Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have released a mobile app called Nightwish: Mobile Backstage which allows the band to create a digital fan club and gives it the tools to reach the group's fans "real fast and easy!"
At the moment, the app is available for iPhone only, but it will be released through other platforms, such as Android and Nokia, as well later this year.
NIGHTWISH's new single, "Storytime", will be released on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In order to "avoid mix-ups" with various things named "Imaginarium", the title of NIGHTWISH's upcoming album and movie has been changed to "Imaginaerum".
The "Imaginaerum" track listing and audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on the CD will be unveiled later this week.
NIGHTWISH recently inked a new European deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album, "Imaginaerum", will be released in December. The U.S. version of the CD will be made available through Roadrunner Records.
Regarding the musical direction of the forthcoming album, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon wrote on her official blog, "I think it's a great and varied CD. The feelings in it are great and there are a lot of elements in it, so I am sure it will have many different favorite songs for the listeners since the songs are so different in styles and sound. [2007's] 'Dark Passion Play' is a great album and this one, too, so I don't know yet which one I like more, but, of course, for me personally, this one feels better to do since the songs are more adjusted to my voice and my style."
NIGHTWISH recently spent time not only putting finishing touches to its new album, "Imaginaerum", but also planning a movie of the same name. If all goes well, the film will arrive at some point in 2012.
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.