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:

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