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SONATA ARCTICA, Labyrinth, Triosphere @ O2 Islington Academy, London

April 21st, 2011

SONATA ARCTICA, Labyrinth, Triosphere

@ O2 Islington Academy, London

25th March 2011

Review: Rhiannon Marley

There was already a large crowd outside eagerly queuing for tonight’s gig when we arrived, with the doors opening exceptionally early for a gig, I was surprised to see the venue packed so early in the evening! With fans blocking the stairways inside desperately trying to get to the merchandise section, this was not the best place to have it, but it didn’t take long until we were inside!


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SONATA ARCTICA INTERVIEW @ O2 Islington Academy, London

April 21st, 2011

SONATA ARCTICA

Interview with bassist Marko Paasikoski and guitarist Elias Viljanen

@ O2 Islington Academy, London

25th March 2011

Reviewer: Rhiannon Marley

Photos: Altercarnated Photography

Of all the musicians they could take out for a drink one night, Sonata Arctica would pick Britney Spears! Well actually, that’s an exaggeration; their bassist, Marko Paasikoski, is just hard pushed for an answer. Let’s miss the joke for a second, and put on a deadpan face. There’s something unsavoury about a bunch of noisy Nordic Thunder-Gods choosing squeaky-clean-turned-wild-child bubblegum princess Spears for a question about a musician. I feel I should do something about this, and suggest that it’d be all right to take her out – if you closed her mouth, that is!


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SONATA ARCTICA: EIGHTH “BEHIND THE SCENES” TOUR VIDEO NOW ONLINE

January 4th, 2011

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have uploaded the eighth video installment of a series featuring behind-the-scenes footage from their recent South American tour.  Watch the video clip here.

Watch all “behind-the-scenes” video installments from SONATA’s South American tour on SONATATELEVISION here: www.youtube.com/SONATATELEVISION.

SONATA ARCTICA’s February 27, 2011 concert in Milan, Italy will be filmed for the band’s second live DVD, to be released in late 2011.

The Days Of Grays, SONATA ARCTICA’s latest studio album, debuted on the Billboard Top New Artist “Heatseekers” chart at #19 the week following its release.  The album track “Flag In The Ground” can be purchased for Playstation 3 & XBOX 360 gaming systems via the RockBand music library by clicking here.

View SONATA ARCTICA’s video for “Flag In The Ground” here.

Visit SONATA ARCTICA online at www.SONATAARCTICA.info, www.myspace.com/SONATAARCTICA, www.facebook.com/SONATAARCTICA, and twitter.com/SONATAARCTICA.

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NIGHTWISH, TERÄSBETONI, CHARON, SONATA ARCTICA, AMORAL members singing Xmas songs – live videos from Raskas Joulu concerts

December 21st, 2010
NIGHTWISH, TERÄSBETONI, CHARON, SONATA ARCTICA, AMORAL members singing Xmas songs

NIGHTWISH, TERÄSBETONI, CHARON, SONATA ARCTICA, AMORAL members singing Xmas songs

RASKASTA JOULUA – Metal Christmas – live videos available!

It has become a tradition during December that a varying group of Finnish metal musicians take part in the RASKASTA JOULUA-tour, where Christmas songs are being performed in metal-version. This year was the sixth time the tour was organized, and it ended last weekend with three shows at Tavastia, Helsinki. There were two concerts on December 18, an afternoon show without age-limit, and an evening show. Because the evening show was sold out weeks ahead, also an additional concert was organized on Sunday December 19. There are several live-videos available from the concerts on December 18, thanks to CalthaGold.

The combined vocalists of the two gigs were:   J. Ahola (TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS)  JP Leppäluoto (CHARON, HARMAJA, NORTHERN KINGS) Ari Koivunen (AMORAL, solo)Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA,  NORTHERN KINGS) Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT, NORTHERN KINGS, SAPATTIVUOSI)Antony Parviainen (MACHINE MEN)Ilja Jalkanen (Ex-KIUAS)Tommi “Tuple” Salmela (TAROT)

Musicians:Erkka Korhonen (ARI KOIVUNEN BAND) – Guitars, MD Tuomas Wäinölä (TIMO KOTIPELTO BAND) – Guitars Erkki Silvennoinen (ARI KOIVUNEN BAND) –  Bass Vili Ollila (ARI KOIVUNEN BAND) – KeyboardsTeijo “Twist-Twist” Erkinharju (LENINGRAD COWBOYS, LOS BASTARDOS FINLANDESES, ex-PEER GÜNT) – Drums

More details on the Night Elves MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/nightelvesforest
blog: http://www.myspace.com/nightelvesforest/blog/541330004

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SONATA ARCTICA: FIFTH “BEHIND THE SCENES” TOUR VIDEO NOW ONLINE

December 14th, 2010

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have uploaded the fifth video installment of a series featuring behind-the-scenes footage from their recent South American tour.  Watch the video clip here or below:

SONATA ARCTICA’s February 27, 2011 concert in Milan, Italy will be filmed for the band’s second live DVD, to be released in late 2011.  According to a recent statement, “[SONATA ARCTICA] will perform a pretty unique show of at least 120 minutes. Next to songs of their latest albums, The Days Of Grays and Unia, they also will perform some of the older songs from previous albums plus some very rare songs they didn’t play live during the last years. For sure this will be an unforgettable event and a journey from the beginning of their career as one of the most popular Finnish metal bands until now — you definitely shouldn’t miss it.

“The DVD will be released through Nuclear Blast Records and Marquee Inc. in Japan and will, next to the show in Milan, contain another show, recorded 2009 during the SONATA ARCTICA Open Air Festival in their hometown Kemi, Finland. And of course, there will be massive bonus material such as the ‘making-of,’ interviews, and plenty of video footage the band recorded the last few years during their career on tour.”

