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Finnish Power Metal quintet Sonata Arctica are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores this October for a one off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, as part of a larger European tour. The full run will be taking the band across 9 European countries. Special guests will be Swedish symphonic power metallers Twilight Force.
Sonata Arctica are also currently working on a new album, the follow up to their successful ‘Pariah’s Child’ (2014) record. The new album is due for release in October via Nuclear Blast, stay tuned for more info.
Sonata Arctica said of the UK show and EU tour announcement:
“We're all really looking forward to finishing our new studio album and taking the songs on the road. This time we'll start in Europe and the UK before heading on to the rest of the world. As always, you can expect an energetic show with new material as well as some old favourites.”
Keyboard player Henrik ‘Henkka’ Klingenberg commented:
"At the moment we're taking a break from the recording of our 9th studio album and heading out with Nightwish for a couple of months in North America. When we get back we're more or less going straight into the studio to continue working on the album"
You can get tickets for the show here:
15th October – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
As with ‘Pariah's Child’, the as yet untitled upcoming ninth studio album will be recorded at Studio 57. Henrik went on to say:
“As far as the musical direction of the album, it's really too early to say how it will turn out. Having said that, I expect the usual Sonata Arctica trademarks to be found on it. We will however get this album completed in time for an autumn release and we'll tell you all more as things progress..."
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