After two acoustic albums, SONATA ARCTICA have worked on a new album going back to electric soundscapes, and today, right in time for their European Tour with STRATOVARIUS and INDUCTION, they are pleased to unveil a first taste of what’s to come in spring 2024 via Atomic Fire: Nothing but a return to their golden power metal roots is what awaits fans on the group’s forthcoming opus.
More details will be announced soon, but for now check out their new track ‘First In Line’:
Front-man Tony Kakko explains: “This is the first power metal song I wrote for the forthcoming album which is laden with them. The song handles the worry about raising a new generation of people with or rather letting an electronic screen – namely tv, pad or some such – do a big part of raising this generation of human beings. We think that we buy ourselves time with these gadgets, but are these devices the right “nanny” for our kids or should we maybe slow down a bit, read books, teach that happiness can be and often is something we reach by stopping and letting go of constant stimulation of all our audiovisual senses? In ways, we are flying blindly with these things. Things are advancing too fast in many ways…”