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SONATA ARCTICA Part Ways With Bassist Marko Paasikoski; Replacement Announced

VIA: Bravewords.com

 

Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA have parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski.

A message from the band states: “It’s with much sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce that our bass player for the past decade, Marko Paasikoski, is no longer in the band.” Continue reading SONATA ARCTICA Part Ways With Bassist Marko Paasikoski; Replacement Announced

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SONATA ARCTICA – Japanese Tour Footage Available

Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA have uploaded video footage from their recent journey to Japan below: Continue reading SONATA ARCTICA – Japanese Tour Footage Available

SONATA ARCTICA Seeking Band-Related Fan Stories For Publication

Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA have posted the following message to the fans:

“We are collecting interesting stories connected to Sonata Arctica. So if you have – or you know anybody who has – an interesting story that somehow relates to Sonata Arctica we are willing to hear it. The story can be anything; a love story connected to a SA song, a SA song at a funeral/wedding, SA tattoos, a song that saved someone’s life. Anything, you name it.

It is extremely important to hear the whole story behind it, with all the emotions. Please send the story to the address: stories@sonataarctica.info

…or if you know somebody with the story let him/her know it. We don’t publish any of the stories without someone’s permission. So it is also important that you add your contact information to the message.”

Sonata Arctica have uploaded new behind-the-scenes tour footage, this time from their adventures in Russia. Check out the footage below and stay tuned for clips from Japan and Latin America, forthcoming.

Previously posted tour footage is available below:

Sonata Arctica will be heading out on a UK headlining tour this month in support of their new album, Stones Grow Her Name, released last May in the UK.

Keyboardist/vocalist Henrik Klingenberg commented: “It’s been about two years since we last hit the UK and I’m very excited to announce that we’ll be back in April. Looking forward to having a couple of nice ciders in the pubs as well as kicking some serious ass. It will once again be legendary….see ya all at the shows, it’s been too long! Cheers!”

Tour dates are below:

April
14 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
15 – Club Academy – Manchester, UK
16 – HMV Institute – Birmingham, UK
17 – The Garage – London, UK

SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Scandinavian Tour

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted behind-the-scenes footage from their January 2013 Scandinavian tour. Check it out below. Continue reading SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Scandinavian Tour