Watch all “behind-the-scenes” video installments from SONATA’s South American tour on SONATATELEVISION here: www.youtube.com/SONATATELEVISION.

The Days Of Grays, SONATA ARCTICA’s latest album, debuted on the Billboard Top New Artist “Heatseekers” chart at #19 the week following its release.  The album track “Flag In The Ground” can be purchased for Playstation 3 & XBOX 360 gaming systems via the RockBand music library by clicking here.

View SONATA ARCTICA’s video for “Flag In The Ground” here.

Visit SONATA ARCTICA online at www.SONATAARCTICA.info, www.myspace.com/SONATAARCTICA, www.facebook.com/SONATAARCTICA, and twitter.com/SONATAARCTICA.

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SONATA ARCTICA: “FLAG IN THE GROUND” NOW AVAILABLE ON THE ROCKBAND NETWORK

December 9th, 2010

The SONATA ARCTICA track “Flag In The Ground” is now available for purchase from the RockBand Network’s online store for Playstation 3 & XBOX 360.  The track comes off the band’s 2009 release The Days Of Grays, which debuted on the Billboard Top New Artist “Heatseeker’s” chart at #19 the week following its release.

Add “Flag In The Ground” to your RockBand music library by purchasing the song game track here.  Click here to purchase other Nuclear Blast artist tunes for Rock Band.

Metal fans are encouraged to submit artist & song requests for Rock Band here.

View SONATA ARCTICA’s video for “Flag In The Ground” here.

Watch the band’s tour documentaries on SONATATELEVISION here: www.youtube.com/SONATATELEVISION.

Visit SONATA ARCTICA online at www.SONATAARCTICA.info, www.myspace.com/SONATAARCTICA, www.facebook.com/SONATAARCTICA, and twitter.com/SONATAARCTICA.

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SONATA ARCTICA LAUNCHES SONATATELEVISION YOUTUBE CHANNEL

November 16th, 2010
SONATA ARCTICA LAUNCHES SONATATELEVISION CHANNEL

SONATA ARCTICA LAUNCHES SONATATELEVISION CHANNEL

Ever wondered what it would be like to be on tour?

All the ups and downs, drinks and burgers from SONATA ARCTICA’s South American Tour of will now be brought to you absolutely free via SONATA ARCTICA TELEVISION.

Join the band as they travel through South America, starting from Finland on October 14th and all the way through their adventures until they get back home on November 1st.  Meet characters such as Tero the “guitar tech, flight sock 1st timer, battery specialist, lingual sausage man,” learn new terminology such as “shit early,” and witness a public apology to the Mexican Government.

Season 1, Episode 1 airs November 15th 2010.  New episode airs every Monday, as long as the band has material.

SONATA ARCTICA’s lead vocalist Tony Kakko shares the background on the band’s dedicated YouTube channel:

“The idea for this channel came about when I caught myself shooting a lot of video with my mobile phone on this latest Latin-American tour. As there was a lot of time to kill on the hotel rooms and airports, I figured trying to edit these bits and see what I can come up with. At least it might be something our families might enjoy to watch. I have to admit I am way lazy when it comes to compiling all the thousand of photos I´ve taken on tours and showing them, explaining where I´m at, what´s that and who or what are these… half the time I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER!  So obviously the other function would be to serve as my ‘spare memory’ for the years to come.  Anyhow, the band and crew seemed to approve and enjoyed the humor, so I just kept on bugging them all with my ‘camera.’  As a result I now have [material] for 6 to 8 15minute episodes: The first season of SONATA’s television series of our great adventures all over the world.

“The quality is what it is, as my equipment is what it is, and my skills in editing are what they are. None of it is very professional, but besides the point, I think that: We want to offer you all, including our families, friends and relatives, a glimpse of what the life on the road is.  Everyone is welcome to see what happens on stage, as a member of the audience… but the behind-the-scenes world, it´s something else. I sure wish I could have my personal fast forward-button sometimes (something you will see on this documentary)… Waiting in many forms, but also some precious, glorious moments you would happily slow down and watch frame by frame, again and again and again.  We travel the world, see and visit places and often wish we could share it all with our loved ones. Well, this is one way of doing just that.  In a goofy kinda way.  And now we want to give you all the same opportunity.

“Hope you enjoy!  Channel is open.”

Subscribe to SONATATELEVISION here: www.youtube.com/SONATATELEVISION.

Visit SONATA ARCTICA online at www.SONATAARCTICA.info, www.myspace.com/SONATAARCTICA, www.facebook.com/SONATAARCTICA, and twitter.com/SONATAARCTICA.

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On The Road With Sonata Arctica – May 4th Helsinki / Kemi Flying Home

May 8th, 2010

 

May 4th 2010 12:20pm  Helsinki / Kemi  Flying Home

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On The Road With Sonata Arctica – April 26th: El Paso

April 26th, 2010

 

April 26th 2010 8:08 p.m. El Paso

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On The Road With Sonata Arctica – April 18th: Vanvouver

April 18th, 2010

 

April 18th 2010 3:30 pm Vancouver

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On The Road With Sonata Arctica – April 16th: Edmonton

April 16th, 2010

 

April 16th 2010 1:22pm Edmonton

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On The Road With Sonata Arctica – April 13: Winnipeg

April 13th, 2010

 

April 13th 2010 5:45 pm Winnipeg

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On the road with Sonata Arctica – April 10: Detroit

April 10th, 2010

 

April 10th 2010 – 8:00pm Detroit

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On the road with Sonata Arctica – April 6: Quebec City

April 7th, 2010

 

April 6th 2010 4:15pm – Quebec City

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On the road with Sonata Arctica – April 2: Philadelphia

April 5th, 2010

 

April 2nd 2010 9:30am Philadelphia

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