Nightwish were formed in Kitee, Finland, in 1997 by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. Nightwish's demos landed them a contract with the Finnish label Spinefarm, which released their debut album, Angels Fall First, in late 1997. The follow-up, Oceanborn, appeared in late 1998 and made Nightwish a mainstream success in their homeland.
Their third album, Wishmaster topped the Finnish charts. Released in 2002, Century Child proved a massive hit in Finland and around Europe, but 2004's Once saw them go one step further and conquer Europe. Marko Hietala was now on bass, replacing Sami Vänskä, while in 2005 Swedish singer Anette Olzon replaced Tarja Turunen. Dark Passion Play (2007) and the concept album Imaginaerum (2011) both featured Olzon before she and the band parted ways in 2012.
At short notice, ex-After Forever frontwoman Floor Jansen stepped in to take over on lead vocal duties. She was embraced immediately by their passionate fans, and was soon made a permanent member, alongside English piper Troy Donockley. Endless Forms Most Beautiful placed on no less than ten different charts including the Top 200 (number 34) and hard rock charts (number two).
Decades, a double-length compilation album was released in March of 2018, and coincided with Nightwish's 20th anniversary world tour. After this Nightwish released a live recording of this very tour as Decades: Live in Buenos Aires. The upcoming album of Nightwish, "Human. :||: Nature." is releasing on April 10, 2020!

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  1. Low Roar

    wish they could bring this back to the setlist

  2. El Rojales

    Not only amazing music, but always a powerful message. Can never get enough <3

  3. Mark The Dark

    Marco's vocals feel different on here than it does on the actual song. I guess that is because autotune took care of his vocals to give them a better sound but it didn't work. Idk, but the actual songs are better than the demos is all I am saying I guessing.

  4. Mark The Dark

    Sorry, first Nightwish video I disliked. I just can't stand the vocals because they sound like they are gonna crack. It bugs me but love the version they put on the album. No wonder this stayed a demo.

  5. escanor el leon

    Like titanic

  6. GeoForge

    For those who ask what the song is about, here is what I see 0:00 -1:32 Nothing exists but silence and nothing in the void 1:32 - 1:55 A bright light pierces the void with explosions and the universe begins 1:55 - 2:30 Gases turn to stars, stars, into galaxies. The universe starts taking shape 2:30 We now focus on a molten sphere orbiting a young star. Suddenly another large molten object collides with the first at 2:39. The molten sphere swallows it up but ejects a smaller molten body which begins orbiting the other. 2:44 debris belts the larger sphere and eventually our perspective falls into the clouding atmosphere at 2:51 2:51- 3:19 The atmosphere is thick and nothing can be seen. 3:19 we break through the atmosphere to see a hellish landscape of molten rivers and oceans of rock with flaming mountains pumping out thick plumes of ash and molten rock. We travel along this landscape more closely and we tilt to the horizon. 3:42 We are now in view of the horizon and lava flows from the mountains with a thick black cloud over head. But suddenly at 3:53 the clouds clear and a black sun pierces through and is the first sunrise on earth. 4:05 - 4:29 we begin moving across the molten ocean with islands of rock rising from them. All the while the sun shines while rock from the heavens falls though the atmosphere in long streaks of light 4:29 - 4:49 everything is black because we have not yet awakened 4:49 - We awaken to modern day to lush green forests and mountains with cascading water falls, grassy landscapes, etc 5:35 - 5:46 everything goes black 5:46 - 6:28 We quickly see Billions of years go by as the earth transforms during the Archean and Proterozoic periods. The crust cools and plate tectonics occurs, and the continents are born. 6:28 -6:57 we see our Solar system and the blue gem were the story begins 6:57- 10:08 life begins and evolves through millions of years from the smallest creatures in the sea to eventually the largest dinosaurs on the surface. 10:08 - 10:22 we suddenly focus back into space and see a large rock heading right for the planet 10:22 - 10:36 the asteroid breaks atmosphere and lights up the sky. Animals look up curiously. 10:36 - 10:51 the asteroid hits the surface and the shock wave rips through the clouds. Soon the fire ball rushes over the tallest mountains and reaches us and everything goes black once again. 10:51 - 11:15 the earth has changed 11:15 - We open to a forest and something is lurking. 11:53 suddenly a spear pierces a tree and the story of man begins 11:53 - 14:22 lyrics explain themselves. we quickly see the rising of nations throughout history 14:22 a bomb hits the ground and we see the start of WW1 machine gun fire, the first tanks and chaos. 14:31 A plane drops its bombs during WW2 14:36 - We see many leaders of nations through the time periods from 1940-2000, Hitler, Stalin etc 14:48 We now see modern day of man and what has become of the world. 15:38 Armageddon, the end of man is occurring due to the forces of either nature, or from what we have done to our selves. Great monuments of man and cities fall like trees in a strong wind 16:03 now we get a reflection of what we are leaving behind and our legacy. We see massive landscapes of trash, contaminated waters, oil spills, fires , human suffering, and this is what we have to show that we were here. 16:28 the chapter of man has come to a close 16:53 we awaken once again to see modern day and everything is well but in our hearts we are uncertain. 17:59 we look now away from civilization and enter back into the beautiful landscapes of earth over vast desert of sand. We reflect on life. 19:16 now we see and witness the epic power and landscapes of our earth. from vast oceans and water falls to powerful eruptions of rock. You see our chapter on how we come to an end has not yet been written and we have some control in writing that chapter. We must take care of the rock that provided us a start or it will remove us from it. We are nothing when compered to the aeons of the past. This life we have we must try to enjoy to the fullest. Go out into nature and witness and shudder before the beautiful and be part of the greatest show on earth.

  7. Alice in Chains LS 4

    WOW soo different but glad other version was released. Thank you also.

  8. Matt M

    Wow. There are elements I hear in this song I haven’t heard in years from Nightwish. Reminds me of Dark Chest of Wonders, even getting some vibes from the Century Child album in some parts. This the most “Nightwish” single I’ve ever heard. Pre ordering soon!

  9. Gerson Oriel Rodriguez Barreto

    :'v ! Im sad

  10. wishuhadmyname

    It's official: my firstborn child will be conceived while Nightwish is playing

  11. Found Lyrics

    why isn't this on spotify?

  12. XD_Sypher_Gamer

    Titanic

  13. Patricia Patricia Forteza

    Me gusta mucho esta versión del phastama de la opera

  14. Patrik Barcaj

    Much better than the music video version

    1. Marko L

      Yeah, there is the intro and then one repeat more in the heavy part.

  15. foopyu nooui

    Amazing, Tuomas is the master compositor and the band is better than ever for eternity! Floor and Kai showing their full arsenal and top quality!

  16. karlola777

    So he didn't only sing The Carpenter, lol!

  17. karlola777

    Is it just me or is it a little up-tempo compared to the 2004 original?

  18. Jean Gamer

    Dragon ball fighters z vs omega shenron

  19. atomic 25

    Brittanic, Titanic and Costa concordia

  20. Sandra Rodas

    An old man by a seashore At the end of day Gazes the horizon With seawinds in his face Tempest-tossed island Seasons all the same Anchorage unpainted And a ship without a name Sea without a shore for the banished one unheard He lightens the beacon, light at the end of world Showing the way lighting hope in their hearts The ones on their travels homeward from afar This is for long-forgotten Light at the end of the world Horizon crying The tears he left behind long ago The albatross is flying Making him daydream The time before he became One of the world`s unseen Princess in the tower Children in the fields Life gave him it all: An island of the universe Now his love`s a memory A ghost in the fog He sets the sails one last time Saying farewell to the world Anchor to the water Seabed far below Grass still in his feet And a smile beneath his brow This is for long-forgotten Light at the end of the world Horizon crying The tears he left behind long ago So long ago So long ago This is for long-forgotten Light at the end of the world Horizon crying The tears he left behind so long ago So long ago

  21. Franz Mörkmetal

    Very heavy metal song!!! I miss those early Nightwish times

  22. D.S. Park

    Marco's bass is the best part of this.

  23. Jernej Funkl

    Masterpiece !! Lyric and music are awesome :)

  24. Dutch Eve

    Do you know how hard it is to not rock out to Nightwish when you're listening to this song (or any song really) with earbuds on public transportation?

    1. Dutch Eve

      @bilisha coli I love great songs with great messages and I got a feeling there will be plenty on the new album. \m/

    2. bilisha coli

      Yay - a new Nightwish album! ❤🤘😎🎶 If this song is any indication of what we can expect, we are in for a treat!

  25. Павел Очереднюк

    В названии надо было написать-- с Аннет Ольсен.

  26. Pege1405

    Love it!

    1. foopyu nooui

      their phones away and join in the fun, then Tuomas pretended to have a phone to record the audience. Perhaps moments like those served as an inspiration for this song.

  27. Sharpedo Witch Meruna

    Reminds me of the Little Nemo anime movie.

  28. Eliora Ben-Gurion

    I actually started feeling like the meaning of this song following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and the coronavirus epidemic. Imo there is an "online virus" that accompanies every bad piece of news.

  29. Zdeněk Venglář

    👌👌👌👌👌💣💣💣💣💣💣👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👏👏👏👏👏👏💖💖💖

    1. chding zuure

      her first concert. You are amazing! Come back and see the Wilds!

  30. Jonathan Silva

    Beaultifull Album Cover picture...like it was saying "Here...Everything Starts..."

  31. seeriu ciihy

    Yes. THIS is what we all expected. You have not disappointed our expectations. From the very bottom of my heart: thank you guys. Proud of you.

    1. chding zuure

      You have always been my mentor, Tuomas! Watching you have a blast perform at the Vault in '16 was incredible! He played my favorite song and my fiance's favorite song. It w

  32. ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    🔥🔥🔥🔥 1:18 👇 👇 👇 👇💘

  33. Afterburner

    Easily their best album

  34. The Skyrim Inquisitor

    Why so many dislikes ? I absolutely love this

  35. Drew

    This is storytime with a bit of scartale and planet hell thrown in Usually the single from an album is a bit cheesy, I hope the rest of the album is much better, if not I have two tickets for Wembley arena later this year to give away.

    1. Drew

      @Marko L I will be going, I'm sure.

    2. Marko L

      @Drew Very well then. It just seems odd when a huge fan doesn't want to go to the concert..

    3. Drew

      @Marko L I've seen them a few times with all three singers and yes I'm a huge Nightwish fan.

    4. Marko L

      Why did you even buy the tickets if your mind can be so easily changed from "going to concert" to "not going". Seems that you are really not very big fan of Nightwish.

    5. seeriu ciihy

      This song rocks I love the message behind it I cannot wait for human nature and RED’s declaration album also its going to be a excellent Good Friday.

  36. yaliso gioouy

    their phones away and join in the fun, then Tuomas pretended to have a phone to record the audience. Perhaps moments like those served as an inspiration for this song.

  37. _ esby _

    Game of thrones pirate edition

  38. HigherHighSymphony

    Favorite song! <3

  39. pro tyyppi

    Ok

  40. Tommy Mikaels

    This song is EPiC

  41. jenniezelf

    the more you hear it, the better it gets!!!!!

  42. Dániel Markó

    The enhanced stings part from 9:00 is really one of the best parts of this remastered version.

  43. Tobias Arvidsson

    Great like most nightwish songs. A bit strange text though. A bit more chaotic than the older song.

    1. Tobias Arvidsson

      @yaliso gioouy Not sure I did that. I didn't like the game of thrones ending. Think it ruined the message it wanted to put across. Unless it was a hidden meaning or very deep one that I didn't fully understand. I should watch again though :). Feel like the focus is we have lost our contact with the ground and universe we stand on. We follow our invensions first rather than the structures that created us. GOD or evolution etc. That is this song. Although not sure the message is that in game of thrones. It feels mainly that magical creatures are bad and can be destructive as well as humans. Although humans are still less bad in the end it feels from game of thrones. Which I do not agree with.

    2. yaliso gioouy

      Anyone notice the riff similarity with GoT theme ending?

  44. Turbo blader_countryballs Poland's coke

    THIS SONG IS USED FOR SHIPS THAT SUNKED AND BATTLE SHIPS THANK YOU.

  45. Vinyl Explorer

    As a grown older, I came to appreciate Anette's style. She definitely deserves much respect! I'm glad she's back singing! Also, pumped for the new album Nightwish is about to release soon.

  46. The Firesword Dragon

    An absolute gem of an instrumental song. Perfect for sword fighting. Thumbs up if you get the reference.

  47. ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    🔥 0:50 💖💘💝 👇 👇💞

  48. Raven Wolf

    Nailed it!

  49. Mad Rad Revolutionary

    damn! only 3 comments!?

  50. Quietus Q

    Really not feeling the remaster. Kind of feels like everything has been toned down a little so you lose a lot of the dynamics. The drums especially feel pretty watered down. Still, I adore this song and really wish people would stop trying to write Anette out of Nightwish's history. It's her song, and whilst this album was very hit or miss for a lot of people, this is possibly the greatest songs the band has done.

  51. Austin Reed

    Neo-Arcadia?

  52. Наталья Ром

    😘😘😘👍👍👍AMG

    1. dueeh nyyu

      metal bands,

  53. furydeath

    oh cool now more videos can get copyright claimed

  54. bilisha coli

    Yes. THIS is what we all expected. You have not disappointed our expectations. From the very bottom of my heart: thank you guys. Proud of you.

    1. dueeh nyyu

      Imagine when somebody in near future for 70 years open this album and this song,and say wow this band is fucking good,who is they,and discover Nightwish again,and all

  55. Phantom Echelon

    Yay - a new Nightwish album! ❤🤘😎🎶 If this song is any indication of what we can expect, we are in for a treat!

  56. Book The Dictionary

    Troc 3?

  57. Jill Anderson

    Controversial I know but as much as I love floor and her live performance of this track...I prefer the Annette version. It just brings something different.

  58. Tony Montana

    Composer: Emppu Vuorinen

  59. Saint Walpurgis.

    I am so sad they stopped making good music after Tarja.

  60. vbddfy euuyt

    their phones away and join in the fun, then Tuomas pretended to have a phone to record the audience. Perhaps moments like those served as an inspiration for this song.

    1. bilisha coli

      That "shut up" at the very beginning makes my day every...single...time 😂😍😍

  61. Roman Eurich

    at 0:40 I can hear somthing like angels falling...but they don't want to...

  62. vilthean

    Remember I went to a festival back when Nighwish was on tour with Once album. Never heard any of their music before when I stumbled to their gig. This was the first song they played. Got blown away instantly. Been a fan ever since.

  63. Mi Guitarra Canta

    just fantastic

  64. MillenniumChildCreations

    You have always been my mentor, Tuomas! Watching you have a blast perform at the Vault in '16 was incredible! He played my favorite song and my fiance's favorite song. It was her first concert. You are amazing! Come back and see the Wilds!

    1. vbddfy euuyt

      noice

  65. beedsj roiue

    their phones away and join in the fun, then Tuomas pretended to have a phone to record the audience. Perhaps moments like those served as an inspiration for this song.

  66. Nemra

    I just have to sing along, this is such an epic song! <3

  67. R. Knoppen

    welcome to the metal version of game of thrones :p

  68. Aliyah Burnette

    This song rocks I love the message behind it I cannot wait for human nature and RED’s declaration album also its going to be a excellent Good Friday.

