Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album, which is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)
Today NIGHTWISH announces the release of their first single called ‘Élan’, which will be out on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
“Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave
To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”
– Walt Whitman
Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing ‘Élan’. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional ‘free fall’ and not to fear the path less travelled by. ‘Élan’ is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…”
NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.
The yet-untitled new studio album will be the first one 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.
Check out all previous “making of album 2015” trailers:
Trailer #1 – The Cabin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 – By The Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 – Inside His Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 – Summer camp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJF4Twus_08&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #5 – More campers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On9V0QBoFW4&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #6 – New Hometown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxcuVtdR6po&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #7 – Almost There: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPoVHMT2Gcc&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #8 – London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ivbQz3IGI&feature=youtu.be
You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination:
or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet): http://georiot.co/2SNi