RIOT V Third Album Trailer Released!

Pre-Order Available: nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

 

Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal,  RIOT V , will release their 16th album entitled,   Armor Of Light ,  on April 27th via  Nuclear Blast .  Today, the band is pleased to release the third trailer for this upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about   Armor Of Light :    https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4   The first parts can be seen here:  Trailer #1:   https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y   Trailer #2:   https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE   The lyric video of the first single  "Victory"  can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs    The album will be available on colored vinyl (black, silver, red) 2-LP in gatefold and as a limited CD-Digipak-Edition, both including the two bonus tracks  "Unbelief"  as well as a new recorded version of their classic hymn  "Thundersteel" .  The Digipak CD also includes a 13 track bonus CD, recorded at the legendary German  "Keep It True Festival"  2015. The bonus CD was mixed and mastered by  Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann  at Greenman Studios  ( www.greenman-studios.de )  The track listing of   Armor Of Ligh t:  1. Victory 2. End Of The World 3. Messiah 4. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign 5. Burn The Daylight 6. Heart Of A Lion 7. Armor Of Light 8. Set The World Alight 9. San Antonio 10. Caught In the Witches Eye 11. Ready to Shine 12. Raining Fire  Pre-order   Armor Of Light   now:  http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight   Last week,  RIOT V  released the first single off the new album: " Victory" . Listen and watch, here:  https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs   The album was produced by  Chris "The Wizard" Collier  ( METAL CHURCH ,  FLOTSAM & JETSAM ,  SLIPKNOT ,  KORN  a.o.), while the cover artwork was created by  Mariusz Gandzel  ( CRYSTAL VIPER  a.o.).  The new songs promises to please fans of the   Thundersteel  -era of  RIOT , as main song writer and long time  Mark Reale  music collaborator  Don Van Stavern  undertakes a lot of the writing as he did on  Thundersteel ,  The Privilege Of Power   and the latest offering   Unleash The Fire  .   

Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Lighton April 27th via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band is pleased to release the third trailer for this upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about Armor Of Light:  https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4

The first parts can be seen here:
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE

The lyric video of the first single "Victory" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs

 The album will be available on colored vinyl (black, silver, red) 2-LP in gatefold and as a limited CD-Digipak-Edition, both including the two bonus tracks "Unbelief" as well as a new recorded version of their classic hymn "Thundersteel".

The Digipak CD also includes a 13 track bonus CD, recorded at the legendary German "Keep It True Festival" 2015. The bonus CD was mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann atGreenman Studios (www.greenman-studios.de)

The track listing of Armor Of Light:
1. Victory
2. End Of The World
3. Messiah
4. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign
5. Burn The Daylight
6. Heart Of A Lion
7. Armor Of Light
8. Set The World Alight
9. San Antonio
10. Caught In the Witches Eye
11. Ready to Shine
12. Raining Fire

Pre-order Armor Of Light now: http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

Last week, RIOT V released the first single off the new album: "Victory".
Listen and watch, here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs

The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCHFLOTSAM & JETSAMSLIPKNOTKORN a.o.), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPER a.o.).

The new songs promises to please fans of the Thundersteel-era of RIOT, as main song writer and long time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern undertakes a lot of the writing as he did onThundersteelThe Privilege Of Power and the latest offering Unleash The Fire.

 

