Nightwish frontman Tuomas Holopainen goes through the band's upcoming album Imaginaerum track by track in this video, recently shot by MetalItalia.com. It's pretty interesting, discussing all the various sounds, from metal to jazz to what he describes as "Arabian death dance," that appear on the multifaceted CD. Some songs, according to Holopainen, are there specifically to serve the purposes of the accompanying film, while others are somewhat indebted to bands he admires like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.

Check it out below.



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