Release of re-recorded »Ecliptica« 15th anniversary edition

While currently on yet another successful World Tour, this time to support their latest studio-album »Pariah’s Child«, Finnish Melodic 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 (read more)

Helsinki show added to the Finnish Pariah’s Child Tour

A show in Helsinki @ The Circus on December 4th has been added to
the Finnish Tour. Get your tickets here:

http://www.lippupalvelu.fi/event/139673?brand=fi_circus

Finnish shows in December

Three new shows in Finland have been added to the tour list:

Dec 3rd: Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Dec 5th: Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
Dec 6th: Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

Check the tour list for all upcoming and confirmed shows.

Vote results for Kivenlahti Rock (Espoo, June 7th)

A while ago see newspost fans were asked to vote for their 10 favorite Sonata Arctica songs that the band would play at Kivenlahti Rock. See the results here http://www.kivenlahtirock.com/14/sonata-arctica/

Thank you, my friends!

Yay! I am older again!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, mails and videos! :)

Hugs & Love,
~Tony

Fans to vote for setlist at Kivenlahti Rock (Espoo, Finland, June 7th)

Sonata Arctica will play a setlist ‘as requested by fans’ at Kivenlahti Rock Festival (Espoo, June 7th).

Which songs would you like to hear? Find a list of songs at this link and vote for your 10 favorites among them. Enter your name (“nimi”), e-mail address (“sähköposti”) and click “send” (“lähetä”) to vote.

(read more)

Ruisrock [FIN] confirmed!

Sonata Arctica will play at Ruisrock (Turku, Finland) on July 4th, 2014. For more information check the festival’s website: http://www.ruisrock.fi

Porisphere [FIN] - August 8th, 2014

Another festival show has been confirmed for Sonata Arctica. The band is going to play at Porisphere festival in Pori, Finland on August 8th. For more information and tickets check http://www.porispere.fi/

Show in Puerto Rico confirmed

Sonata Arctica are going to play at Bahia Urbana, Pier 8, Old San Juan in Puerto Rico on October 17th, 2014.

Mustakari in Memories XV [FIN]

Another festival appearance has been confirmed: Mustakari in Memories XV on June 28th. Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/MustakariInMemories

»Pariah’s Child« enters charts worldwide & release new video “Love”

SONATA ARCTICA’s new studio album »Pariah’s Child« entered the charts worldwide.
Among other, the album made it to #1 in their Finnish home country again!

Finland: #1
Switzerland:#13
Czech Rep.: #16

Austria: #30

Germany: #31
Netherlands: #52
Spain: #78
UK: #127

Henrik Klingenberg commented: “Somehow it never gets old to get your album to be #1. We’re of course very (read more)

ParkFest, Tornio [FIN] announced!

Sonata Arctica will play at ParkFest in Tornio on July 5th. For more information, check the festival’s website: www.theparkfest.com

»Pariah’s Child« out now; stream online!

If you wanna take a listen; you can stream »Pariah’s Child« online here:

http://smarturl.it/PariahsChildStream

The international media speaks as one, praising the eighth output of the Finnish quintet:

“Pariah’s Child« is the album, SONATA ARCTICA-fans have been waiting for, for ten years.”
METAL HAMMER (D), Enrico Ahlig

“Old school SONATA is back! A great album, showing the band is (read more)

Kivenlahti Rock 2014 confirmed - headliner show!

Sonata Arctica are going to be the headliner at Kivenlahti Rock on Saturday, June 7th 2014 in Espoo, Finland.

Check out the festival’s website for more information www.kivenlahtirock.com/14/

SONATA ARCTICA – reveal second track-by-track video for »Pariah’s Child«!

Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA recently put out the first track-by-track video for their upcoming new album »Pariah’s Child«. Now the second part of this insight is available to watch on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

In this episode the entire band gives a look behind songs numbers six to ten of »Pariah’s Child«, that will be out on March 28, 2014 (read more)

SONATA ARCTICA – launch first track-by-track video for »Pariah’s Child«!

After previously releasing ‘Cloud Factory’, the second single of their upcoming new album »Pariah’s Child«, Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA now launch the first track-by-track video.
In this episode the whole band gives an insight on creation of the first five tracks of »Pariah’s Child«, that will be out on March 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

The video is (read more)

Support for European Tour: Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat will be the official opener band for the European gigs of the Pariah’s Child tour 2014 of SONATA ARCTICA.

Italian crazy bunch of musicians formed in 2002, Trick or Treat is composed by Alessandro Conti (also the singer of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody), Luca Cabri (guitar), Guido Benedetti (guitar), Leone Villani Conti (bass),Luca Setti (drums). The band has released 3 albums, (read more)

Second Single called ‘Cloud Factory’ out of »Pariah’s Child« - out now!

