Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH was interviewed on the December 2, 2011 edition of the Finnish talk show “Korkojen Kera”. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below (in Finnish, with English subtitles).
According to Rytmi.com, “Imaginaerum”, the first album in four years from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, sold 50,000 copies in Finland in its first two days of release. The band’s first CD since 2007’s “Dark Passion Play” — which was then-new singer Anette Olzon‘s debut — is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records.
Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Finland has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach platinum status in the country from the pre-2010 level of 30,000 to the current 20,000.
The band examined its catalog when sitting down to write what would become “Imaginaerum”. The songs for the album were written between 2008 and 2010, after the “Dark Passion Play” tour cycle ended.
NIGHTWISH‘s new single, “Storytime”, recently topped the official chart in Finland.
“Storytime” was released as a single on November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records.