When Nightwish recently toured the US, their September 29 show in Denver was something of a turning point; vocalist Anette Olzon wasn't able to play because of illness, so they had Epica's two backup singers perform her parts, which led to dissension within the group and her departure. Prior to that show, bassist/backing vocalist Marco Hietala was interviewed by Alicia Trejo of Access Unlimited TV. He talks about what he does during downtime on the road; offers some thoughts about the band's latest album, Imaginaerum; the meaning of some of the band's lyrics; and more. Watch it now above!

Imaginaerum is available everywhere now - grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore!