On May, 18th, the new SONATA ARCTICA album „Stones Grow Her Name“ will be released. The media response is already overwhelming, expect a unique, rocking and progressive jewel.
On Friday, April 20th – German TV station iM1 (formerly iMusic1) premiers the new SONATA ARCTICA vide for the single „I Have A Right“ – first at 17.00 CET on their homepage http://www.imusic1rocks.com and one hour later at 18.00 CET at their legendary „Rocks“ show on TV.
The band just finalized the second part of the album making-of; you find both chapters here:
Read following, what bandleader Tony Kakko says about „I Have A Right“:
„I Have A Right” was the very last song I wrote for this album. At that point Tommy had already played his last track for “Stones Grow Her Name”, gotten ready to go to sauna AND opened his first beer for that night, when I sms’d him to check his e-mail and record yet one more “easy track”. He was mildly pissed. And perhaps fueled by that he nailed the song on the first take. It was a very emotional moment for him, I was told. The song hits home, if you know the subject and can relate to the subject. To put it short it’s a song about how we should not pass the burden we get from the past generation on the shoulders of our future offspring. Children’s rights subject. Not the most metal subject ever, I suppose, but then again I think it fits our band well and is pretty universal. Funny to actually have fans from each age group this songs speaks about. Let’s see what comes of it. Choosing the first single and video from this album was not very easy this time around as we had so many candidates. The best possible problem to have! “I Have A Right” won the vote. The playing parts for this video were shot in our home town Kemi, here in Finland. The location was an old, abandoned school building. Somehow spooky and COLD. It was mid march. Could say we were lucky the weather was unseasonably warm, yet way below zero. Director Tuukka Temonen and his crew did a great job with editing and all the additional footage. All in all, from my point of view, this was the easiest ever Sonata Arctica video to make. No 12 hours standing in a room filled with bird shit, no freezing my ass off on the ice in the middle of the sea from 8am to 10pm, or running in the woods in the middle of the
night and not sleeping for 48 hours…had all that with the past videos. I am more than pleased. I hope you like the song and video as much as we do.
„Stones Grow Her Name“ will be released on May, 18th 2012 via Nuclear Blast.