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Nightwish Reveals Concept For Next Album" Imaginarium"

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Symphonic metal band Nightwish has big plans for its upcoming studio release - it appears the band is producing a full-length movie to coincide with the release of the next album. The movie will be released in 2012, and the studio album does not have a drop date yet. The band commented on the upcoming album and movie:

"In the midst of recording a new album, Nightwish has been preparing a movie. 'Imaginarium' is a music fantasy - film based on the forthcoming Nightwish album of the same title and its 13 songs.

"The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who still thinks he`s a young boy. While asleep he travels into his distant past where his dreams of old come back to him mixed to the young boy`s world of fantasy and music. In his dreams the old man fights to find the memories most important to him.

"This never-done-before project originates to more than two years in the past when Tuomas first introduced his ambitious idea of the Imaginarium - concept to the fellow band members and to Mr. Stobe Harju, the director behind 'The Islander' - music video. He will be the director of this full-length feature. The film will be produced by Solar Films Inc. together with Nightwish. The shootings for 'Imaginarium' will begin this spring, it will have its premiere in 2012 and the album it`s based on will be released in an undefined point in time. Nightwish will hold a press conference related to this project at the end of February."

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1. Hayley writes:

I am jumping up and down with joy right now. i can't wait.

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2. Metalheadx101x writes:

Well that's new...this will probably fail hard.

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3. asp writes:

Why would it fail? Nightwish is incredibly popular in Europe. I admit, the concept sounds a little weird in terms of Hollywood movie style, but the art for the movie looks really great. Fantasy films are much better since technology improved. Don't know the budget, though. That could decide it.

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