SONATA ARCTICA On Forthcoming Album – “It Would Be Nice To Explore The Lighter Side”

In a recent chat at Sonisphere Helsinki with, Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA revealed plans to express their lighter side in their forthcoming new album after claiming they have had enough of showcasing their dark side. Frontman Tony Kakko commented:

“Every album is a surprise and it’s too early to say too much. It won’t actually be darker. Pretty much vice-versa. We’ve gone quite deep down that road, the dark side, so I think it would be nice to explore the lighter side and smile for a reason.”

More details coming soon.

As previously reported, Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play the Satama Open Air 2011 on August 6th, which takes place in Kemi, Finland. Go to this location for event information.

Their summer festival schedule is now as follows:


7 – Getaway Rock – Gävle, Sweden

15 – Kavarna Rock Fest – Kavarna, Bulgaria

16 – Bang Your Head – Balingen, Germany


6 – Satama Open Air 2011 – Kemi, Finland

12 – Rock Pod Kamenom – Snina, Slovakia

13 – ARTmania Festival – Sibiu, Romania

14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary