Finnish melodic metal quintet Sonata Arctica has started to work on the follow-up album to the 2014' Pariah's Child record. To top off the already great news, the band has announced that they will return this fall for a 33-date headlining tour of North America. The kick-off show is slated for November 6th at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC. Supporting the band will be German-Norwegian symphonic metallers Leaves' Eyes and Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum as opening act on this tour.
Sonata Arctica are focusing on their new album already. The Finns released their latest album two years ago, Pariah's Child, and also revisited Ecliptica for its 15th anniversary edition. Now, it's time to focus on something new. Apart from working on their new album, they announced the first part of their European Tour for 2016. As with Pariah's Child, the as yet untitled upcoming ninth studio album will be recorded at Studio 57.
After Sonata Arctica's singer Tony Kakko worked with Finnish supergroup Raskasta Joula on the Christmas carol "Pieni Rumpali" ("Little Drummer Boy") video, now the Finnish metallers are preparing a surprise of their own. Their new Christmas single is entitled Christmas Spirits, and is due out on December 18th via Nuclear Blast. It will be released via digital download and as a limited edition EP, only available at the Nuclear Blast Online Shop.
After being financed by a Kickstarter campaign, Ouergh Records have finally released the "A Tribute To Sonata Arctica" album, featuring the contributions of Stream Of Passion, Van Canto, Arven, Xandria and more. The album was mastered by Sonata Arctica's bass player Pasi Kauppinen, and the artwork was designed by Jan Yrlund. You can purchase the tribute album to Sonata Arctica on Bandcamp. Enjoy!
Terrific news come from the Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica today, as the band announced their 2016 North American tour, headlined by fellow Finns Nightwish and also featuring Dutch symphonic outfit Delain. The announcement also carries news from the awaited ninth full-length studio album, which the band will work on in the spring of 2016.
The Finns Sonata Arctica recently released a re-recorded version of their debut album Ecliptica, which came out 15 years ago, under the banner Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition on Nuclear Blast. Now they have announced the Ecliptica Over Europe Tour 2015, together with special guests Freedom Call, who will play a very special set to celebrate the anniversary of their album Eternity. Sonata Arctica will perform Ecliptica in full. It will be a veritable power metal feast.
Sonata Arctica have recently released a re-recorded version of their debut album Ecliptica, which originally came out 15 years ago entitled Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition via Nuclear Blast. Well, now the Finns unveil a special video clip for their cover version of the Genesis classic "I Can't Dance", which is available as a bonus track on this release, as you might have noticed.
After releasing Pariah's Child earlier this year, Finnish melodic metal heroes Sonata Arctica just put out the digital single "Kingdom For A Heart" from their recently re-recorded debut album Ecliptica, which was released 15 years ago. Check out the song below and tell us if you are pleased with this re-recorded version.
While currently on another successful world tour, this time to support their latest studio album Pariah's Child, Finnish power metal heroes Sonata Arctica swung by the studio to re-record their debut album Ecliptica, which was released 15 years ago. This new version will be released on October 24th under the banner Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition on Nuclear Blast. What do you think about this release? Would you be interested in it?
The second video off Sonata Arctica's newest output Pariah's Child, released on March 28th via Nuclear Blast Records, is now online. After "The Wolves Die Young", the song chosen this time is the ballad "Love". Check out the video below and tell us what you think.
The Finns Sonata Arctica's newest creation Pariah's Child sees its official release in Europe today, with March 31st being the release date in the UK/France and April 1st in North America on Nuclear Blast Records. However, you don't have to wait any longer to listen to the entire thing because it is streaming in full at this location.
Sonata Arctica's new album, Pariah's Child, will hit the stores on March 28th via Nuclear Blast Records, and now the band announces the third single off the album. After "The Wolves Die Young" and "Cloud Factory", the song chosen is now the ballad "Love". The single is now available as a limited, signed digipak version from the official Sonata Arcticawebshop.
The second single off of Sonata Arctica's new album is out in the open. The band just released a lyric video for the track "Cloud Factory", out of their upcoming Pariah's Child that will be out on March 28th via Nuclear Blast. After "The Wolves Die Young", this is the second taste of what the new opus will bring. Enjoy it below.
In case you still haven't heard Sonata Arctica's new single "The Wolves Die Young", you can do that today. The band just revealed the first video off their new album Pariah's Child. The video shoot for "The Wolves Die Young" took place in January 2014 at Sibelius House in Lahti, Finland. The clip was produced by Patrick Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company. Enjoy the Finns in action right here. Do you like the new song?
As the release of Pariah's Child, set for March 28th, is approaching, Sonata Arctica just announced what will be the first single supporting the album. The single chosen is The Wolves Die Young and it will be released on February 7th via Nuclear Blast Records. It will contain the title track "The Wolves Die Young" in both normal and single edit versions.