I’ve often cited how the first review that I ever did for my writing adventures began with the band Nightwish back in 2003 but few people might actually know that I had also been a fan of the great Sonata Arctica for just as long. The band instantly appealed to me as a fan of not only Power Metal but the driving melodic structure that they possessed and my first album of theirs was “Winterheart’s Guild”; a release that I still consider a classic for the Finnish Metal scene. It’s been a couple of years since Sonata Arctica has been on our shores, and since that time they’ve released “Live In Finland” and the latest album “Stones Grow Her Name”. They’ll be bringing some new and many classic tunes to their fans and doing it with the help of Arsis who will provide direct support for the tour. Thanks to the fine folks at Livenation; PiercingMetal.com is pleased to put some of our readers into the venue for this surely amazing performance. It’s the first night of the tour and you know that I am going to be there for sure.
To Participate: All I want for this one is for you to tell me how important each of these two powerful Metal bands are to your appreciation of the genre. A simple one word answer will NOT suffice of course. Be sure to follow the comments so you know if you are a winner or not and while we ask that you provide your email in the comment entry form, DO NOT place it in the body of the comment based on privacy concerns. I’ll be commenting back to the winners and asking them to email us their full name for list purposes.
Restrictions: As usual, the participation in this contest is open to all NYC region Metal heads but if you recently won one of our giveaways please be aware that we shall be looking at the new responders first in order to give everyone a fair shot at seeing a show. I am sure you can understand our doing that. Single tickets only. Let’s rock…..
When: December 6th 2012, 7pm start; doors 6pm.
Where: The Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, NYC 212.614.6932
In the off chance that you don’t have a sufficient representation of either of these bands in your music library, I’ve embedded a number of their releases that are available to purchase below. Sink your teeth into that….