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SONATA ARCTICA Release Music Video For "Life"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 4:24 PM


From The Forthcoming Ninth Hour Album

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Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called The Ninth Hour on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the music video for the brand-new song "Life". Watch the clip directed by Ville Juurikkala on KNAC.COM right HERE.

“I tried desperately to have at least one positive, uplifting song on this album and maybe this is it. I always struggle writing positive lyrics, that’s the thing. We’ve been called “happy metal” many times because of the melodies and so on, but lyrics are usually something that do not walk the sunny side of the road. They contrast the music. 'Life' anyway, is telling people to find good things in life, find the things hurting and causing harm and replacing them with positive things with help of friends. Go out and be together with people, share experiences, live. I know it’s a dumb thing to say, but life is better alive”, commented Tony Kakko.

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.

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 our shop: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHourNB 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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