Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen was recently interviewed by Italian journalist Stefania Bonomo. During the course of the 15-minute conversation, he explains what sets the band's new album Imaginaerum apart from anything they've done before, the origin of the title, how making it changed his approach to music-making, and much more. Check it out below.

Imaginaerum will be in US record stores on January 10, but you can pre-order a deluxe package which includes the 2CD special edition of the album (the second disc being instrumental versions of every track), four exclusive digital-only bonus tracks, an exclusive T-shirt, and immediate digital delivery of the album, plus by pre-ordering you'll be entered to win tickets to see the band live in Los Angeles on January 21, 2012! All that for just $33.99! Click here to order!