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. It's a somewhat quiet conversation, so you might have to crank the volume up a little, but it's worth it.

Here's the video:



Nightwish's Imaginaerum will be in US record stores on January 10, 2012; the band will launch the album with a very special one-off show at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles, CA on January 21, 2012, with special guests Dommin. Visit our tour page for more information and to get tickets to this unique, one-time event!