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CD/DVD Releases: Sonata Arctica � To Rel

Posted on Saturday, September 20 @ 00:00:00 UTC by nightowl

While currently on yet another successful World Tour, this time to support their latest studio-album Pariah's Child, Finnish Melodic Metal heroes Sonata Arctica swung by the studio to re-record their debut album Ecliptica, which was released 15 years ago.

This new version will be released on October 24th under the banner Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition on Nuclear Blast.

Back then, Ecliptica was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios and mixed at Finnvox by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Children Of Bodom and more). The album was promoted live on tour with Stratovarius and Rhapsody.

Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg comments: "When it first was suggested to us by our Japanese label that we re-record our debut album Ecliptica, it felt a bit weird, but somehow the idea grew on us. Being that only Tony and Tommy played on the original one, we thought that it would be a fun thing to do, to give these great songs another run. We're definitely not trying to re-write history, the original Ecliptica is the starting point of this band and a very special album with a certain feel of innocence and enthusiasm which cannot be recreated as such since we're not teenagers anymore. Having said that, this new version is more of a tribute and an update on how these songs sound when played by our current line-up. We wanted to stay true to the original album as much as possible and not turn this into some weird re-arranged project where you couldn't tell which song was being played. So here it is, the 15th anniversary version of Ecliptica. Hope you enjoy it, we certainly had a good time digging into these songs and laying down the tracks."

The tracklist:

01. Blank File
02. My Land
03. 8th Commandment
04. Replica
05. Kingdom For A Heart
06. Fullmoon
07. Letter To Dana
08. UnOpened
09. Picturing The Past
10. Destruction Preventer

11. I Can't Dance (Genesis cover)

The first (digital) single of the CD will be 'Kingdom For A Heart', which came out on September 12th.

[Source: Nuclear Blast]

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