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Ignorance Trumps science

One of the most frustrating things about hearing news about Donald Trump is the complete disconnect between the fantasy world in his head and the real world that we all live in. 446 more words

Science

LIVE REVIEW: Sonata Arctica at the Academy (Mar 26th 2017)

Date: March 26th, 2017
Venue: The Academy, Dublin
Line-up: Sonata Arctica + Thunderstone + Striker

A couple of years ago the power metal scene in Ireland was almost non-existence with fans begging for bands to come over only to be met with the response that the demand simply wasn’t there. 974 more words

Reviews

Audio interview: Sonata Arctica

Sonata Arctica is not your typical power metal band. Driven by powerful keyboards, progressive song-writing and a jaw-droppingly skilled frontman in Tony Kakko, the Finnish quintet is one of the most consistently stunning acts of their sub-genre, knocking the ball out of the park once again in 2016 with their ninth record, the aptly named… 91 more words

Podcast

SONATA ARCTICA - European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metal giants, SONATA ARCTICA, kicked off the 2nd leg of their “The Ninth Hour” European tour with two great shows at Hirsch in Nuremberg, Germany and Masters Of Rock Café in Zlin, Czech Republic earlier this week. 36 more words

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sonata Arctica & Thunderstone, Oulu, Areena Oulu 20.1.2017 (in Finnish)

Teksti: Samuli Keskitalo
Kuvat: Samuli Keskitalo & Anneli Keski-Petäjä

Sonata Arctica on kuin Suomen vastine In Flamesille; ei suinkaan musikaalisesti vaan sen suhteen, että teki bändi mitä tahansa studiossa tai lavalla, tuntuu rapaa tulevan niskaan. 631 more words

Heavy Metal

UK/European Tour Alert - Sonata Arctica

Finnish power metal band, Sonata Arctica are out on a huge tour across Europe including Ireland and the UK. The tour is called The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017 and is in support of their October 2016 release, and their ninth full album, The Ninth Hour. 97 more words

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