Let’s be honest; it doesn’t take any overstated words to present this exceptional band to the world, 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 over the last 20 years of music the band has created. In keeping with their upcoming 2018 world tour, NIGHTWISH will release a carefully curated best of album, entitled Decades, on March 9th via Nuclear Blast. The album brings together both classic hits and personal band favourites on two CDs. The Suomi sound makers have always been recognised for their exciting journey of discovery and as a tribute to that, this release presents a phenomenal cross-section of this formidable career through the lens of their grandiose evolution!

Today the band have released a second album trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about their musical evolution.

Watch here:



Tuomas commented: “I can see the evolution of the music. It’s a wonderful thing, because it doesn‘t matter which album or song you take – you can immediately recognize that it’s NIGHTWISH. There’s always something new and something familiar, no album is repetitive. And that’s what I’m proud of the most.”


Decades will be supported by a 9 month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 dates in North America in March and April, the journey will continue across Europe. NIGHTWISH will be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career on the tour. The band will bring this special set to their Bloodstock headlining set this year.


Pre-order the album:


Decades will be available as:

– 2 CD Digipack
– 3LP BOX (Gold, Silver and Black)

Track Listing:

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)

3 LP 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)



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