SONATA ARCTICA: Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two Out Today Via Atomic Fire

Photo by Jarkko Piipari

SONATA ARCTICA needs no introduction. Besides significantly influencing the power/melodic metal scene, they’re a band that’s not only notorious for consistently delivering high quality studio albums but also for experimenting and breaking out of their musical comfort zone. Such musical flexibility has resulted in the aptly titled Acoustic Adventures touring cycles as well as the release of Volume One of their first acoustic album earlier this year – a set of intimate, pure, and heartfelt renditions of their iconic catalog. And today the Finnish power/melodic metal icons unveil the second part of their Acoustic Adventures opus via Atomic Fire!

Like Acoustic Adventures – Volume One, Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman alongside the band at Studio57 in Finland while the cover artwork was designed by Janne Pitkänen.

Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two is available as CD Digipack, 2xLP Orange/Black Marbled vinyl and digitally at THIS LOCATION.  

View SONATA ARCTICA’s previously released lyric videos for “Victoria’s Secret” at THIS LOCATION and “I Have A Right” HERE.

Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay up to date and listen to SONATA ARCTICA’s acoustic rendition of “Full Moon” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.

Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two Track Listing:

  1. I Have A Right
  2. Black Sheep
  3. Half A Marathon Man
  4. Broken
  5. Letter To Dana
  6. FullMoon
  7. Shamandalie
  8. San Sebastian
  9. Gravenimage
  10. Flag In The Ground
  11. My Land
  12. Victoria‘s Secret

Coinciding with the release of Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two, SONATA ARCTICA will finally kick off their Acoustic Adventures tour throughout Europe TONIGHT. Find info and tickets for the band’s massive upcoming tour schedule at THIS LOCATION.

“‘FullMoon’ or ‘My Land’ are highlights of European melodic power metal history, and to experience these pieces in such powerful, organic re-interpretations by a Tony Kakko singing at his best and a virtuoso playing band is one of the big genre moments this year.” – Rock Hard

“…a roller coaster ride for the heart and the arrangements are just so beautiful it is impossible to deny them. You can hear the almost thirty years of experience in every note they play here and fans should be thankful SONATA ARCTICA put such care into revisiting the past.” – Cryptic Rock

“The second dozen songs to emerge from the Acoustic Adventures sessions once again shows SONATA ARCTICA as creative arrangers who can find captivatingly alternative sides to their own creations.” – Legacy

SONATA ARCTICA bring an acoustic sparkle to their tracks without becoming monotonous or boring.”– Whiskey Soda

Tony Kakk – vocals, keyboards
Elias Viljanen – guitars
Pasi Kauppinen – bass
Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg – keyboards
Tommy Portimo – drums