While currently on yet another successful world tour, this time to support their latest studio-album ‘Pariah’s Child’, Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA swung by the studio to re-record their debut album ‘‘Ecliptica’’, released 15 years ago.
This new version will be released on October 27th under the banner ‘’Ecliptica – Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition’’ on Nuclear Blast.
The original ‘Ecliptica’ was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and mixed at Finnvox by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM and more). The album was promoted live on tour with STRATOVARIUS and RHAPSODY.
Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments: “When it first was suggested to us by our Japanese label that we’d re-record our debut album ‘Ecliptica’, it felt a bit weird, but somehow the idea grew on us. Being that only Tony and Tommy played on the original one, we thought that it would be a fun thing to do, to give these great songs another run. We’re definitely not trying to re-write history, the original ‘Ecliptica’ is the starting point of this band and a very special album with a certain feel of innocence and enthusiasm which cannot be recreated as such since we’re not teenagers anymore. Having said that, this new version is more of a tribute and an update on how these songs sound when played by our current line-up. We wanted to stay true to the original album as much as possible and not turn this into some weird re-arranged project where you couldn’t tell which song was being played. So here it is, the 15th anniversary version of ‘Ecliptica’. Hope you enjoy it, we certainly had a good time digging into these songs and laying down the tracks.”
The tracklisting reads as follows:
1. Blank File
2. My Land
3. 8th Commandment
5. Kingdom For A Heart
7. Letter To Dana
9. Picturing The Past
10. Destruction Preventer Bonus:
11. I Can’t Dance (Genesis cover)
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