Sotkamon Syke (FI) festival show confirmed - July 19th, 2014.

Sonata Arctica are going to play at Sotkamon Syke on July 19th. Check out the festival’s website for more information: https://sotkamon-syke.squarespace.com

SOUTH PARK Festival Tampere (FI) confirmed!

SONATA ARCTICA are going to play at Radio City’s SOUTH PARK festival in Tampere on June 6th. For more information check www.southparktampere.fi.

Fifth studio trailer of »Pariah’s Child« - featuring Tony Kakko

Finnish Power Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has now put out the fifth album trailer of their upcoming release »Pariah’s Child« that will be out on March 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out the video trailer at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVTaMLs0zc

Furthermore, SONATA ARCTICA will release the second digital single from »Pariah’s Child« called ‘Cloud (read more)

‘The Wolves Die Young’ video clip released

With the release of their new record »Pariah’s Child« coming up, Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA have now put out the official music video on the track ‘The Wolves Die Young’.
The video is available to watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGp0kms-GEk

Commented frontman Tony Kakko:

“‘The Wolves Die Young’ was pretty much born to be a single. (read more)

4th studio trailer of »Pariah’s Child« released

On March, 28th the new SONATA ARCTICA album »Pariah’s Child« will be released.
It is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow up to their successful »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Today SONATA ARCTICA release their 4th studio trailer, featuring Henrik Klingenberg.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/fUa01uAyNTg

New single `The wolves die young´ out now

Finnish Melodic Metal Heroes SONATA ARCTICA just released the single The wolves die young from their highly anticipated eighth full-length album »Pariah’s Child« today. The single will be available digitally and on CD.

Order the single here: http://bit.ly/1k35KED

Or via iTunes here: http://georiot.co/SonataArcticaWolves

New single `The wolves die young´ to be released this Friday/third studio trailer of »Pariah’s Child« released

Finnish Melodic Metal Heroes SONATA ARCTICA will release the track `The wolves die young from their highly anticipated eighth full-length album »Pariah’s Child« on February 07, 2014.

The single will be available digitally and on CD.

Pre-Order the single here: http://bit.ly/1k35KED
Or via iTunes here: (read more)

VIP Tickets for North American shows

Check the links below to get VIP Tickets from Enterthevault.com for Sonata Arctica‘s North American tour in September/October 2014. Use the drop-down menu on the website to choose between general admission and VIP ticket.

03.09.2014 - USA - Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
04.09.2014 - USA - Stage 48, NYC, NY
05.09.2014 - USA - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
06.09.2014 - USA - Palladium, Worcester, (read more)

Tour in Russia/Ukraine/Belarus in November!

Sonata Arctica is coming back to Russia this November during their Pariah’s Child World Tour. In addition to that they will also visit the Ukraine and Belarus for the first time. Check out the tour dates below!

02.11.2014 - Volta, Moscow, Russia
03.11.2014 - Premio Centre, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
05.11.2014 - Bingo, Kiev, Ukraine
06.11.2014 - Re:public, Minsk, Belarus
08.11.2014 - Avrora, (read more)

Pre-order “Pariah’s Child” now from official webshop!

Sonata Arctica’s upcoming album “PARIAH’S CHILD” is available for pre-order from their official webshop! Shipping worldwide!

Check out the different pre-order bundles (CD (digipak) + Shirt, CD (digipak) + Ziphood or CD (digipak) + Patch) here: http://shop.sonataarctica.info!

Tracklist of “Pariah’s Child” released

On March, 28th the new SONATA ARCTICA album »Pariah’s Child« will be released. It is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow up to their successful »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Today SONATA ARCTICA release the tracklist of »Pariah’s Child«:

  1. The Wolves Die Young
  2. Running Lights
  3. Take One Breath
  4. Cloud Factory
  5. Blood
  6. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
  7. Half A Marathon man
  8. X Marks The Spot
  9. Love
  10. Larger Than (read more)

North American Tour 2014!

Sonata Arctica will return to North America supporting their upcoming album “Pariah’s Child” in September/October 2014.

See the tour dates below:

03.09.2014 - USA - Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
04.09.2014 - USA - Stage 48, NYC, NY
05.09.2014 - USA - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
06.09.2014 - USA - Palladium, Worcester, MA
08.09.2014 - CAN - Club Soda, Montréal, QC
09.09.2014 - CAN - Impérial (read more)

Dolni Vitkóvice-Open Air (CZ) confirmed

The first summer festival show of 2014 has been confirmed for Sonata Arctica. It will be at Dolni Vitkóvice-Open Air in Ostrava (CZ) on August 2nd, 2014.

SONATA ARCTICA – New Album “Pariah’s Child” comes in March, Cover released

On March, 28th the new SONATA ARCTICA album “Pariah’s Child” will be released. It is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow up to their successful “Stones Grow Her Name”.

Today the beautiful cover artwork for “Pariah’s Child” will be released. Vocalist Tony Kakko explains he thoughts behind the album title (read more)

Latin American Tour 2014 - Updates & Tickets

There are a few updates for the upcoming Latin American Tour as well as ticket links. See below.

