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 CD’s 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.

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?

About choosing the songs for Decades:

About Nightwish’s musical evolution:

The pre-order for Decades has already started! Get your copy here.