by MythofRock

Sonata Arctica return with rapid new digital single ‘First In Line’. “Nordic Power Metal Titans” European tour wih STRATOVARIUS and INDUCTION kicks off today (14 October 2023).

One of the mostly anticipated tours of the year is about to start: The »Nordic Power Metal Titans 2023« European run featuring SONATA ARCTICA who recently warmed-up with their enormously successful, partly even sold out  »Arctic Storm Finland Tour.« At the forthcoming 24 shows, the melodic metal icons will be performing alongside Finnish countrymen STRATOVARIUS as well as rising international power metallers and labelmates INDUCTION. After two acoustic albums, SONATA ARCTICA have also secretly worked on a new album going back to electric soundscapes, and today, they are pleased to unveil a first taste of what’s to come in spring 2024 via Atomic Fire: Nothing but a return to their golden power metal roots is what awaits fans on the group’s forthcoming opus. More details will be announced soon, but for now convince yourselves that the aforementioned promise isn’t only warm words and check out their new track ‘First In Line’!

Front-man Tony Kakko explains: “This is the first power metal song I wrote for the forthcoming album which is laden with them. Its demo title was ‘First In Line’ and I managed to stick with it. The song handles the worry about raising a new generation of people with or rather letting an electronic screen – namely tv, pad or some such – do a big part of raising this generation of human beings. We think that we buy ourselves time with these gadgets, but are these devices the right “nanny” for our kids or should we maybe slow down a bit, read books, teach that happiness can be and often is something we reach by stopping and letting go of constant stimulation of all our audiovisual senses? In ways, we are flying blindly with these things. Things are advancing too fast in many ways…”.

14.10.2023 SE Umeå – Northern Rockfest @ Energi Arena
15.10.2023 SE Borlänge – Cozmoz Arena
16.10.2023 NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
17.10.2023 SE Gothenburg – Trädgår’n
19.10.2023 SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan
20.10.2023 DK Roskilde – Gimle
21.10.2023 DE Hamburg – Kulturpalast
22.10.2023 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser
24.10.2023 NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Ronda)
25.10.2023 DE Saarbrücken – Garage
26.10.2023 FR Paris – Bataclan*
27.10.2023 CH Pratteln – Konzertfabrik Z7
28.10.2023 IT Milan – Alcatraz
30.10.2023 DE Munich – Backstage
31.10.2023 AT Vienna – Szene
01.11.2023 HU Budapest – Barba Negra
03.11.2023 GR Athens – Fuzz Club
04.11.2023 GR Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater
06.11.2023 RO Cluj-Napoca – FORM Space
07.11.2023 RO Bucharest – Quantic
09.11.2023 CZ Brno – Sono Centrum *NEW*
10.11.2023 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
11.11.2023 BE Kortrijk – Hell’s Balls Belgium @ Xpo* *NEW*
12.11.2023 DE Bochum – Matrix

31.07. – 03.08.2024 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*




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