Karjurock & John Smith festival confirmed for 2017 !

Sonata Arctica will play at Karjurock, Uusikaupunki, Finland on 14.7.2017 and on The John Smith Festival, Laukaa, Finland on 22.7.2017, See you at the shows !!

Lankafest confirmed for 2017 !!

Sonata Arctica will perform @ Lankafest, Puolanka, Finland on the 1st of July, 2017. See you there !!

Czad Festival confirmed for 2017 !

Sonata Arctica will perform at the Czad Festival in Straszecin, Poland (23-27.8.2017)
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Kuopio RockCock confirmed for 2017 !!

Sonata Arctica wil perform at the RockCock festival in Kuopio, Finland on the 29th of July, 2017. See you there !! www.kuopiorock.fi

The new webshop is open for business !!

After a few days of transfer, we have now opened the new official webshop, check it out !!


Ilosaarirock, Joensuu confirmed for 2017 !!

Sonata Arctica will perform @Ilosaarirock, Joensuu, Finland on the 16th of July, 2017. See you there !!


Show in Bogota, Colombia added to the Latin-American Tour !!

A show on May 25th in Bogota, Colombia @ Revolution Bar has been added to the Latin-American Tour 2017 !

The Official webshop is being renewed !!

As some of you may have noticed the official webshop is down at the moment. We will open our renewed webshop next week.

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More shows in Brazil added to the Latin-American Tour 2017

Sonata Arctica added the following shows in Brazil to the Latin-American Tour itinenary:

16.5. Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Gran Finos
17.5. Juiz de Fora, Brazil - Cultural Bar
18.5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador

See you at the shows !

First shows for Latin-American Tour 2017 announced

Sonata Arctica will once again tour in Latin-America in 2017 in May & June, here are the first confirmed shows:

4.5. Rosario, Argentina-Teatro Vorterix
5.5. Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Vorterix
7.5 Santiago, Chile - Teatro Cariola (this show will be filmed !!)
9.5.Porto Alegre, Brazil - Teatro Amrigs
10.5. Curitiba, Brazil - Music Hall
12.5. Recife, Brazil - Clube Internacional do Recife
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The 9th Hour nominated for Best Metal Album in Finnish Emma-gaala

The latest Sonata Arctica studio album The 9th Hour, has been nominated for an Emma (Finnish Grammy) in the Best Metal Album - Category: www.emmagaala.fi

Tornio date added to Finnish Tour 21.1.2017

Sonata Arctica will play at Teatria, Tornio, Finland on the 21st of January, 2017 as part of their Finnish Tour. www.teatria.com

Sonata Arctica confimed for Pioneerifestivaali, Kouvola

Sonata Arctica will perform @ Pioneerifestivaali, Kouvola, Finland. 14-15.7.2017.

Sonata Arctica confirmed for Summer Breeze 2017

Sonata Actica will play at the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany 16-19.8.2017

Show in Lahti added to the Finnish Tour

Sonata Arctica will play @Katu-Klubi, Lahti on the 2nd of February 2017. Check here for
tickets: www.lippu.fi/katuklubi

Show in Charlotte, NC cancelled

Due to circumstances that the band could not affect, the show in Charlotte, NC is cancelled. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience.

Announcing The 9th Hour World Tour Europe 2017

Sonata Arctica to return to Europe in early 2017!

Finnish melodic metal giants, SONATA ARCTICA, finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. On this tour, the Finns presented their latest record titled »The Ninth Hour« (#2 Finland, #7 Sweden (Rock/Metal), #18 Switzerland, #22 Germany, #43 Austria among (read more)

The show in Borlänge, Sweden, is SOLD OUT !!!

We’re happy to announce that the show @ Liljan in Borlänge, Sweden on October the 8th is SOLD OUT !! Thanks for the support & cheers !!

Music video for 2nd single ‘Life’ released !!

Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the music video for the brand-new song ‘Life’. Watch the clip directed by Ville Juurikkala here:


Pre-order »The Ninth Hour« now: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHour
Pre-order the (read more)

Sonata Arctica release digital single and teaser for ‘Life'

Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases their second single and a teaser to the video clip for the song ‘Life’.
Purchase the digital single here:

Watch a teaser for the upcoming video (to be revealed next week) (read more)

Sonata Arctica to play Wacken Open Air in 2017 !!

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. 3-5.8.2017 , See you there !!

Announcing ‘The 9th Hour World Tour’ - Finland shows in 2017


Lokakuussa uuden ”The Ninth Hour”-albumin julkaiseva iskeytyy Suomen keikkalavoille alkuvuodesta. ”The Ninth Hour” on järjestyksessään yhdeksäs Sonata Arctica -albumi ja levyn on jälleen tuottanut yhtye itse.

Tulevan albumin ensimmäinen single ”Closer To An Animal” julkaistiin äskettäin ja meiningin voi tsekata oheisesta linkistä: (read more)

The show in 013,Tilburg, Netherlands in October is SOLD OUT !!

013, Tilburg on October the 14th, 2016 , is SOLD OUT !! This is already the second show on this tour to sell out. Thanks a lot and a big cheers !!!

The second trailer for the upcoming album ‘The Ninth Hour’ is available now !!

Finnish power metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the second trailer in support of this upcoming record: https://youtu.be/J86djkXv4As

You missed part one? Click here: https://youtu.be/Zdvpl9e8aSY

More on »The Ninth Hour«:
‘Closer To An Animal’ (read more)

Sonata Arctica releases first trailer for the new album !!

»The Ninth Hour« is approaching and Finnish power metal Titans SONATA ARCTICA are ready to celebrate it with you on October 7th. Today, the band releases the first trailer for their upcoming ninth album that you can check out here:

If you missed the first lyric video, you can watch'Closer To An Animal'here:

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First single ‘Closer to an animal’ released, album tracklist revealed !!

After announcing the new album »The Ninth Hour«, due on October 7th, the Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA now presents its first single and lyric video ‘Closer To An Animal’.

“‘Closer to an animal’ was a song that our vocalist Tony sent to the studio somewhere around the middle of the sessions with the words: ‘This will be the album (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces New Album, Cover artwork !

Only two years after the release of »Pariah’s Child« and a massive world tour, the Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA are already back for more – their ninth masterpiece entitled »The Ninth Hour« will see the light of day on October 7th.

Once again, the album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines (read more)

Trondheim Show on 7.10.2016 - SOLD OUT

The show in Trondheim on 7th of October @ Byscenen already sold out within 24 hours!

Some changes to the Trondheim Show on 7.10.2016

As some of you probably already know, the Trondheim Metal Fest is cancelled, you can read more about it here:


Not to worry though, Sonata Arctica will perform in Trondheim on the 7th of October @ Byscenen. The Support act will be Twilight Force

Hell Rock announced !!

Sonata Arctica will perform in Spain this summer: Ciudad Real @ Hell Rock on the
3rd of September. See you there !!