Italy’s Musica Metal recently conducted an interview with keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. You can now watch the chat below.
NIGHTWISH‘s new single, “Storytime”, recently topped the official chart in Finland.
“Storytime” was released as a single on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song comes off NIGHTWISH‘s new album, “Imaginaerum”, which is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is the band’s first since 2007′s “Dark Passion Play”, which was then-new singer Anette Olzon‘s debut.
The band examined its catalog when sitting down to write what would become “Imaginaerum”. The songs for the album were written between 2008 and 2010, after the “Dark Passion Play” tour cycle ended.
“Imaginaerum” release dates:
Finland: November 30
Europe: December 2
Australia: January 6
North America: January 10
Japan: January 11
New Zealand: January 16
NIGHTWISH will kick off the “Imaginaerum” 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.