Sonata Arctica Releasing Pariah’s Child In March

Pariah

Finnish melodic metal act Sonata Arctica’s eighth studio album has a name and a cover: Pariah’s Child. The album, whose art accompanies this post and is rather bad-ass, drops on March 28 through Nuclear Blast. Says vocalist Tony Kakko: “As always, it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried […]

Review: Stratovarius Hits Australia

Stratovarius

I only got into Stratovarius very recently, but for me, it was love at first listen. And it was fate that the kings of Finnish power metal would be touring Australia for the first time, and that I would be at their first ever show here. And so, despite seeing Devin a little over a […]

Sonata Arctica Lose Bassist

Sonata Arctica

That is right, my fellow humans. Finnish melodic metal outfit Sonata Arctica have parted ways with their bassist, Marko Paasikoski. “I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore and it’s time to explore other things,” says Marko. “I wish […]

Sonata Arctica Recording In September

Sonata Arctica

This September Sonata Arctica will hit a recording studio somewhere, to craft new tunes of melodic metal mastery. I’m actually not a fan of the band, and always wonder if any of my readers actually are. The stories I have posted in the past seem to elicit a rather abysmal response. Fuck it, though. Maybe […]

I Suddenly Care About A Band Called Vandroya

Well hello!

So, Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of Brazilian female-fronted progressive power metal band Vandroya. You have never heard of this band before, because their debut album, One, comes out January 18. At the end of this post, you can hear a song from that effort, and I must say…it’s not terrible. Not at […]

Arsis Reveal New Guitarist

Arsis' new guitarist

Arsis have a new axeman. The Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters officially announced Brandon Ellis is their new guitarist today. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will finally make his recording debut with Arsis’ upcoming full-length release. Brandon replaces guitarist Nick Cordle who was recently tapped to replace Christopher Amott in […]

Arsis Announce Headlining Gigs

Arsis

You may know that in December, Arsis will head out on tour with Sonata Arctica and Holy Grail. Well, I guess on the way back home, they’ll be making a few stops to play some headlining gigs. It’s more cost effective than just driving straight home. 
We have those Arsis dates for you at the […]

Sonata Arctica, Arsis To Tour?

Sonata Arctica

Yuh. That’s what ThePRP claims, you buck nutty fuck. They say that Sonata Arctica, Arsis and Holy Grail will team up for a tour later this year. I like Arsis and Holy Grail, but I’d bail before Sonata Arctica. I can’t front. Only two dates have surfaced thus far, and they follow at the end […]