Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will release their new album, “Stones Grow Her Name”, on May 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. The effort will be released as a limited-edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download.
“Stones Grow Her Name” track listing:
01. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
02. Shitload of Money
03. Losing My Insanity
04. Somewhere Close To You
05. I Have A Right
06. Alone In Heaven
07. The Day
09. Don’t Be Mean
10. Wildfire II
11. Wildfire III
Commented SONATA ARCTICA vocalist Tony Kakko: “Our newest adventure is only a final touch short of being ready.
“The recordings went extremely well and the mixing is in schedule.
“[I] have to say I am enjoying myself greatly.
“I’ve had a very hard and work-filled two-year period writing the songs while touring extensively with our previous album, ‘The Days of Grays’. But it has all been worth it!
“Yet again we are introducing new things to keep the music alive and interesting. New elements, styles and new moods, talented quest artists and ideas for the enjoyment of the loyal friends of our music.
“Can’t wait for you to get your hands and ears on ‘Stones Grow Her Name’!
“Hope to see you all again on tour!”
Gunnar Sauermann, a writer for the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine, was one of the first media people to hear a rough-mix version of “Stones Grow Her Name” at this past weekend’s Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki. He comments, “SONATA ARCTICA was never more exciting and more versatile as on ‘Stones Grow Her Name’. Every single song is a hit!”