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: