|Posted on February 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM|
so what's been up ? Well at least I know what's been down and that's the SA website, the SA webshop and these pages. Quite a lot within a few weeks. Anyways everything is back in order and here's a rundown on other matters:
Last weekend we held a listening party for the press (at the Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki), showcasing our new album. We even let them participate on some "hey" shouts for the song Shitload of Money. It was interesting to see the look on peoples faces when they listened to the stuff for the first time, and I'm sure you'll be surprised too :-) ...later on we did some interviews before we headed out to the FME to do a signing session. As you can imagine being home for the last 6 months left it's mark meaning once again yours truly was in a happy state of mind (=drunk). Nevertheless it was a lot of fun and this week we've been fine-tuning the songs, finalising the album cover and next up is the mastering and after that we're done with the album. Then of course we get to shoot a video, I have a bunch of programming to do, some band rehearsals and a lot of interviews before we're ready to get into touring mode, starting with the festivals. The first one is in Belgium in the beginning of April if I'm not mistaken. I'm really looking forward to playing the new stuff live...it's been too long without any shows. Meanwhile check out my solo album (as some of you thankfully already did)....and I'll make another one as soon as I get to it. I'll be on two other albums that should be out this year (the before mentioned Silent Voices album) and another melodic metal thing....as always I'll keep you posted.
and, just to have it all in one post, here's where you can get my solo album as well as the new Mental Care Foundation single.
online, cd baby:
at the Sonata Arctica webshop:
You can also get the album through Avalon/Marquee and at Tornion Musiikki.
..and the new MCF sinlge
and for the special edition:
Six Pack Attack!!! -special edition CD now available!
Including three previously unreleased bonus tracks from the Hair of the Dog
and the Alcohol Anthems sessions.
1. Six Pack Attack!!!
3. Visiting Hour
4. The Beer Song
5. Green River