Monday, December 21, 2015 @ 5:54 PM
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Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base today. The new single called "Christmas Spirits" is out now via Nuclear Blast and is available as digital download HERE.
The band commented on it:
"Hello everyone out there!
Christmas is just around the corner so we decided to cheer you all up with a nice Christmas story. "Decided" might be a bit strong in this context since the "Christmas Spirits" song has been around for about ten years now, we just never had the time to record it. Finally during the Pariah's Child sessions we managed to do the basic tracks and this autumn we finished the song. I guess the main reason for the delay was getting the lyrics done, it’s nearly impossible to get into the Christmas mood unless it’s actually… you guessed it, Christmas. Hats off to Tony since he did it anyway, this autumn, and without any snow, we might add. Be that as it may, here’s our latest piece of art: "Christmas Spirits"!
Merry Christmas to everyone & cheers, SONATA ARCTICA"
Below is the track list for "Christmas Spirits":
"Christmas Spirits" (Radio Edit)
"Christmas Spirits" (Orchestral Version)
SONATA ARCTICA have also announced their 26-date North American tour for 2016 with headliners NIGHTWISH. The trek launches in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.
NIGHTWISH 2016 tour with SONATA ARCTICA and DELAIN:
2/19/2016 - Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
2/20/2016 - Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
2/21/2016 - Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
2/22/2016 - Music Hall – London, ON CANADA
2/24/2016 - Carnegie Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
2/25/2016 - LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
2/26/2016 - Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI