SONATA ARCTICA Unveils New Single/Lyric Video, “A Monster Only You Can’t See;” Clear Cold Beyond Preorders

SONATA ARCTICA Unveils New Single/Lyric Video, “A Monster Only You Can’t See;” Clear Cold Beyond Preorders Available Photo by Jaakko Manninen Watch SONATA ARCTICA’s “A Monster Only You Can’t See” video HERE. Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA deliver the perfect soundtrack for the cold season with their stormy new opus Clear Cold Beyond, set for release on March 8th, 2024 through Atomic Fire. In advance of the release, today the quintet is pleased to unveil epic new single, “A Monster Only You Can’t See;” a song about friendship and never leaving anyone behind.   Frontman Tony Kakko elaborates, “We all may have, in our group of friends, that one person who seems to be a magnet for all kinds of problems, many of which they may not even see themselves. Maybe you’re that one? You might be an asshole, but you’re our asshole and we can see through all that, see the real you, and help. And when children arrive to the scene, they all fit under that same umbrella. Don’t worry. We’ll kick your butt up that hill.” Watch SONATA ARCTICA’s lyric video for “A Monster Only You Can’t See” HERE. Stream/purchase the track HERE. Stream previously released single “First In Line” at THIS LOCATION.   Clear Cold Beyond will be available on digipak CD, jewel case CD (US), 2XLP on multiple color variants, and digitally.   Preorder the album in the physical format of your choice, presave it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive “A Monster Only You Can’t See” and “First In Line” instantly at
Clear Cold Beyond Track Listing: 1. First In Line 2. California 3. Shah Mat 4. Dark Empath 5. Cure For Everything 6. A Monster Only You Can’t See 7. Teardrops 8. Angel Defiled 9. The Best Things 10. Clear Cold Beyond Bonus Tracks (digipak + vinyl only): 11. A Ballad For The Broken 12. Toy Soldiers [Martika Cover]   Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube HERE and listen to “A Monster Only You Can’t See” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.   Following their trip through various acoustic landscapes during the pandemic, Clear Cold Beyond contains ten tracks reviving SONATA ARCTICA’s penchant for power metal-esque songwriting. From high-speed anthems such as “First In Line” and “California” to emotion-laden tracks like “The Best Things” and the closing title track, the record offers something for each and every SONATA ARCTICA fan. The album’s artwork, reminiscent of the art adorning early releases, was created by Niko Anttila. Additionally, the band returned to mixing engineer Mikko Karmila (1999’s Ecliptica, 2012’s Stones Grow Her Name). Final mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Korpiklaani, Delain, The 69 Eyes, Deathstars) who has also been part of other SONATA ARCTICA productions.   “This could have been SONATA ARCTICA‘s self-titled album in the way it reflects both the timish band’s power metal urgency and some kind of Broadway musical storytelling magic.” — Rock Hard (IT), Emanuele Biani “This is the album fans have been asking for for 20 years. Frozen Finnish fury. This band hasn’t been this vital in two decades. Sensational stuff.” — Fistful Of Metal (UK), Bruce Turnbull “Beautiful, oldschool and versatile: A very cold album that fills you with a lot of familiar warmth at the same time.” — Rock Hard (DE), Simon Bauer   SONATA ARCTICA: Tony Kakko – vocals Elias Viljanen – guitars Pasi Kauppinen – bass Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg – keyboards Tommy Portimo – drums