Mumbai: Warner Music Nordic / ADA Nordic have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Nuclear Blast.
Effective immediately, ADA Nordic, a division of Warner Nordic which was officially launched in December, will distribute all physical and digital releases in Denmark, Finland and Sweden and all digital releases in Norway on behalf of Nuclear Blast.
Founded in 1987, Nuclear Blast is widely respected as one of the top imprints in the metal scene. With offices in Germany, United States and Brazil, Nuclear Blast has discovered and nurtured many of the most renowned and influential artists in extreme music.
Nuclear Blast Head of Distribution, License & Legal Affairs Yorck Eysel said, "Our release schedule this year is full of established as well as up-and-coming bands with growing fans bases and extensive tours planned. Nightwish, Hammerfall, Deathstars, Sonata Arctica, Amorphis, Anthrax, Epica, Gotthard, Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork and Immortal are just some of the outstanding artists that we are expecting great things from in 2009. We are excited about this partnership with ADA and look forward to working with them and their world-class distribution footprint as we strive for maybe the best year ever in Nuclear Blast’s history."
ADA Nordic manager Jesper Thorsson said, "Our superb one-stop sales, marketing and distribution network provides independent labels with powerful new growth opportunities. Nuclear Blast is an iconic label with many phenomenal artists and we are delighted to welcome them on board. Given we officially launched in December, this deal represents an extremely strong start to the year for ADA Nordic."