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)

Dolni Vitkóvice-Open Air (CZ) confirmed

The first summer festival show of 2014 has been confirmed for Sonata Arctica. It will be at Dolni Vitkóvice-Open Air in Ostrava (CZ) on August 2nd, 2014.

SONATA ARCTICA – New Album “Pariah’s Child” comes in March, Cover 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 the beautiful cover artwork for “Pariah’s Child” will be released. Vocalist Tony Kakko explains he thoughts behind the album title (read more)

Latin American Tour 2014 - Updates & Tickets

There are a few updates for the upcoming Latin American Tour as well as ticket links. See below.

05.03.2014 Escena, Monterrey, Mexico
06.03.2014 307 LIVE, Chihuahua, Mexico
07.03.2014 Salon Cuervo, Mexicocity, Mexico [tickets]
09.03.2014 TBA, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
11.03.2014 Centro de Convenciones Scencia, Lima, Peru
13.03.2014 Ecci, Bogota, Colombia [tickets]
15.03.2014 AABB, Brasília, Brazil [ (read more)

European Tour 2014!

Another upcoming tour for Sonata Arctica has been confirmed.

The band will tour through Europe in April/May 2014.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Dec. 14th 2013 at 10:00 am (CET).

10.04.2014 - NL - Effenaar, Eindhoven
11.04.2014 - BE - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bormal-Sur-Ourthe
13.04.2014 - NL - Melkweg, Amsterdam
14.04.2014 - DE - Markthalle, Hamburg
16.04.2014 - DE - Meier Music Hall, Braunschweig
17.04.2014 - DE (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces special shows in Latin-America to celebrate the bands first 15 years as an recording artist

“Next year, it’s been 15 years since we released our debut album Ecliptica back in 1999. To honour this milestone we will play some special shows in Finland and Latin-America. These gigs will be extended shows with songs from the bands entire catalog. We might even throw in a couple of new songs from the (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces 15th anniversary shows in Finland

Sonata Arctica will play some shows in Finland at the beginning of 2014 to celebrate 15 years as a recording artist. The shows will be special extended shows with songs from the bands’ whole recording career. There might even be some new stuff from the upcoming 8th studio album (to be released in April 2014).

15th Anniversary Tour Finland

29.01.2014 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
30.01.2014 - (read more)

Durbuy Rock Festival (Belgium) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Durbuy Rock Festival (B) on April 11th, 2014. For more information check: https://www.facebook.com/durbuyrock/

Radio Rock Cruise 2014 announced

The first gig for 2014:

Sonata Arctica will once again play at the Radio Rock Cruise between Helsinki and Tallinn. The cruise will take place between February 8th and 9th, 2014 and more information - in Finnish - can be found here. Tickets will go on sale on September 23rd.

‘Alone In Heaven’ Videoclip released

SONATA ARCTICA have just published a video clip to their divine track ‘Alone In Heaven’, taken from their most current output »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Click here to watch ‘Alone In Heaven’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1RxUyzSLvs&feature=youtu.be

Commented vocalist and keyboardist Tony Kakko:

“‘Alone In Heaven’ got sparked lyrically after I had suffered few personal losses in (read more)

Sonata Arctica parts ways with bass player, announces replacement

It’s with much sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce that our bass player for the past decade Marko Paasikoski is no longer in the band.
States Marko:

“I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore and it’s time to explore other things. I wish to thank all the fans and my bandmates (read more)

New single: Alone In Heaven - out soon! Pre-order signed edition now!

Sonata Arctica’s new single ALONE IN HEAVEN will be available soon. Get your copy from the Sonata Arctica Webshop. The webshop edition is strictly limited to 500 pcs - signed by the band!

Also available as a digital release on 30th of August 2013.

Tracklist:

  1. Alone In Heaven
  2. Somewhere Close To You (acoustic reprise)

Alone In Heaven