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 below:
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: nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades Or at the Nightwish shop: shop.nightwish.com Or get the digital version, here: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades
Decades will be available as: 2CD-Jewelcase 2CD-DIGI 3LP BOX (different colors) 2CD-Earbook
The track list: CD1 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 CD2 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. Confirmed NIGHTWISH "DECADES: NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2018" are 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 3/29/2018 TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - St Louis, MO 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 4/05/2018 NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUD - Edmonton, AB CANADA 4/07/2018 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER - Vancouver, BC CANADA 4/08/2018 ROSELAND THEATER - Portland, OR 4/10/2018 BROOKLYN BOWL - Las Vegas, NV 4/12/2018 THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE - Ventura, CA 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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