Bang Your Head Confirmed for 2015 !!

Sonata Arctica will perform @ Bang your head in Balingen, Germany on
the 16th of July, 2015. See you there !!

The Sonata Arctica book English edition !!!

Dear Sonata Arctica fans,

Thank you for your patience concerning the English edition of the printed Sonata Arctica book.

To celebrate Sonata Arcticas European Tour 2015 I’m happy to tell you that the printed version of the Sonata Arctica book English edition will be ready in May 2015.

We have a special offer for you: if you purchase the book between the 1st and the 15th of April you will be the first to (read more)

Japan Tour in May

Sonata Arctica will return to Japan in May for a headliner tour and a headliner show at a festival.

May 18 - Hiroshima / Quattro
May 20 - Osaka / Quattro
May 21 - Nagoya / Quattro
May 22 - Tokyo / Quattro
May 23 - Tokyo / Studio Coast / Loud & Metal Attack

More info here.

Sonata Arctica osallistuu Lumilinnan avajaisiin Kemissä / Sonata Arctica to perform at the Snowcastle opening in Kemi

Sonata Arctica esintyy muutaman kappaleen verran Lumilinnan avajaisissa
24.1.2015 Lisätiedot ja liput allaolevasta linkistä:

Sonata Arctica will perform a couple of songs during the opening of the 2015
Snowcastle in Kemi on the 24th of January.More info (in Finnish) at the link above.

Sonata Arctica Emma-ehdokkaana / Sonata Arctica nominated at the Emma Gaala

Sonata Arctica on ehdolla 27.2.2015 järjestettävässä Emma Gaalassa Vuoden metallialbumi-
sekä Vuoden artisti/yhtye (yleisöäänestys) kategorioissa. Käyhän äänestämässä:

Sonata Arctica is nominated once again for at the Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammys) in the Metal Album of the Year and Artist/Band of the year (voted for by the fans) categories.

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Final dates added for the Latin-American part of the Pariah’s Child World Tour 2015 !!

After some changes, adding shows here and there and working hard
to make everything fit:

Here’s the final routing for the Latin-American part of the Pariah’s Child World Tour.
There will be no more dates added for this part. See you all out there !!!

21/02/2015 - Complexo Armazem, Fortaleza (Brasil)
22/02/2015 - International do Recife, Recife (Brasil)
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Sonata Arctica to perform @ Graspop Metal Meeting 2015

We’re very excited to go back to the Graspop Metal Meeting and play for you all
on June 20th, 2015 !!

Sonata Arctica announce Ecliptica over Europe Tour 2015 with special guest Freedom Call

It’s been some months since we released the re-recorded version of our debut album Ecliptica and of course we couldn’t resist the temptation of attempting to play the whole album front to back live. Hence, we’re happy to announce the Ecliptica special shows in Europe. On these shows we’ll perform Ecliptica in it’s entirety as well as assorted hits (read more)

More Latin-American dates announced for 2015

A few shows have been added to the Latin-American Tour in 2015, and there are still more to come.
Keep checking the tour section for the latest updates.

March 15th La Paz, Bolivia
March 17th Bogota, Colombia
March 22nd Mexico City, Mexico

The Sonata Arctica book is now available in English !!!

The Sonata Arctica book now available in english e-book, buy and download:

The Book about Sonata Arctica has just been released in english E-book version.

The Book tells the story about Kemi’s most notable musical export.

With the voice of the band itself and the people close to them Sonata Arctica tells the story about the (read more)

Sonata Arctica kirjan nimmarisessio Helsingissä 4.12.2014

Sonata Arctica signeeraa ainutlaatuista Sonata Arctica -kirjaa torstaina 4.12. kello 15 - 16 Henry’s Pubissa, Simonkatu 3 (vanha linja-autoasema).
Sonata Arctica -kirjat erikoishintaan 25 ja signeeraus mukaan.

Sonata Arctican keikkavuosi huipentuu joulukuussa klubirundiin Suomessa. Helsingissä bändi nähdään The Circuksessa (read more)

Venue change in Santiago, Chile, March 11th, 2015

Appeareantly the Caupolican was double booked for the 11th of March but no worries, we will play at another venue called,
Chimkowe. Check it out below.Cheers !

Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain Confirmed

Sonata Arctica will perform at the Leyendas del Rock festival, August 6th, 2015 !

Sonata Arctica to perform on Baltic Princess, January 15-16, 2015

Sonata Arctica will play two shows on the Baltic Princess cruise ship in January. The shows will take
place on the cruise from Turku to Stockholm and back, leaving from Finland on the 15th of January.

On the way to Stockholm there will be a full show and on the way back the band will play
a shorter acoustic set and host a signing session. Don’t miss this special event (read more)

Sonata Arctica to perform @ Sabaton Open Air Festival in 2015

Sonata Arctica will play @ the Sabaton Open Air festival in Falun, Sweden. The festival will
take place 13-15.8.2015.Check this link for details:

Pariah’s Child World Tour: Latin-American dates announced

Sonata Arctica will bring their successful Pariah’s Child World Tour to Latin-
America in 2015. Here are the first dates, with more to be added soon.

