A Tribute to Sonata Arctica went through several setbacks during its release cycle. The record label announced that Morlich would no longer be performing Respect The Wilderness on the album due to unforeseen circumstances. The initial release date of July 3, 2015 failed to be met, and the album was later delayed until September 12, 2015, where it was released as a download version, with a physical release following in December. Ouergh Records then went silent. The label failed to ship physical copies to backers despite physical copies being purchasable from their bandcamp page by those who did not back the kickstarter project for approximately 1 year after the project had been completed.