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Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica talks about The Ninth Hour & US tour.

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Sonata Arctica is about to release their 9 studio album titled The Ninth Hour, a power metal album that continues where Pariah Child left off in terms of heaviness, melody, and speed. Sonata Arctica through the years has made some serious changes to their initial sound, but it seems that The Ninth Hour continues the journey towards that heavy and melodic sound that they are known for. 

The Ninth Hour could be described as a daring record as Sonata Arctica reconnects with their roots, the album is a successful attempt to bring the ferocity on this Finnish wolves back into play. They did this with Pariah Child as a result the album became a bridge between their older material and their contemporaneous style. Throughout The Ninth Hour we can listen to several changes in mood and intention which is what it makes this album so interesting and overall so powerful.

Tracks like: Closer To An Animal, We Are What We Are, Among The Shooting Stars, Rise A Night and Candle Lawns are some of the examples of that evolution depicted in The Ninth Hour. The Age Of Metal spoke with Tony Kakko (Vocals) of Sonata Arctica about the ideas behind The Ninth Hour and their upcoming US tour with Leaves Eyes and Omnium Gatherum.

SONATA ARCTICA‘s 2016 North American Tour
with LEAVES EYES & OMNIUM GATHERUM

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

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