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SONATA ARCTICA – To Release “Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two” On September 30th Via Atomic Fire

Posted in folk metal, folk rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Jarkko Piipari

Finnish five-piece SONATA ARCTICA need no introduction. Besides significantly influencing the power/melodic metal scene, they’re a band that’s not only notorious for consistently delivering high quality studio albums but also for experimenting and breaking out of their musical comfort zone. Such musical flexibility has resulted in the aptly titled Acoustic Adventures touring cycles as well as the release of Volume One of their first acoustic album earlier this year.

Today, SONATA ARCTICA are pleased to announce that the continuation and second chapter of the aforementioned record is set to be unleashed to the world on September 30th via Atomic Fire. The release not only completes the special acoustic saga but serves to finally celebrate the kickoff of their Finnish/European Acoustic Adventures tour, which was postponed multiple times in the midst of the Covid pandemic.

Cover art by Janne Pitkänen

Acoustic AdventuresVolume Two – Track Listing:

  1. I Have A Right
  2. Black Sheep
  3. Half A Marathon Man
  4. Broken
  5. Letter To Dana
  6. FullMoon
  7. Shamandalie
  8. San Sebastian
  9. Gravenimage
  10. Flag In The Ground
  11. My Land
  12. Victoria’s Secret

Like Acoustic AdventuresVolume One, the new offering was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman alongside the band at Studio57 in Finland while the cover artwork was designed by Janne Pitkänen.

Preorders as well as the first digital single, the acoustic version of fan favorite “I Have A Right,” will be available next week, on Friday, August 12th. Presave the track now HERE.

In the meantime, find info and tickets for the band’s upcoming tour at THIS LOCATION.

And get in the mood by revisiting Acoustic AdventuresVolume One. Watch SONATA ARCTICA’s previously released lyric video for “The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me” HEREand “For The Sake Of Revenge” HERE. Stream/purchase the album HERE.


SONATA ARCTICA – Worldwide Chart Domination! “Stones Grow Her Name” Out Now Via Nuclear Blast

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

With their fantastic new record “Stones Grow Her Name”, SONATA ARCTICA not only achieved gold status in their home country Finland, but also entered charts worldwide.

We´re pround to announce the chart entries so far:

Finland 1

Hungary 13

Switzerland 21

Germany 24

Austria 29

Sweden 37

Norway 39

France 54

Italy 72

Holland 72

Canada 79

Belgium Wallonie 79

Spain 97

Sweden Rock Charts 5

Canada Rock Charts 7

UK Rock Charts 9

Great news also from the US camp:

After hearing that SONATA ARCTICA’s latest album, Stones Grow Her Name, achieved “highest 1st week sales” status in the USA with 2,225 copies sold and has debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, vocalist/songwriter Tony Kakko checked in from his home in Finland with the following message:

“North America! Awesome! Our best ever 1st week sales with Stones Grow Her Name! Thank you so much! Feels good to hear this kind of news from the other side of the great puddle. Especially now, when the times are what they are… You guys rock! Sure hope to get all the tour plans ready as soon as possible, so we can announce out next great North American adventure. See you guys hopefully soon! Miss ya! Cheers!” 

SONATA ARCTICA – “Stones Grow Her Name World Tour 2012” 

German dates presented by: Rock Hard, MusiX and BLAST! Magazine

03.11.12 PL-Warsaw Progresja

04.11.12 D-Berlin Columbiaclub

06.11.12 D-Hamburg Markthalle

07.11.12 D-Cologne Essigfabrik

08.11.12 B-Antwerpen Trix

09.11.12 NL-Tilburg 013)

11.11.12 D-Bochum Zeche

12.11.12 D-Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal

13.11.12 F-Lille Le Splendid

14.11.12 F-Paris Bataclan

16.11.12 E-Madrid La Riviera

17.11.12 E-Barcelona Razzmatazz

19.11.12 F-Lyon Le Transpordeur

20.11.12 D-Stuttgart LKA Longhorn

21.11.12 CH-Pratteln Z7

22.11.12 I-Milano Alcatraz

24.11.12 CZ-Prag Winter Masters of Rock

27.11.12 D-Munich Backstage Halle


(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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SONATA ARCTICA – ‘Stones Grow Her Name’ Releases In May, More Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, Power Metal, power metal bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA have named their seventh studio album Stones Grow Her Name. Recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck, the album will be released in Europe on May 18th and in North America on May 22nd.

SONATA ARCTICA vocalist Tony Kakko comments:

“Our newest adventure is only a final touch short of being ready. The recordings went extremely well and the mixing is in schedule. Have to say I am enjoying myself greatly. I’ve had a very hard and work- filled two-year period writing the songs while touring extensively with our previous album The Days Of Grays, but it has all been worth it! Yet again, we are introducing new things to keep the music alive and interesting. New elements, styles and new moods, talented guest artists and ideas for the enjoyment of the loyal friends of our music. Can’t wait for you to get your hands and ears on Stones Grow Her Name! Hope to see you all again on tour! Be well!“

The track listing for the standard jewel case version will be:

01. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
02. Shitload Of Money
03. Losing My Insanity
04. Somewhere Close To You
05. I Have A Right
06. Alone In Heaven
07. The Day
08. Cinderblox
09. Don’t Be Mean
10. Wildfire II
11. Wildfire III


(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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