Jukka Nevalainen Officially Exits Nightwish, Kai Hahto Named As Permanent Replacement

Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen has officially exited the band. Kai Hahto, who has been touring with the group since 2014, will now serve as a permanent replacement.

Nevalainen commented:

“It has now been five years since my difficult decision, due to severe insomnia, to step aside from the Vehicle of Spirit of Nightwish. This included the previous studio album and the tours which followed.

As I then expected, it turned out to be the right thing to do. These days I’m doing fantastic, and hardly ever need to deal with any sleeping issues. It also dawned on me that having more time to merely focus on band – related things happening behind the curtains made all the difference.

Having said this, I have decided not to push my luck by returning to the band. My dear pal Kai Hahto will take my place as a full-time member of the band. I will continue to take care of the band`s businesses in the background, and I`m very much looking forward to what other adventures life has to offer!

My sincere thank you`s for the band and the fans for the glorious time we shared!

Jukka”

In other news, Nightwish have also started working on their new album, which is expected to be released in spring 2020.

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Nightwish To Re-Release “End Of An Era” In December

Nightwish will be re-releasing “End Of An Era” on December 7 as 3LP and Earbook formats including Blu-ray, 2CD and 3LP. That effort features the band’s final performance with Tarja Turunen, which took place at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland, on October 21, 2005.

Track listing:

Blu-ray:

01. “Dark Chest Of Wonders”
02. “Planet Hell”
03. “Ever Dream”
04. “The Kinslayer”
05. “Phantom Of The Opera”
06. “The Siren”
07. “Sleeping Sun”
08. “High Hopes”
09. “Bless The Child”
10. “Wishmaster”
11. “Slaying The Dreamer”
12. “Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan”
13. “Nemo”
14. “Ghost Love Score”
15. “Stone People”
16. “Creek Mary’s Blood”
17. “Over The Hills And Far Away”
18. “Wish I Had An Angel”
19. “Documentary: “A Day Before Tomorrow”

CD 1:

01. “Dark Chest Of Wonders”
02. “Planet Hell”
03. “Ever Dream”
04. “The Kinslayer”
05. “Phantom Of The Opera”
06. “The Siren”
07. “Sleeping Sun”
08. “High Hopes”
09. “Bless The Child”
10. “Wishmaster”

CD2

01. “Slaying The Dreamer”
02. “Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan”
03. “Nemo”
04. “Ghost Love Score”
05. “Stone People”
06. “Creek Mary’s Blood”
07. “Over The Hills And Far Away”
08. “Wish I Had An Angel”

Nightwish To Film São Paulo & Buenos Aires Shows For Upcoming DVD

Nightwish have announced that they will be filming their September 28 show at Tom Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil and their September 30 show at Estadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina for an upcoming DVD. Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen commented:

“The majority of these songs that we are doing on this tour are never gonna be played again, I think, so it’s a good idea to immortalize them.”

Nightwish Post Third Trailer For “Decades”

Nightwish have posted the third trailer for their new “Decades” compilation. It will be released on March 9, and it will be available as a 2CD jewelcase, 2CD digipak, 3LP box (different colors), and 2CD earbook. The release will coincide with their “Decades: World Tour 2018,” which will see the band performing special setlists, featuring earlier material with twists.

Nightwish Post Second Trailer For “Decades”

Nightwish have posted the second trailer for their new “Decades” compilation. It will be released on March 9, and it will be available as a 2CD jewelcase, 2CD digipak, 3LP box (different colors), and 2CD earbook. The release will coincide with their “Decades: World Tour 2018,” which will see the band performing special setlists, featuring earlier material with twists.

Nightwish Post First Trailer For “Decades”

Nightwish have posted the first trailer for their new “Decades” compilation. It will be released on March 9, and it will be available as a 2CD jewelcase, 2CD digipak, 3LP box (different colors), and 2CD earbook. The release will coincide with their “Decades: World Tour 2018,” which will see the band performing special setlists, featuring earlier material with twists.

Nightwish Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For “Decades”

Nightwish have revealed the details for thier new “Decades” compilation. It will be released on March 9, and it will be available as a 2CD jewelcase, 2CD digipak, 3LP box (different colors), and 2CD earbook. The release will coincide with their “Decades: World Tour 2018,” which will see the band performing special setlists, featuring earlier material with twists.

Track listing:

CD 1:

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”

CD 2:

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)