Sonata Arctica talk new records

Finnish power metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album, ‘The Ninth Hour’ on October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the first track by track instalment, in which the band explain the meaning behind the first four songs of the album.

Pre-order The Ninth Hour:
Pre-order the album digitally here: http://nblast.de/TheNinthHouriTunes

Nuclear Blast UK store exclusive:
Limited Edition Light Blue Vinyl: http://nblast.de/SonataBlueVinyl
Exclusive Digipack CD + Canvas Artwork Print: http://nblast.de/SonataDigiCanvas

Pre-order from Amazon.co.uk:
Digipack CD: http://nblast.de/SonataDigiAmz
Black Vinyl: http://nblast.de/SonataVinylAmz

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen.

‘The Ninth Hour’ tracklist:
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)

More on ‘The Ninth Hour’:
Album trailers:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Closer To An Animallyric video
‘Life’, directed by Ville Juurikkala music video

Catch SONATA ARCTICA on tour!

w/ TWILIGHT FORCE
07.10.  N         Trondheim – Byscenen *SOLD OUT*
08.10.  S          Borlänge – Liljan *SOLD OUT*
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 *SOLD OUT*
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

w/ LEAVES’ EYES, 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

18.01.  FIN       Jyväskylä – Lutakko
19.01.  FIN       Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
20.01.  FIN       Oulu – Terminaaliareena
27.01.  FIN       Helsinki – The Circus
28.01.  FIN       Turku – Apollo
03.02.  FIN       Kouvola – House Of Rock
04.02.  FIN       Joensuu – Kerubi
21.02.  CZ        Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe
06.04.  D         Leipzig – Hellraiser
03. – 05.08.     D         Wacken – Wacken Open Air


More info:
www.sonataarctica.info
www.facebook.com/sonataarctica
www.nuclearblast.de/sonataarctica