SONATA ARCTICA – launch first track by track trailer + new album “Talviyö” out this Friday!

Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are set to release release their new studio album »Talviyö« (“Winter Night”), this Friday through Nuclear Blast. To give their fans some more impressions of what to expect from the upcoming record, the group has unveiled the first episode of a track by track series, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen detail the first five songs on »Talviyö«:

01. Message From The Sun
02. Whirlwind
03. Cold
04. Storm The Armada
05. The Last Of The Lambs

Watch now:

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

Check out the music video for the second single, ‘Cold,’ here:

More on »Talviyö«:
‘A Little Less Understanding’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
Trailer #1 – Music & Production:
Trailer #2 – Title & Artwork:
Trailer #3 – Lyrical Concept:
Trailer #4 – The 10th Album:

»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

»Talviyö« will be available in the following formats:

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

»Talviyö« 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 keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg. The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled bySvante Forsbäck (Chartmakers Mastering).


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
16.10. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
17.10. USA Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
18.10. USA Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

06.11. FIN Tampere – Pakkahuone *NEW*
07.11. FIN Helsinki – The Circus *NEW*
08.11. FIN Laukaa – Peurunka Areena *NEW*
09.11. FIN Kuopio – Rauhalahti *NEW*

»The Raven Still Flies Over Europe«

EMP, Metal Hammer, musix, Rock It!, Hardline,,  Nuclear Blast & Dragon Productions present:
11.11. S Stockholm – Kraken Sthlm
12.11. N Oslo – Parkteatret
13.11. N Trondheim – Byscenen
15.11. S Trollhättan – Folkets Park
16.11. DK Aarhus – Train
17.11. D Berlin – Bi Nuu
18.11. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
19.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
21.11. SK Zvolen – Rates Arena
22.11. RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space
23.11. BG Sofia – Music Jam Club
25.11. H Budapest – Barba Negra
26.11. A Vienna – Szene
27.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
29.11. I Padova – Hall
30.11. I Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club
01.12. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
02.12. F Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04.12. E Madrid – La Riviera
05.12. E Barcelona – Salamandra
06.12. F Limoges – CC John Lennon
07.12. B Izegem – Cultuurhuis De Leest
08.12. F Pagney-derrière-Barine – Chez Paulette
11.12. UK London – Electric Ballroom
12.12. NL Tilburg – 013
13.12. D Hamburg – Markthalle
14.12. D Bochum – Matrix

23. – 28.09. D Kiel – Full Metal Cruise

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