“Live In Finland”, the new concert DVD from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, has topped the official “Music DVD” chart in the band’s home country. Released in Europe on November 11 and in North America on November 15 via Nuclear Blast, the set includes 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 are 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 is also a bonus CD containing eight songs that were recorded at the Kemi festival concert.
“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.