Sonata Arctica Parts Ways With Bass Player Marko Paasikoski

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Sonata Arctica Parts Ways With Bass Player Marko Paasikoski

Post by HinatAArcticA » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:18 pm

It's with much sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce that our bass player for the past decade Marko Paasikoski is no longer in the band.

States Marko:

"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 bandmates 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"

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 endeaveurs, 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.

Sonata Arctica will start rehearsing in September and enter the studio in October. The new studio album will be out next spring with a world tour to follow.

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Post by Rebel » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:33 pm

SURELY THIS WILL FIX EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE BAND
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Post by Kmasters » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:15 am

Rebel wrote:SURELY THIS WILL FIX EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE BAND
truly haha :lol: :lol: i believe the one that can fix the band is janni he's the one who should comeback

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Post by Mormegil » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:35 am

Rebel wrote:SURELY THIS WILL FIX EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE BAND
One can always dream... :lol:

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:40 pm

There's nothing wrong with the band... oh well, I expected you Stratoforum :)

I still love you all, really. 4 Years arround everyone are worth it ~
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Post by adrian9 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:41 pm

haha, well this is really unexpected, and I think their former bassist also quit for the same reasons!
sonata arctica is a favorite of mine, but since Unia I lost interest except for maybe paid in full that is a cool song.
hoping that this guys emulate ecliptica or silence someday is futile
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Post by Rebel » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:33 pm

HinatAArcticA wrote:There's nothing wrong with the band... oh well, I expected you Stratoforum :)

I still love you all, really. 4 Years arround everyone are worth it ~
They should fire Tony Kakko, really
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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Rebel wrote:
HinatAArcticA wrote:There's nothing wrong with the band... oh well, I expected you Stratoforum :)

I still love you all, really. 4 Years arround everyone are worth it ~
They should fire Tony Kakko, really
I agree. He's a mediocre live vocalist and his songwriting has turned to feces. He should be replaced by Jari Behm, or at least Tuomo Lasssila. According to a recent interview he wrote 50 songs for the new album. So he probably writes each song in ten minutes, perhaps while on the toilet.

Thank you all!

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Post by adrian9 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:13 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote: According to a recent interview he wrote 50 songs for the new album. So he probably writes each song in ten minutes, perhaps while on the toilet.

Thank you all!
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:20 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Rebel wrote:
HinatAArcticA wrote:There's nothing wrong with the band... oh well, I expected you Stratoforum :)

I still love you all, really. 4 Years arround everyone are worth it ~
They should fire Tony Kakko, really
I agree. He's a mediocre live vocalist and his songwriting has turned to feces. He should be replaced by Jari Behm, or at least Tuomo Lasssila. According to a recent interview he wrote 50 songs for the new album. So he probably writes each song in ten minutes, perhaps while on the toilet.

Thank you all!
Shouldn't you be fucking yurop sluts?
HinatAArcticA wrote:There's nothing wrong with the band... oh well, I expected you Stratoforum :)

I still love you all, really. 4 Years arround everyone are worth it ~
4 YEARS?! AAHAHAHAHA GET A LIFE YOU LOSER. RIGHT GUISE?

...GUISE?

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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:57 am

Forget it, NeverendingAbyss, it's crazytown.

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:? Oxygen? Me? OK! Thank you all!

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Post by icecab21 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:47 am

the band should start taking advice from rebel and his successful band that tours the world.

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Post by Southern_Cross » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:51 pm

Ah, well I do like Sonata Arctica but I'm not quite as big on them as I am on Stratovarius but still, Marko will be missed. Good luck to Marko wherever he may go now and good luck to Sonata Arctica and their new bassist.

Seriously though, Jani should consider going back.

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:14 pm

icecab21 wrote:the band should start taking advice from rebel and his successful band that tours the world.
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icecab21 wrote:the band should start taking advice from rebel and his successful band that tours the world.
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