|Posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:35 AM|
So, what's going on right now is: we're currently recording the new Sonata Arctica album and of course as we're all really excited about this, I'll have to put the obligatory "It sounds fantastic" comment in here as well....and as before it's actually true, once again.
Nevertheless next week I'm driving down to Studio57 in Alaveteli to record the Hammond organs for the album, so those of you who wished we're getting rid of that are pretty much, shit out of luck...or as they say: neeeever gonna happend, except you never know, we might do a harmonica album next. Unless something goes totally wrong the album will be out before the summer, meaning April-May in 2012. Once again we have a couple of guests, a cover song and of course we came up with some new stylistic flavours as well....and just one more heads up: there will be hardly any symphonic elements on the new album, so no full fledged orchestra this time.
..and regarding my solo album, it will be released in late January 2012 in Japan by Avalon/Marquee. I'm still working on the Europe/US-deal, let's see how that pans out. It's called: "Klingenberg Syndrome:...and the weird turned pro." The music is pretty much instrumental prog/metal...whatever that means. Elias is doing the guitars on the album (it was easy to twist his hand to do this since I did the keys on his "Fire-Hearted" album) and I got some other old friends with me as well, Pasi Kauppinen (who mixed our live DVD's amongst a hundred other things) played the bass and we got Jari Huttunen whom I played with in Requiem, like 10yrs ago or something, playing the electronic drums. No "special guests" and no vocals. I'll post the exact release date(s) later, with the cover as well as the tracklisting....maybe it would be a great thing to do before christmas ?
That's about it for now, yeah the next Sonata tour starts in April 2012 so before that I might even have the time to make another record with someone....let me check this out...