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 recognised 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: https://youtu.be/CeWMrytEH7I 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: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades Or at the Nightwish shop: shop.nightwish.com