NIGHTWISH – Release First Decades Trailer!


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 first trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the songs and why he has chosen them to be on Decades. Watch the clip here: 


Tuomas comments: “Actually, for me personally, it’s not a ‘best of’ because I think the more correct term would be ‘the most essential ones’ […] If a person who has never heard of NIGHTWISH before would like to get an idea of what this band is about and has been about for the past 20 years, he would get the perfect picture on Decades! That was like my philosophy in gathering those tracks.”

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.
3/09/2017  TABERNACLE – Atlanta, GA
3/10/2017  THE FILMORE – Charlotte, NC
3/12/2017  THE NORVA – Norfolk, VA
3/13/2017   LYRIC THEATER – Baltimore, MD
3/14/2017   PLAYSTATION THEATER – New York, NY
3/16/2017  ELECTRIC FACTORY –  Philadelphia, PA
3/17/2017  THE PALLADIUM – Worcester, MA
3/18/2017  THE EGG – Albany, NY
3/20/2017  METROPOLIS – Montreal, QUE CANADA
3/21/2017  MASSEY HALL – Toronto, ON CANADA
3/23/2017  RAPIDS THEATRE – Niagara Falls, NY
3/24/2017  AGORA THEATER – Cleveland, OH
3/25/2017  STAGE AE – Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2017  MADISON THEATER – Covington, KY
3/27/2017  STATE THEATRE – Kalamazoo, MI
3/30/2017  THE MYTH – Minneapolis, MN
3/31/2017  ARAGON BALLROOM – Chicago, IL
4/02/2017  SOKOL AUDITORIUM  – Omaha, NB
4/03/2017  PARAMOUNT THEATRE – Denver, CO
4/08/2017  ROSELAND THEATER – Portland, OR
4/10/2017  BROOKLYN BOWL –  Las Vegas, NV
4/13/2017  CITY NATIONAL CIVIC – San Jose, CA
4/14/2017  CITY NATIONAL GROVE – Anaheim, CA
4/15/2017  MARQUEE THEATRE – Tempe, AZ
4/16/2017  THE BOMB FACTOR – Dallas, TX
4/18/2017  MINGLEWOOD HALL – Memphis, TN
4/19/2017  SAENGER THEATER – Mobile, AL
4/21/2017  JANNUS LANDING – St. Petersburg, FL
4/22/2017  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

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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