Nightwish - New Album Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed


Nightwish have announced on their Imaginaerum website that their new album, Imaginaerum, will be released on November 30th in Finland and on December 2nd in Europe.

Tuomas Holopainen made the following statement: "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 and cover art:

01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose The Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
11. Last Ride Of The Day
12. Song Of Myself
13. Imaginaerum



Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Nightwish
 
Posted: 09.09.2011 by Shadowcross


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20.09.2011 - 21:05
Azarath
Written by Milena on 18.09.2011 at 23:18

Written by Azarath on 18.09.2011 at 22:00

Written by Milena on 17.09.2011 at 18:11

Written by Azarath on 13.09.2011 at 22:49

However, I doubt any song can live up to a title as awesome as "Turn Loose the Mermaids".

I lol'd at 'Song Of Myself'. Aren't they ALL?


Apparently that song is based on a Walt Whitman poem but yeah, he's getting more and more self-centered lyrically.

Maybe he should go back to writing "Hear the cats meowing in the temple" lyrics for a while.

Maybe, though that would probably disappoint a lot of fans who obviously have a soft spot for that.
I was always a pretty casual Nightwish listener and I still like them a lot but at some point I just stopped reading the lyrics and the interviews (unless they're with Marco ofc, that man is epic). It was just too much...


I know what you mean. I wouldn't say that I ever considered their lyrics to be great but on the earlier albums, despite the occasional goofy moment, you could always find a cool line or verse here and there. Even at their worst the lyrics didn't stop me from enjoying the music.

Then cut to "The Poet And The Pendulum" and "Today, in the year of our Lord 2005, Tuomas was called from the cares of the world. He stopped crying at the end of each beautiful day..."

It takes a lot to make me cringe, but...
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20.09.2011 - 21:09
The Shape 1973
I quite liked that line.
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RIP NFFC
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21.09.2011 - 00:08
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Azarath on 20.09.2011 at 21:05

Then cut to "The Poet And The Pendulum" and "Today, in the year of our Lord 2005, Tuomas was called from the cares of the world. He stopped crying at the end of each beautiful day..."
It takes a lot to make me cringe, but...

That's the height of his self indulging lyrics, I think. Awesome song though!
Btw, the main character of the movie's called TOM. Anyone noticed that?
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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