The band are set to release their next full length album, “Imaginarium” through the label in December this year.
Bandleader Tuomas Holopainen comments on the signing:
“We are very happy to continue working with the Nuclear Bast family! Our collaboration started on a friendship basis and continues to do so. I was utterly happy and relieved to see they truly understood what “Imaginarium” is all about, and we seem to share similar profound enthusiasm towards it. I feel privileged working with such people who, despite the infinite maze of business they must handle properly, still have a huge heart for Music itself. ”
Andy Siry, head Of A&R and label manager of Nuclear Blast added,
“We are very happy that Nightwish and Nuclear Blast Records can continue as a team. Nightwish became the biggest success of our label and everyone in the band, their management and crew also became trustful and close friends. For us, it is a pleasure to work with such highly gifted musicians and a genius like Tuomas Holopainen, as a songwriter and composer. We also thank KingFoo Management for their belief and the great relationship between all of us. We are looking forward to the next releases with the band, starting with the upcoming masterpiece “Imaginarium” which is another big step for this visionary band and which is simply outstanding and brilliant.”
The band last released “Dark Passion Play” in September of 2007 on Nuclear Blast. It was the first album without long-time singer Tarja Turunen.