Unia documentary / Oulu music video festival

Dokumentti Sonata Arctican levynteosta “Lauluja Pohjoisesta tai muuta sellaista” saa ensi-iltansa Oulun Musiikkivideofestivaaleilla perjantaina 7.9. klo 19. Esityspaikka on NUKU, Hallituskatu 7. Toinen näytös on lauantaina 8.9. klo 17. liput maksavat 4 . Elokuvan pituus on 28 minuuttia.
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Official statement concerning Jani

As many already know, our guitarist Jani Liimatainen has been absent from the line-up this spring and summer.

The reason was his messing around with his compulsory military/civil/prison duty, or rather,
complete failure to take care of it.

This matter, and everything that goes with it, caused a split between Jani and the other band members.
This split was impossible to mend without Jani’s help (read more)

Gold for Unia as well!

Even more gold news. Less than 2 months after its release, Sonata Arctica’s new album “Unia” reached Gold status in Finland as well now. That was the fastest Gold award they’ve achieved so far and now the band has 7 Gold records in total.

Gold for Ecliptica

Right after the best of compilation “The Collection” now Sonata Arctica’s debut album “Ecliptica” has also sold gold in Finland. More than 20,000 copies were sold since the release of the album as the gold record limit was higher back then. With this album the band has 6 gold records now.

The Collection sells gold

Sonata Arctica’s best of compilation “The Collection” (2006) recently has archieved Gold status in Finland.

New pictures from Sauna Open Air

A couple of pictures from Sauna Open Air (09.06.) taken by Ane Orue-Etxebarria have been added to the picture gallery.

You can find them here.

European tour 2007 - gig added

Another gig has been added to the schedule of the European tour in November.

26.11.2007 - Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)

Unia charts positions

Here’s a few more Unia charts positions after the first week of its release:

Unia hits #1 on Finnish album charts

One week after its release Sonata Arctica’s new album ‘Unia’ hit #1 on the official Finnish album charts. This is the first time ever one of their albums directly hit the pole position after the first week.

Message from Tony

Iso, lämmin kiitos kaikille teille syntymäpäiväni muistaneille!
Aurinkoista päivää toivotellen,
~Tony


Big, heartfelt thank you to all you who remembered me on my birthday!
I wish you a sunny day,
~Tony

Unia previews

Here you can listen to some previews of the upcoming album and watch the ‘Paid in full’ video as well.
Just follow this link.

New Finnish tour diary

A new tour diary about the 4 Finnish gigs can be found here.

Paid in Full hits pole position

Sonata Arctica’s new single ‘Paid in Full’ went straight to #1 on the official Finnish single charts one week after its release.

New live pictures

Some new live pictures from Sonata Arctica’s tour in Finland have been added to the gallery. Check out the pictures from the gigs in Oulu and Tampere.

Paid in Full - Video

Now the video is also available for download in our video section.
The single “Paid in Full” of the upcoming album “Unia” was released in Europe today via Nuclear Blast.

Unia - Promo pictures

Now a couple of new promotional pictures for the new album “Unia” can be found in our picture gallery.

To all media/press people: if you need bigger versions of these pictures for your work, feel free to contact the webmaster.

Merchandise Info (Finnish shows)

Tulevilla Suomenkeikoilla on paitamyyntiä
Maksutavat: käteinen
(näin nopeutat sekä itsesi että muiden kaupantekoa) ja pankkikortti.
Pankin kuluista johtuen lisäveloitus 1 Euro pankkikortilla ostaessa.
HUOM!! VISA ELECTRON tai LUOTTOKORTTI EIVÄT KÄY.

Update: Promo trip diary - Europe

Check out the promo trip diary which now also includes entries about the promo trip in Europe

Tour update Japan

Two more dates for the Japanese tour in July have been added. For more information see the
tour section here.

Promo trip diary (NYC)

A new diary of the promo trip to New York City is online. A couple of pictures will be added later.

Tour in Japan

Sonata Arctica will do a short tour in Japan this July. Two dates (July 21st & 22nd @ Shibuya-AX, Tokyo) have already been confirmed and more will follow.
Check the tour list for more information about upcoming live shows.

Paid in Full - Videoshooting

Sonata Arctica have just finished shooting the video of their upcoming single “Paid in full”. Click here to read the diary and see a couple of pictures from the video shooting.

“Unia” on presale

Now you can also pre-order “Unia” from the Official Sonata Arctica Webshop. There will be an “exclusive” Webshop-version of “Unia” which includes the album (Digi-pak version + Bonustrack) and a T-shirt.

Note: this package is only available through the Sonata Arctica Webshop!

Click here for more information!

New information about Unia

Finally we can reveal what you’ve all been waiting for. Below you can find the tracklists, release dates (Europe) and artworks of both Sonata Arctica’s new studio album “Unia” and the single “Paid In Full”.

Unia

Tracklist Unia:

  1. In Black And White
  2. Paid In Full
  3. For The Sake Of Revenge
  4. It Won’t Fade
  5. Under Your Tree
  6. Caleb
  7. The Vice
  8. My Dream’s But A Drop Of Fuel For A (read more)

Himos Festival confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Himos Festival in Jämsä (Finland) this year. The exact date will be announced later. Check the tour dates for latest updates and more information.