Sonata Arctica present ‘Dark Empath’ track from upcoming album »Clear Cold Beyond«; direct sequel of fan favorite ‘Don’t Say A Word’ now available for streaming

The release of Finnish melodic metal frontrunners SONATA ARCTICA‘s new offering »Clear Cold Beyond« is only 6 weeks away (March 8, 2024 through Atomic Fire), and today the band have revealed a very special track off the album titled ‘Dark Empath’. Long-time followers of their work may notice that this piece is the direct sequel of 2004’s ‘Don’t Say A Word’, which has become a staple in the group’s live set over the years. The track is at once nostalgic and allows new listeners to dive deeper into SONATA ARCTICA‘s colourful back catalogue. Check out ‘Dark Empath’ here:

Singer Tony Kakko comments: “This track is part of a saga that started on our second album »Silence« in 2001 — some even think it started on our debut album with the song ‘The End Of This Chapter’ — and has many sequels and prequels already. Its stalker theme offers a frame to write songs in a certain style I like very much. People do not seem to mind this, fortunately, haha! It’s not a chronological story, but rather a theme with reoccurring, familiar characters that end up living through variations of the theme over and over again.”

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘Dark Empath’, ‘A Monster Only You Can’t See’ and ‘First In Line’ instantly now, here: