So after coming home from the European Leg of the Pariah’s Child World Tour, I’ve mostly been enjoying Ice-Hockey and spending time with my family. The NHL play-offs are still underway and the New York Rangers are on their way to the finals so all is well on that front. At the World Championships Finland made it all the way to the final just to get their ass kicked by the Russian Team (and the referees for that matter). Nevertheless, that’s the ”what I’ve been enjoying lately” part.
As for work, we’re in the middle of re-recording Ecliptica. So far I’ve done 4 songs and I’m about to do another later today, the drums are done and Elias have been playing some guitars as well so we’re pretty much on schedule here. As far as I know it will be out this fall. In the live department we’re doing a bunch of festivals (mainly in Finland) but the schedule is quite easy so that we’ll be able to finish the recordings before we start our North-American Tour.
In a bit over a week we’ll play the first two festivals, South Park in Tampere and Kivenlahti Rock in Espoo. The latter might be really interesting since we’re letting the fans vote on which 10 songs we’re gonna play (out of 27 that we’ve been performing this year).Let’s see how that turns out and if we can put the voted songs in some reasonable order.
Other than that there’s really not much going on in the Sonata camp. With Silent Voices we’re been talking about getting together sometime in the summer to write some music and my solo album is still on the shelf due to unfortunate fact that there is only 24 hours in a day :-( All the songs are written and the keyboards are done as well as the rythm guitars so still the drums & bass, some solos and the vocals are missing….I doubt it’ll be out before sometime next year with this kind of schedule but it’ll be worth the wait….
Breakfast time and then back to recording some keyboards, I’ll check back from the festivals !