Sonata Arctica reveals artwork cover for new album

Finnish Power metal band, Sonata Arctica have unveiled the cover artwork for their forthcoming album, “Pariah’s Child” which sets to be released in 28th of March 2014.

Tony Kakko explains his thoughts behind the album title and its beautiful album artwork:
“As always it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our 8th album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right as it’s been done so many times. Then I started to think how we’d in ways abandoned our “totem animal”, the wolf and all what comes with the territory. As the music on the album is bowing more towards the “old” Sonata, meaning more power metal style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or Pariah’s child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back.”

The band will also be touring again in Europe starting this April 2014. Check the complete tour dates list here.

Sonata Arctica announced new tour dates

Finnish Power metallers, Sonata Arctica recently posted new tour dates all over Europe in April 2014, from their official website. The band is currently working with their upcoming album which sets to be release in March 2014.

Keyboard player, Henkka left some message: “Hello out there. It’s been a while since we last toured Europe, so I’m very happy that we can announce our first tour with our new album. Since the album will be out in March 2014, we don’t want to waste any time but will head out for a full European Tour. Our tour will start in Eindhoven, NL on April 10th, 2014. The whole band is really looking forward to play some new songs for you and introduce our new bass player, Pasi, for all our fans. He’s a monster live, you’ll see. Check below for the tour dates and we’ll see you in a few months!”

New tour dates:
10.04.2014 – Effenaar, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
11.04.2014 – Durbuy Rock Festival, Bormal-Sur-Ourthe (Belgium)
13.04.2014 – Melkweg, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
14.04.2014 – Markthalle, Hamburg (Germany)
16.04.2014 – Meier Music Hall, Braunschweig (Germany)
17.04.2014 – C-Club, Berlin (Germany)
18.04.2014 – Hellraiser, Leipzig (Germany)
19.04.2014 – Matrix, Bochum (Germany)
21.04.2014 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (Germany)
22.04.2014 – Garage, Saarbrücken (Germany)
23.04.2014 – Bataclan, Paris (France)
24.04.2014 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (Germany)
26.04.2014 – Hirsch, Nürnberg (Germany)
27.04.2014 – Z7, Pratteln (Switzerland)
28.04.2014 – Live Club, Trezzo (Italy)
30.04.2014 – Club 202, Budapest (Hungary)
01.05.2014 – Retro Music Hall, Prague (Czech Republic)
02.05.2014 – Szene, Vienna (Austria)
04.05.2014 – Transbordeur, Lyon (France)
05.05.2014 – Bikini, Barcelona (Spain)
06.05.2014 – Arena, Madrid (Spain)

For more info and for the latest band news, check out their official website.