Sonata Arctica release ‘Who Failed The Most’ music video + new album »Talviyö« out now + kick off North American tour!

“»Talviyö« is timeless and never gets boring.”
CRYPTICROCK.COM, Nina Mende – 5 out of 5 points

“»Talviyö« spreads a wonderful kind of magic, that won’t let you go!”
STORMBRINGER.AT, Christian Ulbrich – 4,5 out of 5 points

“A stunning release from SONATA ARCTICA.”
GBHBL.COM, Carl ‘The Disc’ Fisher – 8,5 out of 10 points

Today SONATA ARCTICA herald the start of the cold season as the group releases their 10th studio album »Talviyö« (“Winter Night”), through Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the Finns have launched a brand new music video for ‘Who Failed The Most,’ which was produced by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film CompanyDIMMU BORGIRENSLAVEDIN FLAMES etc.). Watch it over onYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQT292b8E88

Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg states, “The wait is finally over, now all of you will hear what we’ve been working on for the past year or so as we present our latest album »Talviyö.« It was quite an experience getting this album ready for you guys and for the first time ever, we had some outside help from our very own Mikko Tegelman who produced the album. We focused on playing live this time and I think the album really captures how SONATA ARCTICA sounds like today. It will be a blast to go out and perform this new music alongside selected cuts from our catalogue. See you soon and meanwhile we hope you enjoy the album as much as we did making it.

“It’s also time for the second video of »Talviyö.« ‘Who Failed The Most’ is one of the more approachable songs on the album and we worked with Patric Ullaeus once again to create the video. We took advantage of the nice Finnish summer and shot our performance outside for a change, which turned out quite cool. You’ll probably hear this song throughout the »Talviyö World Tour« that’s starting right now in North America and from there we’ll continue to Europe and the rest of the world. Cheers!”

Additionally, the band is about to embark on a North American tour (w/ KAMELOT and BATTLE BEAST among others). The extensive run, which starts in Margate, FL tonight, will be followed by a string of homeland shows as well as a European headline tour with support coming from EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS.

»Talviyö« – Track Listing:

01. Message From The Sun
02. Whirlwind
03. Cold
04. Storm The Armada
05. The Last Of The Lambs
06. Who Failed The Most
07. Ismo’s Got Good Reactors
08. Demon’s Cage
09. A Little Less Understanding
10. The Raven Still Flies
11. The Garden

»Talviyö« was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in Studio57. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time,” says keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg. The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled bySvante Forsbäck (Chartmakers Mastering).

SONATA ARCTICA North American Tour:

w/ BATTLE BEAST
06.09. USA Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
07.09. USA Orlando, FL – The Abbey
08.09. USA Charlotte, NC – The Underground

»The Shadow Tour – North America 2019«
w/ KAMELOT, BATTLE BEAST
10.09. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11.09. USA Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
13.09. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
14.09. USA New York, NY – Terminal 5
15.09. CDN Montréal, QC – Club Soda
16.09. CDN Québec City, QC – Impérial Bell
18.09. CDN Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
19.09. USA Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
20.09. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
21.09. USA Chicago, IL – Patio Theater
23.09. USA St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
24.09. USA Kansas City, MO – The Truman
25.09. USA Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
26.09. USA Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
28.09. CDN Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
29.09. CDN Calgary, AB – Marquee
01.10. CDN Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
02.10. USA Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
04.10. USA San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
05.10. USA Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
06.10. USA Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
08.10. USA Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
09.10. USA St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11.10. USA Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12.10. USA Tampa Bay, FL – Jannus Live

w/ BATTLE BEAST
13.10. USA Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
14.10. USA Charleston, SC – Music Farm
16.10. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
17.10. USA Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
18.10. USA Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

4 Finnish shows added to the The Raven Still Flies Over Europe Tour itinenary

Sonata Arctica will perform 4 shows in Finland as part of their The Raven Still Flies Over Europe -tour. 

Tickets go on sale: Monday 19th of August at 0900 Finnish Time.

🇫🇮 Nov 06 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
Tickets: 
– Tiketti http://bit.ly/31CgSRx
– Lippu.fi http://bit.ly/33I4mC6
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1192365670945629/?ti=icl

🇫🇮 Nov 07 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Z7kFVf
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/539453866595640/?ti=icl

🇫🇮 Nov 08 Peurunka Areena, Laukaa, Finland
Tickets: 
– Tiketti http://bit.ly/305lsYg
– Peurunka www.peurunka.fi
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/221241942126262/?ti=icl

🇫🇮 Nov 09 Rauhalahti, Kuopio, Finland
Tickets: http://bit.ly/301WtoK
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/373419070250530/?ti=icl

These will be the only Finnish shows in the fall of 2019!

