Photo by Jaakko Manninen

Sonata Arctica debut new track “Dark Empath”

Author Flavia Andrade - 26.1.2024

Finnish metallers Sonata Arctica will release a new studio album “Clear Cold Beyond”, out on March 8, 2024 via Atomic Fire. The 10 tracks bring back the band’s power metal tunes after their trip into acoustic soundscapes during the pandemic.

Their latest single “Dark Empath” is the direct sequel to 2004’s “Don’t Say A Word“.

Singer Tony Kakko said:

This track is part of a saga that started on our second album ‘Silence’ in 2001 — some even think it started on our debut album with the song ‘The End Of This Chapter’ — and has many sequels and prequels already. Its stalker theme offers a frame to write songs in a certain style I like very much. People do not seem to mind this, fortunately, haha! It’s not a chronological story, but rather a theme with reoccurring, familiar characters that end up living through variations of the theme over and over again.

You can stream the new single below: