NIGHTWISH RELEASE FIRST DECADES TRAILER

February 13, 2018 - 292 views

Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996.

 

20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold - NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018.



Today, the band releases their first trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the songs that made the cut for 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."

 

Pre order Decades now

 

Decades will be available as:
2CD-DIGI
3LP BOX (different colours)
2CD-Earbook



The tracklist:


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)



This 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, including their highly anticipated UK show - a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across 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 fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material!