Thursday, August 18, 2016

SONATA ARCTICA: announce first trailer for "THE NINTH HOUR"

Finnish power metal warriors SONATA ARCTICA have posted video trailer #1 for the bands anticipated new offering "THE NINTH HOUR", due to be unleashed 10/7/2016 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.

SONATA ARCTICA released "PARIAH'S CHILD",  unleashed 3/28/2014 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.

»The Ninth Hour« is approaching and Finnish power metal Titans SONATA ARCTICA are ready to celebrate it with you on October 7th. Today, the band releases the first trailer for their upcoming ninth album that you can check out here:
If you missed the first lyric video, you can watch 'Closer To An Animal' here:
Order the single digitally here:
Here is the full tracklist of »The Ninth Hour«:
01. Closer To An Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
06. Among The Shooting Stars
07. Rise A Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

This ninth studio release will be available in the following formats:
2LP (black in gatefold)
2LP (coloured in gatefold, Nuclear Blast mailorder + wholesale only!)
DIGI+canvas (Nuclear Blast mailorder only bundle!)

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognizable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.
Right after the summer festival season and the release of this much-anticipated record, the band will embark on a European tour together with labelmates TWILIGHT FORCE to present the new songs to their fans. Here are the dates:
Special Guests: TWILIGHT FORCE
07.10. N Trondheim - Byscenen *SOLD OUT*
08.10. S Borlänge - Liljan
09.10. S Huskvarna - Folkets Park
11.10. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12.10. D Hamburg - Markthalle
13.10. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
14.10. NL Tilburg - 013
15.10. UK London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
16.10. F Paris - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
18.10. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
19.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
20.10. I Milan - Alcatraz
21.10. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
22.10. D Bochum - Zeche

Get tickets for the German shows in our Nuclear Blast mailorder:…/twilight-force-hamburg-12.10.2…
Or catch the band on their US tour with LEAVES' EYES and OMNIUM GATHERUM:
06.11. USA Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
07.11. USA Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
08.11. USA Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
09.11. USA Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
11.11. USA Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
12.11. USA Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
13.11. CDN Montreal, QC - Club Soda
14.11. CDN Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
16.11. CDN Kitchener, ON - Dallas
17.11. USA Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
18.11. USA Westland, MI - Token Lounge
19.11. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
21.11. USA Milwaukee, WI - Rave
22.11. USA Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
24.11. CDN Regina, SK - The Exchange
25.11. CDN Calgary, AB - Dickens
26.11. CDN Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
28.11. CDN Vancouver, BC - The Venue
29.11. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
30.11. USA Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
02.12. USA San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
03.12. USA San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
04.12. USA Anaheim, CA - The Grove
05.12. USA Tempe, AZ - Club Red
06.12. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
08.12. USA Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
09.12. USA Lawrence, KS - Granada
10.12. USA Dallas, TX - Trees
11.12. USA McAllen, TX - Cine El Rey
13.12. USA San Antonio, TX - Alamo Music Hall
14.12. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar
16.12 USA Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
17.12. USA Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

Order SONATA ARCTICA merchandise at:
Watch their latest clips:
'The Wolves Die Young' official video:
'Love' official video:
'Cloud Factory' lyric video:
‘Kingdom For A Heart’ - official track:

More info:


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-