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Sonata Arctica (北极奏鸣曲) 组建时间: 1996年

国 籍:芬兰 风格:Power Metal(力量金属)

Sonata Arctica于1996年,在世界的边缘——北芬兰的一个叫Kemi的小镇上成立。乐队最初以Tricky Beans为人们所知,乐队用这个名字制作了三首demo(Friend till the End,Agre Pamppers和PeaceMaker)并在Jyrki举行过两次演出。经过1997年的一些人事变动后,这些人把乐队又改名为Tricky Means。在金属乐圈子里乐队最早被认为做实验性音乐,与重金属相去甚远。

1999年乐队在他们家乡的Tico Tico录音棚里录制了一首新的demo名叫“FullMoon”,从此乐队的历史翻开了新的一页。录音时乐队的阵容包括:Tony(主唱和键盘),Jani(吉他手),Tommy(鼓手)和Janne(贝斯手),这首新的demo是乐队对于重金属音乐的首次尝试。从此乐队以迅疾优美的旋律和以键盘为主导的重金属配以清澈洪亮的嗓音而闻名于世。在命运的驱使以及Tico-Tico录音棚的Ahti Kortelainen帮助之下,“FullMoon”这首demo被芬兰优秀的金属品牌——Spinefarm相中。同时乐队也从Tricky Means改名为Sonata Arctica。

1999年夏天Sonata Arctica为我们带来了他们的第一单曲碟——UnOpened,这同时也是1999年Metalliliitto发行的compilation版中的主打曲。单曲蝶中的两首激烈的单曲——UnOpened and Mary-Lou,标志着Sonata Arctica开始向能量金属范畴发展。在第一次压制单曲碟UnOpened时,第一首单曲UnOpened录制中不小心被放慢了节奏。在第一批CD发向各音像商店后不久这个失误才被觉察出来。这第一批销售的EP大概有200来张,如今已成为收藏者们稀有的宝物了。

1999年的秋天Sonata Arctica发布了他们第一张完整的专辑——Ecliptica。最初在芬兰发行,接着是其他一些国家。由于Ecliptica全面的成功,乐队有幸在两张tribute专辑中贡献两首翻唱曲——“I Want Out”在为Helloween的“Keepers of Jericho”和“Still Loving You”在为Scorpions的“A Tribute to the Scorpions”,这两首翻唱曲与原先版本相比都有出色的表现。

Ecliptica发行后不久,乐队的核心Tony Kakko决定专攻主音,而非象从前那样主唱兼任键盘手。Mikko Harkin(来自Kenziner)便加入了乐队来顶替以前由Tony担当的键盘手空缺,这也保证Tony能在舞台上更自由的发挥。这种变化使得乐队的现场演出更为充满活力,从此Sonata Arctica涣然一新——同时拥有两位键盘手,为现场表演更增意想不到的新鲜效果。

1999年末至2000年初乐队的人气依然保持激升状态。在专辑Ecliptica发行后,Sonata Arctica在15家不同唱片公司下超过32支乐队中脱颖而出,一举被Stratovarius选为欧洲巡回演出的友情乐队。这场演出开始于2000年四月,还有Strato和Rhapsody的倾情献艺。演出持续了两个月,Sonata Arctica在此期间在10个国家里登台表演30多次,行程超过1000公里。

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  • CoenVen

    What's it called? : O

    1 小时前 回复
  • emaxsaun

    http://sonataarctica.info/news/2014-12-19-sonata-arctica-announce-ecliptica-over-europe-tour-2015-with-special-guest-freedom-call !! woah!!!

    12月 19日 19:27 回复
  • Cariina-

    Whoooooot. Tour dates for Europe are announced. <3 I am happy. <3

    12月 19日 18:13 回复
  • emaxsaun

    Anyone read the book yet? It was pretty good!

    12月 18日 21:08 回复
  • Miryuz

    BelieveYourself scrobbles an average of 477 tracks a day... that is just impossible. There is definitely something inaccurate about those numbers.

    12月 18日 2:47 回复
  • Fake_plays

    Anyhow I don't want to wander off from the shoutbox much, SA really are a great band, but these people are not fooling anyone with their bloated and fake number of scrobbles. :)

    12月 16日 2:09 回复
  • Fake_plays

    Not really, because they're fake. Seems like they removed the "now listening" feature, but you can see that in the last week they listened close to 4000 songs by Sonata, which is absolute BS even if you scrobble 24/7. In fact check this couple of profiles in the top listening section and you'll see that they listen to the same songs multiple times over a few minutes. 60 Sonata songs in one hour means one song is one minute at most ... is that true with Sonata? Obviously not.

    12月 16日 2:07 回复
  • Jakeukalane

    @Fake_plays Do you think that 53.564 plays don't deserve to be there?

    12月 15日 21:30 回复
  • eramone

    Original "Ecliptica" is still their best album.

    12月 15日 21:02 回复
  • Fake_plays

    Anyone know what's up with all these fake play listeners cluttering the Top Listeners page?

    12月 4日 2:31 回复
  • Cariina-

    Yaaaaay! The Tribute album is a GO. ^^.

    11月 28日 5:40 回复
  • Sander1991

    It's in the vein of their tour videos which is awesome.

    11月 27日 1:32 回复
  • CoenVen

    Yup! Funny, a video they made themselves is way better then the one for The Wolves Die Young.

    11月 24日 18:23 回复
  • Cariina-

    The video of I can't dance is nice. :') I laughed so hard, lolol.

    11月 20日 21:18 回复
  • Jason_Kountou

    Oh my god the new version of Blank File is so amazing. Tony's vocals are 100% more emotional. I think I almost like this better than the original.

    11月 20日 2:04 回复
  • funoi1

    Come to the UK

    11月 19日 20:12 回复
  • Twilightning_

    I think the best example of why Sonata should stick with new material is the Genesis cover they did on Ecliptica Revisited, it's brilliant and Tony really made that song his own compared to the original.

    11月 10日 22:18 回复
  • fdemmer

    i am sure they meant well, but the new ecliptica is not only flat, but the voice lacks the passion and power of '99. dana and replica especially live from the young voice "straight from the heart". beat and guitar seems too soft too. the feel of metal, ice and iron is somewhat lost. a remix album (raggae dana? american folk my country?) would have been a good idea, but trying to reproduce the original work people have been listening to for 15 years is just not a good idea.

    11月 10日 3:41 回复
  • al_solaris

    Even though I dont like poeer metal, this band sounds beautiful

    11月 9日 13:06 回复
  • Twilightning_

    Flat is the best way to put it. I hope they don't waste their time re-recording Silence. Their first four albums are definitely releases that wouldn't benefit from more 'relaxed' and less energetic re-recordings.

    11月 9日 12:10 回复
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