05.03.2014 Escena, Monterrey, Mexico
06.03.2014 307 LIVE, Chihuahua, Mexico
07.03.2014 Salon Cuervo, Mexicocity, Mexico [tickets]
09.03.2014 TBA, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
11.03.2014 Centro de Convenciones Scencia, Lima, Peru
13.03.2014 Ecci, Bogota, Colombia [tickets]
15.03.2014 AABB, Brasília, Brazil [ (read more)

European Tour 2014!

Another upcoming tour for Sonata Arctica has been confirmed.

The band will tour through Europe in April/May 2014.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Dec. 14th 2013 at 10:00 am (CET).

10.04.2014 - NL - Effenaar, Eindhoven
11.04.2014 - BE - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bormal-Sur-Ourthe
13.04.2014 - NL - Melkweg, Amsterdam
14.04.2014 - DE - Markthalle, Hamburg
16.04.2014 - DE - Meier Music Hall, Braunschweig
17.04.2014 - DE (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces special shows in Latin-America to celebrate the bands first 15 years as an recording artist

“Next year, it’s been 15 years since we released our debut album Ecliptica back in 1999. To honour this milestone we will play some special shows in Finland and Latin-America. These gigs will be extended shows with songs from the bands entire catalog. We might even throw in a couple of new songs from the (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces 15th anniversary shows in Finland

Sonata Arctica will play some shows in Finland at the beginning of 2014 to celebrate 15 years as a recording artist. The shows will be special extended shows with songs from the bands’ whole recording career. There might even be some new stuff from the upcoming 8th studio album (to be released in April 2014).

15th Anniversary Tour Finland

29.01.2014 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
30.01.2014 - (read more)

Durbuy Rock Festival (Belgium) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Durbuy Rock Festival (B) on April 11th, 2014. For more information check: https://www.facebook.com/durbuyrock/

Radio Rock Cruise 2014 announced

The first gig for 2014:

Sonata Arctica will once again play at the Radio Rock Cruise between Helsinki and Tallinn. The cruise will take place between February 8th and 9th, 2014 and more information - in Finnish - can be found here. Tickets will go on sale on September 23rd.

‘Alone In Heaven’ Videoclip released

SONATA ARCTICA have just published a video clip to their divine track ‘Alone In Heaven’, taken from their most current output »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Click here to watch ‘Alone In Heaven’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1RxUyzSLvs&feature=youtu.be

Commented vocalist and keyboardist Tony Kakko:

“‘Alone In Heaven’ got sparked lyrically after I had suffered few personal losses in (read more)

Sonata Arctica parts ways with bass player, announces replacement

It’s with much sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce that our bass player for the past decade Marko Paasikoski is no longer in the band.
States Marko:

“I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore and it’s time to explore other things. I wish to thank all the fans and my bandmates (read more)

New single: Alone In Heaven - out soon! Pre-order signed edition now!

Sonata Arctica’s new single ALONE IN HEAVEN will be available soon. Get your copy from the Sonata Arctica Webshop. The webshop edition is strictly limited to 500 pcs - signed by the band!

Also available as a digital release on 30th of August 2013.

Tracklist:

  1. Alone In Heaven
  2. Somewhere Close To You (acoustic reprise)

Alone In Heaven

Vagos Open Air (PT) confirmed

Sonata Arctica will return to Portugal to play at Vagos Open Air on August 9th, 2013.
For more information check Vagos Open Air website.

Henrik to hit UK with his other band Silent Voices

While Sonata Arctica has a few weeks off, Henrik will be joining his bandmates in Silent Voices for a short UK-Tour at the end of May. The progressive metal outfit has been together since 1995 and has released 3 albums. Check out www.silentvoices.net for soundclips and the tourschedule.

Comments Henrik:

“I’ve been playing with these guys since we were kids, but naturally we (read more)

Torin Rytmit confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Torin Rytmit (Hyvinkää, Finland) on July 10th 2013. For more information see Torin Rytmit website.

For all Sonata Arctica Fans…

For all Sonata Arctica Fans!

We are collecting interesting stories connected to Sonata Arctica. So if you have – or you know anybody who has – an interesting story that somehow relates to Sonata Arctica we are willing to hear it. The story can be anything; a love story connected to a SA song, a SA song at a funeral/wedding, SA tattoos, a song that saved someone’s life… Anything, you name it.

It is extremely (read more)

Elias at Frankfurt Musikmesse next week!

Elias will be signing autographs for ESP Guitars at Frankfurt Musikmesse on Saturday, April 13th at 1 pm. Also, Eliass signature series guitars will be revealed for the public at the Messe. You can find the ESP booth from the hall 4.0 (booth C.45).

See you there!

Festival de la Foire aux Vins (France) confirmed

Sonata Arctica will be playing at Festival de la Foire aux Vins in Colmar/France on August 15th.
More information (in French & German) here www.foire-colmar.com

Vaski Areena -13, Lieksa (Finland) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Vaski Areena -13 at Lieksa (Fin) on July 28th along with Far n Beyond, Nerve End, Battle Beast.