Music News – Sonata Arctica Discuss New Album Artwork and Title in Second Trailer

Sonata Arctica chat about their new album, TALVIYÖ, and the album artwork in a second trailer that you can watch below.

On September 6th, the Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, entitled Talviyö (Winter Night). Now, the band has revealed the second album trailer, in which vocalist Tony Kakko and guitarist Elias Viljanen talk about the title and artwork for their forthcoming release.

Talviyö was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in ‘Studio57’. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time”, says Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg. The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for ‘Chartmakers’.

Talviyö is available to pre-order as CD, LP in various styles and also as a box set containing posters, puzzles, photo cards and the record. Preorder any of those formats from Nuclear Blast here.

Individual product links below:

Limited Digipack CD:HERE
Vinyl: HERE
Mail Order Clear & Blue Vinyl, Box Set: HERE
Digital Album: HERE
All Links: HERE


The track list reads as follows:

01. Message From The Sun
02. Whirlwind
03. Cold
04. Storm The Armada
05. The Last Of The Lambs
06. Who Failed The Most
07. Ismo’s Got Good Reactors
08. Demon’s Cage
09. A Little Less Understanding
10. The Raven Still Flies
11. The Garden

SONATA ARCTICA recently released their first single called A Little Less Understanding along with a lyric video which you can watch below –

You can pick up a digital version of the song from here. Check out other Nuclear Blast new releases on their Spotify playlist or Apple Music playlist by following the links.

Sonata Arctica are also out on a huge tour across Europe called The Raven Still Flies Over Europe. They are supported by Edge of Paradise and Temple Balls. There is just one stop in the UK though and that is in London and you can get tickets here. Check out the full dates below.

11.11. SE Stockholm, Kraken
12.11. NO Oslo, Parkteatret
13.11. NO Trondheim, Byscenen
15.11. SE Trollhättan, Folkets Park
16.11. DK Aarhus, Train
17.11. DE Berlin, Bi Nuu
18.11. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
19.11. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
21.11. SK Zvolen, Rates Arena
22.11. RO Cluj Napoca, Form Space
23.11. BG Sofia, Music Jam Club
25.11. HU Budapest, Barba Negra
26.11. AT Vienna, ((Szene))
27.11. CH Pratteln, Z7
29.11. IT Padova, Hall
30.11. IT Milan, Live Club
01.12. FR Lyon, Le Ninkasi Kao
02.12. FR Paris, La machine du Moulin Rouge
04.12. ES Madrid, La Riviera
05.12. ES Barcelona, Salamandra
06.12. FR Limoge, Cc John Lennon
07.12. BE Izegem, Cultuurhuis De Leest
08.12. FR Pagney, Chez Paulette
11.12. UK London, The Electric Ballroom
12.12. NL Tilburg, 013
13.12. DE Hamburg, Markthalle
14.12. DE Bochum, Matrix


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