So at the moment we’re knee deep in organizing the upcoming tours. Production matters, new t-shirts, getting the crew together and whatnot. In the meantime Pasi is mixing the album and sending stuff for us to check out…and it’s coming along quite well. Of the stuff that I’ve heard it’s sounds fucking awesome. Still to do is plan the videoshoot, we’re doing two videos this time and as soon as those songs are mixed we’ll start working on that. I got some minor keyboard fixes to do later this week as soon as my piano gets sent back home but otherwise 99% of the recordings are done….still missing a guestplayer that will be done on Friday. The album title & cover will be released before Christmas and the album will actually be out already at the end of March and not April as originally planned.
By now our 15th anniversary tour has been announced and at the moment it’s only in Finland and Latin-America. In April the World Tour for the actual album will start so I don’t think we have too much time to do these anniversary things after that but you never know.
Anyways, all is good in Sonata land, thanks for all the comments about the setlist I think we get a pretty good idea about what you want. We’re not gonna do a poll of any kind, at least not for these shows but it might be an interesting idea for the future….
There won't be too many updates this year, since there's not much happening. In the beginning of 2014 we'll have a listening session, rehersals, mastering, videoshoot and whatnot so I'll be sure to check in from those as well. I'll get back when the album is mixed.
I hope there will soon be an advance or a small sample of the new album, we are made anxious by the elements that have the new material.VastaaPoista
I'm sure there will be somekinda teaser out there next spring...Poista
I'm gonna miiiiissss youuuuVastaaPoista
Ahem, I mean, we're all gonna miss your blogs. Yes. That's what I mean.
I like that now with Pasi you have the chance to do everything in-house, recording, mixing etc. I'm actually quite curious to hear what Sonata with almost no outside influence sounds like! And March! Yay! It's so close :D
Well...have a good rest of the winter, you and all the guys. I'll see you soon enough in Jan/Feb (the cruise is my birthday present!) so I'll try to resist without many updates till then ;)
Great to hear, but when do you expect the singles to be released?VastaaPoista
(By the way, fuckin' pumped for Reveal the Change)
I'm not sure about the singles yet, but probably 1-3 months before the album so the first one should be out in early 2014....Poista
Wow! amazing news, my favorite part of the year is Christmas, but now with this news I'm anxious for it! I already have my tickets for the 15th Tour, then I see you soon... have an awesome week, send you a big hug!!! Cheers! from Mexico :)VastaaPoista
Great news guys! Can't wait to see the artwork and album title. By the way, would be designed by ToxicAngel?VastaaPoista
Yeah, ToxicAngel will do the artwork for the album.Poista
March... So close, but so far away :) Can you tell (or do you even know yet) when will the first single be out? Can't wait to hear it, can't wait the album, can't wait the tour... But anyway, good to hear that everything's going so well!VastaaPoista
Check above regarding the single ;-)Poista
Wow fantastic news!!! I'm so stoked to finally hear some new Sonata :DVastaaPoista
Quick question regarding the videos... are they going to have a storyline like "Flag in the Ground" and "I Have a Right" or will it be clips of just you guys playing like "Paid in Full" or "Alone in Heaven"? Both are equally as awesome with you guys!!!
We have absolutely no idea at the moment ;-)Poista
I hope you'll be selling album-themed girlie hoodies alongside the t-shirts :)VastaaPoista
Oh Sonata Land... I really had a bad day, this notice make me feel better. Anyway we support you guys. I wait for us from Mexico, thank you for everything :)VastaaPoista
So great the new album is coming earlier, thank you guys!! Can't wait. Day one purchase.VastaaPoista
I'm going to preorder! :)Poista
BTW, just got my Reveal The Change. It's nothing short of brilliant and totally worth the wait. Great job, guys. :DVastaaPoista
Damn you! I have to wait another week at the very least to get mine in.Poista
Ha ha! That's why I preordered it from innerwound directly, they shipped it a week before release! After all these years I really couldn't wait any longer :3Poista
It's so great to hear about new album in 2014 .VastaaPoista
Please check how many tracks Sonata Arctica I've just listened :
I'm so excited. I hope on this tour you make a dvd of it so the fans in Canada can see. Happy 15th guys. I'll always be a life long fan of yours.VastaaPoista
I really can't believe its been 15 years. Congrats guys. Hope u play a show in Toronto, Canada. I'll alwaya be a lifelong fan.VastaaPoista