SONATA ARCTICA - Ecliptica - Revisited: 15 Years Anniversary (2LP)
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Finnish melodic Metal heroes Sonata Arctica formed in 1996 in the north Finnish city Kemi and 3 years later issued the "Full Moon" demo.This new demo was their first foray into heavy metal waters. The trademarks of the band were a fast, yet melodic, keyboard-oriented heavy metal with clear and high vocals. With help from Athi Kortelainen and the Tico Tico Studios, the demo "Full Moon" found the way to the metal label Spinefarm who released their debut album "Ecliptica" in autumn 1999. At first it was only sold in Finland, but other countries were soon to follow. Shortly after this release Tony Kakko decided to concentrate more on singing, as opposed to trying to sing and play keyboards at the same time. Mikko Hrkin (ex-Kenziner) became a new member and replaced Tony on keyboards. While currently on yet another successful world tour, this time to support their latest studio-album 'Pariah's Child', SONATA ARCTICA swung by the studio to re-record their debut album 'Ecliptica', which was released 15 years ago. 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 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.
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