Finnish Power Metal legends Nightwish are remastering their classic album Once. The album, which spawned their journey to metal stardom, is getting a special edition re-release. It was their first with Nuclear Blast Records, their fifth overall. It released on June 7th, 2004, and now 18 years later, it’s getting a remaster it deserves.

Visionary of the band Tuomas Halopainen had this to say about it:

Nostalgia is a powerful tool. I easily remember what those days surrounding the release of the record were like. The excitement, the ambition, the comradeship, the triumphant tour to come, it was all there, about to carry the band to another level, musically and journey wise.

Once went #1 in Germany, Finland, Norway, and Greece. It’s their masterpiece and it deserves the deluxe treatment. You can grab a preorder for the remaster at Nuclear Blast’s Website:

The remaster of Once releases August 6th, 2021. There are plenty of deluxe packages for the release including a gigantic 4 CD and 4 LP box set available in the US, EU, and UK. It’s also available wherever else you buy your music.

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