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Video Premiere: SONATA ARCTICA's 'Life'

"Life", the new Ville Juurikkala-directed video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "The Ninth Hour", which will be released on October 7 through Nuclear Blast. Commented SONATA ARCTICA frontman Tony Kakko: "I tried desperately to have at least one positive, uplifting ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Teaser For 'Life' Video

A teaser for "Life", the new video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The full clip will be released next week. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "The Ninth Hour", which will be released on October 7 through Nuclear Blast. Commented SONATA ARCTICA frontman Tony Kakko: "I ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Launches New Project With Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist JANI LIIMATAINEN

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the launch of a new musical partnership between singer Anette Olzon and producer/songwriter/guitar player Jani Liimatainen for a new studio album, to be released in mid-to-late 2017. Anette is mostly known for being the immaculate voice on hit albums from NIGHTWISH such as "Dark Passion Play" and "Imaginareum". Jani has ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Second Trailer For 'The Ninth Hour' Album

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA will release its ninth album, titled "The Ninth Hour", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the CD was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016. The ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: First Trailer For 'The Ninth Hour' Album

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA will release its ninth album, titled "The Ninth Hour", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the CD was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016. The ...

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Video: AMBERIAN DAWN Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Video footage of Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN performing on July 9 at the LankaFest in Puolanka, Finland can be seen below. AMBERIAN DAWN's latest album, "Innuendo", was released on October 23, 2015 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Release 'The Ninth Hour' Album In October

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA will release its ninth album, titled "The Ninth Hour", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the CD was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016. "The ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist Says New DVD Will Arrive Before Christmas, Promises 'Surprises' For Unofficial Anniversary Show

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen prior to the band's June 30 concert at Provinssi in Seinäjoki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On NIGHTWISH's upcoming 20th-anniversary show on August 20 at Himos Park in Jämsä, ...

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