April 6th 2010 4:15pm – Quebec City
Posts Tagged ‘SONATA ARCTICA’
April 7th, 2010
April 6th 2010 4:15pm – Quebec City
April 5th, 2010
April 2nd 2010 9:30am Philadelphia
March 31st, 2010
On the Road With Sonata Arctica
Sonata Arctica tour blog (April/May 2010 North American Tour). Coming SOON!! In the meantime, here’s the tour dates…….
SONATA ARCTICA w/ MUTINY WITHIN , POWERGLOVE
October 14th, 2008
Wacken Open Air 2008
Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.
Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.
Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)
Tags: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, AT THE GATES, AVANTASIA, Carcass, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CYNIC, DESTRUCTOR, ENSIFERUM, Exodus, GIRLSCHOOL, GORGOROTH, Grave, Hatebreed, HEADHUNTER, HOLY MOSES, Iron Maiden, KAMELOT, Kreator, Lauren Harris, LEAVES EYES, MACHINE MEN, massacre, Mortal Sin, Mustach, Nashville Pussy, Nightwish, OBITUARY, Primordial, Sabaton, Soilwork, SONATA ARCTICA, STURM UND DRANG, The Haunted, Torture Squad, Watain
April 17th, 2007
Interviewed by EvilG
All Live photos by Brat
November 9th, 2006
Rock To The River Festival
Review and photos by Brat
January 20th, 2006
Henrik Klingenberg is the newest addition to Sonata Arctica on keyboards. I was able to ask him some questions at the recent Sonata Arctica gig in New York City.
* Interview and live photos by Shaq
January 19th, 2006
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October 22nd, 2005
Wacken Open Air 2005
What a line-up this year! W:O:A 2005 was to be my biggest and best Wacken festival since my virgin outing in 2002, when I was forced to watch so many half sets because a lot of the bands I wanted to see clashed. Over the years the organisers have improved scheduling immensely from a power/melodic metal perspective with very few power/melodic metal bands clashing by firstly, swapping the positions of the True and Black stages putting the Black stage further from the Party stage; secondly, running the Black stage and Party stage almost simultaneously; and thirdly, running a band competition (Metal Battle) and low profile or relatively new acts on the Wet stage.
For those not familiar with the festival set up of Wacken Open Air, the True and Black stages are the two main stages set side by side and run bands alternately. The True stage usually features melodic, power and old-school bands, while the Black stage usually features the more extreme styles of metal. The Party stage is a smaller outdoor stage set to the far left of the festival area, and in past years, has been dominated with melodic metal. The aptly named Wet stage is in a large tent and in hot conditions resembles a sauna making it somewhat uncomfortable. Ironically, this was the only dry stage this year.
August 4th, 2005
Reviews and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko “Spandex” Syrjala
Ruisrock is one of several festivals arranged on the soil of Finland every year by carrying the profile and image of the main stream rock with the proud and honor. Ruisrock is claimed to be one of the longest running rock festivals arranged in a row without big breaks in Europe. The main important purpose of the concept of the festival is to present the frontline names of the Finnish rock scene and have a few big names booked to filling up a headliner?s spot. Originally the much claimed Velvet Revolver was supposed to conclude the whole festival on Sunday, but for a reason or another Slash and the company packed up and was replaced by a long time British gothic mongers Paradise Lost. However the festival was damn success in every aspect as all in all 70.000 people visited the festival during the weekened in the beautiful national park in a town called Turku. However here is the brief article of the festival with a solid dissection of a few bands which played there.