Monday, 15 August 2016

SONATA ARCTICA announce single 'Closer To An Animal'


After announcing the new album 'The Ninth Hour', due on October 7th, the Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA now present their first single and lyric video 'Closer To An Animal'.

"'Closer to an animal' was a song that our vocalist Tony sent to the studio somewhere around the middle of the sessions with the words: 'This will be the album opener'," keyboarder Henkka Klingenberg remembers. "After checking out the demo, we all just had to agree. I would say that musically this is a 'metal meets 80's' type of song. We wanted this as the first single, since it gives quite a clear picture of what you can expect on the upcoming album, or at least some of it. I'm really looking forward to opening the shows on the next World Tour with this track!"

Watch the lyric video to 'Closer To An Animal' here:

'The Ninth Hour' full tracklist:
01. Closer To An Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
06. Among The Shooting Stars
07. Rise A Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen.

Right after the summer festival season and the release of their anticipated record, the band will embark on a European tour together with their label mates TWILIGHT FORCE. Dates as follows:

SONATA ARCTICA 
Special Guests: TWILIGHT FORCE
presented by: Metal Hammer, Musix, Blast, Rock it + Powermetal.de & Dragon Productions
07.10.16 NOR - Trondheim, Trondheim Metal Fest
08.10.16 SE - Borlänge, Liljan
09.10.16 SE - Huskvarna, Folkets Park
11.10.16 DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
12.10.16 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
13.10.16 NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
14.10.16 NL - Tilburg, 013
15.10.16 UK - London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10.16 FR - Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
18.10.16 FR - Strasbourg, La Laiterie
19.10.16 CH - Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
20.10.16 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
21.10.16 DE - Mannheim, Alte Seilerei
22.10.16 DE - Bochum, Zeche

Watch their latest clips:
'The Wolves Die Young' official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGp0kms-GEk
'Cloud Factory' lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO5FPHFI6sI
‘Kingdom For A Heart’ - official track: http://youtu.be/TnhNPM1A4t8

More info:

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK