Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will release a concert DVD, “Live In Finland”, on October 28. The set will include the band’s entire April 15, 2011 performance at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland as well as a bonus disc containing four songs that were filmed at the band’s own festival on August 8, 2009 in Kemi, Finland. Also featured on the DVD will be SONTA ARCTICA‘s promotional videos for the songs “Don’t Say A Word”, “Paid In Full” and “Flag In The Ground”as well as a photo gallery and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the DVD. There will also be a bonus CD containing eight songs that were recorded at the Kemi festival concert.
Commented SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henrik “Lance” Klingenberg: “It’s been a very hot summer here in Finland, and while most people headed to the beach, we’ve been working our asses off editing and compiling our new DVD.
“This time around we wanted to give you a show from our home country Finland.
“The main show was filmed at the Teatria club in Oulu, Finland, last April. It showcases SONATA ARCTICA towards the end of ‘The Days Of Grays’ world tour, which started back in 2009.
“We played a total of over 180 shows in almost 40 countries during the tour.
“This will be a two-DVD release with lots of bonuses. We’ll have tour documentaries, making-ofs as well as music videos and bonus songs from our very own Sonata Arctica Open Air festival, held in our hometown Kemi in August 2009.
“Whether you missed us or checked us out during this world tour, this DVD will be the complete guide to what we’ve been up to these past two years.
“I’m sure you all will enjoy watching this DVD as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.
“‘The Days Of Grays’ world tour has been absolutely fantastic and I’m very happy that we’ve managed to capture all the ups and downs on film. You’ll know what I’m talking about when we get this monster package out!”
“The Days Of Grays”, the latest album from SONATA ARCTICA, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“The Days Of Grays” was released on September 22, 2009 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records.