26/02/2015 - Mirage Eventos, Limeira (Brasil)
27/02/2015 - CE Pedro Bortolosso, Osasco (Brasil)
28/02/2015 - Aquarius Rock Bar, São Paulo (Brasil)
01/03/2015 - Music Hall, Belo Horizonte (Brasil)
03/03/2015 - Circo (read more)

Sonata Arctica releases new music video of Genesis cover song

Finnish Melodic Metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA released a re-recorded version of their debut album »Ecliptica«, which originally came out 15 years ago on October 24th entitled »Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition« via Nuclear Blast.

Today the band unveils a special video clip on their cover version of the GENESIS classic ‘I Can’t Dance’, which is available as a bonus (read more)

Sonata Arctica esiintyy Olavinlinnassa 26.7.2015

Melodisen metallin kotimainen tähti Sonata Arctica saapuu Oopperajuhlille kesällä 2015. Kansainvälisesti menestynyt kemiläisyhtye jatkaa Olavinlinnan lavalla nähtyjen metallimusiikin konserttien sarjaa.

Lavalla kuullaan Sonata Arctican suosituimpia teoksia yhtyeen lähes kaksikymmenvuotisen uran varrelta. Keikka tulee olemaan kattaus yhtyeen kovimpia hittejä. Bändi lähettääkin (read more)


Parhaillaan studiossa tulevana keväänä julkaistavaa albumiaan viimeistelevä Nightwish tarjoaa yleisölle ensi kesänä kaksi iso konserttia esiintymällä Joensuun Laulurinteellä 6. kesäkuuta ja Ratinan stadionilla Tampereella 31. heinäkuuta. Joensuussa Nightwishia lämmittelevät Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica sekä Insomnium, Tampereella Children Of Bodom ja Sonata Arctica. (read more)

Sonata Arctica kirja - The Sonata Arctica book

Sonata Arctican kirja on juuri julkaistu suomeksi – englanniksi se
ilmestyy e-kirjana marraskuun aikana!

Kirja kiteyttää Kemin kuuluisimman musiikillisen vientituotteen huiman
matkan maailmalle.

Sonata Arctica kertoo yhtyeen ja sen lähipiirin äänellä kansainvälisen
menestyksen saavuttaneen mutta lööppijulkisuuden tutkan alapuolella
lentävän yhtyeen ihmisistä, muusikoista ja suosiosta. Se (read more)

First shows for 2015 announced !!

The Pariah’s Child World Tour will continue in 2015, starting in Finland. Here are the first dates:

January 14th, Super Park, Oulu, Finland
January 17th, Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
January 29th, Kerubi, Joensuu, Finland

….more shows will be announced shortly, stay tuned !!

Some changes to the Russian part of the Pariah’s Child World Tour

The shows of N. Novgorod and Ekaterinburg are cancelled due to economic reasons. To get a refund please follow instruction that will be posted at

The show of Moscow will take place as planned on 2.11 at Volta club.

The show date of St. Petersburg is changed. The new show date 3.11, at Aurora Concert Hall. Stage time 20:00. All tickets are valid.

We (read more)

»Ecliptica - Revisited« official album trailer incl. 3 new song snippets revealed!

Finnish Melodic Metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA are still en route in support of their latest output »Pariah’s Child« and set to release a re-recorded version of their debut album »Ecliptica«, which was released 15 years ago. This new version will be released on October 24th under the banner »Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition« on Nuclear Blast.

Today (read more)

Digital single ‘Kingdom For A Heart’ released!

While currently on yet another successful World Tour, this time to support their latest studio-album »Pariah’s Child«, Finnish Melodic Metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA just put out the digital single ‘Kingdom For A Heart’ from their recently re-recorded debut album »Ecliptica«, which was released 15 years ago.

Check out the song here:

Commented (read more)

Release of re-recorded »Ecliptica« 15th anniversary edition

While currently on yet another successful World Tour, this time to support their latest studio-album »Pariah’s Child«, Finnish Melodic Metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA swung by the studio to re-record their debut album »Ecliptica«, which was released 15 years ago.

This new version will be released on October 24th under the banner »Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition« on (read more)

Helsinki show added to the Finnish Pariah’s Child Tour

A show in Helsinki @ The Circus on December 4th has been added to
the Finnish Tour. Get your tickets here:

Finnish shows in December

Three new shows in Finland have been added to the tour list:

Dec 3rd: Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Dec 5th: Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
Dec 6th: Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

Check the tour list for all upcoming and confirmed shows.

Vote results for Kivenlahti Rock (Espoo, June 7th)

A while ago see newspost fans were asked to vote for their 10 favorite Sonata Arctica songs that the band would play at Kivenlahti Rock. See the results here

Thank you, my friends!

Yay! I am older again!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, mails and videos! :)

Hugs & Love,

Fans to vote for setlist at Kivenlahti Rock (Espoo, Finland, June 7th)

Sonata Arctica will play a setlist ‘as requested by fans’ at Kivenlahti Rock Festival (Espoo, June 7th).

Which songs would you like to hear? Find a list of songs at this link and vote for your 10 favorites among them. Enter your name (“nimi”), e-mail address (“sähköposti”) and click “send” (“lähetä”) to vote.

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