NIGHTWISH – Release Third Decades Trailer!

NIGHTWISH – Release Third Decades Trailer!

Pre-order available here:

Let’s be honest; it does not take any overstated words to present this exceptional band to the world out there, for they are the undisputed pioneers of symphonic metal and the icons of a whole genre. Their virtuosity is consummate perfection, their inspiration lived passion! NIGHTWISH truly understand how to captivate and enchant within seconds. Since the beginning of their career, which started on a mild summer night in July 1996, they have been regarded as the epitome of the most demanding, compositional music art and innovative sound ventures.

Now it‘s time to take a look back and review the last 20 years in a musical way. In keeping with their upcoming 2018 world tour, NIGHTWISH will release a brilliant best-of work, called Decades, on March 9th via Nuclear Blast, which unites the most important songs of the band on two CDs in their original versions. The Suomi sound makers have always been recognized for their exciting journey of discovery and as a tribute to all that, this release presents a phenomenal cross-section of this formidable career through the lens of their grandiose evolution!

Today, the band releases their third trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen explains why he would never re-record his old songs, but instead remastered the versions for »Decades«to surprise the fans. Watch it here:

Tuomas commented: “The Decades compilation features all original versions of the NIGHTWISH songs, it never even crossed our minds that we would go and re-record them. They’re perfect as they are, they should be respected like they are with the original singers. The way we picked the songs for this compilation was, I just wanted to give the best possible overall picture of what this band has been about for the past 22 years. It’s not a best-of, at least not for me, it’s more like the most essential ones.”

You missed the first trailers? Click here:
About choosing the songs for Decades
About NIGHTWISH‘s musical evolution:

The pre-order for Decades has already started!
Get your copy here:
Or at the Nightwish shop:
Or get the digital version, here:

Decades will be available as:
3LP BOX (different colors)

The track list:
01. The Greatest Show On Earth
02. Élan
03. My Walden
04. Storytime
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Amaranth
07. The Poet And The Pendulum
08. Nemo
09. Wish I Had An Angel
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
05. The Kinslayer
06. Dead Boy’s Poem
07. Gethsemane
08. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
09. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

3LP BOX (33 RPM)
Side A
01. The Greatest Show On Earth
Side B
01. Élan
02. My Walden
03. Storytime
04. I Want My Tears Back
05. Amaranth
Side C
01. The Poet And The Pendulum
02. Nemo
03. Wish I Had An Angel
Side D
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
Side E
01. The Kinslayer
02. Dead Boy’s Poem
03. Gethsemane
04. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
Side F
01. Sacrament Of Wilderness
02. Sleeping Sun
03. Elvenpath
04. The Carpenter
05. Nightwish (demo)

The release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March-April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows. On this tour, NIGHTWISH will also be presenting a special set list, featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That’s why these evenings will not only be special events for the fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! All dates can be found below.

3/09/2018  TABERNACLE – Atlanta, GA
3/10/2018  THE FILMORE – Charlotte, NC
3/12/2018  THE NORVA – Norfolk, VA
3/13/2018   LYRIC THEATER – Baltimore, MD
3/14/2018   PLAYSTATION THEATER – New York, NY
3/16/2018  ELECTRIC FACTORY –  Philadelphia, PA
3/17/2018  THE PALLADIUM – Worcester, MA
3/18/2018  THE EGG – Albany, NY
3/20/2018  METROPOLIS – Montreal, QUE CANADA
3/21/2018  MASSEY HALL – Toronto, ON CANADA
3/23/2018  RAPIDS THEATRE – Niagara Falls, NY
3/24/2018  AGORA THEATER – Cleveland, OH
3/25/2018  STAGE AE – Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2018  MADISON THEATER – Covington, KY
3/27/2018  STATE THEATRE – Kalamazoo, MI
3/30/2018  THE MYTH – Minneapolis, MN
3/31/2018  ARAGON BALLROOM – Chicago, IL
4/02/2018  SOKOL AUDITORIUM  – Omaha, NB
4/03/2018  PARAMOUNT THEATRE – Denver, CO
4/08/2018  ROSELAND THEATER – Portland, OR
4/10/2018  BROOKLYN BOWL –  Las Vegas, NV
4/13/2018  CITY NATIONAL CIVIC – San Jose, CA
4/14/2018  CITY NATIONAL GROVE – Anaheim, CA
4/15/2018  MARQUEE THEATRE – Tempe, AZ
4/16/2018  THE BOMB FACTOR – Dallas, TX
4/18/2018  MINGLEWOOD HALL – Memphis, TN
4/19/2018  SAENGER THEATER – Mobile, AL
4/21/2018  JANNUS LANDING – St. Petersburg, FL
4/22/2018  OLYMPIA THEATER – Miami, FL

Decades – Europe
18.05.  EST      Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
01.06.  CZ        Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
02.06.  NL        Nijmegen – FortaRock
21.06.  DK       Copenhagen – Copenhell
24.06.  F          Clisson – Hellfest
06.07.  N         Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival
13.07.  FIN       Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
21.07.  FIN       Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
03.08.  D         Wacken – Wacken Open Air
07.08.  CH       Schaffhausen – Stars in Town
09.08.  E          Villena – Leyendas del Rock
12.08.  UK       Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
19.08. BG Varna – Mega Rock NEW!

02.11.  S          Gothenburg – Partille Arena
05.11.  D         Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
06.11.  D         Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
07.11.  B          Antwerp – Lotto Arena
09.11.  D         Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
10.11.  F          Paris – AccorHotels Arena
11.11.  CH       Geneva – Arena
13.11.  SK        Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
14.11.  D         Munich – Olympiahalle
16.11.  D         Leipzig – Arena
17.11.  PL        Krakow – Tauron Arena
20.11.  H         Budapest – Arena
22.11.  CH       Zurich – Hallenstadion
23.11.  D         Nuremberg – Arena
24.11.  D         Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
27.11.  D         Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
04.12.  I           Milan – Medionalum Forum
05.12.  D         Frankfurt – Festhalle

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