SONATA ARCTICA Release “Alone In Heaven” VideoWednesday, 11th September 2013
Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA premiere their new video for the track, “Alone In Heaven” and is available for streaming below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, Stones Grow Her Name, which was released in Europe on May 18, 2012 and in North America on May 22, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The CD was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. The effort was released as a limited-edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download.
Commented SONATA ARTICA vocalist and keyboardist Tony Kakko: “‘Alone In Heaven’ got sparked lyrically after I had suffered few personal losses in relatively short period of time. Those will make you think about a possibility of afterlife and such things. At least for me it was like that. “I will always remember those passed on through this song every time we play it. I was initially a little hesitant wether or not this is a suitable track for SONATA, being rather ‘hard/soft rockish.’
“But the guys fell in love with it immediately and it fell right in on the quite mellow-mooded ‘Stones Grow Her Name‘ album. I think it’s a nice emotional rock song with some extremely beautiful parts to it. It has become a little bit of a fan favorite and crowd pleaser, being quite approachable and straight forward arrangement wise. Very live friendly track we’ll surely play also in the future. The video is like the song, fairly simple and …soft. Enjoy.”
As previously reported, SONATA ARCTICA recently parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN)
Marko commented: “I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore and it’s time to explore other things.
“I wish to thank all the fans and my bandmates for all the good times, great shows and adventures that we have had over the last decade. The memories from this time will stay with me forever but at the moment I don’t have the motivation or the passion that is required to be in the band so it’s better for all parties involved that we go our separate ways. I wish all the best for the guys.”.