Category: SONATA ARCTICA

SONATA ARCTICA – Talviyö [Japan Edition +1] (2019)

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called ‘Talviyö‘ (which means Winter Night), including eleven new tracks, this Japanese edition including an exclusive bonus track. “The idea was to create an album that is musically in line with at least the previous two”, says vocalist Tony Kakko and adds: “I am very...

SONATA ARCTICA – The Ninth Hour (2016)

SONATA ARCTICA – The Ninth Hour (2016)

Finnish veterans SONATA ARCTICA are ready to release their new opus “The Ninth Hour” next October 7th. I really liked the recent music approach of the band, more melodic and with a strong keyboard presence. On this new album the band has managed to strike a surprising balance between this ‘new’ and their original, melodic metal / sympho styles. “The...

CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow (2015)

CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow (2015)

* CAIN’S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist / songwriter Jani Liimatainen (founding member of Sonata Arctica), including Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto and super keyboard player Jens Johansson (Yngwie, Dio). In between his busy schedule with Sonata Arctica, Liimatainen finally found time to create another Cain’s Offering album after their debut six years ago.The new opus to be released...

SONATA ARCTICA – Pariah’s Child (2014)

SONATA ARCTICA – Pariah’s Child (2014)

* On their eighth studio full-length “Pariah’s Child”, the veteran Finnish quintet SONATA ARCTICA returns to the roots that originally forged its reputation, mixed with the more hard rock approach of their the last efforts.I would say this new record is the definition of Sonata Arctica past and present, and the blend has satisfied my ears. As stated by the...