Dutch Symphonic Metal band EPICA and Roland Professional A/V Benelux join forces.


To support EPICA on their upcoming tours bringing you their brand new album “The Holographic Principle”, Roland will provide Epica with instruments and other gear which the band will use live on stage and on future studio recordings. Keyboard player Coen Janssen will produce his synth sounds, arrangements and embellishments from the Roland FA-08 Music Workstation, which already appears in the videos for “Universal Death Squad” and “Edge of the Blade”. Guitar players Mark Jansen, Isaac Delahaye and drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek will also be incorporating Roland gear into their setup.

With this partnership, Roland aims to reach out to all metal artists, in order to forge a solid base for more future collaborations in the world of metal. Other projects will be announced as they develop.

Sonata Arctica To Unleash New Studio Album “The Ninth Hour” October 7th via Nuclear Blast.

The Ninth Hour

01. Closer To An Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
06. Among The Shooting Stars
07. Rise A Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognisable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.

Pre-order »The Ninth Hour« now: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHour
Pre-order the album digitally via iTunes or Amazon to get ‘Life’ and ‘Closer To An Animal’ instantly: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads

Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017!

07.10. N Trondheim – Byscenen *SOLD OUT*
08.10. S Borlänge – Liljan
09.10. S Huskvarna – Folkets Park
11.10. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
12.10. D Hamburg – Markthalle
13.10. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
14.10. NL Tilburg – 013 *SOLD OUT*
15.10. UK London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10. F Paris – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
18.10. F Strasbourg – La Laiterie
19.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
20.10. I Milan – Alcatraz
21.10. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
22.10. D Bochum – Zeche

06.11. USA Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07.11. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08.11. USA Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09.11. USA Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
11.11. USA Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12.11. USA Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
13.11. CDN Montreal, QC – Club Soda
14.11. CDN Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
16.11. CDN Kitchener, ON – Dallas
17.11. USA Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
18.11. USA Westland, MI – Token Lounge
19.11. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
21.11. USA Milwaukee, WI – Rave
22.11. USA Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
24.11. CDN Regina, SK – The Exchange
25.11. CDN Calgary, AB – Dickens
26.11. CDN Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
28.11. CDN Vancouver, BC – The Venue
29.11. USA Seattle, WA – El Corazon
30.11. USA Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02.12. USA San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03.12. USA San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04.12. USA Anaheim, CA – The Grove
05.12. USA Tempe, AZ – Club Red
06.12. USA El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
08.12. USA Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
09.12. USA Lawrence, KS – Granada
10.12. USA Dallas, TX – Trees
11.12. USA McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey
13.12. USA San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
14.12. USA Houston, TX – Scout Bar
16.12 USA Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
17.12. USA Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

18.01. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko
19.01. FIN Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
20.01. FIN Oulu – Terminaaliareena
27.01. FIN Helsinki – The Circus
28.01. FIN Turku – Apollo
03.02. FIN Kouvola – House Of Rock
04.02. FIN Joensuu – Kerubi
21.02. CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe
06.04. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
03. – 05.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air

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