Stratovarius have premiered online the first video off Nemesis, their newest album released by earMUSIC. The footage for the "Halcyon Days" video was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara. You can watch how the video turned out below.
Power metallers Stratovarius have released previews from all of the tracks on their upcoming new album Nemesis, which will be officially released tomorrow, February 22nd in Europe via earMUSIC as a standard 11-track edition as well as a 13 track special edition and vinyl and February 26th in North America through Armoury Records. For now, you can get an exclusive first listen to the new songs on the video below.
Stratovarius has premiered a brand new track off their upcoming album Nemesis. You can listen to the new song called "Halcyon Days" right here. The new album will see the light of day on February 26th in North America through Eagle Rock's Armoury Records and February 22nd in Europe via earMUSIC. There will be a regular 11 track long standard version and a special edition with two bonus tracks.
Power metallers Stratovarius have revealed via their official website the artwork of the band's upcoming album entitled Nemesis, due to be released on February 22nd, 2013 via earMUSIC. The cover artwork can be seen below. Additionally, a new audio sample of the track "Unbreakable" is also available for streaming.
Stratovarius have divulged the release date of Nemesis, their new studio album. It will hit stores as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13 track special edition on February 22nd, 2013 via earMUSIC. A taste of the new studio album can be enjoyed with the limited edition EP Unbreakable, released before that on January 25th, 2013. See the EP details below.
Finnish power metallers Stratovarius and Swedes Amaranthe are teaming up for a double headline bill for next year's spring. The Nordic Nexus Of Nemesis Tour 2013 will kick off in Munich, Germany, on March 20th, 2013. Check out the confirmed shows below with more to be announced soon.
Stratovarius have announced on their website that 24-year-old Rolf Pilve will replace Jörg Michael as their drummer. Pilve will play his first gig with the band in Tavastia, Helsinki, on July 11th. Stratovarius had received more than 100 applications for the position from Finland as well as from abroad.
Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere, the new DVD from Finnish power metallers Stratovarius is coming and the band has now released a clip with the performance of the song "Black Diamond". The DVD will include over two hours of live performance of all the hits and a brand new 30 minute documentary "Rewinding From The Past To 2012", interviews with each member as well as a special comment from Jörg Michael, and will be released on June 29th via earMUSIC on DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. The new Stratovarius studio album is coming in 2013.
Finnish power metallers Stratovarius are officially searching for a new drummer, following the departure of Jörg Michael. The band posted this message on their Facebook page: "Drummer wanted! We have now played the final Latin America gigs with Jörg Michael, who is leaving the band after 16 years. 2011 started with the release of the Elysium album and was a long year with a long world tour together with Helloween. After some time off, we are now looking to the future, composing material for the next album, and we are also looking for the next drummer."
Finnish power metallers Stratovarius performed in Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland, on November 19th, where a DVD was filmed for a future release. The show was part of the band's Jörg Farewell Tour, the last one to feature Stratovarius longtime drummer Jörg Michael, who is leaving the group for personal reasons. Jörg, who has been in the band for sixteen years, will play all the remaining tour dates until the end of January.
Stratovarius is inviting its fans to come up with a title for the forthcoming DVD by posting their suggestions on the band's official Facebook page. The winner will receive two copies of the DVD and a credit in the liner notes.
Check out the new video clip for the song "Under Flaming Skies", from Finnish metallers Stratovarius below. The song "Under Flaming Skies" is off the band's latest output Elysium, released back in January via earMUSIC/Edel.
Stratovarius, one of the most successful Finnish acts with over 2.5 million albums sold, says farewell to longtime drummer Mr. Jörg Michael who will leave the band after 15 years for personal reasons. Jörg will play all the remaining tour dates until the end of January, and will celebrate with a special Finnish Farewell Jörg tour in Finland November 18th - 26th.
January 11th, Stratovarius didn't perform in Paris as expected. They went on stage with promoter Oliver Garnier to announce that although this particular date was supposed to be a real party due to Jörg Michael being back in the band after his first therapy against cancer, Timo Kotipelto had been suffering from food poisoning since some time before Christmas. Although they tried everything that was possible, he was still unable to sing a single note, he said.
After the announcement, roadies cleared the stage that they had so carefully set for Stratovarius, allowing rumors that they had indeed hoped to perform until the very last minute.
Stratovarius is currently embarked in a European with German power metallers Helloween. It hasn't been stated when Stratovarius would be performing again, so it is to believe that they won't take the stage on Thursday January 12th in Lyon, France, as well.
Back in November, the news came out that drummer Jörg Michael (ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Mekong Delta) was diagnosed with cancer. The current Stratovarius drummer now checked in with the following message:
"Dear All, this is Jörg speaking, finally.
I hope this message finds everybody well and everybody is in an easy-peasy Christmas mood already. The first leg of the European tour with Helloween is over - time to have a few words with you.
First of all, let's not forget the brilliant emergency rescue action and playing of Alex Landenburg (Axxis, Mekong Delta, At Vance), thanx again for all what you did for the fans, the band and also for me.
Surely I hate the idea of somebdy is sitting on "my chair" but this special action needed some special treatment and I am proud and happy that it was you, Alex. Thanx again, we'll get together for a real drink, not like these other Scandinavian pussies in the band
Stratovarius are putting the finishing touches on their thirteenth full-length studio album Elysium in 5-by-5 studios, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland. The album will be released on January 12th, 2011 by JVC in Asia and worldwide on January 14th, 2011 by Edel/EarMusic.
Elysium cover art] tracklist:
01. Heavenly Divine
02. Infernal Maze
03. Elysium, Part I, II And III
05. Darkest Hours
06. Under Flaming Skies
07. No Return
08. New Horizon
09. Move The Mountain
10 Castaway (Japan Bonus Track)
A single with two new songs of Elysium will be released on 26 November this year, coinciding with the start date of the 7 Sinners World Tour on which Stratovarius will join Helloween as very special guests - kicking off the same day in the Szene, Vienna (all tour dates here). The single also contains a demo track, and two unreleased live tracks recorded earlier this year on Stratovarius' wildly successful 2009/2010 Polaris world tour.