Since their legendary debut album " Rock City " (1977),  RIOT  has released numerous heavy metal classics, including " Fire Down Under " (with classics like " Swords And Tequila "), their masterpiece " Thundersteel " (1988), and the unforgotten " The Privilege Of Power "(1990).  After the death of  Mark Reale  and the departure of  Tony Moore ,  Todd Michael Hall  (from Michigan, USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of  RIOT V  under the auspices of the two long term members and main songwriters  Donnie van Stavern  (bass) and  Mike Flyntz  (guitar). With the critically acclaimed " Unleash The Fire " (2014), a pure power metal jewel once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.  Many artists name-check  RIOT  as an important influence of their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as  HAMMERFALL  (  Flight Of The Warrio   r ),  Luca Trill's RHAPSODY  (  Thunderstee l ),  AXEL RUDI PELL  (' Warrior' ) and newcomers such as  NIGHT DEMON  (  Road Racin  ),  ALPHA TIGER  (  Flight Of The Warrior  ),  SAVAGE MASTER  (  Swords And Tequila  ) and  STALLION  (  Rock City ) .   RIOT V  truely are metal soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you’ve come to know, love and expect from  RIOT V .  Pre-order  your copy of Armor Of Light  here:  http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

Since their legendary debut album "Rock City" (1977), RIOT has released numerous heavy metal classics, including "Fire Down Under" (with classics like "Swords And Tequila"), their masterpiece "Thundersteel" (1988), and the unforgotten "The Privilege Of Power"(1990).

After the death of Mark Reale and the departure of Tony MooreTodd Michael Hall (from Michigan, USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of RIOT V under the auspices of the two long term members and main songwriters Donnie van Stavern (bass) and Mike Flyntz (guitar). With the critically acclaimed "Unleash The Fire" (2014), a pure power metal jewel once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.

Many artists name-check RIOT as an important influence of their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as HAMMERFALL (Flight Of The Warrior), Luca Trill's RHAPSODY (Thundersteel), AXEL RUDI PELL ('Warrior') and newcomers such as NIGHT DEMON (Road Racin), ALPHA TIGER (Flight Of The Warrior), SAVAGE MASTER (Swords And Tequila) and STALLION (Rock City).

RIOT V truely are metal soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you’ve come to know, love and expect from RIOT V.

Pre-order your copy of Armor Of Light here:
http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

MEMORIAM - video clip of "Nothing Remains" released / second digital single available

The war rages on! Old school metal veterans  MEMORIAM  are set to unleash their second album,   The Silent Vigil ,  on March 23rd, 2018 via  Nuclear Blast Records . Just a year after the release of their debut album   For The Fallen ,  the band returns with an authentic, raw offering of old school death metal destruction.  Today, the band have revealed the video clip of the second digital single  'Nothing Remains'. Watch the clip, here:  https://youtu.be/ZcU2ToPwTSk   Live footage shot at  Dark Easter Metal Meeting München  and  Asylum, Birmingham .  All other video work, concept and editing by  Timm Sonnenschein   www.timmsonnenschein.com   The band states: "’Nothing Remains' is about dementia and in particular about  Karl ’s mother’s struggle with this condition. The video is showing the experience of loss and dissolution brought about by the disease in the burning of old family portraits of  Karl ’s mother and family, parents of  MEMORIAM  members and of friends as well as random strangers. Similar to us all being of the same blood as expressed in the previously released 'Bleed the Same’ we also all die and decay the same. "  The lyric video for the first single, titled  'Bleed The Same' , can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/puOhySwpa-w   Pre-order   The Silent Vigil   digitally and receive  'Bleed The Same'  and  'Nothing Remains'   instantly or stream the songs:  http://nblast.de/MemoriamBleedTheSame   Pre-order   The Silent Vigil   physically here:  http://nblast.de/MemoriamTSV   Did you miss the album trailers? Then make sure to watch them here:  Track-by-Track #1:   https://youtu.be/hnHwGjRGYng   Trailer #1 :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWHxw3oSQ8&feature=youtu.be   Trailer #2:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNuJX1VsFQU   Trailer #3:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZSwhmzDJHM   The album's formidable artwork was created once again by  Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION ).    The Silent Vigil   track listing:  1. Soulless Parasite 2. Nothing Remains 3. From the Flames 4. The Silent Vigil 5. Bleed The Same 6. As Bridges Burn 7. The New Dark Ages 8. No Known Grave 9. Weaponised Fear   MEMORIAM  was primarily developed to fill the void that was left following the tragic death of  Martin "Kiddie" Kearns , the drummer from  BOLT THROWER , back in September 2015.  BOLT THROWER  subsequently placed all activity on hold for the foreseeable future which gave  Karl Willetts  an opportunity to develop a new project with friends that had expressed interest in forming a band for some time.  MEMORIAM  are an old school death metal band, maintaining the high standards set by their previous bands, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war. Initially the band members got together to play covers of songs that had influenced them throughout their careers within the death metal scene, however it soon became apparent that the new songs that they created were of a superior standard.   MEMORIAM  are:  Karl Willetts  - ex- BOLT THROWER  | vocals  Frank Healy  -  BENEDICTION ,  SACRILEGE  | bass  Andy Whale  - ex- BOLT THROWER  | drums  Scott Fairfax  - ex- LIFE DENIED ,  BENEDICTION  (live) | guitars   

