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Sonata Arctica - Busy Working On New Material

Sonata Arctica keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg has posted the following European tour update:

"Tomorrow (22.11.2008) is the last show of the European tour, I think we've all been surprised about the great turnout, after all this was the second headlining tour with this album ("Unia"). Somehow these last days have gone by pretty fast and before we know it we're gonna be in Russia and then that's it... for now. I won't go into any extensive comments about the upcoming album, mainly because nobody knows how it will sound at this point, and the few songs I've heard by Tony Kakko (vocals) can't paint the whole picture. It's gonna be really interesting to work with Elias Viljanen (new guitarist) in the studio and I'm sure we'll come up with something great.

During the two months (December - January) when Tony is writing songs, I'll be playing the keyboards for Elias' new solo album, and in the spring we hopefully can play some shows in Finland. Mental Care Foundation will also do some shows, if I can find the rest of the guys... which shouldn't be impossible. What more... hmm... Silent Voices' fourth album is almost complete except for the vocals. I'll let you know more as these things unfold. I'll try to post something about Russia later."

Sonata Arctica's new album is expected to be released somewhere in the last quarter of 2009.

Band profile: Sonata Arctica
Posted: 24.11.2008 by Thryce

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26.11.2008 - 20:48
Hope it will be better then "Unia" and I will be happy.

The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
28.11.2008 - 13:33
Finally, good news hope new album will be better than Unia. Anyway Sonata fuckin' rocks ...
28.11.2008 - 23:50
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While it's not like "Unia", all is good....
29.11.2008 - 22:20
I hope for an album from the old days, but I know it will not be like that. Maybe SA is just another band sold to the market. It's a shame, but oh well...
04.12.2008 - 18:12
The Shape 1973
Silence please.
Just because you believe in your strong morals it doesn't mean they are correct
07.01.2009 - 18:00
I hope there are some fast songs, I could have handled Unia better if they had included some fast stuff.
"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
27.06.2009 - 00:28
I can't wait to hear this. I'd prefer something more along the lines of Reckoning Night, because that was an incredible album (seemed to be the transition point from straight power metal to more progressive power metal), but if this continues in the vein of Unia I won't be disappointed. The only songs I still can't get into that much are The Harvest and The Vice, but I have a feeling I'll be playing Unia a lot more soon enough and will eventually like them.

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