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Aug 12

SONATA ARCTICA Announce First Single “Closer To An Animal” + Album Pre-Sale!

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After announcing the new album The Ninth Hour, due on October 7th, the Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA now presents its 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: https://youtu.be/EN1D5SFw2ZE

Order the single digitally here: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads

Here is the full tracklist of The Ninth Hour:

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)

Choose your favorite format and order it in our shop: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHourNB

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognizable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.

Right after the release of their anticipated record and their European tour with label mates TWILIGHT FORCE, SONATA ARCTICA will return to the states for a headlining tour with LEAVES’ EYES and OMNIUM GATHERUM

Confirmed dates for SONATA ARCTICA‘s 2016 North American Tour with LEAVES EYES & OMNIUM GATHERUM are:

11/06/2016  The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
11/07/2016  The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
11/08/2016  Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
11/09/2016  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
11/11/2016  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
11/12/2016  Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
11/13/2016  Club Soda – Montreal, QC CANADA
11/14/2016  Mavericks – Ottawa, ON CANADA
11/16/2016  Dallas – Kitchener, ON CANADA
11/17/2016  Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
11/18/2016  Token Lounge – Westland, MI
11/19/2016  Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/21/2016  Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/22/2016  Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
11/24/2016  The Exchange – Regina, SK CANADA
11/25/2016  Dickens – Calgary, AB CANADA
11/26/2016  Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB CANADA
11/28/2016  The Venue – Vancouver, BC CANADA
11/29/2016  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/30/2016  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/2016  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
12/03/2016  Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
12/04/2016  The Grove – Anaheim, CA
12/05/2016  Club Red – Tempe, AZ
12/06/2016  Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
12/08/2016  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
12/09/2016  Granada – Lawrence, KS
12/10/2016  Trees- Dallas, TX
12/11/2016  Cine El Rey- McAllen, TX
12/13/2016  Alamo Music Hall- San Antonio, TX
12/14/2016  Scout Bar- Houston, TX
12/16/2016  House of Blues- Lake Buena Vista, FL
12/17/2016  The Masquerade-  Atlanta, GA

For more on SONATA ARCTICA please see below:
“The Wolves Die Young” official video
“Love” – official video
“Cloud Factory”  lyric video
“Kingdom For A Heart” official track

Pre-order your copy of The Ninth Hourhere: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHourNB

Or digitally: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHourIT

Visit SONATA ARCTICA online at  www.SONATAARCTICA.info

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