News Posts

Swedish symphonic metallers Tungsten invite us to celebrate this year’s Walpurgis Night early by unveiling ‘Walborg’, the first single from their upcoming album ‘The Grand Inferno’, set for release via Reigning Phoenix Music later this year!

Finnish melodic metal masters Sonata Arctica unleashed another single with ‘Dark Empath’, a track from their upcoming album ‘Clear Cold Beyond’ set for release via Atomic Fire Records (Reigning Phoenix Music) next month!

Finnish melodic metal frontrunners Sonata Arctica presents ‘Dark Empath’ from their upcoming album ‘Clear Cold Beyond’ set for release via Atomic Fire Records (Reigning Phoenix Music) in 6 weeks!

Sonata Arctica announced a Finnish tour of 8 different stops in March/April 2024 in support of their upcoming new album ‘Clear Cold Beyond’, which is coming out in the beginning of March via Atomic Fire Records.

Sonata Arctica unveils the new single ‘A Monster Only You Can’t See’ with a lyric video, another track from their upcoming album ‘Clear Cold Beyond’, set for release next year via Atomic Fire Records!

A couple of days ago, Tuska announced a 2nd batch of confirmed names for the 2024 edition, and they got us even more excited about next summer! With Bad Omens, Zeal & Ardor, Tarot, Sonata Arctica, Warmen, Annisokay, Solence, Beyond The Black, Ankor, Rytmihäiriö, and I Am The Night! Go get your tickets now!

Finnish melodic metal masters Sonata Arctica have embarked on their extensive “Nordic Power Metal Titans 2023” European tour with Stratovarius and Induction, and shared a first brand new digital single with ‘First In Line’!

Swedish dark symphonic metallers Eleine announced their new EP ‘Acoustic In Hell’ to be released via Atomic Fire Records right before the start of their tour in October!

Sonata Arctica announces their upcoming ‘Acoustic Adventures’ album with a first single!

We now have a total of 50 bands that are announced. Who are you excited for? And who do you hope Graspop adds to their line up? Let us know! See you there.

Photo Reports

On Friday 15.03.2024 Sonata Arctica started off their “Clear Cold Beyond” tour at Pakkahuone in Tampere together with Temple Balls as support. The show was organized by Grey Beard and TuskaLive.

The Sonata Arctica “Arctic Storm Finland Tour 2023” has been a massive success, and we got to go to one of the first stops at Pakkahuone in Tampere. With them, they’re bringing the glam rock favorites Reckless Love and the energetic alternative rock/metal upstarts Luna Kills!

Sonata Arctica gave us a blast of a show on their gig in Hämeenlinna and Verkatehdas made it perfect by delivering excellent sound. The show was presented by TuskaLive.

Pictures of the last day of Tuska 2022 with Sonata Arctica, Devin Townsend, Stratovarius, Kreator and Jinjer!

Our favorite melodic band from the cold north of Finland, Sonata Arctica, celebrates their 25th anniversary with 2 shows at Tavastia in Helsinki. Check out the pics.

Since last year Finland is yet another big rock and metal event richer. The Rock Fest immediately caught the attention of people all over the country and far beyond those borders with big names like Rammstein and Evanescence gracing the line-up. Despite quite a few obvious flaws and bugs in the organisation, it was an overwhelming succes […]

The pictures of a weekend of celebrations and discoveries at the 20th anniversary of Tuska Open Air!

Album Reviews

With ‘Clear Cold Beyond’ Sonata Arctica are re-visiting their faster and heavier roots and will delight older fans, while possibly surprising some of their more new fans. Out via Atomic Fire Records (Reigning Phoenix Music) since last Friday!

After Volume 1 of ‘Acoustic Adventures’ came out in January via Atomic Fire Records, its follow up wasn’t far behind. Volume 2 focuses more on the faster tunes in Sonata Arctica’s catalogue, but is just as filled with tender emotions.

Sonata Arctica immortalized the acoustic versions of some of their classics on the new album »Acoustic Adventures Volume One«.