SONATA ARCTICA: Working on new album

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has started to work on the follow-up album to […]
February 13, 2016

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has started to work on the follow-up album to the successful Pariah's Child record. Beyond that, the band will tour North America as direct support for NIGHTWISH starting February 19th!

"At the moment we're taking a break from the recording of our 9th studio album and heading out with NIGHTWISH for a couple of months in North America. When we get back we're more or less going straight into the studio to continue working on the album", comments keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg.

As with Pariah's Child, the currently untitled upcoming ninth studio album will be recorded at "Studio 57". "As far as the musical direction of the album, it's really too early to say how it will turn out. Having said that, I expect the usual SONATA ARCTICA trademarks to be found on it. We will however get this album done in time for a fall release and we'll tell you all more as things progress!"

Watch the lyric video for "Cloud Factory," the track-by-tracks for Pariah's Child as well as the video for "The Wolves Die Young" on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA will be the direct support for the highly anticipated 26-date North American NIGHTWISH tour. The trek launches in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

Confirmed dates for the upcoming NIGHTWISH 2016 tour with SONATA ARCTICA and DELAIN are:

2/19/2016 Starland Ballroom ' Sayreville, NJ
2/20/2016 Webster Theater ' Hartford, CT
2/21/2016 Metropolis ' Montreal, QC CANADA
2/22/2016 Music Hall ' London, ON CANADA
2/24/2016 Carnegie Music Hall ' Pittsburgh, PA
2/25/2016 LC Pavilion ' Columbus, OH
2/26/2016 Royal Oak Music Theatre ' Royal Oak, MI
2/27/2016 Rave ' Milwaukee, WI
2/29/2016 First Avenue ' Minneapolis, MN
3/01/2016 Burton Cummings Theatre ' Winnipeg, MB CANADA
3/02/2016 O'Briens Events Center ' Saskatoon, SK CANADA
3/03/2016 Winspear Center ' Edmonton AB CANADA
3/05/2016 MacEwan Hall Ballroom ' Calgary, AB CANADA
3/06/2016 Wilma Theatre 'Missoula, MT
3/07/2016 Showbox SoDo ' Seattle, WA
3/08/2016 Knitting Factory ' Boise, ID
3/10/2016 Knitting Factory ' Reno, NV
3/11/2016 City National Civic of San Jose ' San Jose, CA
3/12/2016 The Grove ' Anaheim, CA
3/14/2016 Rialto Theatre ' Tucson, AZ
3/15/2016 City Auditorium ' Colorado Springs, CO
3/16/2016 Uptown Theater ' Kansas City, MO
3/18/2016 Diamond Ballroom ' Oklahoma City, OK
3/19/2016 Aztec Music Hall ' San Antonio, TX
3/20/2016 New Orleans Civic Theatre ' New Orleans, LA
3/21/2016 Iron City Live ' Birmingham, AL
3/23/2016 The Ritz ' Tampa, FL

Following the NIGHTWISH tour, SONATA ARCTICA will headline 6 dates with German-Norwegian symphonic metallers LEAVES EYES and Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM.

Confirmed dates for SONTA ARCTICA's headlining dates with LEAVES EYES and OMINIUM GATHERUM are:

3/25/2016 Diamond Pub Music Hall - Louisville, KY
3/26/2016 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
3/27/2016 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
3/29/2016 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
3/31/2016 Opera house - Toronto, Ontario CANADA
4/01/2016 Imperial De Quebec - Quebec City, QC CANADA
4/02/2016 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
4/03/2016 Stage 48 - New York City, NY

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