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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Cathedral Walls' Video Released

"Cathedral Walls", the new video from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH, comes off the band's fifth full-length album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird", which will be released on February 1 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during ...

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NIGHTWISH 'Imaginaerum' Movie Director Issues Update

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH recently spent time not only putting finishing touches to their new album, "Imaginaerum", but also planning a movie of the same name. "Imaginaerum" is one of the projects which recently received grants from the Finnish government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation. The movie, directed by Stobe Harju, about an old ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Interviewed On Finland's 'Korkojen Kera' (Video)

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, ...

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NIGHTWISH Begins Rehearsing For Upcoming Tour; Photos Available

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have begun rehearsing for their "Imaginaerum" world tour, which will kick off on Saturday, January 21 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California. 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. ...

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NIGHTWISH: New 'Imaginaerum' Trailer Released

A new video trailer for NIGHTWISH's upcoming album, "Imaginaerum", can be seen below. The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records recently revealed the details of a number of different formats of "Imaginaerum" and the "Storytime" single. * "Imaginaerum" mailorder edition: limited and numbered to 1000 copies, the boxset includes the double digipak, the ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginaerum' Product Trailer Video Posted

The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records recently revealed the details of a number of different formats of NIGHTWISH's upcoming album, "Imaginaerum", and the "Storytime" single. * "Imaginaerum" mailorder edition: limited and numbered to 1000 copies, the boxset includes the double digipak, the one-track-single "Rest Calm" in its demo version featuring Marco Hietala ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Takes Part In Online Chat (Video)

Bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH took part in video chat with fans on Friday, November 11. You can now watch the entire question-and-answer sessionbelow. The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records recently revealed the details of a number of different formats of NIGHTWISH's upcoming album, "Imaginaerum", and the "Storytime" single. ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Talks About New Single/Video

Video footage of keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH talking about the band's new single/video, "Storytime", can be seen below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records recently revealed the details of a number of different formats of NIGHTWISH's upcoming album, "Imaginaerum", and the "Storytime" single. ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Issues Update On 'Imaginaerum The Movie'

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has issued the following update: "It's Wednesday the 9th of November and the first single of [the new NIGHTWISH album] 'Imaginaerum' called 'Storytime' is finally out today. It's part one of a very long homecoming, four years in the making. Makes me feel a bit sad, fairly ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have set "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird" as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Storytime' Video Released

"Storytime", the new video from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be viewed below. "Storytime" will be released as a single on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song comes off NIGHTWISH's new album, "Imaginaerum", which is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is the band's first ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Single Premiers On Finnish Radio

"Storytime", the new single from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, received its world premiere yesterday morning (Monday, November 7) on the Finnish radio station Radio Rock. A reduced-quality radio rip of the song can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Storytime" will be released on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginaerum' Track-By-Track Breakdown By TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN (Video)

MetalItalia.com has uploaded a video track-by-track breakdown of NIGHTWISH's new album, "Imaginaerum", by the band's keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen. Check it out below. "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. ...

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NIGHTWISH: Video Footage From 'Imaginaerum' Listening Session

In September 2011, a press listening session for NIGHTWISH's new album, "Imaginaerum", was held at the Nuclear Blast Records headquarters in Germany. This short clip below shows you some scenes and interviews that were recorded that day. "Imaginaerum" is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is the band's ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Talks 'Imaginaerum' In New Video Interview

Kaaos TV last month conducted an interview with keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. You can now watch the chat below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). 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", ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Says New Album Is About 'Celebration Of Life' And 'Privilege Of Existence'

FinlandCalling.com recently conducted an interview with keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. FinlandCalling.com: When you have an idea or are inspired by anything, do you have to write it down or does it just stay with you? Tuomas: I always have my notebook ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Storytime' Teaser Video Released

A teaser for "Storytime", the new video/single from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. "Storytime" will be released on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song comes off NIGHTWISH's new album, "Imaginaerum", which is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is the band's first ...

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NIGHTWISH: Short 'Storytime' Audio Sample Available

Three short audio samples of "Storytime", the new single from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be streamed on the web site of the German music retailer JPC.de. "Storytime" will be released on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song comes off NIGHTWISH's new album, "Imaginaerum", which is due in North America ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Talks 'Imaginaerum' In New Interview

Radio Metal recently conducted an interview with keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Radio Metal: What is your assessment of your first tour with Anette [Olzon] as a singer? What reactions did you witness and what are your thoughts on them? Tuomas: ...

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NIGHTWISH: Making Of 'Imaginaerum' (Video)

A two-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Imaginaerum", the new album from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, and the accompanying movie can be seen below. "Imaginaerum" will be released 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 ...

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NIGHTWISH Interviewed On Swedish Radio Station BANDIT ROCK 106.3 (Audio)

Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and vocalist Anette Olzon of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were interviewed this past Friday, October 14 on the Stockholm, Sweden-based radio station Bandit Rock 106.3. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. NIGHTWISH will release its new album, "Imaginaerum", in North America on January 10, 2012 via ...

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NIGHTWISH 'Imaginaerum' Movie Director Issues Another Update

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH recently spent time not only putting finishing touches to their new album, "Imaginaerum", but also planning a movie of the same name. "Imaginaerum" is one of the projects which recently received grants from the Finnish government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation. The movie, directed by Stobe Harju, about an old ...

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