WE all know you'll be playing Trucker Diablo's 'We're Gonna Rock This Christmas' this Christmas Day - and if you haven't downloaded it already do so now lest you end up on Santa's Naughty List.
Trucker's song and Corey Taylor's 'Xm@s' are essential to the discerning rocker/metalhead festive listening, but then this wee bit of news dropped into our inbox about another track...
Finnish melodic metal band Sonata Arctica are pleased to release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: a brand new single called ‘Christmas Spirits’.
’Christmas Spirits’ is now available to buy digitally via iTunes HERE.
Sonata Arctica commented on the single:
"Hello everyone out there!
Christmas is just around the corner so we decided to cheer you all up with a nice Christmas story. "Decided" might be a bit strong in this context since the 'Christmas Spirits' song has been around for about ten years now, we just never had the time to record it.
"Finally during the ‘Pariah's Child’ sessions we managed to do the basic tracks and this autumn we finished the song. I guess the main reason for the delay was getting the lyrics done, it’s nearly impossible to get into the Christmas mood unless it’s actually… you guessed it, Christmas. Hats off to Tony since he did it anyway, this autumn, and without any snow, we might add. Be that as it may, here’s our latest piece of art: Christmas Spirits!
Merry Christmas to everyone & cheers,
‘Christmas Spirits’ Tracklist:
01. Christmas Spirits
02. Christmas Spirits (Radio Edit)
03. Christmas Spirits (Orchestral Version)
Sonata Arctica’s latest studio album ‘Pariah's Child’ was released in 2014 via Nuclear Blast. It was the bands’ eighth studio album - and the follow up to their previously successful release ‘Stones Grow Her Name’.
This latest release saw Sonata Arctica returning to their metal roots – moving away from the more hard rock approach of its predecessor. Some might say the record is a good definition of the band past and present, predominantly showcasing their straight up melodic metal style.
‘Pariah’s Child’ was recorded and produced by the whole band itself – without any outsiders being involved, apart from a couple of guest performances. It was mixed by bass player Pasi Kauppinen. The album artwork hails back to the band’s past, containing symbolism of the figure 8 and containing their totem animal the wolf.
Order ‘Pariah’s Child’ on CD HERE.
More on ‘Pariah's Child’:
'The Wolves Die Young' official video.
'Love' official video.
'Cloud Factory' lyric video.