TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: First Trailer Of “The Life And Times Of Scrooge” Released

Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge

Tuomas Holopainen – the keyboardist and main songwriter of NIGHTWISH - has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing his solo album, called “The Life And Times Of Scrooge”. It will be released on April, 11th.

Today, the first album trailer is released. It contains amazing material, shoot by video director Ville Lipiäinen. Check it below.

The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called »The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck«, written and illustrated by Don Rosa.

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN has just released his debut solo single, ‘A Lifetime of Adventure’ from his highly anticipated upcoming album “The Life and Times of Scrooge”. The vocals on „A Lifetime of Adventure“ are done by Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. The guitars were played by Finnish Jazz musician Mikko Iivanainen, whose wife Johanna did the backing vocals.


Commented TUOMAS:

“The director, Ville Lipiäinen, and me went through some options of how to approach the video and soon agreed to shoot a sort of `making of` – clip of the song.

The idea of someone dressing up as Scrooge McDuck, and then filming him digging gold and riding an emu on an Australian desert felt just a tad corny. 

Ville then followed us to London`s Angel Studios and later Petrax Studios to film some shots from the orchestra-, vocal-, guitar-, and piano sessions.

The hero of the video is Don Rosa himself. His presence and facial expressions always put a big smile on my face. I hope you`ll enjoy this adventure as much as we did!”

‘A Lifetime of Adventure’ is taken from the upcoming solo debut “The Life And Times Of Scrooge” which will be out on April 11, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney’s Duck characters.

The tracklist of the album will be:

01. Glasgow 1877

02. Into The West

03. Duel & Cloudscapes

04. Dreamtime

05. Cold Heart Of The Klondike

06. The Last Sled

07. Goodbye, Papa

08. To Be Rich

09. A Lifetime Of Adventure

10. Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time


11. A Lifetime Of Adventure (alternative version)

You can pre-order your copy of » The Life And Times Of Scrooge « at the following address:


Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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