SONATA ARCTICA – discuss the music & production of “Talviyö” in first album trailer!

In six weeks – on September 6th – Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their new 11-track studio album »Talviyö« (“Winter Night”), through Nuclear Blast. After kicking off the pre-order for the new record, the band has revealed the first album trailer, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen talk about the new music and the production of »Talviyö«. Watch it now:

Pre-order »Talviyö« now:

»Talviyö« will be available in the following formats:

– Jewelcase CD
– 2LP (black, blue, clear)
– BOX SET (CD-DIGI, 2LP (marbled), puzzle, poster, photo card)


Check out the lyric video for the first single, ‘A Little Less Understanding,’ over onYouTube

Pre-order »Talviyö« digitally to receive ‘A Little Less Understanding’ instantly (viaamazon and iTunes only!) or pre-save the album via SpotifyApple Music & Deezer:
Listen to the track in the NB New Releases Playlists: /

»Talviyö« – Track Listing:

01. Message From The Sun
02. Whirlwind
03. Cold
04. Storm The Armada
05. The Last Of The Lambs
06. Who Failed The Most
07. Ismo’s Got Good Reactors
08. Demon’s Cage
09. A Little Less Understanding
10. The Raven Still Flies
11. The Garden


EMP, Metal Hammer, musix, Rock It!, Hardline,, Nuclear Blast & Dragon Productions present
»The Raven Still Flies Over Europe«

11.11. SE Stockholm, Kraken

12.11. NO Oslo, Parkteatret

13.11. NO Trondheim, Byscenen

15.11. SE Trollhättan, Folkets Park

16.11. DK Aarhus, Train

17.11. DE Berlin, Bi Nuu

18.11. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex

19.11. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser

21.11. SK Zvolen, Rates Arena

22.11. RO Cluj Napoca, Form Space

23.11. BG Sofia, Music Jam Club

25.11. HU Budapest, Barba Negra

26.11. AT Vienna, ((Szene))

27.11. CH Pratteln, Z7

29.11. IT Padova, Hall

30.11. IT Milan, Live Club

01.12. FR Lyon, Le Ninkasi Kao

02.12. FR Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge

04.12. ES Madrid, La Riviera

05.12. ES Barcelona, Salamandra

06.12. FR Limoges, Cc John Lennon

07.12. BE Izegem, Cultuurhuis De Leest

08.12. FR Pagney, Chez Paulette

11.12. UK London, The Electric Ballroom

12.12. NL Tilburg, 013

13.12. DE Hamburg, Markthalle

14.12. DE Bochum, Matrix

More SONATA ARCTICA live dates:

26.07. FIN Rovaniemi – Rock in the City
02.08. FIN Lappeenranta – Rock in the City
09.08. FIN Jyväskylä – Rock in the City
10.08. FIN Lieto – SmugglerRok
16.08. FIN Joensuu – Rock in the City
18.08. BG Varna – Rock Fest

06.09. USA Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
07.09. USA Orlando, FL – The Abbey
08.09. USA Charlotte, NC – The Underground

»The Shadow Tour – North America 2019«
10.09. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11.09. USA Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
13.09. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
14.09. USA New York, NY – Terminal 5
15.09. CDN  Montréal, QC – Club Soda
16.09. CDN Québec City, QC – Impérial Bell
18.09. CDN Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
19.09. USA Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
20.09. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
21.09. USA Chicago, IL – Patio Theater
23.09. USA St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
24.09. USA Kansas City, MO – The Truman
25.09. USA Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
26.09. USA Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
28.09. CDN Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
29.09. CDN Calgary, AB – Marquee
01.10. CDN Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
02.10. USA Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
04.10. USA San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
05.10. USA Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
06.10. USA Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
08.10. USA Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
09.10. USA St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11.10. USA Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12.10. USA Tampa Bay, FL – Jannus Live

13.10. USA Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
14.10. USA Charleston, SC – Music Farm *NEW*
16.10. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
17.10. USA Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
18.10. USA Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

23. – 28.09. D Kiel – Full Metal Cruise *NEW*—-

was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in Studio57. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time,” says Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg. The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers Mastering).

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