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SONATA ARCTICA - Stones Grow Her Name

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  1. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    From http://www.bravewords.com/news/178373 :

    The new SONATA ARCTICA album will be titled Stones Grow Her Name, and will be released on May 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. It was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck.

    The album will be released as limited edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download. Check out the album artwork below:

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    The tracklisting:

    'Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)'
    'Shitload of Money'
    'Losing My Insanity'
    'Somewhere Close To You'
    'I Have A Right'
    'Alone In Heaven'
    'The Day'
    'Cinderblox'
    'Don't Be Mean'
    'Wildfire II'
    'Wildfire III'

    Vocalist Tony Kakko comments: "Our newest adventure is only a final touch short of being ready. The recordings went extremely well and the mixing is in schedule. Have to say I am enjoying myself greatly. I've had a very hard and work filled two year period writing the songs while touring extensively with our previous album, The Days of Grays. But it has all been worth it! Yet again we are introducing new things to keep the music alive and interesting. New elements, styles and new moods, talented quest artists and ideas for the enjoyment of the loyal friends of our music. Can't wait for you to get your hands and ears on Stones Grow Her Name! Hope to see you all again on tour! Be well!“
     
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    Metal_Camden Member

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    I really didn't care for the days of greta to much... I hope that this will have something interesting. I think 'shitload of money' is a very interesting album title! Hahaha
     
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    ALBUM OF THE YEAR! :)
     
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    I've always liked the band's music, and love their hooks, but their lyrics are pretty bad, and it seems to be continuing based on a couple of song titles. ...... "Don't be mean"? "Shitload of Money"? Come on guys! Those sound like Edguy Titles, lol.............
     
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    I really really hope "Shitload of Money" turns out to be one of the greatest songs ever written.
     
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    I hope it trolls power metal fans even harder than the last two. Certainly seems promising so far. :D
     
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    Gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
  8. TychoCelchu

    TychoCelchu Member

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    me too :)
     
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    I'm a bit skeptical. It's no secret that Sonata Arctica's songwriting took a turn for the worse with Unia, which was still alright. The Days of Grays sounded a bit uninspired if you ask me. I'll definitely check this out, but this is a band who's definitely not a blind buy for me anymore.
     
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    AMBR Metal Grandma

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    Same here, but I remain a hopeful fan, so I'll check it out. Really hoping it's a return to better writing (not necessarily a return to earlier material) and greater inspiration. The titles are certainly amusing.
     
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    I'm with you, but I'll probably still buy this. I'm not sure why I didn't like Unia, but it didn't seem as good as their earlier work.
     
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    *insert picture of hammer hitting nail on head*
     
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    Cheesy Finn-glish titles get really old after a while, I must say!
     
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    SA is one of those bands (Edguy and Hammerfall are two others) where I'm content with a decent "best of" collection. They're fun in small doses.
     
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    If it was written by Edguy, it probably would be. Who knows about Sonata...
     
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    My only concern is that Sonata will make "shitload of money" into a serious song. :lol: And knowing it's Sonata we're talking about, it's not that long of a shot...
     
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    Stingray11214 OSA Triumvir

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    I am waiting with baited breath. This should be one hell of a CD.
     
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    im sure a lot didnt like the change in Sonata's music but i dont mind being in the minority by saying i really hope its online with 'Unia' and 'The days of the grays' :heh:
     
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    Arabianhazard I, the Witchfinder.

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    The album cover looks like something a 13 year old girl would get tattooed. I can already tell that Shitload of Money is going to be a classic though.
     
  20. nomisofsiman

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    See now, I thought Days of Grays was a much better album. There were quite a number of songs on there I liked. I can't name one song off Unia though. I'm definitely still a fan but like you, a little skeptical.
     

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