Look, we’re not going to muck about with a fancy intro paragraph here – if Tony Kakko’s face and pose in that photo above haven’t convinced you to check out Gary Wolstenholme‘s galley of photos from Sonata Arctica’s Manchester show earlier this week, well, nothing we say here is going to either.
Sonata Arctica was formed in 1996 on the edge of the world, in the northern Finnish town of Kemi.
Originally formed as Tricky Beans, they released few demos and as they got the contract they had to change their name.
In 1999 the band recorded a new demo "FullMoon" in Tico Tico Studios located in their hometown, Kemi. At the time of recording the line-up consisted of: Tony (vocals/keys), Jani (guitars), Tommy (drums), and Janne (bass). This new demo was the first exploration for the band in heavy metal waters. Read more on Last.fm
Sonata Arctica on Thrash Hits
August 20th, 2010
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time for the UK’s heaviest festival, Bloodstock Open Air. We’ll be gathering all of our Bloodstock Open Air 2010 coverage from the weekend on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need.
August 15th, 2010
Wait, is that a cardigan that Tony Kakko’s wearing onstage? Oh, it’s actually a hoodie. We’d actually prefer it if he did wear a cardigan onstage. How much would that fuck with the That’sNotMetulz brigade’s heads?