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NIGHTWISH Issue Correction For Imaginaerum Album Content

Finnish metallers NIGHTWISH, who recently announced that their anxiously-awaited new album, Imaginaerum, will be released on November 30th in Finland, December 2nd in Europe, and January 10th, 2012 in North America. It will be issued via Roadrunner in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe.

The band have issued the following brief update: "Correction to the forthcoming Imaginaerum album details: in Imaginaerum 2CD (digipak) version, the second CD includes the instrumental version, NOT an orchestral version of the album."

A new track-by-track breakdown of the album by mainman Tuomas Holopainen can be found here.

Nightwish recently revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the album. About the cover Holopainen remarked:

"Originally, this was supposed to be the centerfold image of the album but once I and some mates saw the final image, we immediately knew that the hunt for the actual cover artwork was over. I believe this is Toxic Angel's finest piece of work yet, capturing the deepest essence of what Imaginaerum is all about. The power of imagination and places of wordless wonders, magic and awe, of longing and the surreal. I emphasized from the start that not a single living thing should be seen in the picture, and Toxic was able to create that sublime but desolate, "all this waiting for you, and you only" - feeling. All you need is the courage to enter."

Imaginaerum tracklist:
'Taikatalvi'
'Storytime'
'Ghost River'
'Slow, Love, Slow'
'I Want My Tears Back'
'Scaretale'
'Arabesque'
'Turn Loose The Mermaids'
'Rest Calm'
'The Crow, The Owl And The Dove'
'Last Ride Of The Day'
'Song Of Myself'
'Imaginaerum'

Holopainen comments about each track below:

'Taikatalvi'
"This world is but a canvas for our imagination."

'Storytime'
"How would it feel to take a midnight flight with a snowman through the most wondrous landscapes, like in the classic animated Yuletide film? The meaning of our very existence is created though stories, tales and imagination. They are at the very core of humanity."

'Ghost River'
"LIFE is the ultimate privilege; a river filled with wonders and horrors. Love, sorrow, beauty, evil and temptation. And we need them all to survive and enjoy the journey. Good, Evil, Pain and Pleasure - members one of another."

'Slow, Love, Slow'
"Truest love needs no words, demands or promises. It is wordless territory, and thoroughly unconditional."

'I Want My Tears Back'
"Longing for things long gone, but still possible to bring back."

'Scaretale'
"Monsters in the closet, squealing pigs, hordes of spiders and flesh-ripping harpies. A peak into childhood´s unforgettable nightmares- a vivid and twisted circus sideshow."

'Arabesque'
"A catharsis to a nightmare. Giving birth through a death-dance."

'Turn Loose The Mermaids'
"We quietly witness as her dying loved one takes his last journey...forever now, a haunting moment of beauty and comfort."

'Rest Calm'
"Memories and hope are two things no-one can ever take away from you. The sweetness of my own past is a bottomless chest of comfort and inspiration."

'The Crow, The Owl And The Dove'
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me Truth" - Henry David Thoreau

"Love is everything, and only Truth is our guide to a deeper state."

'Last Ride Of The Day'
"The theme park is just about to close, but the rollercoaster runs one more time and you get to take the last ride by yourself. It`s dark and the fireworks have just started. Moments such as these are portals to infinite dreams, of deep realisation, and ultimately the thrilling awareness of being a speck of dust in this vast swirling cosmos."

'Song Of Myself'
"Our homage and version of Walt Whitman`s transcendental celebration of life and existence, delving deep into a personal catharsis."

'Imaginaerum'
"Thank you for sharing the ride and we hope to welcome you back soon. The stage is lit, and the Magnificent Play is beginning…"

Nightwish will release their new single, 'Storytime', on Friday, November 11th. The single is available as a pre-sale as CD (digipak) and 10'' MLP (gatefold) versions.

Nightwish have been filming their upcoming Imaginaerum film in Montreal, Quebec. Singer Anette Olzon checks in below:

"It's been such long and hard days filled with movie shoots and promo photo shoots that I haven't had any time or energy to write but now we are all done and I fly home tonight. On Wednesday we started to shoot a scene that involves quite a lot of different things and all day was filled with action for us. It was really fun but also tiring and we were sooo tired when going to bed that night. I have had to be first on set every morning which means to leave the hotel at 5.30-5.55 so very early mornings. We shot some more on thursday but it was much easier that day and that was good since I was so tired all day. Guess the jet-lag hit me that day. Yesterday we went to the shoots to get our hair and make-up done before heading out in the city to take promo photos all day. It went really well and we were very fast and efficient in every location. And the guys looked so good all of them. When we came back in the evening we ate and checked all the photos and we all felt very pleased seeing the result. This week have been stressful, a little crazy, nervous and full of new people and new things to learn but most of all it has been wonderful and I leave Montreal feeling happy and relaxed and now I so long to see the movie when its done and I am sure it will be nothing but amazing. Everyone here working with it are pure professionals and seeing this big 'machinery' work have made me full of respect for the movie business and its hard workers. When I am back home I will publish photos from this week for you all to see. Enjoy this saturday and au revoir Montreal!"

Check out more photos from the Imaginaerum movie shoot here.

Source: Bravewords.com

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