Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a strictly limited (no re-prints!), special tour edition of their current album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set comes with a bonus DVD containing all 21 making-of episode for the CD as well as two new, unreleased performance clips for "Yours Is An Empty Hope" and "Stargazers", along with five special clips, including documentary scenes for the songs "Planet Hell", "Last Of The Wilds", "Storytime", "Arabesque" and "Last Ride Of The Day". There will also be a huge photo gallery with more than 400 pictures, taken on the road and during the promotional period of "Endless Forms Most Beautiful".
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" tour edition track listing:
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth
01. Yours Is An Empty Hope (live)*
02. Stargazers (live)*
03. Planet Hell (special clip)
04. Last Of The Wilds (special clip)
05. Storytime (special clip)
06. Arabesque (special clip)
07. Last Ride Of The Day (special clip)
- The Cabin
- By The Lake
- Inside His Head
- Summer Camp
- More Campers
- New Hometown
- Almost There
- Mixing And Mastering
- Release Of The First Single
- The Theme Of The Album
- The Recordings For Floor & Kai
- Thoughts And Feelings
- The Release
- The Artwork
- The Tour Rehearsals
- The Tour Starts
- The Second Single
- The Upcoming Shows
09. Élan (official video)
10. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (official video)
11. Photo Gallery
*Previously unreleased, 5.1 Dolby digital and stereo
Pre-order the "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" tour edition at this location.
NIGHTWISH has announced a 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23. Support on the tour will come from Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.
The cover artwork for "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was created by the band's longtime collaborator Toxic Angel. Famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins appears as a guest on the effort.
Longtime NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen sat out the recording sessions for "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" due to health issues. He has since been replaced by Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY).