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Sonata Arctica

by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — With the history that Anette Olzon has with Nightwish, the similarities to this release and that band will of course be made. But, listen to this release on its own merit. This is a band that was put together to feature the angelic, gorgeous voice [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — September 29, 2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica dominated Hollywood this past Monday night! Putting on a brilliant performance full of excitement and vigor, fans were absolutely thrilled. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]