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.