Sonata Arctica release new single Closer To An Animal

Finnish power metal act SONATA ARCTICA have announced the release of their brand new single Closer To An Animal, taken from their upcoming album The Ninth Hour, which will be out on October 7th via Nuclear Blast.

SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henkka Klingenberg spoke about the making of Closer To An Animal:

Closer To An Animal was a song that our vocalist Tony sent to the studio somewhere around the middle of the sessions with the words: ‘This will be the album opener’. After checking out the demo, we all just had to agree. I would say that musically this is a ‘metal meets 80s’ type of song. We wanted this as the first single, since it gives quite a clear picture of what you can expect on the upcoming album, or at least some of it. I’m really looking forward to opening the shows on the next world tour with this track!”

Watch the official lyric video for Closer To An Animal below:

The Ninth Hour full track-list is below:

01. Closer To An Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
06. Among The Shooting Stars
07. Rise A Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

After the release of The Ninth Hour, SONATA ARCTICA will embark on a European tour with special guests, TWILIGHT FORCE, check the tour dates below:

07.10.16 NOR – Trondheim, Trondheim Metal Fest
08.10.16 SE – Borlänge, Liljan
09.10.16 SE – Huskvarna, Folkets Park
11.10.16 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
12.10.16 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
13.10.16 NL – Haarlem, Patronaat
14.10.16 NL – Tilburg, 013
15.10.16 UK – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10.16 FR – Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
18.10.16 FR – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
19.10.16 CH – Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
20.10.16 IT – Milan, Alcatraz
21.10.16 DE – Mannheim, Alte Seilerei
22.10.16 DE – Bochum, Zeche

For more information on SONATA ARCTICA, check out their official page on Facebook



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