History Music / SonataArctica

6th May '17 7:51:49 PM TheDeadSkin
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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''The Ninth Hour''
5th May '17 5:12:27 PM TheDeadSkin
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* Keyboard: Mikko Harkin (2000-2002)

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* Keyboard: Mikko Harkin Härkin (2000-2002)
5th May '17 5:12:07 PM TheDeadSkin
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[[caption-width-right:350:"We're not Iron Maiden,\\
and we're not from England\\
We are Sonata and we hail from Finland!"[[note]]Left to right: Henrik Klingenberg, Elias Viljanen, Tony Kakko, Tommy Portimo and Pasi Kauppinen[[/note]]]]
3rd May '17 9:22:11 AM TheDeadSkin
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Eventually, Mikko Harkin joined as the keyboardist, bassist Janne Kivilahti left, and ex-guitarist Marko Paasikoski came back to play bass. ''Silence'' was released. In 2002, Mikko left, and ''Winterheart's Guild'' was recorded with the help of Jens Johansson from Stratovarius. The band narrowed their search for a new keyboardist down to two potential members, and spent some time getting both of them drunk to see how they would get along with the band. Henrik Klingenberg passed the test. In 2004, ''Reckoning Night'' was released; it had some progressive influences, and if this was a novel, I'd call that foreshadowing. But, to get on with the story, a live DVD, ''For the Sake of Revenge'', was recorded in Japan in 2005.

In 2006, the band found they had a problem: Jani still hadn't finished his civil service, which is mandatory in Finland, and couldn't leave the country, so Elias Viljanen replaced him for the tour. As if this didn't annoy the fans enough, Sonata Arctica decided they were completely and utterly bored of power metal. ''Unia'' came out in 2007, and was a rather sudden switch to progressive metal. Some fans loved it, some hated it. Elias permanently replaced Jani as the guitarist shortly after. In 2009, ''The Days of Grays'' came out, and got reactions as mixed as ''Unia'' did. Another live DVD was recorded in April of 2011 in Oulu, Finland, and released later that year. In May 2012, the band released ''Stones Grow Her Name,'' and has once again drawn sharply polarized reactions from fans and critics. Their eighth album, ''Pariah's Child,'' was released in March 2014, and is a little closer to the traditional power metal, although not without the band's now trademark idiosyncrasies and experimentation.

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Eventually, In 2000, Mikko Harkin Härkin joined as the keyboardist, bassist Janne Kivilahti left, left and ex-guitarist Marko Paasikoski came back returned to play bass. bass; that lineup released ''Silence'' was released. In the following year. Mikko left in 2002, Mikko left, and the band's next album ''Winterheart's Guild'' was recorded with the help of assistance from [[Music/{{Stratovarius}} Jens Johansson from Stratovarius. The band narrowed their search Johansson]]. Auditions for a new keyboardist narrowed down to two potential members, choices, and spent some time getting both [[IntoxicationEnsues after lots of them drunk to see how they would get along with the band. drinks,]] Henrik Klingenberg passed was chosen for the test. In 2004, spot. Their next album, ''Reckoning Night'' Night'', was released; it had some released in 2004, showing signs of influence from progressive influences, and if this was a novel, I'd call that foreshadowing. But, to get on with the story, metal. In 2005, a live DVD, ''For the Sake of Revenge'', was recorded in Japan Japan.

Problems arose
in 2005.

In 2006, the band found they had a problem:
2006: guitarist Jani Liimatainen still hadn't finished his mandatory civil service, which is mandatory in Finland, and couldn't leave the country, so Elias Viljanen replaced him filled in for the tour. As if this didn't annoy the fans enough, Sonata Arctica decided they were completely and utterly bored of power metal. In 2007, ''Unia'' came out in 2007, and was with a rather sudden switch to progressive metal. Some fans loved it, some hated it. metal, and Elias permanently replaced Jani as the guitarist shortly after. In 2009, Two years later, ''The Days of Grays'' came out, and got reactions as mixed as ''Unia'' did. was released, with the band experimenting with symphonic metal. Another live DVD was recorded in April of 2011 in Oulu, Finland, and released later in November of that year. In May 2012, the band released ''Stones Grow Her Name,'' and has once again drawn sharply polarized reactions Name'', a throwback to their hard-rocking days as Tricky Means.

In August 2013, Marko, apparently burned out
from fans touring, left the band and critics. was replaced by Henrik's Silent Voices bandmate Pasi Kauppinen. Their eighth album, ''Pariah's Child,'' was released Child'', followed in March 2014, and is a little closer to the traditional power metal, although but not without the band's now trademark idiosyncrasies and experimentation.
experimentation. ''The Ninth Hour'' came out two years later, and continued the previous album's sound.
26th Apr '17 9:46:51 AM TheDeadSkin
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* ProtestSong: Fairytale, off of The Ninth Hour seems to be this, with several TakeThats to Donald Trump.

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* ProtestSong: Fairytale, off of The Ninth Hour "Fairytale" seems to be this, with several TakeThats many a {{Take That}} to Donald Trump.
13th Apr '17 11:00:42 PM HuntingHighandLow
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* ProtestSong: Fairytale, off of The Ninth Hour seems to be this, with several TakeThats to Donald Trump.
13th Feb '17 2:03:58 PM TheDeadSkin
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* Ecliptica (1999)
* Silence (2001)
* Winterheart's Guild (2003)
* Reckoning Night (2004)
* Unia (2007)
* The Days of Grays (2009)
* Stones Grow Her Name (2012)
* Pariah's Child (2014)
* The Ninth Hour (2016)

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* Ecliptica ''Ecliptica'' (1999)
* Silence ''Silence'' (2001)
* Winterheart's Guild ''Winterheart's Guild'' (2003)
* Reckoning Night ''Reckoning Night'' (2004)
* Unia ''Unia'' (2007)
* The ''The Days of Grays Grays'' (2009)
* Stones ''Stones Grow Her Name Name'' (2012)
* Pariah's Child ''Pariah's Child'' (2014)
* The ''The Ninth Hour Hour'' (2016)
12th Feb '17 12:02:22 PM TheDeadSkin
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* SiameseTwinSongs: While not so in the studio albums, the band would commonly play "Replica", "My Land" and "Black Sheep" back-to-back in live shows.
4th Feb '17 2:27:16 PM TheDeadSkin
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* CoverVersion: They've done a few, mostly as B-sides later collected in EPs.
4th Feb '17 2:24:49 PM TheDeadSkin
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* CoverVersion: They've done a few, mostly as B-sides later collected in EPs.
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