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Nuclear Blast Records Unveils Nightwish “Decades” Trailer #1

As the excitement for the brand new Nightwish album “Decades” and its subsequent touring amps up, the fine folks over at Nuclear Blast Records have unleashed the first Official Trailer about the recording. Let’s take a look below and talk some more afterwards.

About The Clip: Tuomas talking about ‘DECADES’ a collection of essential Nightwish tracks.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to lie to you, Nightwish is one of my very favorite bands and as I’ve mentioned time and time again over the years was very instrumental in the beginning of this journalistic passion of mine. Hearing about the process involved in deciding what songs make up this release of “essential tracks” is of great interest to me so I will be sharing the chapters as they come out. You might remember that I shared numerous installments when Nightwish gave us “Behind The Scenes” views about “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” and there were a LOT of those clips. If you didn’t see them and have some time to kill just click HERE for a rewind through time. I don’t have much more to add about this but I am very excited about the compilation and of course the tour which will be making a stop in my Metal Metropolis. I’m going to be there for sure. What did you think of this clip? I’ll be posting more as they get released so stay tuned.

Official Website: http://www.nightwish.com

Nightwish Unveils Dates/Locations For “Decades” 2018 European Tour

It was just the other day that I posted about the European Tour being mapped out by the band Within Temptation (seen HERE), and while this was not a common practice for me since we are in the USA, when it happens to be a band you really enjoy you make sure to spread the word. That said, I was excited to find out the European plans getting unveiled by the Finnish Metal sensation known as Nightwish. Take a look at the bands statement along with the revealed dates. I’ll close out with a light editorial addition so read on.

The Press Release:
In 1996 Tuomas Holopainen made a three-song demo that eventually lead to his first recording contract with his brand new band NIGHTWISH. Fast forward 20 years, over 2000 concerts and 8 million sold albums later, the band are the biggest female-fronted European metal band that will now celebrate their 20-year career with a 2CD compilation (out on Nuclear Blast worldwide in March 2018) and with a nine-month World Tour with a special setlist full of surprises. The DECADES: WORLD TOUR 2018 will start from North America in March 2018 and after the summer festivals it is time to unleash the European part.
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Nightwish Announce “Decades” North America Tour For 2018

The morning coffee was just given an extreme upgrade as the news about the return of Nightwish with a comprehensive 2018 tour began making the rounds. I’ve culled the press release, dates and awesome poster for you below. Take a look at that while I brew another cup. I’ll be back to close out with some thoughts.

The Press Release:
NIGHTWISH WILL START THEIR 9-MONTH ”DECADES: WORLD TOUR” FROM NORTH AMERICA. In March 2018, symphonic metal legends NIGHTWISH will begin their 9-month-long ‘DECADES: WORLD TOUR 2018’ starting with 34 shows in North America. The band will have a very special setlist for the tour, featuring rarely heard material from the earlier era, and excitingly for both band and fans, they will revisit the old songs with some new twists. This setlist will be a ‘one-off’ and only performed on this ‘DECADES: WORLD TOUR 2018’ – To accompany the tour, Nuclear Blast will release a 2CD compilation »Decades« on the 9th of March 2018.

The Tour Dates:
3/9: Atlanta, GA – Tabernable
3/10: Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
3/12: Norfolk, VA – The Norva
3/13: Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
3/14: New York, NY – Playstation Theater
3/16: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/17: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
3/18: Albany, NY – The Egg
3/20: Montreal, QC – Metropolis
3/21: Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
3/23: Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
3/24: Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
3/25: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
3/26: Covington, KY – Madison Theater
3/28: Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
3/29: St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center
3/30: Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
3/31: Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
4/2: Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium
4/3: Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
4/5: Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
4/6: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
4/7: Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theater
4/8: Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
4/10: Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
4/12: Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre
4/13: San Jose, CA – City National Civic
4/14: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
4/15: Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
4/17: Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
4/18: Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
4/19: Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater
4/21: St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
4/22: Miami, FL – Olympia Theater
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Nightwish Shares “Stargazers” Live Clip From Upcoming Video Release

You’ve likely already heard the news by now that not only is Nightwish taking a well-deserved break from touring, but that they are also releasing a massive DVD/Blu-ray live video set in the coming days. We just received some press news about it and I am sharing it with you all down below. Read on.

The Press Copy:
“We were here!” – once again, NIGHTWISH carve their name into the walls of music history and after touring for a year and a half throughout every corner of the world, their time has come to immortalize the Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015 – 2016 on DVD. On December 16th, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone Vehicle Of Spirit, featuring two full concerts and plenty of bonus material. Their sold-out Wembley show in front of 12.000 fans was not the only milestone on this almost 2-year-long tour – in Tampere, Finland, the band entered yet undiscovered grounds. The Show in Ratina Stadion was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production they’ve ever had! To share this lovely and nostalgic atmosphere with you all, the band releases their live clip of the song “Stargazers”, which was performed live in Tampere, today. Enjoy the amazing magic of this performance and watch it


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Nightwish Reveals “Alpenglow” Live Video Clip

In a couple of months, the Finnish Metal sensation known as Nightwish will be releasing an amazing double live concert video care of the Nuclear Blast Records label. The film is called “Vehicle Of Spirit” and will be the first live recordings done with the great Floor Jansen as their lead vocalist. The video was captured during the bands “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” World Tour. Aren’t we fortunate that a second clip was shared from this exciting release. Watch it below and oh yeah, this clip also comes from Wembley Arena just like the previously featured “Shudder Before The Beautiful” clip that we shared not too long ago.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ve probably realized that I copied almost ALL of my description from the other video clip but that was more for a sense of consistency than anything else. So what to do in terms of “review” for another live video? Well, let me keep this one simple and say what I loved about the song “Alpenglow” in the first place. The song brings out a sense of positivity to me that is only fully experienced during a Nightwish live concert. There is something that makes me feel so very good when I watch them and this conveys well in the clip. We get all of the members in full view and some close-ups which is nice and we even find Troy Donockly adding some additional guitar to the song. Not that Emppu needs any help, but it adds to the “bigness” of the Nightwish sound. Oh yeah and everyone is smiling at their crowd and trust me that just makes the energy all the stronger. I am counting down for this one which streets in the USA in early January.

Official Website: http://www.nightwish.com