Music video for 2nd single ‘Life’ released !!

Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the music video for the brand-new song ‘Life’. Watch the clip directed by Ville Juurikkala here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzoGtRxo_JE

Pre-order »The Ninth Hour« now: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHour
Pre-order the album digitally via iTunes or Amazon to get ‘Life’ and ‘Closer To An Animal’ instantly: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads

“I tried desperately to have at least one positive, uplifting song on this album and maybe this is it. I always struggle writing positive lyrics, that’s the thing. We’ve been called "happy metal” many times because of the melodies and so on, but lyrics are usually something that do not walk the sunny side of the road. They contrast the music. ‘Life’ anyway, is telling people to find good things in life, find the things hurting and causing harm and replacing them with positive things with help of friends. Go out and be together with people, share experiences, live. I know it’s a dumb thing to say, but life is better alive,“ commented Tony Kakko.

More on »The Ninth Hour«:
‘Closer To An Animal’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EN1D5SFw2ZE
Album Trailer Pt. I: https://youtu.be/Zdvpl9e8aSY
Album Trailer Pt. II: https://youtu.be/J86djkXv4As
Album Trailer Pt. III: https://youtu.be/ciTYPzu2vnE

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognisable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.

»The Ninth Hour« - Tracklisting:

  1. Closer To An Animal
  2. Life
  3. Fairytale
  4. We Are What We Are
  5. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
  6. Among The Shooting Stars
  7. Rise A Night
  8. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
  9. Candle Lawns
  10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II - "By The Grace Of The Ocean”
  11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

Catch SONATA ARCTICA on tour!

w/ TWILIGHT FORCE
07.10. N Trondheim - Byscenen SOLD OUT
08.10. S Borlänge - Liljan
09.10. S Huskvarna - Folkets Park
11.10. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12.10. D Hamburg - Markthalle
13.10. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
14.10. NL Tilburg - 013 SOLD OUT
15.10. UK London - o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10. F Paris - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
18.10. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
19.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
20.10. I Milan - Alcatraz
21.10. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
22.10. D Bochum - Zeche

w/ LEAVES’ EYES, OMNIUM GATHERUM
06.11. USA Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
07.11. USA Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
08.11. USA Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
09.11. USA Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
11.11. USA Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
12.11. USA Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
13.11. CDN Montreal, QC - Club Soda
14.11. CDN Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
16.11. CDN Kitchener, ON - Dallas
17.11. USA Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
18.11. USA Westland, MI - Token Lounge
19.11. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
21.11. USA Milwaukee, WI - Rave
22.11. USA Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
24.11. CDN Regina, SK - The Exchange
25.11. CDN Calgary, AB - Dickens
26.11. CDN Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
28.11. CDN Vancouver, BC - The Venue
29.11. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
30.11. USA Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
02.12. USA San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
03.12. USA San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
04.12. USA Anaheim, CA - The Grove
05.12. USA Tempe, AZ - Club Red
06.12. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
08.12. USA Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
09.12. USA Lawrence, KS - Granada
10.12. USA Dallas, TX - Trees
11.12. USA McAllen, TX - Cine El Rey
13.12. USA San Antonio, TX - Alamo Music Hall
14.12. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar
16.12 USA Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
17.12. USA Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

18.01. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
19.01. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
20.01. FIN Oulu - Terminaaliareena
27.01. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
28.01. FIN Turku - Apollo
03.02. FIN Kouvola - House Of Rock
04.02. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi
21.02. CZ Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
06.04. D Leipzig - Hellraiser


More info:
www.sonataarctica.info
www.facebook.com/sonataarctica
www.nuclearblast.de/sonataarctica