




16.11. DK       Copenhagen                             – Falconer

18.11. GER     Hamburg                                  – O2 World

19.11. NL        Amsterdam                              – Heineken Music Hall

21.11. GER     Oberhausen                              – König-Pilsener-Arena

23.11. FR        Lyon                                          – Hall Tony Garnier

25.11. FR        Paris                                         – POPB-Bercy

26.11. FR        Toulouse                                   – Le Zénith

28.11. CH       Basel                                         – St. Jakobshalle

29.11.  IT        Bologna                                    – Unipol Arena

01.12. GER     Munich                                     – Zenith

03.12. GER     Stuttgart                                   – Schleyerhalle

04.12. GER     Frankfurt                                  – Jahrhunderthalle

05.12. GER     Nürnberg                                  – Arena

07.12. CZ        Prague                                     – Tip Sport Arena Prague

10.12. RO       Bucharest                               – Romexpo

14.12. GER     Leipzig                                      – Arena

15.12. GER     Berlin Max                               – Schmeling-Halle

16.12. LUX      Luxembourg                             – Rockhal

17.12. BE        Antwerp                                   – Lotto Arena

19.12. UK        London                                     – Wembley SSE Arena

German dates presented by: ProSieben, Metal Hammer, Sonic Seducer, EMP, Nuclear Blast Magazin, Rock it!

Tickets are available here:

More on »Endless Forms Most Beautiful«:

Trailer #1 – The Cabin:                                   

Trailer #2 – By The Lake:                                           

Trailer #3 – Inside His Head:                                     

Trailer #4 – Summer Camp:                                      

Trailer #5 – More Campers:                                      

Trailer #6 – New Hometown:                                    

Trailer #7 – Almost There:                                        

Trailer #8 – London:                                                  

Trailer #9 – Mixing and Mastering                            

Trailer #10 – Ready!:                                                

Trailer #11 – Release Of The First Single:                 

Trailer #12 – The Theme Of The Album:                  

Trailer #13 – The recordings for Floor & Kai:            

Trailer #14 -Thoughts And Feelings                           

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