Sonata Arctica with sadness announced that their bass player Marko Paasikoski leaving the band.
Marko`s official statement ….
“I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore and it’s time to explore other things. I wish to thank all the fans and my band mates for all the good times, great shows and adventures that we have had over the last decade.
The memories from this time will stay with me forever but at the moment I don’t have the motivation or the passion that is required to be in the band so it’s better for all parties involved that we go our separate ways. I wish all the best for the guys ! -Marko”
According to SA official announcement .. “We understand Marko’s decision and this is of course a thing that we have talked about during the last tour. We appreciate Marko being a stand up guy and finishing up the Stones Grow Her Name- World Tour. Thank you Marko for all these years and best of luck and fortunes with your future endeavors, we’ll miss you bro !!”
“Our new bass player is Pasi Kauppinen (Silent Voices, ex-Requiem, Winterborn). We’ve known him for many years and he has mixed both our DVDs as well as recorded parts of our last 3 studio albums. He will join the band starting with the upcoming album.”
Silent Voices is a Finnish progressive/melodic metal band also known as “the other band” of Henrik Klingenberg, the keyboard player of Sonata Arctica.
Announcing: New Silent Voices Album Details Unveiled!
The follow-up to the complex Building Up The Apathy is finished and the details about the new album have now been revealed. Their fourth studio album titled Reveal The Change features the quartet of Henrik Klingenberg, Pasi Kauppinen, Timo Kauppinen and Jukka-Pekka Koivisto as well as guest performances on lead & backing vocals by Mats Levén, Tony Kakko, Mike Vescera, Mike DiMeo and Teemu Koskela. The album has 7 tracks and one of them is an instrumental.
The band comments: “The entire band and all the people we are working with are very excited about this new album as well as playing the new material live. This new album takes Silent Voices to the next level and brings many new sides of us to the table. We’re still working out the details of who’s gonna release it and when (these things might take some time, unfortunately).”
Reveal The Change was recorded and mixed at Studio57 in Alaveteli, Finland and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
1. The Fear Of Emptiness
2. No Turning Back
3. Reign Of Terror
4. Faith In Me
5. Black Water
6. Burning Shine
7. Through My Prison Walls