26.11.2012 Road To Imaginaerum DOCUMENTARY

26.11.2012 "I Want My Tears Back" live video
Video of "I Want My Tears Back", recorded at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, on the night of the Imaginaerum world premiere. Enjoy!

25.11.2012 Nightwish Interview: The Future Of Nightwish
Nightwish Interview with Tuomas Holopainen And Floor Jansen

Source: MetalHammerTV
15.11.2012 Imaginaerum movie primere
Imaginaerum movie primere

Photos from premiere

17.10.2012 Official Imaginaerum by NIGHTWISH Theatrical Trailer

05.10.2012 New Nightwish singer
This is Nightwish now! Nightwish and Floor Jansen poster

01.10.2012 NIGHTWISH part ways with Anette Olzon
Press Statement

Another chapter of the Nightwish story has ended today. Nightwish and Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved.

In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.

Nightwish has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Her name is Floor Jansen from The Netherlands (ex-After Forever, ReVamp), and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the Imaginaerum world tour.

We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone. We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together.

- NIGHTWISH & Anette Olzon

30.09.2012 Hell day for Nightwish
Show in Denver was almost cancelled due Anette's serious health issues that brought here in hospital. Despite band member health issues, boys from Nightwish played with help of ladies Elize and Alissa from Kamelot.

Decision that show must continue even without lead singer, was big disappointment for Annete.

Anette wrote on her blog:
I was never asked if it was ok they used Elise and Alissa in the show last night. I don't think it's a good decision they made and I'm sorry for those of you who came to see the whole band but got something else. But I was very ill and this decision wasn't mine.

To think a show is more important than the humans in the band is for me, so totally not in this world.

Source: Anette Olzon blog
22.09.2012 Imaginaerum poster revealed
Official poster for the upcoming Imaginaerum movie! Imaginaerum poster

26.08.2012 Imaginaerum by Nightwish: The Score, now on presale!
The soundtrack for the movie will be released in 9th November 2012.

Imaginaerum by Nightwish: The Score - the samples.

If you like what you're hearing, you can pre-order the score from the official Nightwish Shop (worldwide shipping!):

26.08.2012 Imaginaerum press release 23.08.2012

The long-awaited Nightwish movie Imaginaerum will have its "flying" premiere at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, on November 10, 2012, as the audience will be treated to both a full-scale Nightwish concert and the world premiere of the movie.

Eagerly anticipated around the world, Imaginaerum creates a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Cirque du Soleil. The movie is an innovative mixture of story-telling and music, an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination... and what's ultimately important in life.

Shot and post-produced in Canada, the movie was directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Films, and features appearances by all Nightwish members. The screenplay is based on a wild vision that Tuomas Holopainen, the mastermind of the band, devised after the album Dark Passion Play came out in 2007.

"I though of how we could take our expression that had already became pretty ambitious and grandiose to the next level, and that's when I knew I wanted to tell a story, and to tell it with love and piety."

According to Holopainen, finishing the movie has been an eventful and challenging journey that has sometimes demanded superhuman dedication from the production crew.

"I want to already thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. Together we've managed to create something innovative, strange, and timeless", Holopainen states.

Imaginaerum will be screened at the Hartwall Arena on November 10, preceded by a show by Nightwish themselves, their last concert in Finland this year. The Finnish theatrical premiere of the movie is scheduled for November 23.

The official soundtrack of the movie, Imaginaerum by Nightwish - The Score will be released on the day before the premiere, Friday, November 9. The album features 13 grandiose, unreleased re-interpretations of Imaginaerum tracks by Petri Alanko.

Nightwish have sold over seven million albums internationally and received over 60 Gold and Platinum awards, making them the most successful Finnish Rock band of all time.

Director Stobe Harju tells about the movie in English:

Event production: Solar Films Inc. and Eastway Sound & Lighting.

Hartwall Areena, Helsinki (Areenankuja 1)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Doors: 6 PM, Showtime: 8 PM, Movie: 10.15 PM.
Tickets: 59 € + costs

Tickets available on Monday, September 10, 9 AM Finnish time (CET+2) from:
Presale until September 6, 15 PM Finnish time (CET+2):

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12.08.2012 November 23rd, release date for Imaginaerum in Finland
Solar Films has announced November 23rd as the general release date for Imaginaerum in Finland!

Source: Imaginaerum -
12.08.2012 Imaginaerum news
Stobe Harju, The Director of Imaginaerum movie, wrote some details about movie.

Dear friends of Imaginaerum movie.

A massive amount of things have happened since the last update. Actually, more than ever.

I'm writing this from a hotel room in Los Angeles as I am doing casting for my next project really starting right after Imaginaerum is finished and in the bag to reach all you fantastic people.

This spring, we were in a hurry to finish the film already in May. It turned out that we still had a lot to give for this movie and so we brought in an extra pair of hands to finish some of the visual effects we were missing. Alchemy 24 joined in to help us with our goal of making this movie to look even better and to help our vfx supervisor to create something very special. I also stepped back into the editing booth with Mathieu and we solved some loose ends in the story and trimmed a couple of scenes closer to what was originally intended. Petri has modified the soundtrack a little to fit the cut. We put the final coloring and the sound mix on hold waiting for August.

Here we are now. As I fly back to Montreal this wednesday, I will face an impossible emotional situation where I have to finally finalize the film, grab it and fly back to Finland with it. This will be happening by the end of August as it still takes couple of weeks to do.

We are really onto something here. As you all have been so patient with the movie so far, and you have understood what it really means to finish something as well as you can once you already have been working on it for 4,5 years and sometimes you really feel like letting go. With Nightwish and Tuomas we have been on this road for too long not to finish the journey like we planned in the beginning. We would not be who we are today, if we would give up on a dream like this.

I feel I am almost forced to give you as many tweet on the final days as possible so that you will know, how the story ends. There will be a lot of blood, shedding tears, but above all, joy. We have finally passed the sign in the cross roads and are approaching the finishing line that says Welcome to Imaginaerum. What happened on that road, will be a story that will be shared with you.

Stobe Harju
The Director

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