The Ninth Hour

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The Ninth Hour is the ninth full-length studio album by Sonata Arctica. It was released in Japan on October 5th 2016, and in Europe on October 7th 2016.

The album was released as a digipak (which includes a bonus track), jewelcase (with bonus track in japanese release), double vinyl (in black, light blue and clear) and via Nuclear Blast mailorder (limited edition bundle which includes an artwork on a 40x40 cm canvas).


Versions

Label Catalog number Release date Country / Region Notes
Nuclear Blast NB3708-2 2016-10-07 USA Jewel case
Nuclear Blast NB3708-2 2016-10-07 Europe Jewel case
Nuclear Blast MICP-11314 2016-10-05 Japan *, jewel case
Nuclear Blast NB3708-0 2016-10-07 Russia **, digipak
Nuclear Blast NB3708-0 2016-10-07 Europe **, limited edition first pressing released in a digipak
Nuclear Blast - 2016-10-07 Germany **, limited to 150 copies bundle, contains the limited digipak and an artwork on a 40x40 cm canvas
Nuclear Blast NB3708-1 2016-10-07 Europe Regular gatefold-edition in black-coloured vinyl
Nuclear Blast NB3708-1 2016-10-07 Germany Limited gatefold-edition in light blue-coloured vinyl, limited to 300 copies, exclusively available through Nuclear Blast mailorder
Nuclear Blast NB3708-1 2016-10-07 Europe Limited gatefold-edition in clear-coloured vinyl, limited to 500 copies

Track listing

Standard jewel case edition

  1. Closer To An Animal (5:22)
  2. Life (5:06)
  3. Fairytale (6:38)
  4. We Are What We Are (5:25)
  5. Till Death's Done Us Apart (6:06)
  6. Among the Shooting Stars (4:10)
  7. Rise a Night (4:28)
  8. Fly, Navigate, Communicate (4:27)
  9. Candle Lawns (4:32)
  10. White Pearl, Black Oceans, Pt. II - "By The Grace Of The Ocean" (10:13)
  11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal) (5:34)

European and Russian (digipak) editions

  1. Closer To An Animal (5:22)
  2. Life (5:06)
  3. Fairytale (6:38)
  4. We Are What We Are (5:25)
  5. Till Death's Done Us Apart (6:06)
  6. Among the Shooting Stars (4:10)
  7. Rise a Night (4:28)
  8. Fly, Navigate, Communicate (4:27)
  9. Candle Lawns (4:32)
  10. White Pearl, Black Oceans, Pt. II - "By The Grace Of The Ocean" (10:13)
  11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal) (5:34)
  12. Run to You (Bryan Adams cover) (3:34) (bonus track in **)

Japanese edition

  1. Closer To An Animal (5:22)
  2. Life (5:06)
  3. Fairytale (6:38)
  4. We Are What We Are (5:25)
  5. Till Death's Done Us Apart (6:06)
  6. Among the Shooting Stars (4:10)
  7. Rise a Night (4:28)
  8. Fly, Navigate, Communicate (4:27)
  9. Candle Lawns (4:32)
  10. The Elephant (4:13) (bonus track in *)
  11. White Pearl, Black Oceans, Pt. II - "By The Grace Of The Ocean" (10:13)
  12. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal) (5:34)

12" vinyl edition

Side A:

  1. Closer To An Animal
  2. Life
  3. Fairytale

Side B:

  1. We Are What We Are
  2. Till Death's Done Us Apart
  3. Among the Shooting Stars

Side C:

  1. Rise a Night
  2. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
  3. Candle Lawns

Side D:

  1. White Pearl, Black Oceans, Pt. II - "By The Grace Of The Ocean"
  2. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)