The war rages on! Old school metal veterans MEMORIAM are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigilon March 23rd, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. Just a year after the release of their debut album For The Fallenthe band returns with an authentic, raw offering of old school death metal destruction.

Today, the band have revealed the video clip of the second digital single  'Nothing Remains'. Watch the clip, here: https://youtu.be/ZcU2ToPwTSk

Live footage shot at Dark Easter Metal Meeting München and Asylum, Birmingham
All other video work, concept and editing by Timm Sonnenschein www.timmsonnenschein.com

The band states:
"’Nothing Remains' is about dementia and in particular about Karl’s mother’s struggle with this condition. The video is showing the experience of loss and dissolution brought about by the disease in the burning of old family portraits of Karl’s mother and family, parents of MEMORIAM members and of friends as well as random strangers. Similar to us all being of the same blood as expressed in the previously released 'Bleed the Same’ we also all die and decay the same. "

The lyric video for the first single, titled 'Bleed The Same', can be seen here: https://youtu.be/puOhySwpa-w

Pre-order The Silent Vigil digitally and receive 'Bleed The Same' and 'Nothing Remains'  instantly or stream the songs: http://nblast.de/MemoriamBleedTheSame

Pre-order The Silent Vigil physically here: http://nblast.de/MemoriamTSV

Did you miss the album trailers? Then make sure to watch them here:
Track-by-Track #1: https://youtu.be/hnHwGjRGYng
Trailer #1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWHxw3oSQ8&feature=youtu.be
Trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNuJX1VsFQU
Trailer #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZSwhmzDJHM

The album's formidable artwork was created once again by Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION).

The Silent Vigil  track listing:
1. Soulless Parasite
2. Nothing Remains
3. From the Flames
4. The Silent Vigil
5. Bleed The Same
6. As Bridges Burn
7. The New Dark Ages
8. No Known Grave
9. Weaponised Fear

MEMORIAM was primarily developed to fill the void that was left following the tragic death of Martin "Kiddie" Kearns, the drummer from BOLT THROWER, back in September 2015. BOLT THROWER subsequently placed all activity on hold for the foreseeable future which gave Karl Willetts an opportunity to develop a new project with friends that had expressed interest in forming a band for some time. MEMORIAM are an old school death metal band, maintaining the high standards set by their previous bands, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war. Initially the band members got together to play covers of songs that had influenced them throughout their careers within the death metal scene, however it soon became apparent that the new songs that they created were of a superior standard.

