Sonata Arctica - New Album Details Unveiled

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.

About the album, vocalist Tony Kakko had this to say: "As always it's pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our 8th album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right as it's been done so many times. Then I started to think how we'd in ways abandoned our 'totem animal', the wolf and all what comes with the territory. As the music on the album is bowing more towards the 'old' Sonata, meaning more power metal style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or Pariah's child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back."

The new release will be accompanied by the following live performances:

10.04.2014 - NED - Effenaar, Eindhoven
13.04.2014 - NED - Melkweg, Amsterdam
14.04.2014 - GER - Markthalle, Hamburg
16.04.2014 - GER - Meier Music Hall, Braunschweig
17.04.2014 - GER - C-Club, Berlin
18.04.2014 - GER - Hellraiser, Leipzig
19.04.2014 - GER - Matrix, Bochum
21.04.2014 - GER - Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg
22.04.2014 - GER - Garage, Saarbrücken
23.04.2014 - FRA - Bataclan, Paris
24.04.2014 - GER - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg
26.04.2014 - GER - Hirsch, Nürnberg
27.04.2014 - SUI - Z7, Pratteln
28.04.2014 - ITA - Live Club, Trezzo
30.04.2014 - HUN - Club 202, Budapest
01.05.2014 - CZE - Retro Music Hall, Prague
02.05.2014 - AUT - Szene, Vienna
04.05.2014 - FRA - Transbordeur, Lyon
05.05.2014 - ESP - Bikini, Barcelona
06.05.2014 - ESP - Arena, Madrid

Band profile: Sonata Arctica
Posted: 09.01.2014 by R Lewis

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12.01.2014 - 23:47
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Written by Wukk on 10.01.2014 at 22:26

Thank you. It gets me all the ladies.

I also got it. Never brought me ladies.
We could be so much more than we are. Stop.

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