On March 11, keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH answered a number of fan-submitted questions for his official web site prior to the band’s concert in Tampere, Finland. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.
NIGHTWISH will release a limited-edition “Trials Of Imaginaerum” 10-inch picture disc for Record Store Day (April 21). The effort includes four previously unreleased demo recordings with Marco Hietala on lead vocals. It also comes with a download of the previously unreleased track “The Heart Asks Pleasure First”, a cover with lyrics from the movie “The Piano”.
“Trials Of Imaginaerum” features a picture of “The Crew, The Owl And The Dove” on one side, and the “Imaginaerum” grounds on the other side.
“Trials Of Imaginaerum” track listing:
01. Storytime (Demo)
02. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove (Demo)
01. I Want My Tears Back (Demo)
02. Slow, Love, Slow (Demo)
About Record Store Day: Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance Of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition Of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.
“The Crow, The Owl And The Dove”, the second single from NIGHTWISH‘s latest album, “Imaginaerum”, has entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 1. The single features the title cut in three versions — radio edit, album version and instrumental — and the previously unreleased song “The Heart Asks Pleasure First” (theme from the movie “The Piano”) in two different versions.
NIGHTWISH will release a special “tour edition” of “Imaginaerum”, on April 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. It will be a 2CD+DVD digibook in slipcase.