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SONATA ARCTICA Debut New Single "Closer To An Animal"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 1:13 PM


New Album The Ninth Hour Due Out October 7th

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After announcing the new album The Ninth Hour, due on October 7th, the Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA now presents its first single and lyric video "Closer To An Animal".

"Closer To An Animal" was a song that our vocalist Tony sent to the studio somewhere around the middle of the sessions with the words: 'This will be the album opener'," keyboarder Henkka Klingenberg remembers. "After checking out the demo, we all just had to agree. I would say that musically this is a 'metal meets 80's' type of song. We wanted this as the first single, since it gives quite a clear picture of what you can expect on the upcoming album, or at least some of it. I'm really looking forward to opening the shows on the next World Tour with this track!"

Watch the lyric video to "Closer To An Animal" below.

Order the single digitally HERE.

Here is the full tracklist of The Ninth Hour:

  • "Closer To An Animal"
  • "Life"
  • "Fairytale"
  • "We Are What We Are"
  • "Till Death’s Done Us Apart"
  • "Among The Shooting Stars"
  • "Rise A Night"
  • "Fly, Navigate, Communicate"
  • "Candle Lawns"
  • "White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II" – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
  • "On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)"
Choose your favorite format and order it in The Nuclear Blast Shop HERE.

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognizable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.

Right after the release of their anticipated record and their European tour with label mates TWILIGHT FORCE, SONATA ARCTICA will return to the states for a headlining tour with LEAVES' EYES and OMNIUM GATHERUM

Confirmed dates for SONATA ARCTICA's 2016 North American Tour with LEAVES EYES & OMNI GATHERUM are:

  • 11/06/2016 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
  • 11/07/2016 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
  • 11/08/2016 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
  • 11/09/2016 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/11/2016 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
  • 11/12/2016 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
  • 11/13/2016 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC CANADA
  • 11/14/2016 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON CANADA
  • 11/16/2016 - Dallas - Kitchener, ON CANADA
  • 11/17/2016 - Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH
  • 11/18/2016 - Token Lounge - Westland, MI
  • 11/19/2016 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
  • 11/21/2016 - Rave - Milwaukee, WI
  • 11/22/2016 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/24/2016 - The Exchange - Regina, SK CANADA
  • 11/25/2016 - Dickens - Calgary, AB CANADA
  • 11/26/2016 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB CANADA
  • 11/28/2016 - The Venue - Vancouver, BC CANADA
  • 11/29/2016 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
  • 11/30/2016 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
  • 12/02/2016 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
  • 12/03/2016 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
  • 12/04/2016 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA
  • 12/05/2016 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
  • 12/06/2016 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
  • 12/08/2016 - Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO
  • 12/09/2016 - Granada - Lawrence, KS
  • 12/10/2016 - Trees- Dallas, TX
  • 12/11/2016 - Cine El Rey- McAllen, TX
  • 12/13/2016 - Alamo Music Hall- San Antonio, TX
  • 12/14/2016 - Scout Bar- Houston, TX
  • 12/16/2016 - House of Blues- Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • 12/17/2016 - The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA


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