Waiting outside The Hi-Fi at West End to get into the show, I can hear snatches of conversation from the punters lined up along with me. There's a lot of anticipation about this show, and with good reason - Sonata Arctica's first Australian show ever, supported by fellow sons of Suomi Ensiferum and Melbourne's own Vanishing Point...
I negotiate the door, enter the main room and head for the bar.
Sonata Arctica have never been to Australia before, let alone an Australian international metal festival. Keyboardist Henkka Klingenberg gives us the skinny on their upcoming tours, their new album and their... video game?
Back in the day, as many a lion-maned power metal enthusiast could attest, Finland's Sonata Arctica was the band that so many turned to when they wanted a power ballad of epic
Just Say Rock are proud to announce Metal Month, sponsored by the inaugural Screamfest Festival Australia. Due to overwhelming popular demand and an exceptional response to the recent Screamfest festival announcement, Just Say Rock will be bringing a selection of the finest acts to venues around Australia.