Nightwish album Endless Forms Most Beautiful is only a concept album in the loosest sense, says mainman Tuomas Holopainen.
In the exclusive Prog video below, he explains that while the follow-up to 2011’s Imaginaerum was inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, there’s more to the 11-track release than that.
Holopainen says: “Not all the songs deal directly with the issues of nature and science. But there is a pro-life thread going through the album.”
He, Floor Jansen and Marco Hietala also explain why the final track, The Greatest Show On Earth, had to be 24 minutes long.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful is released on March 30 via Nuclear Blast and it’s available for pre-order now. Nightwish play London’s Wembley Arena on December 19 as part of a European tour.
Shudder Before The Beautiful
Yours Is An Empty Hope
Our Decades In The Sun
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
The Greatest Show On Earth:
i. Four Point Six
iii. The Toolmaker
iv. The Understanding
v. Sea-Worn Driftwood