SONATA ARCTICA – lyric video for new single

SONATA ARCTICA – lyric video for new single

Photo Credit: Jarkko Piipari

SONATA ARCTICA launch lyric video for ‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’ from upcoming »Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« album


Finnish melodic metal icons SONATA ARCTICA should be closing their »Acoustic Adventures« European tour this week. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed to late 2022 (the band’s extensive live itinerary can be found below!) due to obvious reasons. But fans need not worry as the band are bringing some cozy living room concert atmosphere to their homes in the form of the first part of their two-piece »Acoustic Adventures« album, due out on January 21st, 2022 via Atomic Fire.

Comprising acoustic adaptions of twelve tracks leading through SONATA ARCTICA‘s discography, »Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman and the band at Studio57, Finland; Tegelman was also responsible for the album’s mix and mastering alongside bass player Pasi Kauppinen. The artwork by the quintet’s longtime collaborator and fellow countryman, Janne Pitkänen (NIGHTWISH, AURI etc.) rounds off the total experience charmingly.

The record’s first single, ‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’, is available today and can be enjoyed alongside a lyric video over on YouTube, here:

States keyboardist Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg: "’The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’ was a song that first appeared as a bonus track for Japan back in 2003, just around the time I joined the band. When we started to arrange songs for the second »Acoustic Adventures« tour in 2019, this song somehow kept popping up and we decided to give it a go. Our dear friend Masi Hukari who joined us on stage for the tour did a lot of the work on this particular arrangement and I think that his input was really important in how this song turned out. For this record, we used the live arrangement as a starting point and I don’t think the song changed that much, so what you hear is a slightly refined version of the 2019 tour arrangement. We decided to use this song as the first single since it’s really different from the original studio version and as always, we prefer to offer something new and interesting for our fans and for ourselves as well."

Pre-order the album physically (CD-digipak, various colored vinyls), pre-save it or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’ instantly now, here:

»Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« – Track Listing:

01. The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me
02. For The Sake Of Revenge
03. A Little Less Understanding
04. Alone In Heaven
05. Tallulah
06. Don’t Say A Word
07. As If The World Wasn’t Ending
08. Paid In Full
09. Tonight I Dance Alone
10. The Wolves Die Young
11. Wolf & Raven
12. On The Faultline

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»Acoustic Adventures MMXXII«
04.02. FI Ylivieska – Kulttuurikeskus Akustiikka
05.02. FI Oulu – Madetojan-sali
06.02. FI Raahe – Raahe-sali
11.02. FI Lappeenranta – Lappeenranta-sali
12.02. FI Joensuu – Carelia-sali
13.02. FI Iisalmi – Eino Säisä-sali
19.02. FI Rauma – Rauma-sali
20.02. FI Helsinki – Kulttuuritalo
24.02. FI Turku – Logomo
25.02. FI Hämeenlinna – Verkatehdas
26.02. FI Kouvola – Kuusaa-sali
27.02. FI Jyväskylä – Lutakko
03.03. FI Pieksämäki – Poleenin-sali
04.03. FI Kuopio – Kuopion Musiikkikeskus
05.03. FI Kuhmo – Kuhmo-talo

19.03. FI Pori – Isomäki Areena (w/ STAM1NA)

23.03. IL Tel Aviv – Havana Club

»25th Anniversary Tour«
01.04. BR Belo Horizonte – Mister Rock
02.04. BR Brasília – Toinha Brasil Show
03.04. BR Curitiba – Tork n’ Roll
05.04. BR Porto Alegre – Opinião
06.04. BR Florianópolis – John Bull Pub Floripa
08.04. BR Limeira – Bar da Montanha
09.04. BR São Paulo – Audio
10.04. BR Rio de Janeiro – Circo Voador
12.04. AR Buenos Aires – El Teatro Flores
14.04. CL Santiago – Teatro Teletón
15.04. CL Puerto Montt – Arena
17.04. CO Bogotá – TBA
18.04. CO Medellín – TBA
20.04. CR San José – Pepper Disco Club
23.04. SV San Salvador – Cifco
24.04. GT Guatemala City – Salon San Jose

02. – 05.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
10.06. SE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
17./18.06. FI Oulu – Metal Capital Festival
29./30.07. FI Kokkola – Kokkolan Viinijuhlat
05.08. FI Jämsä – Himos Metal Festival
26./27.08. FI Kajaani – Kainuun Musiikkijuhlat

22.09. UA Kiev – Atlas Club
23.09. RU Moscow – TBA
24.09. RU St. Petersburg – TBA

»Acoustic Adventures MMXXII«
Presented by Metal Hammer (DE), Rock It! (DE), musix (DE), Rocksverige (SE), Rock Hard (FR), Power (ES), Scream (NO), Dragon Productions & Atomic Fire
20.10. SE Stockholm – Södra Teatern
21.10. SE Östersund – Gamla Teatern
22.10. NO Trondheim – Byscenen
23.10. NO Oslo – Parkteatret
24.10. SE Gothenburg – Valand (Ordensalen)
25.10. DE Hamburg – Fabrik
27.10. NL Tilburg – 013
28.10. DE Bochum – Christuskirche
29.10. NL Utrecht – Pandora
31.10. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
02.11. FR Paris/Vauréal – Le Forum
03.11. FR Lyon – Le CCO
04.11. ES Barcelona – Salamandra
05.11. ES Bilbao – Stage Live
06.11. ES Madrid – Copérnico
08.11. ES Sevilla – Custom
09.11. ES Murcia – Garaje
10.11. ES Pamplona – Totem
11.11. FR Toulouse – Le Metronum
12.11. FR Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
13.11. BE Sint-Niklaas – De Casino
15.11. DE Nuremberg – Hirsch
16.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
17.11. IT Milan – Live Club
18.11. SI Ljubljana – Orto Bar
20.11. BG Sofia – Music Jam
21.11. RO Bucharest – Quantic Club
22.11. RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space
24.11. AT Vienna – Szene
25.11. HU Budapest – Akvarium
26.11. CZ Ostrava – Club Garage
27.11. PL Warsaw – Proxima
28.11. DE Berlin – Columbia Theater
29.11. DE Munich – Backstage (Werk)
01.12. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik
02.12. DE Passau – Zauberberg
03.12. DE Speyer – Halle 101

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