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Formed: 1996
From: Kemi, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Sonata Arctica news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Wacken Open Air 2013 Live Stream Details Revealed

The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.

According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:

Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)

Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage

Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)

Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage

In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:

Trivium
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple
Doro More...

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Sonata Arctica Posts More Tour Footage

Sonata Arctica has posted more footage online from the band's time one the road supporting new album "Stones Grow Her Name" (reviewed here).

Check out this latest road report clip from Colombia below. The band also comments:

"Hola Colombia! Arrival day and night in Bogota plus Sonata's first ever show in beautiful Colombia. Medellín!

"Coming up next week: Colombia part II -Cali followed by Bogota, and as soon as possible: Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, UK, and Summer Festivals! Brought to you by Kakkoslaatu Productions."

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Sonata Arctica Posts Mexico Tour Footage

After posting video tour recaps from the Japanese and Russian stops of the "Stones Grow Her Name" tour, Sonata Arctica has now uploaded another clip, this time from Mexico City.

Check out the latest in the band's series of tour video diaries through the YouTube clip below, or read our review of the "Stones Grow Her Name" album right here.

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Sonata Arctica Posts Japanese Tour Footage

Sonata Arctica has continued to post more tour footage from the "Stones Grow Her Name" tour, in support of the new album of the same name (reviewed here).

Check out this latest footage from Japan in the player below. You can also check out the previous video clip from Russia over at this location.

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Sonata Arctica Posts Russian Tour Footage

Sonata Arctica has posted more footage online from the band's time on the road supporting latest album "Stones Grow Her Name" (reviewed here).

Check out the clip below, and the band also comments: "Stones Grow Her Name tour adventures just keep on pouring in! Here we go with Moscow and St. Petersburg!"

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Sonata Arctica Posts Tour Video

Finnish act Sonata Arctica has posted a new tour video online titled "Hello again, Cleveland!" Check out the video below.

Sonata Arctica has been touring in support of latest full-length album "Stones Grow Her Name" (reviewed here). You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for the track "Shitload of Money" at this location.

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Sonata Arctica Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online, conducted by metal-trails.com, with Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica.

Check out the clip below, in which Tony talks about the "Stones Grow Her Name" tour, the key motives of his songwriting, arrangement variations live on stage, and the band's next album. Sonata Arctica has been performing in support of latest album "Stones Grow Her Name" (reviewed here).

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Sonata Arctica Posts New Music Video

Finnish act Sonata Arctica posted a new music video online for the song "Shitload of Money."

The song appears on the band's latest album "Stones Grow Her Name," which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records (see Metal Underground.com's review of the album at this location).

Check out the video here:

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2012 , Day 2

And then it was Saturday! Day two of Tuska again started a bit earlier then the hungover and tired festival goers may have wished but the drowsy vibes quickly vanished (though not the rain clouds) as the day started on a much folkier note. Tuska Day Two promised another heavy day of good music, good people and the summer vibe that has Finns and Non Finn's coming from all over to partake in the festivities.

First up today was Estonian folk metallers Metsätöll! I have been excited to see these guys for years now and it was with bated breath that I entered the photo pit this morning! And here I will be a bit blasphemous and state that Lauri (Varulven) Õunapuu is quite simply a god of folk instruments. Throughout the set he seamlessly switched from bagpipes, to flutes, and numerous stringed Estonian folk instruments. Each one was expertly played and gave the performance a mysterious lovely quality. The Estonian language is quite obviously similar to Finnish, and in fact singer Markus "Rabapagan" Teeäär wows the predominantly Finnish crowd (and presumably wins their hearts) by speaking to them in Finnish. It needs to be said: his accent is much better than mine. Metsätöll is one of those folk metal bands that clearly love what they do, and though the music is fun and foly as ever, there is a lovely mysterious undertone that lends one’s mind to thinking thoughts of dark forests and legends of old. More...

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Sonata Arctica Streaming New Album Online

"Stones Grow Her Name" (reviewed here), the seventh studio album by Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica, is now available for streaming in its entirety through May 21st. Check out the full album stream at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
2. Shitload Of Money
3. Losing My Insanity
4. Somewhere Close To You
5. I Have A Right
6. Alone In Heaven
7. The Day
8. Cinderblox
9. Don't Be Mean
10. Wildfire II: One With The Mountain
11. Wildfire III: Wildfire Town Population 0

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Sonata Arctica Posts "Making Of" Pt. III

Sonata Arctica has posted the third "making-of" video in a series on the band's recording of the forthcoming LP "Stones Grow Her Name." The album is due out on May 18, 2012 (EU) and May 22, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. If you missed the previous parts, head over to this location and this location.

