The vocal recording sessions for the new NIGHTWISH album, "Imaginarium", were recently postponed until April 4 in order to allow the band's singer, Anette Olzon, a longer recovery period after she suffered broken ribs in a fall. In a new posting on her blog, she states about her condition, "Well, it still hurts and I do need to take painkillers. Can't do some things and lying on the side is still too painful, even if I try every night since my left side is my favorite sleeping side... I am up, I am walking, I can go out for shorter walks, but the pain gets to me after doing that. Still, it's much better and I have learned that broken ribs can take a long time to really heal and that it might be hard to do some things for a long time. I have felt more pain now after my bad cold since the sneezing and coughing 'pulled' it up again so that was a bit bad timing, but I do feel that singing next week will work really good with some painkillers and I am so happy to finally go over to the studio with [NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist] Tuomas [Holopainen]and do some magic! So I'm stronger and I am happy things are moving in the right direction again."
Holed up in the studio for the better part of this spring, NIGHTWISH is not only putting finishing touches to its new album, "Imaginarium", but also planning a movie of the same name. If all goes well, the CD will be released in early 2012, to be followed by the movie at some point further down the line. The first single off the album as well as the trailer for the film should arrive well before the end of 2011.
For the movie, NIGHTWISH has teamed up with director Stober Harju's production team and Solar Films.
NIGHTWISH will kick off the "Imaginarium" 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.
(Thanks: Anette Olzon Central)