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Sonata Arctica announce new studio album

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album entitled ‘Talviyo‘  (Winter Night), which includes eleven new tracks.

“We were speaking about having an album cover made from a photo, and luckily managed to find the award winning photographer ONNI WILJAMI who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown. His pictures were just perfect for this album”, explains keyboardist HENRIK “HENKKA” KLINGENBERG.

“The idea was to create an album that is musically in line with at least the previous two albums”, says vocalist TONY KAKKO and adds: “I am very happy with the songs and the general mood of the album. Some career highlights there, I feel.”

“We recorded a bunch of kick ass songs and tried some new stuff as well. I’m really proud of how we managed to record the band sounding more live, playing together instead of just tracking everything one by one”, states HENRIK “HENKKA” KLINGENBERG.

The band have released their first single called ‘A Little Less Understanding’,  along with a lyric video.

“The song is lyrically somewhat a follow up to ”I Have A Right” and talks about the difficulty of making the right choices with the upbringing of a new human being”,_ explains TONY KAKKO.

Watch it on the video link above.


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