2014, Tuomas Holopainen - the keyboardist and main songwriter of Nightwish - has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing his solo album. The whole album is based on a graphic novel called THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. This is Tomas' longtime dream come true, 14 years in the making, and a homage to one of the best storytellers of our time. This 12 - chapter book tells the life story of a certain Scrooge, from his early years in the 19th century Scotland to his adventures all around the world until the 1950's. The story contains such immense depth, detail, wit and emotional power, that the moment Tuomas read it nearly 20 years ago, it instantly became a story of profound personal interest and love for him. The initial spark of ´coloring` this story with music, i.e. create a kind of ´soundtrack` for the book, came to him already in 1999, and has ever since been haunting the back of his mind.