The Raven Still Flies Over Europe – tour announced for November/December 2019

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks. 

Today, the band proudly announce their “The Raven still flies over Europe” tour, that is going to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the tour, SONATA ARCTICA will be accompanied by EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS.

🇸🇪 Nov 11 Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2LdS3aE
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2311887735794364/

🇳🇴 Nov 12 Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Ju00F6
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/689836861438561/

🇳🇴 Nov 13 Byscenen, Trondheim, Norway
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/482022995866794/

🇸🇪 Nov 15 Folkets Park, Trollhättan, Sweden
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2XZwHEI
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/708647092909045/

🇩🇰 Nov 16 Train, Aarhus, Denmark
Tickets: http://bit.ly/32fDetk
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2579863492032348/

🇩🇪 Nov 17 Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/32jHh82
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/490606788356458/

🇩🇪 Nov 18 MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YLZ59v
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/335661073655703/

🇩🇪 Nov 19 Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xFDuUp
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/533438927193704/

🇸🇰 Nov 21 Rates Arena, Zvolen, Slovakia
Tickets: http://bit.ly/30qx87B

🇷🇴 Nov 22 Form Space, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xI9xmB
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2781040651910971/

🇧🇬 Nov 23 Music Jam Club, Sofia, Bulgaria
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2S4ztlI
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320054528946360/

🇭🇺 Nov 25 Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xDLQM7
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2501456113283504/

🇦🇹 Nov 26 ((Szene)), Vienna, Austria
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2G5zEs8
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/326571068232729/

🇨🇭 Nov 27 Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YQu0Si
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/832837710488232/

🇮🇹 Nov 29 Hall, Padova, Italy
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2JuS0Fn
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497095051063772/

🇮🇹 Nov 30 Live Club, Milan, Italy
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2NNBGUk
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2357200301194741/

🇫🇷 Dec 01 Le Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/32m0Uwj
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2418123948256525/

🇫🇷 Dec 02 La machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2XDAnXF
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2500974406613514/

🇪🇸 Dec 04 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2G8dkhH
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159785730873126/

🇪🇸 Dec 05 Salamandra, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YUZuGE
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2138365062957131/

🇫🇷 Dec 06 Cc John Lennon, Limoge, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YtqV9u

🇧🇪 Dec 07 Cultuurhuis De Leest, Izegem, Belgium
Tickets: http://bit.ly/30sKu3q
Event info:

🇫🇷 Dec 08 Chez Paulette, Pagney, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2LJqGVn
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/562727797464996/

🇬🇧 Dec 11 The Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YMaMgm
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087550948012952/

🇳🇱 Dec 12 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2G8aER9
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2374832326121749/

🇩🇪 Dec 13 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2S70zJ8

🇩🇪 Dec 14 Matrix, Bochum, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2S7Jw9L
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/367876630554171/?ti=icl

The pre-order for tickets will start on July 11th on Eventim and on all other ticket seller pages on July 13th.

New Album announced, first single released

Sonata Arctica announce new studio album “Talviyö”, out September 6th and release new single and lyric video “A Little Less Understanding” today.
On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks.

“We were talking about having an album cover made from a photo and luckily managed to find this award winning photographer Onni Wiljami who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown and his pictures were just perfect for this album”, explains keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.“The idea was to create an album that is musically in line with at least the previous two albums”, says vocalist Tony Kakko and adds: “I am very happy with the songs and the general mood of the album. Some career highlights there, I feel.”“We recorded a bunch of kick ass songs and tried some new stuff as well. I’m really proud of how we managed to record the band sounding more live, playing together instead of just tracking everything one by one”, states Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.

SONATA ARCTICA released their first single called ‘A Little Less Understanding’, along with a lyric video.
Watch it here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiM94N3FnQA

“The song is lyrically somewhat a follow up for ”I Have A Right” and talks about the difficulty of making the right choices with the upbringing of a new human being”, explains Tony Kakko.

Get the song digitally here: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaALLU 
Listen in NB New Releases playlist:http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / 
http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

»Talviyö« was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in ‘Studio57’. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time”, says Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for ‘Chartmakers’.

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

New Webshop coming soon!

Good news people! We are launching a new webshop very soon! And by ”we” we are talking about Sonata Arctica the band!We are actually going to be the ones overseeing all aspects of the new shop!This is a very exciting time for us and we are happy to tell you that things are going so well that we are designing exclusive merchandise for the upcoming albums’ pre-order campaign!So use this link to register at the new shop and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s open!

shop.sonataarctica.info