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Sonata Arctica Releasing Pariah's Child In March

Finnish melodic metal act Sonata Arctica's eighth studio album has a name and a cover: Pariah's Child. The album, whose art accompanies this post and is rather bad-ass, drops on March 28 through Nuclear Blast. Says vocalist Tony Kakko: "As…

Review: Stratovarius Hits Australia

I only got into Stratovarius very recently, but for me, it was love at first listen. And it was fate that the kings of Finnish power metal would be touring Australia for the first time, and that I would be at their first ever show here. And…

Sonata Arctica Lose Bassist

That is right, my fellow humans. Finnish melodic metal outfit Sonata Arctica have parted ways with their bassist, Marko Paasikoski. “I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore…

Sonata Arctica Recording In September

This September Sonata Arctica will hit a recording studio somewhere, to craft new tunes of melodic metal mastery. I’m actually not a fan of the band, and always wonder if any of my readers actually are. The stories I have posted in the past…

I Suddenly Care About A Band Called Vandroya

So, Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of Brazilian female-fronted progressive power metal band Vandroya. You have never heard of this band before, because their debut album, One, comes out January 18. At the end of this post,…

Arsis Reveal New Guitarist

Arsis have a new axeman. The Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters officially announced Brandon Ellis is their new guitarist today. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will finally make his recording debut with Arsis’…

Arsis Announce Headlining Gigs

You may know that in December, Arsis will head out on tour with Sonata Arctica and Holy Grail. Well, I guess on the way back home, they’ll be making a few stops to play some headlining gigs. It’s more cost effective than just driving…

Sonata Arctica, Arsis To Tour?

Yuh. That’s what ThePRP claims, you buck nutty fuck. They say that Sonata Arctica, Arsis and Holy Grail will team up for a tour later this year. I like Arsis and Holy Grail, but I’d bail before Sonata Arctica. I can’t front. Only two dates…