Nuclear Blast Records is proud to anounce, that the Finnish metal heroes NIGHTWISH have signed a new record deal with the German based label. The next big project will be the release of the new NIGHTWISH record „Imaginarium“, which will be released by the end of this year, in december 2011. Bandleader Tuomas Holopainen comments: " 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 adds: „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 believe 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, which is simply outstanding and brilliant.“