Today, Finnish Power Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA release their second single, called ‘Cloud Factory’, out of their upcoming new longplayer »Pariah’s Child« that will be out on March 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Enjoy ‘Cloud Factory’ as a lyric video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO5FPHFI6sI

Order ‘Cloud Factory’ here:

NB MP3 (read more)

Sotkamon Syke (FI) festival show confirmed - July 19th, 2014.

Sonata Arctica are going to play at Sotkamon Syke on July 19th. Check out the festival’s website for more information: https://sotkamon-syke.squarespace.com

SOUTH PARK Festival Tampere (FI) confirmed!

SONATA ARCTICA are going to play at Radio City’s SOUTH PARK festival in Tampere on June 6th. For more information check www.southparktampere.fi.

Fifth studio trailer of »Pariah’s Child« - featuring Tony Kakko

Finnish Power Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has now put out the fifth album trailer of their upcoming release »Pariah’s Child« that will be out on March 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out the video trailer at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVTaMLs0zc

Furthermore, SONATA ARCTICA will release the second digital single from »Pariah’s Child« called ‘Cloud (read more)

‘The Wolves Die Young’ video clip released

With the release of their new record »Pariah’s Child« coming up, Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA have now put out the official music video on the track ‘The Wolves Die Young’.
The video is available to watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGp0kms-GEk

Commented frontman Tony Kakko:

“‘The Wolves Die Young’ was pretty much born to be a single. (read more)

4th studio trailer of »Pariah’s Child« released

On March, 28th the new SONATA ARCTICA album »Pariah’s Child« will be released.
It is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow up to their successful »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Today SONATA ARCTICA release their 4th studio trailer, featuring Henrik Klingenberg.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/fUa01uAyNTg

New single `The wolves die young´ out now

Finnish Melodic Metal Heroes SONATA ARCTICA just released the single The wolves die young from their highly anticipated eighth full-length album »Pariah’s Child« today. The single will be available digitally and on CD.

Order the single here: http://bit.ly/1k35KED

Or via iTunes here: http://georiot.co/SonataArcticaWolves

New single `The wolves die young´ to be released this Friday/third studio trailer of »Pariah’s Child« released

Finnish Melodic Metal Heroes SONATA ARCTICA will release the track `The wolves die young from their highly anticipated eighth full-length album »Pariah’s Child« on February 07, 2014.

The single will be available digitally and on CD.

Pre-Order the single here: http://bit.ly/1k35KED
Or via iTunes here: (read more)

VIP Tickets for North American shows

Check the links below to get VIP Tickets from Enterthevault.com for Sonata Arctica‘s North American tour in September/October 2014. Use the drop-down menu on the website to choose between general admission and VIP ticket.

03.09.2014 - USA - Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
04.09.2014 - USA - Stage 48, NYC, NY
05.09.2014 - USA - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
06.09.2014 - USA - Palladium, Worcester, (read more)

Tour in Russia/Ukraine/Belarus in November!

Sonata Arctica is coming back to Russia this November during their Pariah’s Child World Tour. In addition to that they will also visit the Ukraine and Belarus for the first time. Check out the tour dates below!

02.11.2014 - Volta, Moscow, Russia
03.11.2014 - Premio Centre, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
05.11.2014 - Bingo, Kiev, Ukraine
06.11.2014 - Re:public, Minsk, Belarus
08.11.2014 - Avrora, (read more)

Pre-order “Pariah’s Child” now from official webshop!

Sonata Arctica’s upcoming album “PARIAH’S CHILD” is available for pre-order from their official webshop! Shipping worldwide!

Check out the different pre-order bundles (CD (digipak) + Shirt, CD (digipak) + Ziphood or CD (digipak) + Patch) here: http://shop.sonataarctica.info!

Tracklist of “Pariah’s Child” released

On March, 28th the new SONATA ARCTICA album »Pariah’s Child« will be released. It is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow up to their successful »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Today SONATA ARCTICA release the tracklist of »Pariah’s Child«:

  1. The Wolves Die Young
  2. Running Lights
  3. Take One Breath
  4. Cloud Factory
  5. Blood
  6. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
  7. Half A Marathon man
  8. X Marks The Spot
  9. Love
  10. Larger Than (read more)

North American Tour 2014!

Sonata Arctica will return to North America supporting their upcoming album “Pariah’s Child” in September/October 2014.

See the tour dates below:

03.09.2014 - USA - Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
04.09.2014 - USA - Stage 48, NYC, NY
05.09.2014 - USA - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
06.09.2014 - USA - Palladium, Worcester, MA
08.09.2014 - CAN - Club Soda, Montréal, QC
09.09.2014 - CAN - Impérial (read more)