Saturday, January 14, 2012
NIGHTWISH To Release 'The Crow, The Owl And The Dove' Single
"The Crow, The Owl And The Dove", the second single from "Imaginaerum", the new album from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, will be released in Europe on March 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. Along with the title track, the single will include a previously unreleased song called "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" (theme from the movie "The Piano"). The cut will be available in two different versions, including an instrumental one.
"The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" is featured in three versions: the radio edit, album version and an instrumental.
You can order the single on CD, or as a vinyl in clear or blue color, at this location.
As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will take part in a CD-signing session at SoundCheck Hollywood on Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Stop by the store starting Tuesday, January 10 to pick up the band's new album, "Imaginaerum", and get a wristband which guarantees your access to meet the band.
8872 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA 90069
"Imaginaerum" has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000
copies. The CD also entered the official chart in Finland at position
No. 1 and has already been certifield triple platinum in the country
after shifting more than 60,000 units.
[Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Finland has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach
platinum status in the country from the pre-2010 level of 30,000 to the
The band's first CD since 2007's "Dark Passion Play" — which was then-new singer Anette Olzon's debut — "Imaginaerum" was released in North America on January 10 via Roadrunner Records.
NIGHTWISH will play a "secret" gig under the name RUBBER BAND OF WOLVES at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California on January 19 — two days
before the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal act's world-tour kick-off
performance at the Gibson Ampitheater in Universal City. The Universal
City concert will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off — there will be no U.S. tour until later in 2012.