Formed 1996 in the Finnish town of Kemi,Sonata Arctica has over the past 10 years become one of the few greatest melodic power metal bands.
Extremely successfull tours over Europe,America and Japan made them awfully popular.
In late 2003,Sonata Arctica signed a contractwith Nuclear Blast Records and started recording ~Reckoning Night~ soon after that.
Their first single was released only in Finland,named ~Dont Say a Word~,and soon after it was released it went straight to #1 in the official charts!
Anyway,after succes of ~Reckoning Night~ and the 2006 released Live-DVD ~For the Sake of Revenge~,the band is about to present everyone with a new masterpiece!
~Unia~,that is meant to be released on 25.May,is typical album for them,with some new added ideas that makes ~Unia~ the most ambitious album ever recorded...
Songs of Silence
For the Sake of Revenge
Wolf and Raven
Last drop Falls
Don't say a Word
Paid in Full
Including The End of this Chapter and The Collection as Best Of's,and Live-DVD For the Sake of Revenge
And ofcourse,Unia,that should be released on 25.May
Tony Kakko - as vocals/instrument:keyboards
Jani Liimatainen - instrumenst:guitar
Tommy Portimo - instrumenst:drums
Marko Paasikoski - instrumenst:bass
Henrik Klingenberg - instrumenst:keys
Some info about them...
They are one of my favorites...Anyone heard about them?