Sonata Arctica - Reveal New Album Details

Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have announced that their new album will be titled Stones Grow Her Name. The album was recorded in several studios throughout Finland, mixed by Mikko Karmilla at Sonic Pump Studios and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. It will be released on May 18th via Nuclear Blast Records in a limited edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download. The artwork can be seen below.

Stones Grow Her Name tracklist:

01. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
02. Shitload Of Money
03. Losing My Insanity
04. Somewhere Close To You
05. I Have A Right
06. Alone In Heaven
07. The Day
08. Cinderblox
09. Don't Be Mean
10. Wildfire II
11. Wildfire III

Band profile: Sonata Arctica
Posted: 20.02.2012 by bokimaniac

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22.02.2012 - 00:09
John Shock
Nice cover there...
23.02.2012 - 23:38
Darkside Momo
Written by Milena on 21.02.2012 at 08:56

Written by Promonex on 21.02.2012 at 01:13

Check out Winterheart's Guild. "The Ruins of My Life" and "Gravenimage" are two of their most somber songs while still having that power metal vibe of their early albums. "The Cage", "Victoria's Secret" and "Abandoned, ..." are very nice up-beat songs, the rest are fillers, but anyway, "Gravenimage" and "The Ruins..." alone make this their best album IMHO.

Oh yes, WHG is the best "old" Sonata album... really great songs. Though I wouldn't call Champagne Bath and Draw Me fillers, they're among my fave songs.

Ah, finally someone who does think WHG is their best 'old' album...
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23.02.2012 - 23:55
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Written by Darkside Momo on 23.02.2012 at 23:38

Ah, finally someone who does think WHG is their best 'old' album...

Well, seriously, Ecliptica and Silence are quite nice, but WHG is just so much more well rounded and filled with their own identity - even the "crazy" which was introduced in traces on Reckoning Night and later full on in Unia. And plus, Tony Kakko finally found his own voice on WHG... his singing on Ecliptica was full of Timo Kotipelto influences, and plain weird on Silence sometimes.

I always thought that was due to his asthma, although I have no idea which type of asthma does he have and in which ways does it affect his voice. Except that it was always harder for him to sing live when there's a lot of smoke in the club, but his condition has been improving a lot ever since 2008-2009, from that point on you could notice his live singing is sometimes even better than on the albums.
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24.02.2012 - 18:14
Written by Guest on 21.02.2012 at 06:50

Shitload Of Money (ft. Lil Wayne)

In that case, man is only air as well.
24.02.2012 - 18:50
Erotic Stains
I have high hopes for this one considering that their last album was one of their better ones IMO.
25.02.2012 - 07:09
Written by Shorlack on 20.02.2012 at 21:02

Can't wait!!! Wildfire II and III...

let me reinforce with one more

The cover art is good, the song titles are kinda weird and there's something from the same "family" of wildfire.

I guess we're good to go.
26.02.2012 - 18:09
Ok, so we have "talented guest artists" + "country feels with a twist". It all adds up to...

"Don't Be Mean" (feat. Taylor Swift)
26.02.2012 - 20:18
The artcover is wonderful

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