Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish's new album Imaginaerum has earned them an EMMA Award for best selling album of the year in Finland.
The band had this to say about it: "Yesterday we received an EMMA award for the most selling album in Finland 2011. What makes this extra special is the fact that it did so in just four weeks! Again, we can nothing but bow before the loyalty and enthusiasm of our fantastic fans! Thank you!"
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will release the second single "The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" off the album Imaginaerum, on February 29th via Nuclear Blast Records. You can pre-order it at this location. Along with the title track, the single will include a previously unreleased song called "The Heart Asks Pleasure First". The cut will be available in two different versions, including an instrumental one. "The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" is featured in three versions: the radio-edit, album version and an instrumental.
Amazon uploaded audio samples for each song from Imaginaerum, the new upcoming album from the Finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish. The samples were uploaded to the band's Soundcloud website and you can now listen to them here.
Nightwish posted the following on their official website: "Here are the official tasters from Imaginaerum! Even Amazon was so enthusiastic about the album, that they had to share these samples without asking us... If you want to experience the true impact of the album, we recommend that you do something else and not listen to these. With lots of respect!"
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have just released another teaser for the band's highly anticipated new album Imaginaerum, which is going to be released on November 30th in Finland and on December 2nd in Europe. You can watch the listening session teaser below. More album details were previously reported here.
With the upcoming album Imaginaerum in the making, Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will embark on a European tour in support of the album in next year. The tour takes off in Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden on April 10th.
The new Nightwish single, called Storytime, will be released on Friday, the 11th of November. Presale will start soon.
The band's new album Imaginaerum will be released in late 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and through Roadrunner Records in North America. The complete album tracklist with teasers of each song and the precise album release date will follow in a week. Stay tuned!
According to a posting on the official Nightwish website, the band has changed the title of the upcoming album and movie from Imaginarium to Imaginaerum "in order to avoid mix-ups with various things named Imaginarium."
Nightwish recently inked a new European deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album will be released somewhere in December. The US version of the CD will be made available through Roadrunner Records.
Imaginaerum - the movie will be shot in September on a secret location. If all goes well, the film will arrive at some point in 2012.
Nightwish keyboardist and main composer Tuomas Holopainen recently issued the following update regarding the forthcoming album Imaginarium, slated for an early 2012 release:
"After three years of brainstorming and songwriting, over a year of rehearsing, arranging and studio work, this triumph of musical passion and piety is finally ready to be mastered. Yesterday, after a six-week mixing session in Studio C at Finnvox, I listened the whole thing from start to finish alone for the first time, and couldn't make heads nor tails of it. It's the same old story - the same feeling of bottomless emptiness that has marked the completion of all previous albums.
We could have honed the songs till Armageddon, but at some point you just have to let go and start admiring the scenery. This time, the landscape consists of 13 songs totalling 75 minutes. I think I'll probably be able to savour the end result only after a couple of months of mixing detox, but the encouraging comments by those near to me assure that it is a decent album. One person who heard Imaginarium called it "the greatest adventure he ever heard with his two ears".
Remember that time Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon broke a few ribs when she tripped over a toy lying on the floor? Well, the band has now decided to postpone the new album vocal recordings until April 4th in order to allow her a longer recovery period.
Anette Olzon blogged as follows: "Today me, Ewo Pohjola (Nightwish manager) and mainman Tuomas Holopainen decided that its better if I rest the whole month and get in shape so I can do the vocals super good and have booked my vocal recordings from April 4 instead in another studio in Finland. This is really good cause noone will be happy if the album won't sound perfect. And we don't have any hurry since the album has plenty of time to get mastered and ready still.