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.





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Posted: 31.03.2012 by Flower Metal



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Uldreth - 31.03.2012 at 14:38  
Meh, I accidnetally read 'flower metallers' instead of 'finnish power metallers' when I first looked at it
Malaghost - 31.03.2012 at 14:39  
I am not teased at all
blackend - 31.03.2012 at 14:57  
At least this is solid... My hoping is that the full tracks will be much better than what's in that teaser...
Dark Cornatus - 31.03.2012 at 15:24  
Haha... i wont be wasting time with this rubbish. Haven't liked Sonata since Winterheart's Guild. The last few songs off Reckoning Night was already i guess. I know it is just a teaser, but it says a lot already.
moe5512 - 31.03.2012 at 15:47  
I like it, but I'm probably the only one who actually likes new Sonata Arctica
kalmah999 - 31.03.2012 at 15:53  
No, you are not the only one
Milena - 31.03.2012 at 16:36  
Heard it yesterday and it does sound like the missing link between Reckoning Night and the second part of their career, with some usual weirdness thrown in. It's probably not going to top all of their albums, but I think my worst fears won't come true, so yay
Baz Anderson - 31.03.2012 at 17:02  
Really looking forward to this, the samples sound quite ok...
HitokiriNate85 - 31.03.2012 at 17:50  
Sounds good. Sounds like SA. Especially with their last two albums, samples aren't going to do songs much justice. With the obvious link to Reckoning Night, I hope we get some songs in that vein. It's probably my favorite album of theirs.
BlankFile - 31.03.2012 at 18:21  
Looking forward to ear the whole piece.
FeskarN - 31.03.2012 at 18:41  
Sounds ok. Nothing mindblowing but solid. Hope it's better than the last album.
WorpeX - 31.03.2012 at 18:47  
These lyrics are awful, even for SA standards. Songs sound good though, better then what I was expecting considering the song names/album art.
Shorlack - 31.03.2012 at 19:34  
SA last albums rocks, I really like them! I like their "new path" and I hope Stones grows their name would sound similiar! EXCELLENT Teaser!
Milena - 31.03.2012 at 22:07  
Written by Guest on 31.03.2012 at 17:55

This album will be great

Great, now you've jinxed it.
Dorian Black - 31.03.2012 at 23:15  
I mainly listen to black metal but Sonata Arctica were always sth like a secret passion
Torgo - 31.03.2012 at 23:37  
Can't remember the last time i've listened to Days of Grays and this sounds like its going down that same road!! and with titles like Sh*t Load of Money i just can't see this turning out good! how i miss the days of Jani =[
Anastasia - 01.04.2012 at 00:10  
So far it sounds better than Days of Grays
Stabby - 01.04.2012 at 02:59  
I bet I enjoy it. It definitely does sound better than Days Of Grays. But I shouldn't put so much stock in the teaser. We will see. I'll be listening.
DragonSavior X10 - 01.04.2012 at 03:58  
Sounds heavier than Days of Grays. Not quite a return to Ecliptica or anything like that, but definitely a step back towards Reckoning Night. Most importantly, it sounds good.
The Shape 1973 - 01.04.2012 at 12:09  
Clips sound good. Always difficult to tell from a few seconds. Days Of Grays with a bit more speed on some tracks and more upfront guitar.
Milena - 01.04.2012 at 12:15  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 01.04.2012 at 12:09

more upfront guitar.

Oh yes, that pleased me. They also appear to have fixed the miserable sound of the drums in TDoG's production.
The Shape 1973 - 01.04.2012 at 12:23  
Written by Milena on 01.04.2012 at 12:15

Written by The Shape 1973 on 01.04.2012 at 12:09

more upfront guitar.

Oh yes, that pleased me.

I love the last album, but it was crying out for more widdly widdly.
Milena - 01.04.2012 at 12:26  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 01.04.2012 at 12:23

I love the last album, but it was crying out for more widdly widdly.

Yeah, could have had more of that. The only thing I'm so far worried about are the "foreign" elements... last time it was the symphonic sounds and they worked surprisingly well, although they were close to being too OTT for Sonata. I don't have a clue what exactly are they gonna mix in this time, but I already know I won't like it
The Shape 1973 - 01.04.2012 at 12:31  
Written by Milena on 01.04.2012 at 12:26

Written by The Shape 1973 on 01.04.2012 at 12:23

I love the last album, but it was crying out for more widdly widdly.

Yeah, could have had more of that. The only thing I'm so far worried about are the "foreign" elements... last time it was the symphonic sounds and they worked surprisingly well, although they were close to being too OTT for Sonata. I don't have a clue what exactly are they gonna mix in this time, but I already know I won't like it

Normally "foreign" elements end up being Arabian-like or Oriental. I'll wait and see. There was no hint in the teaser clip, so they might not be too intrusive.
Valaskjalf - 01.04.2012 at 16:42  
Stupid trailer....rather play 10seconds from a song and reduce the number of songs they cover, than play a second of each - absolutely impossible to get any idea of how it will be.

Also hope this time around for an actual Sonata Arctica album - not the Tim Burton / Casper the Friendly Ghost bullshit like we had last time (Apart from Flag in the Ground/Last Amazing Grays - which coincidentally sounded more like it should have been on Unia)
Aeox - 01.04.2012 at 23:03  
Really a bunch of crap song titles, not too mention the album title - 'Stones Grow Her Name'?
What does that even mean?

"Shitload Of Money", "Don't Be Mean", "Losing My Insanity" and "I Have A Right"?

Sheesh...
Milena - 02.04.2012 at 00:20  
Written by Aeox on 01.04.2012 at 23:03

Really a bunch of crap song titles, not too mention the album title - 'Stones Grow Her Name'?
What does that even mean?

"Shitload Of Money", "Don't Be Mean", "Losing My Insanity" and "I Have A Right"?

Sheesh...

Yeah, they are pretty crap, but like I said in the previous news, their titles rarely made any sense ever...
Lonniehaskel - 02.04.2012 at 07:37  
Sonata Arctica finally turned into a butt rock band.
Aeox - 02.04.2012 at 19:18  
Written by Milena on 02.04.2012 at 00:20

Written by Aeox on 01.04.2012 at 23:03

Really a bunch of crap song titles, not too mention the album title - 'Stones Grow Her Name'?
What does that even mean?

"Shitload Of Money", "Don't Be Mean", "Losing My Insanity" and "I Have A Right"?

Sheesh...

Yeah, they are pretty crap, but like I said in the previous news, their titles rarely made any sense ever...

Haha, yes so true... was thinking of that earlier today.
opeth771 - 03.04.2012 at 16:05  
How could such a great band become such trash??? Reckoning night was their last good album.... I am disappointed every time they record new material... Awful, just awful...
SymphAlchemist - 16.04.2012 at 03:11  
The vocals in the first song are so weird...
Cal Wolvington - 16.05.2012 at 11:37  
So it wasn't just the single, the whole album sounds more inspired than their latest works. Looking forward to this a lot now! Come on, Sonata Arctica, please restore my faith

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