Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sonata Arctica: Back at Work

Tuesday 12.1.2016
So after almost 4 months of not getting together as a band, it was time to 
return to work and get ready for the Nightwish tour and start looking at
new music as well. On Tuesday we all (except for Tony) went to the
Studio57 once again to set up our stuff as well as figure out our new
monitoring system, which will be used on this US tour. At around noon we
arrived and started out by having lunch ;-) The rest of the day was spent
catching up and setting up the gear etc….and of course having a few beers,
quite a few in fact….

Wednesday 13.1.2016
We finished the setup and played through some songs, hanged out and talked about
this upcoming year and what kind of schedule we’d try to set for everything…and
of course spent the evening watching crap on youtube ;-)

Thursday 14.1.2016
As soon as Tony arrived we went out for lunch and then proceeded to planning the
setlist and rehearse for the rest of the day. It sounded surprisingly good. We managed
to play through most of the songs that we’ll be playing on the next tour.

Friday 15.1.2016
Just got up in the morning and talked a bit about the upcoming weeks, re-scheduling some stuff etc…and then it was time to leave for the train and head home. It’s great to be back after doing a bunch of other stuff this fall….



Jake @ the local music store in Kokkola !!

What I ate in 2016 part 1 !!

Making breakfast ;-)

What I ate in 2016 part 2 !!

My Korg Kronos entering the SA realm....

New gear, the Mackie DL32R does this work again ? ;-)


  1. Ahhh it's so nice to see y'all back together and making music :D I'm excited to see what you're gonna cook up...aside from some nice eggs ;)

  2. Also is the Kronos new? Was it the one you were using at the SV show or am I misremembering?

    1. Yeah, I did use it on the E.Vil/SV -tour for the first time, up until now I've been using the Korg M3 with there's a bunch of programming to be done before the tour...

  3. keep the 'what i ate' pics coming! atm i'm trying to figure out what to eat this weekend and i need inspiration XD (yes I love to cook). And I saw Tony on instagram talking about 'giving an old tune new life...?' ooohhh curious!!! ^_^ Glad to read you guys are busy making magic again! :D

  4. Yeeeah!!!! Love read your words!!!
    Kisses guys!!!!
    Lore (Argentina)

  5. This is great, I hope you guys are having fun! cant wait to see you guys here in colorado in March :)

  6. i still want to show you guys my tattoo on silence in person! :)

  7. Really looking forward to the North American tour! New life for an old song?! I'm intrigued!

  8. When the new album is coming out? Or is it too early to ask :) ?

    1. It's a bit early but we're aiming for a fall 2016 release, we'll let you know the date later...

  9. You'll be using the Kronos and the alesis keytar in this tour? M3 has been retired?

    1. I'll be using the Kronos and Roland Ax-7 on this tour. All my Alesis Vortex keys are more or less broken...I might get some new ones for this summer....

    2. Can I get a picture of Roland Keytar?

    3. why do not you henkka use instagram app?

    4. I'll probably post a pic of the Roland Keytar when we're on the road....instagram...maybe some day, too lazy for it right now...and to busy with this blog.