SONATA ARCTICA – to tour Finland in support of new album »Clear Cold Beyond« in March/April 2024

to tour Finland in support of new album
»Clear Cold Beyond« in March/April 2024
Finnish metal icons SONATA ARCTICA recently exclaimed that they can’t wait to present the songs from their new album »Clear Cold Beyond« (to be released on March 8, 2024 through Atomic Fire) live on stage and today, the five-piece are pleased to announce the first leg of a supporting world tour. This first part of the cycle will lead the band across their home country and to 8 different venues/cities with support coming from their hard rocking landsmen TEMPLE BALLS in March/April next year. All details can be found below; tickets are on sale now!

The band state: “After a break of several years, we have returned from our adventures back to power metal. It is a great pleasure and honour to start the »Clear Cold Beyond« world tour with a series of club gigs around our home country. In addition to the new songs, you can surely expect a bunch of familiar hits throughout the set. See you at the shows!”

»Clear Cold Beyond« Finland Tour 2024

Presented by Grey Beard
15.03.2024 FI Tampere – Pakkahuone [TICKETS]
16.03.2024 FI Laukaa – Peurunka Areena [TICKETS]
22.03.2024 FI Lahti – Finlandia-klubi [TICKETS]
23.03.2024 FI Helsinki – Kulttuuritalo [TICKETS]
29.03.2024 FI Kuopio – Sawohouse Underground [TICKETS]
30.03.2024 FI Joensuu – Kerubi [TICKETS]
04.04.2024 FI Turku – Logomo (Teatro) [TICKETS]
05.04.2024 FI Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo [TICKETS]

More upcoming SONATA ARCTICA live dates:

03.05.2024 NO Kopervik – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival [TICKETS]
11.05.2024 BE Bomal-sur-Ourthe – Durbuy Rock Festival [TICKETS]
31.05. – 02.06.2024 CZ Pilsen – Metalfest [TICKETS]
28. – 30.06.2024 FI Helsinki – Tuska Festival [TICKETS]
31.07. – 03.08.2024 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
02./03.08.2024 FI Pori – Porispere [TICKETS]
07. – 10.08.2024 ES Villena –  Leyendas del Rock [TICKETS]

SONATA ARCTICA – »Clear Cold Beyond«
— Out On March 8, 2024 Via Atomic Fire —


Artwork by Niko Anttila

»Clear Cold Beyond« will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak
– jewelcase CD (US)
– 2LP vinyl [winter night marbled (white/black) | icy-blue marbled (transparent/blue)]
– digital

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘A Monster Only You Can’t See’ and ‘First In Line’ instantly now, here:

‘A Monster Only You Can’t See’
‘First In Line’

»Clear Cold Beyond« – Track Listing:

01. First In Line
02. California
03. Shah Mat
04. Dark Empath
05. Cure For Everything
06. A Monster Only You Can’t See
07. Teardrops
08. Angel Defiled
09. The Best Things
10. Clear Cold Beyond
Bonus Tracks (digipak + vinyl only!):
11. A Ballad For The Broken
12. Toy Soldiers [MARTIKA Cover]

»Clear Cold Beyond« contains 10 tracks reviving the band’s penchant for power metal-esque tunes following their trip to acoustic landscapes during the pandemic. It’s is packed with strong songs and fuses the best of all periods of SONATA ARCTICA‘s multifaceted work: From high-speed anthems such as ‘First In Line’ and ‘California’ to emotion-laden tracks such as ‘The Best Things’ and the closing title track, this record offers something for each and every SONATA ARCTICA fan. The album’s artwork, reminiscent of their early works, was created by Niko Anttila and the band returned to mixing engineer Mikko Karmila (Finnvox Studios»Ecliptica« [1999] – »Stones Grow Her Name« [2012]). Final mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers WestRAMMSTEINKORPIKLAANIDELAINTHE 69 EYESDEATHSTARS etc.) who has also been part of other SONATA ARCTICA productions.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘A Monster Only You Can’t See’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify

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Tony Kakko | vocals
Elias Viljanen | guitars
Pasi Kauppinen | bass
Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg | keyboards
Tommy Portimo | drums