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In another teaser video, Tuomas gives some insight into the making of Nightwish’s new album. You can also take a first peek at behind-the-scenes footage from the film set!
Check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABoeKGWtEBY
The first single “Storytime” will be released on November 11th. “Imaginaerum” is set for release on December 2nd, 2011.
Finnish metallers Nightwish are set to release their anxiously-awaited new album, Imaginaerum, on November 30th in Finland and December 2nd in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. Mainman Tuomas Holopainen has just written a short Imaginaerum update with first impressions from the set of the film that is currently in production and coincides with the album:
“Yesterday I had the chance to walk into the studio for the first time and see the set-up, props and dresses, and meet the actors. I was blown away by everything I saw, from the dedication of the people working there to the otherworldly atmosphere of the different stages. I had my make-up tests and dress fittings done, and truly enjoyed seeing myself as a gray and wrinkled 50-year-old. Ha! 4 years in the making, and finally Imaginaerum is coming alive in a most beautiful way. I can’t help feeling completely awestruck and grateful for the chance of doing something that was nothing but an insane (but sincere) idea a few years ago.”
The Imaginaerum film will be released sometime after the release of the album in 2012.
“Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?”
Nightwish recently revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the album. About the cover Holopainen remarked:
“Originally, this was supposed to be the centerfold image of the album but once I and some mates saw the final image, we immediately knew that the hunt for the actual cover artwork was over. I believe this is Toxic Angel’s finest piece of work yet, capturing the deepest essence of what Imaginaerum is all about. The power of imagination and places of wordless wonders, magic and awe, of longing and the surreal. I emphasized from the start that not a single living thing should be seen in the picture, and Toxic was able to create that sublime but desolate, “all this waiting for you, and you only” – feeling. All you need is the courage to enter.”
‘Slow, Love, Slow’
‘I Want My Tears Back’
‘Turn Loose The Mermaids’
‘The Crow, The Owl And The Dove’
‘Last Ride Of The Day’
‘Song Of Myself’
Few days ago, upcoming Nightwish album has changed name. To avoid mix-ups with various things called „Imaginarium“ new album and movie will be called „Imaginaerum“. First single from „Imaginaerum“ will be song „Storytime“ which will be released on November 11th. Other album details, like tracklist or date of release, will be revealed next week.
Nightwish frontwoman Anette Olzon has uploaded the demo recording that she sent to the band in November 2005 which led to her being hired to replace Tarja Turunen as the Finnish group’s lead singer.
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers Nightwish are not only putting finishing touches to its new album, ”Imaginarium”, but also planning a movie of the same name. If all goes well, the CD will be released in early 2012, to be followed by the movie at some point further down the line. The first single off the album as well as the trailer for the film should arrive well before the end of 2011.
According to a post on Nightwish singer Anette Olzon’s official blog, she has completed tracking all the vocal parts for the band’s new album,”Imaginarium”, and the mixing sessions for the CD are scheduled to begin today (Wednesday, April 13).
Nightwish is not only putting finishing touches to its new album,”Imaginarium”, but also planning a movie of the same name. If all goes well, the CD will be released in early 2012, to be followed by the movie at some point further down the line. The first single off the album as well as the trailer for the film should arrive well before the end of 2011.
For the movie, NIGHTWISH has teamed up with director Stober Harju’s production team and Solar Films.
Nightwish will kick off the ”Imaginarium” world tour in Los Angeles. The very first show of the trek will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Saturday, January 21. This will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off — there will be no U.S. tour until later in 2012.
In the midst of recording a new album, Nightwish has been preparing a movie.
“Imaginarium” is a music fantasy – film based on the forthcoming Nightwish album of the same title and its 13 songs.
The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who still thinks he`s a young boy. While asleep he travels into his distant past where his dreams of old come back to him mixed to the young boy`s world of fantasy and music.
In his dreams the old man fights to find the memories most important to him.
This never-done-before project originates to more than two years in the past when Tuomas first introduced his ambitious idea of the Imaginarium – concept to the fellow band members and to Mr. Stobe Harju, the director behind “The Islander” – music video. He will be the director of this full-length feature. The film will be produced by Solar Films Inc. together with Nightwish.
The shootings for “Imaginarium” will begin this spring, it will have its premiere in 2012 and the album it`s based on will be released in an undefined point in time.
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH entered the studio late last week to begin recording the follow-up to 2007′s ”Dark Passion Play”. Drummer Jukka Nevalainen writes on the band’s official web site, “I usually find recording sessions stressful and just want to have them done as fast as possible, but this time it was all different. The whole session was extremely relaxed and we didn’t hurry at all. We took the time to try some different approaches to some of the songs and didn’t make any compromises. As one of the pictures shows, Tuomas[Holopainen, keyboardist/mainman] literally whipped the very best out of me. But I’m sure he did it with love…”
New album will be consisting of 10 songs and is due to be released next year. Photos from recording sessions can be viewed at bands official website.