NIGHTWISH Mainman Laments Leak Of “Elan” Single

Monday, 9th February 2015

NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Toumas Holopainen has released the following statement in regard to the leak of the band’s “Elan” single:

Writing on NIGHTWISH’s Facebook page, Tuomas said: “Some of us like to stay neutral on issues concerning Internet/Facebook, but I feel it only proper to remark on a quite remarkable situation. I saw that our first single, ‘Èlan’, was leaked on the Internet today, and I was quite baffled by some of the reactions I read. I was then asked to make a short statement, and the following is what I feel about the issue.
“The leaking of a full album, or just a single song in advance, is a huge blow to the wonderful mystery which is surrounding the impending release of our new music. We have deliberately cultivated this so as to give our fans an event; a (hopefully) powerful surprise. The passionate posts on the band’s Facebook page (which were done in the heat of the moment) were no doubt an honest reaction to the disappointment in someone deliberately spoiling a part of these efforts. To suggest that the band or the record label would do this on purpose is very ‘conspiracy theory’ and simply not true. The very thing we care about most is the music on the album, and the impact it will have on people.

“With that in mind, do try to avoid listening to this ‘leak’ and any others for that matter. Just wait to hear it as it is supposed to be — a labour of love, the fruit of dedicated hard work and of the highest quality. The way we would wish to experience it ourselves. This is a delicate issue, which seems to be very hard to address in a right way. We seriously hope everyone would calm down now. There’s a lesson to be learned for all sides here.”

The band’s em>Endless Forms Most Beautiful album is due March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful track listing:

Jewelcase

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

2LP black vinyl / 2LP picture vinyl as gatefold

Side A

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan

Side B

1. Yours Is An Empty Hope
2. Our Decades In the Sun
3. My Walden

Side C

1. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
2. Edema Ruh
3. Alpenglow
4. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula

Side D

01. The Greatest Show On Earth

Digibook incl. instrumental CD

CD1

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD2 (instrumental)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

Earbook incl. instrumental & orchestral CD

CD1

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD2 (instrumental)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD3 (orchestral)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
7. Alpenglow
8. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
9. The Greatest Show On Earth