Shortly after releasing their fresh new album, The Ninth Hour, the Finns Sonata Arctica announce that they will return to Europe for another trek in 2017. The band finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show in Bochum, Germany. After their forthcoming North American tour, the band will hit European stages once again starting on February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers Triosphere (February 20th - March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers Thunderstone (March 22nd - April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers Striker. See all the dates below!
Finnish power metal veterans Sonata Arctica have just unleashed the music video of Life, the second single off their upcoming album, The Ninth Hour (out on October 7th through Nuclear Blast). According to the band's mastermind and vocalist, Tony Kakko, this song is all about living life to the fullest, and lyrically it's the only uplifting song in the album. You can hear the new tune below!
Finnish metallers Sonata Arctica have already released the first single off their upcoming album, The Ninth Hour, and now they are ready to tease their fans further with the first teaser of the new album. In this video, which lasts approximately 3:30 minutes, the band members talk about the album opener: Closer To An Animal, which is also the first single that already was released. Check it out, and let us know what you think!
Sonata Arctica fanatics rejoice because as of right now you can listen to new tunes from the band! The Ninth Hour, their new opus, is due on October 7th, and the Finnish melodic metal quintet now presents its first single and lyric video "Closer To An Animal". Watch the lyric video to the single here and don't forget to share your impressions of it.
Sonata Arctica have chosen today to reveal all about their new album. We already knew that they were working on it and The Ninth Hour, as the album will be titled, is dropping later this year. Only two years after the release of Pariah's Child, the Finnish melodic metal quintet will release The Ninth Hour on October 7th via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the intriguing cover artwork here as an introduction to the album.
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.