Nightwish announce release date and cover art for upcoming album “Imaginaerum”

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM (PST)

Nightwish have announced that their new album “Imaginaerum” will be released in Finland on 30th November and then throughout the rest of Europe on the 2nd of December.

This will be the band’s first release through their new label after signing with Nuclear Blast Records in Germany last month.

The album cover art was done by artist Toxic Angel and this is what Tuomas Holopainen, the band’s keyboardist and songwriter, had to say about the artwork.

“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”.

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