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The Moshville Times

Sonata Arctica to release re-recorded ‘Ecliptica’ 15th anniversary edition

Sonata Arctica Ecliptica RevisitedWhile 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 27th under the banner Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition on Nuclear Blast.

The original 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’d 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 any more. 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 tracklisting reads as follows:

  1. Blank File
  2. My Land
  3. 8th Commandment
  4. Replica
  5. Kingdom For A Heart
  6. Fullmoon
  7. Letter To Dana
  8. UnOpened
  9. Picturing The Past
  10. Destruction Preventer
  11. Bonus: I Can’t Dance (Genesis cover)

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