Finnish power metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album, 'The Ninth Hour' on October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released their second single and a video teaser (directed by Ville Jurikkala) for the track, 'Life'.
Tony Kakko comments:
“I tried desperately to have at least one positive, uplifting song on this album and maybe this is it. I always struggle writing positive lyrics, that’s the thing. We’ve been called “happy metal” many times because of the melodies and so on, but lyrics are usually something that do not walk the sunny side of the road. They contrast the music. 'Life' anyway, is telling people to find good things in life, find the things hurting and causing harm and replacing them with positive things with help of friends. Go out and be together with people, share experiences, live. I know it’s a dumb thing to say, but life is better alive”.
Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen.
'The Ninth Hour' tracklist:
01. Closer To An Animal
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)
More on 'The Ninth Hour':
'Closer To An Animal' lyric video
Catch SONATA ARCTICA on tour!
w/ TWILIGHT FORCE
07.10.16 NOR - Trondheim, Trondheim Metal Fest *SOLD OUT*
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
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