MEMORIAM are:
Karl Willetts - ex-BOLT THROWER | vocals
Frank Healy - BENEDICTIONSACRILEGE | bass
Andy Whale - ex-BOLT THROWER | drums
Scott Fairfax - ex-LIFE DENIEDBENEDICTION (live) | guitars

 

                                                        Photo by: Anne Swallow

                                                        Photo by: Anne Swallow

VIDEO: Ministry - "AmeriKKKant" In Stores Today

VIDEO:  Al Jourgensen Briefly Sums up the New AmeriKKKant Tracks
North American Tour Kicks off May 22

 

At long last, the day has arrived when  MINISTRY 's provocateur-in-chief  Al Jourgensen  - never one to shy away from making political statements - can share with the world the fruits of what started as what he thought was a bad, bad dream on November 9, 2016...the day the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States.  Ministry's  AmeriKKKant  is in stores today.   In this " release day video ," Al provides one last look at what we can expect from the new album.  According to Al, the album's lead-off track "Twilight Zone," harkens back to the chilling moment of realization:  "How did this happen??"  "Victims of a Clown" looks at us, American citizens, we who were about to be led by a man with no intellectual curiosity or emphathy.  "TV 5/4 Chan" looks at Trump's followers who get wrapped up in their little soundbites for TV, put out their own "fake news," and then crawl back into the hole they came from.  "We're Tired of It," "Antifa," and "Wargasm" make up a trilogy that screams "We're not snowflakes!  We're not going to be led around by the nose, we're going to stand up for ourselves!"  The next track, "Game Over," illustrates the realization of the "new reality" of what happened, how we got caught in Trump's BS.  "AmeriKKKant" closes the album with a look at the journey of what's been going on, what brought us to the place where we, the American people, would vote for a man like Trump.    MINISTRY  hits the road with a brand new concert tour on March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The full itinerary is below.    MARCH  22  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA 23  Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA 24  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV 26  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA 28  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR 29  Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA 31  Union Hall, Edmonton, AB  CANADA    APRIL   1  Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  CANADA  3  Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT  5  Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE  7  Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL  8  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI 10  Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH 11  20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI 12  Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN 14  Opera House, Toronto, ON  CANADA 15  MTelus, Montreal, QC  CANADA 17  Royale, Boston, MA 18  Aura, Portland, ME 19  Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY 21  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 22  Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 23  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD 25  Center Stage, Atlanta, GA 26  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL 28  Levitation Festival, Austin, TX  Missed the previous videos? Check them out, here: ' Antifa ':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTkywyKV-9U  ' Wargasm ':  https://youtu.be/uJSrQQMbp2k   #1 - Al deconstructs the song 'Antifa':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZormHXjp8M  #2 - Al about signing to Nuclear Blast:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwXgiDrtuw  #3 - Al's political predictions for 2018:  https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I  #4 - Al talks about sexual harassment:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQuwU-bgSM  #5 - Al talks about the songwriting process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYS9_8-swk  #6 - Why it is the right time for a Ministry album:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToPyVcMeOk8  #7 - Should Trump be empeached or jailed?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPLmk72b7w      

At long last, the day has arrived when MINISTRY's provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen - never one to shy away from making political statements - can share with the world the fruits of what started as what he thought was a bad, bad dream on November 9, 2016...the day the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States.  Ministry's AmeriKKKant is in stores today.
 
In this "release day video," Al provides one last look at what we can expect from the new album.  According to Al, the album's lead-off track "Twilight Zone," harkens back to the chilling moment of realization:  "How did this happen??"  "Victims of a Clown" looks at us, American citizens, we who were about to be led by a man with no intellectual curiosity or emphathy.  "TV 5/4 Chan" looks at Trump's followers who get wrapped up in their little soundbites for TV, put out their own "fake news," and then crawl back into the hole they came from.  "We're Tired of It," "Antifa," and "Wargasm" make up a trilogy that screams "We're not snowflakes!  We're not going to be led around by the nose, we're going to stand up for ourselves!"  The next track, "Game Over," illustrates the realization of the "new reality" of what happened, how we got caught in Trump's BS.  "AmeriKKKant" closes the album with a look at the journey of what's been going on, what brought us to the place where we, the American people, would vote for a man like Trump.
 
MINISTRY hits the road with a brand new concert tour on March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The full itinerary is below.
 
MARCH
22  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23  Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29  Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA
31  Union Hall, Edmonton, AB  CANADA
 
APRIL
 1  Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  CANADA
 3  Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
 5  Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
 7  Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
 8  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10  Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
11  20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12  Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14  Opera House, Toronto, ON  CANADA
15  MTelus, Montreal, QC  CANADA
17  Royale, Boston, MA
18  Aura, Portland, ME
19  Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22  Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25  Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28  Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

Missed the previous videos? Check them out, here:
'Antifa': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTkywyKV-9U
'Wargasm': https://youtu.be/uJSrQQMbp2k 
#1 - Al deconstructs the song 'Antifa': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZormHXjp8M
#2 - Al about signing to Nuclear Blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwXgiDrtuw
#3 - Al's political predictions for 2018: https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I
#4 - Al talks about sexual harassment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQuwU-bgSM
#5 - Al talks about the songwriting process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYS9_8-swk
#6 - Why it is the right time for a Ministry album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToPyVcMeOk8
#7 - Should Trump be empeached or jailed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPLmk72b7w  

 

Order your physical or digital copy of  AmeriKKKant   via  Nuclear Blast or  Pledgemusic.com .   

Order your physical or digital copy ofAmeriKKKant via Nuclear Blastor Pledgemusic.com.

 

NIGHTWISH Decades Out Now + 4th trailer online North American Tour Kicks Off Tonight!

Let's be honest; it doesn't 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  release a brilliant best-of work, called »Decades« , TODAY via  Nuclear Blast!  This record unites the most important songs of the band on two CD's 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!  Get your copy of   Decades   here:  http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades  Or at the  NIGHTWISH  shop:  shop.nightwish.com   The pre-order for   Decades   has already started! Get your copy here:  nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades  Or at the Nightwish shop:  shop.nightwish.com  Or get the digital version, here:  http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades     Decades   will be available as: 2CD-Jewelcase 2CD-DIGI 3LP BOX (different colors) 2CD-Earbook  Today, the band also releases their fourth trailer, in which mastermind  Tuomas Holopainen  tells about how the idea of   Decades   was born. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/A6iaR-MDK70    Tuomas  commented:  "It was already a few years ago that Ewo, our beloved manager, came up with the idea of 'How about after the  Endless Forms...  tour you take a year off as discussed and after that we spend the next year celebrating the 20 years of  NIGHTWISH so that you would be playing mainly the older songs?' and we just thought that this is a brilliant idea. Then, at some point, the idea of this compilation together with this tour came along."    You missed the first trailers? Click here:  #1 - About the selection of the songs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWMrytEH7I  #2 - About their musical evolution:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE10mg_PL-U  #3 - About the remastering:  https://youtu.be/pGSJ2Tnf94k   The track list:  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)  The release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. Tonight, the band kicks off their 34-date North American tour! The journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows. On 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 the fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! All dates can be found below.   Confirmed  NIGHTWISH  " DECADES: NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2018"  are 3/09/2018  TABERNACLE - Atlanta, GA 3/10/2018  THE FILMORE - Charlotte, NC 3/12/2018  THE NORVA - Norfolk, VA 3/13/2018   LYRIC THEATER - Baltimore, MD 3/14/2018   PLAYSTATION THEATER - New York, NY 3/16/2018  ELECTRIC FACTORY -  Philadelphia, PA 3/17/2018  THE PALLADIUM - Worcester, MA 3/18/2018  THE EGG - Albany, NY 3/20/2018  METROPOLIS - Montreal, QUE CANADA 3/21/2018  MASSEY HALL - Toronto, ON CANADA 3/23/2018  RAPIDS THEATRE - Niagara Falls, NY 3/24/2018  AGORA THEATER - Cleveland, OH 3/25/2018  STAGE AE - Pittsburgh, PA 3/26/2018  MADISON THEATER - Covington, KY 3/27/2018  STATE THEATRE - Kalamazoo, MI 3/29/2018  TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - St Louis, MO 3/30/2018  THE MYTH - Minneapolis, MN 3/31/2018  ARAGON BALLROOM - Chicago, IL 4/02/2018  SOKOL AUDITORIUM  - Omaha, NB 4/03/2018  PARAMOUNT THEATRE - Denver, CO 4/05/2018  NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUD - Edmonton, AB CANADA 4/07/2018  QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER - Vancouver, BC CANADA 4/08/2018  ROSELAND THEATER - Portland, OR 4/10/2018  BROOKLYN BOWL -  Las Vegas, NV 4/12/2018  THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE - Ventura, CA 4/13/2018  CITY NATIONAL CIVIC - San Jose, CA 4/14/2018  CITY NATIONAL GROVE - Anaheim, CA 4/15/2018  MARQUEE THEATRE - Tempe, AZ 4/16/2018  THE BOMB FACTOR - Dallas, TX 4/18/2018  MINGLEWOOD HALL - Memphis, TN 4/19/2018  SAENGER THEATER - Mobile, AL  4/21/2018    JANNUS LANDING - St. Petersburg, FL  4/22/2018  OLYMPIA THEATER - Miami, FL    Decades  - Europe  18.05.  EST      Tallinn - Saku Suurhall 01.06.  CZ        Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air 02.06.  NL        Nijmegen - FortaRock 21.06.  DK       Copenhagen - Copenhell 24.06.  F          Clisson - Hellfest 06.07.  N         Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival 13.07.  FIN       Joensuu - Ilosaarirock 21.07.  FIN       Lahti - Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto 03.08.  D         Wacken - Wacken Open Air 07.08.  CH       Schaffhausen - Stars in Town 09.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas del Rock 12.08.  UK       Derby - Bloodstock Open Air 19.08. BG Varna - Mega Rock  NEW!  --- 02.11.  S          Gothenburg - Partille Arena 05.11.  D         Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle 06.11.  D         Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena 07.11.  B          Antwerp - Lotto Arena 09.11.  D         Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena 10.11.  F          Paris - AccorHotels Arena 11.11.  CH       Geneva - Arena 13.11.  SK        Bratislava - Incheba Expo Arena 14.11.  D         Munich - Olympiahalle 16.11.  D         Leipzig - Arena 17.11.  PL        Krakow - Tauron Arena 20.11.  H         Budapest - Arena 22.11.  CH       Zurich - Hallenstadion 23.11.  D         Nuremberg - Arena 24.11.  D         Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle 27.11.  D         Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle 04.12.  I           Milan - Medionalum Forum 05.12.  D         Frankfurt - Festhalle   For more information and to buy tickets, please visit  www.enterthevault.com    

Let's be honest; it doesn't 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 release a brilliant best-of work, called»Decades«, TODAY via Nuclear Blast! This record unites the most important songs of the band on two CD's 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!

Get your copy of Decades here: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades
Or at the NIGHTWISH shop: shop.nightwish.com

The pre-order for Decades has already started!
Get your copy here: nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades
Or at the Nightwish shop: shop.nightwish.com
Or get the digital version, here: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades

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

Today, the band also releases their fourth trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen tells about how the idea of Decades was born. Watch it here:https://youtu.be/A6iaR-MDK70

Tuomas commented: "It was already a few years ago that Ewo, our beloved manager, came up with the idea of 'How about after the Endless Forms... tour you take a year off as discussed and after that we spend the next year celebrating the 20 years of NIGHTWISHso that you would be playing mainly the older songs?' and we just thought that this is a brilliant idea. Then, at some point, the idea of this compilation together with this tour came along."

You missed the first trailers? Click here:
#1 - About the selection of the songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWMrytEH7I
#2 - About their musical evolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE10mg_PL-U
#3 - About the remastering: https://youtu.be/pGSJ2Tnf94k

The track list:
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)

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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)

The release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. Tonight, the band kicks off their 34-date North American tour! The journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows. On 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 the fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! All dates can be found below.
 
