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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.
Raismesfest has announced two new bands, Wild West and The Old Dead Tree.
It seems that Saturday (Sept. 10) will be more power metal oriented and Sunday (Sept. 11) is going to be slighty doom/gothic oriented:
Sept. 10 Sonata Arctica, Edenbridge, Manigance, Wild West
Sept. 11 Anathema, Dead Soul Tribe, Anyone's Daughter, the Old Dead Tree
Swedish power metal band Dragonland are finally confirmed for the first festival in 2005. On July 24th 2005 they burn the stage on the Thirteenth Day Festival in The Academy, Birmingham, UK. First confirmed bands playing the festival are Sonata Arctica as headliner, Finntroll, Norther, Epica and many more.
The 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival is set to take place April 22-24 in Worcester, MA. As previously announced, this year's festival features stellar headlining acts such as KING DIAMOND, HATEBREED, DANZIG, OBITUARY, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and BEHEMOTH among others.
The following set times have been posted ( subject to change):
Main Stage Friday, April 22:
3:00 - 3:20- Winter Solstice
3:30 - 3:50- Kylesa
4:00 - 4:20- The Esoteric
4:30 - 4:50- Nora
5:00 - 5:20- Since the flood
5:30 - 5:50- Haste The Day
6:00 - 6:20- Premonitions Of War
6:30 - 7:00- All That Remains
7:15 - 7:45- Throwdown
8:00 - 8:30- As I lay dying
9:00 - 10:00- Obituary
10:30 - 11:30- Unearth
12:00 - 1:00- Hatebreed
Second Stage, Friday:
3:10 - 3:30- Ion Disonanance
3:40 - 4:00- Catastrophic
4:10 - 4:30- Scurvy
4:40 - 5:00- T.B.A.
5:10 - 5:30- The Minor Times
5:40 - 6:10- With Honor More...
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Sonata Arctica, Norther, Intense and Season's End are the play Thirteenth Day 2005, a festival that happens at the Birmingham Academy on July 24.
Raismesfest announced that the following bands will be performing for the 8th edition of the festival (September 10 & 11, France):
Dead Soul Tribe
For more information, visit Festival de Raismes.
Sonata Arctica have added new dates to their forthcoming North American tour starting in April. Their itinerary now includes: More...
Reunited Swedish doom legends Candlessmass have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.
The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
Sonata Arctica have confirmed they will be playing two festival dates in Finland this summer. They are as follows:
June 10 - 11 at Sauna Open Air Metal Festival in Tampere
July 17 at Ilosaarirock in Joensuu
This year’s edition of Finland’s Sauna Open Air festival is scheduled to take place from June 9th - 11th in Tampere, Finland (main outdoor concerts in Ratina Stadion Park, indoor concerts in clubs).
Acts scheduled to perform currently include:
Thursday, June 9th - SLAYER, MASTODON, MOKOMA
Friday, June 10th - DIO, TERASBETONI
Other confirmed acts (placement on bill to be confirmed) include: SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED and DREAMTALE.
Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.
Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...
The 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are TRISTANIA, NAGLFAR and SONATA ARCTICA.
A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:
Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing
Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
Nightwish will be touring the US once again in the New Year with Sonata Arctica. Confirmed dates so far:
Apr. 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
Apr. 20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Apr. 21 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Apr. 23 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Apr. 25 New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
May 8 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
May 10 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
For those of you having yet to experience Nightwish, check out the E-card here.
Hilselinko seeks for the most interesting new metal talent in Finland for the Finnish Metal Expo, which is set to take place in Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas on January 28 and 29 of next year. The Finnish Metal Expo gathers consumers, musicians and businesses under the same roof. International Metal Meeting is a professional event for the industry.
Among the bands announced for live shows are the following:
For more info, visit the official FME website.
Nightwish will be returning to the US with Sonata Arctica in tow. The first confirmed date is:
April 25 - New York, NY @ B.B Kings Blues Club
Finnish power metal outfit Sonata Arctica have added more dates to their touring schedule. Check out the dates here.
The following statement regarding Sonata Arctica's cancelled Madrid and Montpellier shows has been posted on the band's official website:
On November 2nd we had a show in Paris, La Locomotive. During the sound check everything was ok, and the day went by as usual, without any worries. When the starting act played, the air ventilation system we did not know about was turned on, blowing REALLY chilled air on the middle of the stage. Tony complained about this from beginning of our show. Sweating under the hot stage lighting and getting a cold air blowing at you for 11/2 hours will get you a flu, 100% sure. Despite the efforts of our own crew, the local people were unable or unwilling to turn this "wind" off. And it was not on during the soundcheck, so... The sold out house saw the first time anyone in Sonata has gone off stage between songs to get a longsleeve, because he's on goosebumps 'cause he's freezing on the stage...indoors... On the following day Tony woke up with no speaking voice...
When we yet one more day later on Nov 4th arrived in Madrid, the situation felt a bit better, but before the soundcheck Tony started feeling he had fever. We tried a song in the soundcheck, but it was obvious we cannot play that night...this was a deep shock for the whole band. A local doctor checked out Tony and gave him something for the fever and his infected throat. The remaining members made a statement on stage about the situation, while Tony was sleeping in the bus.More...
Go to this location to check out pictures of Sonata Arctica live on stage in Hamburg and Bochum (Germany). The band is currently on tour in Europe opening for Nightwish. The complete tour itinerary can be found here.