Check out part three here:

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Sonata Arctica Posts New Music Video

Finnish symphonic progressive metal act Sonata Arctica has posted a new music video for the track "I Have A Right." The song is the first single from the band's new LP "Stones Grow Her Name," which is due out on May 18, 2012 (EU) and May 22, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "I Have A Right" here:

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Sonata Arctica Posts More "Making-Of" Footage

Sonata Arctica has posted the second "making-of" video online for the new album "Stones Grow Her Name," which is due out on May 18th (EU) and May 22 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out this second video clip below, or you can also find the previously posted first video at this location.

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Sonata Arctica Posts "Making Of" Pt. I For New LP

Finnish symphonic/progressive metal band Sonata Arctica posted part one of a "making of" video series for the band's new album "Stones Grow Her Name." The album is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. Recently, singer Tony Kakko revealed that the band will be incorporating new elements into the sound.

Check out the video here:

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Sonata Arctica Posts "Stones Grow Her Name" Teaser

Finnish symphonic/progressive metal band Sonata Arctica posted a teaser video for the band's new album "Stones Grow Her Name." The album is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. Recently, singer Tony Kakko revealed that the band will be incorporating new elements into the sound.

Check out the teaser here:

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Sonata Arctica Announces New Album Details

Finnish symphonic/progressive metal band Sonata Arctica announced that the band's new album will be entitled "Stones Grow Her Name." The album is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the artwork and track listing below.

Vocalist Tony Kakko had the following comments:

Our newest adventure is only a final touch short of being ready. The recordings went extremely well and the mixing is in schedule. Have to say I am enjoying myself greatly. I've had a very hard and work filled two year period writing the songs while touring extensively with our previous album, The Days of Grays. But it has all been worth it! Yet again we are introducing new things to keep the music alive and interesting. New elements, styles and new moods, talented quest artists and ideas for the enjoyment of the loyal friends of our music. Can't wait for you to get your hands and ears on Stones Grow Her Name! Hope to see you all again on tour! Be well!

The track list for "Stones Grow Her Name" is a follows:

1. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
2. Shitload of Money
3. Losing My Insanity
4. Somewhere Close To You
5. I Have A Right
6. Alone In Heaven
7. The Day
8. Cinderblox
9. Don't Be Mean
10. Wildfire II
11. Wildfire III More...

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Sonata Arctica DVD Hits The Charts

Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica have hit the official Finnish DVD charts at #1 with their latest effort "Live In Finland." Henrik Klingenberg commented:

"Once again our fans came through and ripped the DVD off the shelves, resulting in the no.1 position on the Finnish DVD charts ! We're very happy about this and send out our sincere thanks to all of you. It's always very inspiring to get these kind of news, especially now when we're working our asses off in the studio with our next album which will be out this spring."

“Live In Finland” shows a full gig played on the 15th of April 2011 in Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The enclosed bonus CD features eight audio recordings of the open-air concert to put the final touches on the release. You can pick up your copy here.

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Sonata Arctica Issues Album Update

Tony Kakko of Finnish act Sonata Arctica has checked in with the following brief update about progress on the band's upcoming new album and follow-up to "The Days of Grays:"

"Hi ya all! Greetings from a photoshoot! The next studio album is in making and already it was a high time to take care of the visual side. Time flies...can't wait to get this baby out! Cheers!"

The band recently stated in an interview that the new album will differ in sound from "The Days of Grays," with excerpts from the interview available here.

Sonata Arctica will also be releasing the "Live in Finland" DVD on November 15th, 2011. You can check out a teaser trailer at this location.

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New Sonata Arctica LP To Be "A Bit Different"

Sonata Arctica keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg was recently interviewed by Rock Overdose (Greece), in which he revealed some information on the direction of the next Sonata Arctica Release. The following Q&A represents an excerpt from that interview:

Q: So you are in the studio right now?

A: "We're going into the studio next month. We have one week of rehearsals left. We pretty much know the songs already."

Q: I suppose you know the direction of the album. Will it be similar to the previous one?

A: "No. I think this one will be a bit different from anything we've done before. It's not going to be so progressive as the two last ones were. That's for sure. Also I think this one will be more hard rock than our other works. It's hard to tell. I know how it will sound but it's hard to describe it."

Q: So it will not be so metal like the previous releases. It will be more hard rock?

A: "Well yeah. Of course it's going to be metal. It's not going to be like BON JOVI or something like that."

Q: Will you use symphonic elements?

A: "Well, probably not. We tried that on the previous album and it worked really well but the sound for this album doesn't really need symphonic elements."

Q: When are you planning to release the new album?

A: "Well it should be out before the summer of 2012. Somewhere around April or May."

Read the full article at this location.

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Sonata Arctica Posts Time Lapse Preview Video

Finnish symphonic metal band Sonata Arctica posted a new time lapse trailer video for the upcoming 2-CD, 2-DVD set "Live in Finland." The package is due for release on November 11th (Europe) and November 15th, 2011 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. The Artwork and track listing for "Live in Finland" are both available at this location.

Check out the video here:

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