05:16 - Apothecary Also, I wouldn't call Zeppelin JUST hard rock/proto metal either, they were also quite bluesy and very folk-influenced, so there's also that to consider as well
05:13 - Apothecary I would consider Deep Purple and Zeppelin as PROTO metal at most. It was really Sabbath that developed the dark, heavy, riff-driven style that is now essentially the core staple of the entire genre
05:05 - deadone In other news, nothing gets one out of the sadness from attending a funeral like thrash fucking metal. It's that ugly kick in the face that one needs to get out feeling sadness.
05:03 - deadone Even Sabbath didn't play "pure heavy metal" - lots of heavy blues and rock n roll here even on early stuff. In any case Zeppelin are far more metal than half the shit that gets labelled metal these days.
05:00 - deadone Led Zeppelin have always been regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands - indeed the Holy Trinity is Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. What they played did differ from modern metal.
04:34 - Apothecary I saw Led Zeppelin labeled as metal and that was my queue to stop taking whoever wrote that article seriously
04:25 - Maco That actually looked rather cool, Dima.
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.
All of a sudden, Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have revealed the details of what will be the successor of 2012's controversial Stones Grow Her Name. The new album will be named Pariah's Child and will be released on March 28th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. It will also be the first to feature new bass player Pasi Kauppinen. Here below you can enjoy the album's cover artwork, and appreciate the return of the old, classic logo.
Sonata Arctica are currently hard at work to finalize the recordings of their new album that will follow Stones Grow Her Name and have already confirmed another upcoming tour through Europe in April/May 2014. Fear not because it's not just Germany. Their upcoming 8th studio album is expected to be released in March 2014. Check out the tour dates below.