France's Radio Metal recently conducted an interview with Sonata Arctica keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Marko Paasikoski. Listen to the chat in streaming audio at this location.
Sonata Arctica recently parted ways with guitarist Jani Liimatainen and replaced him with Elias Viljanen.
The band's new album, "Unia", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. This brings the band's total number of gold albums to seven, with their debut LP, "Ecliptica", and "best-of" compilation, "The Collection", reaching gold status in the past few weeks.
Recorded and mixed at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, "Unia" which has been available in North America since May 22 landed on the following international album charts: Finland - #1; Japan - #7; Sweden - #27; Germany - #35; Switzerland - #40; Austria - #62. The "Paid in Full" single also secured the #1 single position in the band's native land.
Watch fan-filmed video footage of Sonata Arctica performing the song "Tallulah" at Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland on November 26, 2007.
Credits for the info to Metalfromfinland.com.