2019-09-06 - "»Talviyö« is timeless and never gets boring."
CRYPTICROCK.COM, Nina Mende - 5 out of 5 points
"»Talviyö« spreads a wonderful kind of magic, that won't let you go!"
STORMBRINGER.AT, Christian Ulbrich - 4,5 out of 5 points
"A stunning release from SONATA ARCTICA."
GBHBL.COM, Carl 'The Disc' Fisher - 8,5 out of 10 points
Today, melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA herald the start of the cold season as the group releases their 10th studio album »Talviyö« ("Winter Night"), through Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the Finns have launched a brand new music video for 'Who Failed The Most,' which was produced by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film Company; DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, IN FLAMES etc.). Watch it over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQT292b8E88
Keyboardist Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg states, "The wait is finally over, now all of you will hear what we've been working on for the past year or so as we present our latest album »Talviyö.« It was quite an experience getting this album ready for you guys and for the first time ever, we had some outside help from our very own Mikko Tegelman who produced the album. We focused on playing live this time and I think the album really captures how SONATA ARCTICA sounds like today. It will be a blast to go out and perform this new music alongside selected cuts from our catalogue. See you soon and meanwhile we hope you enjoy the album as much as we did making it.
"It's also time for the second video of »Talviyö.« 'Who Failed The Most' is one of the more approachable songs on the album and we worked with Patric Ullaeus once again to create the video. We took advantage of the nice Finnish summer and shot our performance outside for a change, which turned out quite cool. You'll probably hear this song throughout the »Talviyö World Tour« that's starting right now in North America and from there we'll continue to Europe and the rest of the world. Cheers!"
Additionally, the band is about to embark on a North American tour (w/ KAMELOT and BATTLE BEAST among others). The extensive run, which starts in Margate, FL tonight, will be followed by a string of homeland shows as well as a European headline tour with support coming from EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS. All dates can be found below.
Order »Talviyö« now: http://nblast.de/SonataArctica-Talviyoe
Listen to the band's new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases
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|2019-09-24||Kansas City, MO (The Truman)||US|
|2019-09-25||Denver, CO (The Complex)||US|
|2019-09-26||Salt Lake City, UT (The Complex)||US|
|2019-09-28||Edmonton, AB (The Ranch Roadhouse)||CA|
|2019-09-29||Calgary, AB (Marquee)||CA|
|2019-10-01||Vancouver, BC (Venue Nightclub)||CA|
|2019-10-02||Seattle, WA (Neptune Theatre)||US|
|2019-10-04||San Francisco, CA (Palace of Fine Arts)||US|
|2019-10-05||Anaheim, CA (City National Grove)||US|
|2019-10-06||Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theatre)||US|
|2019-10-08||Dallas, TX (Canton Hall)||US|
|2019-10-09||St. Louis, MO (The Ready Room)||US|
|2019-10-11||Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)||US|
|2019-10-12||Tampa Bay, FL (Jannus Live)||US|
|2019-10-13||Durham, NC (Motorco Music Hall)||US|
|2019-10-14||Charleston, SC (Music Farm)||US|
|2019-10-16||Baltimore, MD (The Abbey)||US|
|2019-10-17||Clifton Park, NY (Upstate Concert Hall)||US|
|2019-10-18||Hartford, CT (The Webster Theater)||US|
2019-09-10 12:00 - SONATA ARCTICA - launch second "Talviyö" track by track trailer + new album out now! Details
2019-09-02 15:00 - 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«. Details
2019-08-23 13:30 - Today, the band release their beautiful new single and video 'Cold'. Check out the new single now. Details
2019-08-14 13:30 - Today, the band has revealed the third album trailer, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen talk about the band's history and »Talviyö«'s place in it. Details
2019-08-07 16:00 - Today, the band has revealed the third album trailer, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen talk about lyrical concept of »Talviyö«. Details
2019-07-31 14:00 - Today, the band has revealed the second album trailer, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen talk about the title and artwork of »Talviyö«. Details
2019-07-26 13:30 - The band has revealed the first album trailer, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen talk about the new music and the production of »Talviyö«. Details
2019-07-19 13:45 - Today, the band kick off the pre-order for the record, and also reveal the tracklist and the formats in which the album will be available. Details
2019-07-10 10:00 - Today, the band proudly announce their "The Raven Still Flies Over Europe" tour, that is going to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. Details
2019-06-21 12:00 - On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö«! Details