Flag in the Ground

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"Flag in the Ground"
Flag In The Ground.jpg
Single by Sonata Arctica
from the album The Days of Grays
ReleasedAugust 26, 2009
Format CD
RecordedTico-Tico Studios, 2009
Genre Power metal
Length4:06
Label Nuclear Blast
Songwriter(s) Tony Kakko, Tony Kakko,
Producer(s) Sonata Arctica
Sonata Arctica singles chronology
"The Last Amazing Grays"
(2009)
"Flag in the Ground"
(2009)
Alternative Cover
Flag In The Ground 2nd.jpg
The second place cover of "Flag in the Ground"
Alternative Cover
Flag In The Ground 3rd.jpg
The third place cover of "Flag in the Ground"

"Flag in the Ground" is the second single from Sonata Arctica's album The Days of Grays . The single was only given out to the winner of the Flag in the Ground Fan Art Contest which had prizes of several merchandise of the band for first place and runners-up, second and third. The song reached number 3 on the Finnish record chart. [1] The melody in this song is sampled from "BlackOut", a song in the Friend 'till the End demo from the band's early years as Tricky Beans.

Single (music) Type of music release usually containing one or two tracks

In the music industry, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.

Sonata Arctica Finnish power metal band

Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal. The current line-up consists of singer, keyboardist and songwriter Tony Kakko, guitarist Elias Viljanen, bass guitarist Pasi Kauppinen, keyboardist and keytarist Henrik Klingenberg, and drummer Tommy Portimo. All the musicians of the band's history except Portimo also acted as backing vocalists.

<i>The Days of Grays</i> 2009 studio album by Sonata Arctica

The Days of Grays is the sixth full-length studio album by Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica. The album was released on September 16, 2009 in Finland, September 18 in Europe and September 22 in North America through Nuclear Blast. The special edition of the album includes the album along with an orchestral CD as a digipak.

Contents

Singer Tony Kakko commented:

Track listing

  1. "Flag in the Ground" (video edit) – 4:10

Personnel

Tony Kakko Finnish singer

Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, ghazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

Elias Viljanen Finnish musician

Elias "E.Vil" Einari Johannes Viljanen is a Finnish musician from Tampere, Finland, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007. Viljanen joined Sonata Arctica in spring 2007 in order to replace Jani Liimatainen, who left the band in August 2007 to fulfill his civil duties in Finland. The decision was only made official on August 8, 2007, but Elias Viljanen had been known to replace Liimatainen in concerts during the spring and summer tour. Viljanen cites KISS, Metallica, Slayer, and Whitesnake as his musical influences.

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References

  1. "Suomen virallinen lista – Singlet (viikko 37/2009)" (in Finnish). YLE . Retrieved 2009-09-10.[ permanent dead link ]
  2. "Sonata Arctica: New Album Details Revealed". blabbermouth.net. July 9, 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2009-07-10.