Acoustic Adventures with Sonata Arctica’s Tony Kakko


Sonata Arctica are a Finnish metal band started in 1995 under the name Tricky Beans. With 10 studio albums in their discography, and a bunch of EPs and live albums to along with them, they are a legend in the power metal genre (though singer Tony Kakko would probably dislike that categorization!).

Last week I met with Tony, the founder and singer of the band, to discuss their new album, “Acoustic Adventures Part I”, and also to reflect on family, ageing, and maturity, when you’re a touring musician.

You can watch my conversation with Tony in the video above or through this link (note: The conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity).

“Acoustic Adventures Part I” will be released on the 21st of January by Atomic Fire Records. For more info check:

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