  69. Mrs Frye

    This song was the first song my newborn son was listen to. I think he liked it 🙈🖤 And i love it, of course ❤

    1. Forestking123 DSO

      THATS WHAT I CALL A GREAT MOTHER !

  70. 조원준

    전투3 브금

  71. hellraiser

    i,am sooooo floordictive i need a rehab asap

  72. sumdyude

    Anyone notice the riff similarity with GoT theme ending?

  73. Geovani Chaves

    Tarja perfect

  74. olivier mprc

    Beautiful

  75. Matityahu

    oceanborn is a spiritual experience.

  76. Fairy Girl

    Nightwish needs to do a live version of this song with Marco, floor and Troy on vocals!

  77. Israel Lozano

    EPICO NO ME CANSÓ DE ESCUCHAR

  78. mommyca2299

    Love this one! I don’t understand some of the hate, I want Nightwish to sound like Nightwish. I love the heaviness of the drums and Floors voice. Those riffs r killer. Can’t wait for the album.

    1. vinasu maaj

      my favorite bands, Epica and Nightwish. More power to symphonic metal. ❤️❤️

  79. Michael Hansen

    this sounds like it belongs on old roblox back in 2007

  80. Julia Emmerich

    4:20 Hi ... EPICA

  81. Gully Foyle

    absolutely epic!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Lucenteartemisia Stellina

    👊👍💪🎸

    1. vinasu maaj

      single before the album drop. I have to say, you guys have never failed to amaze me, this song has become one of my new favorite songs, period.

  83. Uhtred Ragnarsson

    Imagine when somebody in near future for 70 years open this album and this song,and say wow this band is fucking good,who is they,and discover Nightwish again,and all metal bands,

    1. chding zuure

      It reminds me of some songs/lyrics from Ayreon. Beautiful!

  84. Paulo Alongi

    Uma mistura de músicas antigas com os mesmos velhos riffs. Criatividade zero.

  85. Daniel Barrientos

    Intro inspirada en Game Of Thrones???

    1. chding zuure

      блин ребят я фанат найтвиш уже лет 7 но музыка стала капец однотипной

  86. Camille Pierrat

    That "shut up" at the very beginning makes my day every...single...time 😂😍😍

  87. Duilio Migani

    This is, hands down, the best album of Nightwish! Every song is a masterpiece

  88. Marshall Whito

    I thought Its about video games at first but now It seems more like sad true about nowadays "influencers". Or maybe both thats on people who listens to decide for themselves

  89. yee

    noice

  90. Alejandro Valdovinos

    El inicio me suena a GAME OF THRONES 👑🃏🎭

  91. Sarah Azul

    Lot of love from Spain 💖💖💖💖🇪🇸✨💎💎💎💎🌙🌠🌝😍😎

  92. נתן יעקב

    5:40 = דקות בדיוק, של מוסיקה איכותית, במיטבה בהחלט, שמגיע לביצוע השיר להיט המקורי ביותר ששמעתי עכשיו, ממש = 10 10 10 10 10 עשר ומעלה ובצדק מוחלט ביותר, ללא ספק בכך © ]]

  93. mbugay2

    Hamster A dentist Hard porn Steven seagull Warrior This rifle In me The fishmaster

  94. Tuovi 123456

    Ironically I just took my phone to listen to this song. Sadly Floor is so good that I don't stand a chance singing this song without sounding like an idiot😅

  95. Ιουλιάνα Μουσουράκου

    This is music! <3

  96. Федор Шенкурский

    👍👍👍

  97. Jacob Noj

    Nigthwish always making.new.cool.music

  98. TaliesinCeawlin

    It's really hard to comment on something that simply has no words to describe ;-)

  99. BlackSonder

    I have been a huge Nightwish fan since I was a kid, and I look forward to these new albums dropping always around my birthday. This is the first time I was able to catch a single before the album drop. I have to say, you guys have never failed to amaze me, this song has become one of my new favorite songs, period.

  100. Matt Ishida

    This song is 1 of the best instrumentals 🖤