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Sonata Arctica

The third installment of Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA’s 5-part in-studio video series featuring guitarist Elias Viljanen is now up on YouTube: • Part 1 (featuring drummer Tommy Portimo): • Part 2 (featuring new bassist Pasi [...]
by Ron Higgins - Columnist – Although rock operas and concept albums seem to be all the rage right now, if there was ever an artist who was meant to release a symphonic power metal rock opera, Timo Tolkki would be it. But if you’re going to embark on such a noble adventure and you’re the [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Stones Grow Her Name is the latest evolutionary step from the Finnish power / progressive metal beast called Sonata Arctica. Evolution is the key word, as Sonata Arctica now blends almost equal parts symphonic metal in with the more familiar power / progressive [...]
April 2, 2010 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Penn. by Steve Trager Staff Writer On the opening night of Sonata Arctica’s tour, which kicked off right here in Philadelphia at the Trocadero, it seemed to be an overwhelming epic live performance. Of course Sonata Arctica is no stranger to [...]
September 28th, 2009 at The Beamont Club in Kansas City, MO. by John Kindred Staff Writer DragonForce headling tour in support of their latest studio release Ultra Beatdown made it’s stop in Kansas City. The fall tour runs through October 11 and makes it’s final stop in Philadelphia. [...]