Nightwish's Anette Olzon Issues Update From Rehearsals

 
Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon has posted an update on the band's Facebook page, dealing with rehearsals for their upcoming Los Angeles performance and subsequent tour in support of Imaginaerum, which will be in US record stores January 10, 2012. Olzon writes: "Hi all! "So, I thought it's time to write a little thing about our rehearsals over here in Helsinki and what we have been up to the last week. "Last Thursday we went to our rehearsal place already in the morning and it was really nice to get in front of the microphone again and hearing what the guys had done the days before. We have some nice things planned and its always interesting to hear if it works out and yeah, it did.
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Video: Nightwish's Tuomas Holopainen Interviewed In Italy

 
Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen was interviewed recently by the Italian blog Musica Metal. In the clip below, he talks about his feelings after listening to the finished version of the band's latest album, Imaginaerum, for the first time, what he thinks fans will take away from the record, his impressions of the making of the accompanying movie, and much more. Check it out below: Imaginaerum will be in US record stores January 10, 2012, but you can pre-order a lavish deluxe package now that includes the CD, a second CD of instrumental tracks, four exclusive digital bonus tracks (delivered on January 10), an exclusive T-shirt, a lithograph signed by all the bandmembers, a digital download of the album on December 6 (a month before the CD's US street date), and a chance to win tickets to the band's epic one-off show in Los Angeles on January 21.
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Video: Nightwish, "Storytime"

 
Here it is - the video for "Storytime," the first single from Nightwish's epic new album Imaginaerum, which will be out January 10, 2012 in the US! Nightwish's Imaginaerum will be released in the US on January 10, 2012, but you can pre-order a very special package that includes the CD, a second CD of instrumental tracks, four exclusive digital bonus tracks (delivered on January 10), an exclusive T-shirt, a lithograph signed by all the bandmembers, a digital download of the album on December 6 (a month before the CD's US street date), and a chance to win tickets to the band's epic one-off show in Los Angeles on January 21. All that for only $33.99.
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Video: Nightwish's Tuomas Holopainen Interviewed By CrankItUp.se

 
Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen was interviewed by the Swedish site CrankItUp.de. He talks about changing the title of the band's new album from Imaginarium to Imaginaerum, grumbles about journalists who continue to dwell on the band's past traumas rather than talk about new work, explains his own creative process - including what time of day he prefers to write - and much more.
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Video: Nightwish Listening Session And Press Reactions

 
Nightwish recently held a listening session for their upcoming album Imaginaerum at the German headquarters of their European label, and now they've posted this video. In the clip, bandmembers Tuomas Holopainen and Marco Pietala comment on all the press activity they've been doing, after which several of the journalists invited to the event offer their thoughts on the music they've just heard.
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