Confirmed NIGHTWISH "DECADES: NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2018" are
3/09/2018  TABERNACLE - Atlanta, GA
3/10/2018  THE FILMORE - Charlotte, NC
3/12/2018  THE NORVA - Norfolk, VA
3/13/2018   LYRIC THEATER - Baltimore, MD
3/14/2018   PLAYSTATION THEATER - New York, NY
3/16/2018  ELECTRIC FACTORY -  Philadelphia, PA
3/17/2018  THE PALLADIUM - Worcester, MA
3/18/2018  THE EGG - Albany, NY
3/20/2018  METROPOLIS - Montreal, QUE CANADA
3/21/2018  MASSEY HALL - Toronto, ON CANADA
3/23/2018  RAPIDS THEATRE - Niagara Falls, NY
3/24/2018  AGORA THEATER - Cleveland, OH
3/25/2018  STAGE AE - Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2018  MADISON THEATER - Covington, KY
3/27/2018  STATE THEATRE - Kalamazoo, MI
3/29/2018  TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - St Louis, MO
3/30/2018  THE MYTH - Minneapolis, MN
3/31/2018  ARAGON BALLROOM - Chicago, IL
4/02/2018  SOKOL AUDITORIUM  - Omaha, NB
4/03/2018  PARAMOUNT THEATRE - Denver, CO
4/05/2018  NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUD - Edmonton, AB CANADA
4/07/2018  QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER - Vancouver, BC CANADA
4/08/2018  ROSELAND THEATER - Portland, OR
4/10/2018  BROOKLYN BOWL -  Las Vegas, NV
4/12/2018  THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE - Ventura, CA
4/13/2018  CITY NATIONAL CIVIC - San Jose, CA
4/14/2018  CITY NATIONAL GROVE - Anaheim, CA
4/15/2018  MARQUEE THEATRE - Tempe, AZ
4/16/2018  THE BOMB FACTOR - Dallas, TX
4/18/2018  MINGLEWOOD HALL - Memphis, TN
4/19/2018  SAENGER THEATER - Mobile, AL
4/21/2018  JANNUS LANDING - St. Petersburg, FL
4/22/2018  OLYMPIA THEATER - Miami, FL

Decades - Europe
18.05.  EST      Tallinn - Saku Suurhall
01.06.  CZ        Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
02.06.  NL        Nijmegen - FortaRock
21.06.  DK       Copenhagen - Copenhell
24.06.  F          Clisson - Hellfest
06.07.  N         Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival
13.07.  FIN       Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
21.07.  FIN       Lahti - Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
03.08.  D         Wacken - Wacken Open Air
07.08.  CH       Schaffhausen - Stars in Town
09.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas del Rock
12.08.  UK       Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
19.08. BG Varna - Mega Rock NEW!
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02.11.  S          Gothenburg - Partille Arena
05.11.  D         Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle
06.11.  D         Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena
07.11.  B          Antwerp - Lotto Arena
09.11.  D         Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena
10.11.  F          Paris - AccorHotels Arena
11.11.  CH       Geneva - Arena
13.11.  SK        Bratislava - Incheba Expo Arena
14.11.  D         Munich - Olympiahalle
16.11.  D         Leipzig - Arena
17.11.  PL        Krakow - Tauron Arena
20.11.  H         Budapest - Arena
22.11.  CH       Zurich - Hallenstadion
23.11.  D         Nuremberg - Arena
24.11.  D         Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle
27.11.  D         Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
04.12.  I           Milan - Medionalum Forum
05.12.  D         Frankfurt - Festhalle


For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.enterthevault.com

 

                                       Photo by: Tim Tronckoe  Pre-order your copy of   Decades    here: nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades

                                       Photo by: Tim Tronckoe

Pre-order your copy of Decades  here:nuclearblast.com/nightwish-decades