The Finns Sonata Arctica have just debuted a brand video clip for their track "Alone In Heaven", taken from their most recent output Stones Grow Her Name released last year. You can watch their new visual creation below. What are your thoughts on their new video?
Sonata Arctica have just announced that their long-time member and bassist Marko Paasikoski is leaving the band. The band expressed much gratitude to him for completing their last tour, despite his wish to quit touring. Sonata Arctica have also announced a new bass player - Pasi Kauppinen (Silent Voices, ex-Requiem (FIN), Winterborn), whom they had known for many years. Pasi mixed both of their DVDs, and recorded several parts for their last 3 studio albums. He will fully join the band starting with the upcoming album.
Sonata Arctica has recently revealed that they will be touring across Latin America this coming March. On this tour, the band will be performing in support of their latest album Stones Grow Her Name, which was released on May 16th last year via Nuclear Blast Records. The complete list of confirmed tour dates can be seen below.
Melodic tech-death metal masters Arsis have officially announced Brandon Ellis as their new guitarist. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will make his recording debut with Arsis' upcoming full-length release. Brandon replaces guitarist Nick Cordle who was recently tapped to replace Christopher Amott in Arch Enemy.
"Shitload Of Money", a brand new video from Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica is now available for viewing below. The song was originally released on the band's recent output Stones Grow Her Name, out in May via Nuclear Blast. However, "Shitload Of Money" was also re-released as a signed edition single a couple of days ago, on 24th August 2012. The video was made by the Finnish production company Optipari Ltd.
Nuclear Blast is offering a free stream of Stones Grow Her Name, the new album from Finnish metallers Sonata Arctica, which is now available at this location for a limited time all the way through May 21st. The album was released today in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
"I Have A Right", the brand new video from Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica has premiered and is now available for viewing below. It was directed by Tuukka Temonen. The song, also available for streaming and download at this location, is taken from their upcoming album Stones Grow Her Name, out on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America through Nuclear Blast. More album details here.
Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have announced on their official website that they are going to release the single I Have A Right on April 18th, prior to the release of their new album Stones Grow Her Name on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the single cover art and tracklist, which can be seen below.
Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have released a teaser for their upcoming new album titled Stones Grow Her Name, which can be heard below. The new album will be released on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details here.
Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have confirmed three new festival performances for this summer. The band will be supporting their upcoming new album Stones Grow Her Name, which will be released on May 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. More details about this release were previously reported here.
Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have announced that their new album will be titled Stones Grow Her Name. The album was recorded in several studios throughout Finland, mixed by Mikko Karmilla at Sonic Pump Studios and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. It will be released on May 18th via Nuclear Blast Records in a limited edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download. The artwork can be seen below.
As previously announced, Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica will release a new live DVD, entitled Live In Finland. It was set to be released on October 28th through Nuclear Blast Records, but has now been pushed back to November 9th for Japan and November 11th for Europe.
Finnish metallers Sonata Arctica have revealed the cover artwork for their new DVD as well as the tracklist. The main show was recorded at Teatria in Oulu, Finland on April 15th, 2011. The release also includes material from the band's own Sonata Arctica Open Air Festival held in Kemi, their hometown, in August 2009 as well as documentaries, making of's and music videos, as with their previous DVD, the band once again recorded a commentary track for the main show (in Finnish). For the complete tracklist, see below. Live In Finland will be released on November 11th, 2011.
Apart from timeless classics a la "Full Moon" or "Letter To Dana", various tracks of the current album The Days Of Grays have found their way into the setlist, thus on the DVD as well. This heady mixture of old and new compositions is supplemented by a bonus DVD on which four recorded tracks of the very own Sonata Arctica festival can be found that took place on August 8th, 2009 in Kemi.
Furthermore, the viewer can enjoy the music videos of "Don't Say A Word", "Paid In Full" and "Flag In The Ground" as well as a photo gallery and some making-ofs that document the DVD's creation. The enclosed bonus CD with eight audio recordings of the festival concert gives the final touch to this release.
In February and March 2011 Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica will be touring Europe again. There will be a special show among these on February 27th as the band will record their second live DVD at Alcatraz, Milan. Here's the list of confirmed dates:
Feb. 25 - Petöfi Csarnok - Budapest, Hungary
Feb. 26 - Cvetlicarna - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Feb. 27 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
Mar. 01 - Masters of Rock Café - Zlín, Czech Republic
Mar. 02 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
Mar. 04 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen, Germany
Mar. 05 - HsD - Erfurt, Germany
Mar. 06 - Hof ter Lo - Antwerp, Belgium
Mar. 07 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Mar. 08 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar. 10 - Theatre Barbey - Bordeaux, France