NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Plays 19th-Century Church Organ In Helsinki (Video)

Finland’s Kantri magazine recently accompanied Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH as he visited the Helsinki Music Centre and sat down to play one of the three instruments making up the centrepiece of Organo Hall: a tempered, 29-stop Fosters Andrewsorgan representing English Romanticism, from the year 1892. Check out the footage below.

NIGHTWISH‘s new album, “Imaginaerum”, is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is the band’s first since 2007’s “Dark Passion Play”, which was then-new singer Anette Olzon‘s debut.

NIGHTWISH will kick off the “Imaginaerum” world tour in Los Angeles. The very first show of the trek will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Saturday, January 21. This will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off — there will be no U.S. tour until later in 2012.