NIGHTWISH’s ‘Imaginarium’ To Arrive Before End Of The Year

August 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
Nightwish - Imaginarium

Nightwish - Imaginarium

“Imaginarium”, the long-awaited new album from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, will be released before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Roadrunner Records in North America. A movie of the same name is currently in production and is expected to arrive in 2012.

 

More information about the “Imaginarium” album, including the CD’s complete track listing and details of the first single, will be made available in the coming weeks.

 

“Imaginarium” 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 man on his deathbed who glimpses a childhood dream in which he refuses to grow old, and fights aging with his imagination, will get $575,000 toward its $3.7 million budget.

 

The Finnish Film Foundation grants support for professional Finnish film production. The Foundation’s goal is to promote high-quality, versatile and unique Finnish film. The support can be granted for feature-length, short and episodic fiction, documentary, animation and children’s films.

 

The production support is granted for the writing of a film script, development of a film project, the actual production of a film and for the marketing and distribution of the film in Finland. The Foundation also grants post-release support on the basis of a film’s total attendance.

 

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.

 

NIGHTWISH Signs New Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s new album, “Imaginarium”, will be released in December.

 

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen: “We are very happy to continue working with the Nuclear Blast family! Our collaboration started on a friendship basis and continues to do so.

 

“I was utterly happy and relieved to see they truly understood what ‘Imaginarium’ is all about, and we seem to share similar profound enthusiasm towards it.

 

“I feel privileged working with such people who, despite the infinite maze of business they must handle properly, still have a huge heart for music itself. ”

 

Added Andy Siry, head of A&R and label manager of Nuclear Blast: “We are very happy that NIGHTWISH and Nuclear Blast Records can continue as a team.

 

“NIGHTWISH became the biggest success of our label and everyone in the band, their management and crew also became trustful and close friends. For us, it is a pleasure to work with such highly gifted musicians and a genius like Tuomas Holopainen, as a songwriter and composer. We also thank King Foo Entertainment [NIGHTWISH's management company] for their belief and the great relationship between all of us.

 

“We are looking forward to the next releases with the band, starting with the upcoming masterpiece, ‘Imaginarium’, which is another big step for this visionary band, which is simply outstanding and brilliant.”

 

NIGHTWISH recently spent time not only putting finishing touches to its new album, “Imaginarium”, 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 “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.

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