Stratovarius - Update On Upcoming Album And Single


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
04. Civilization
05. Darkest Hours
06. Under Flaming Skies
07. No Return
08. New Horizon
09. Move The Mountain
10 Castaway (Japan Bonus Track)


[order of songs and working titles are subject to change]

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.

The cover artwork of both releases was done by Gyula Havancsák.


Darkest Hours - Single [cover art] tracklist:

01. Darkest Hours (From the upcoming album Elysium)
02. Infernal Maze (From the upcoming album Elysium)
03. Darkest Hours (Demo version)
04. Against The Wind (Live recording, Sofia, Bulgaria)
05. Black Diamond (Live recording, Göteborg, Sweden)


[Also thanks to Kallis Helmi]

Source: forum.stratovarius.com
Band profile: Stratovarius
 
Posted: 21.10.2010 by Kriegsphilosoph


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21.10.2010 - 20:50
Mountain King
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Can't wait. I love this band...
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21.10.2010 - 20:54
The Shape 1973

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Will get it. Is Timo Tolkki gonna be on it.
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21.10.2010 - 20:54
Edmund Fogg

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Yeah. It's been awhile since I've heard from them. Cover art looks intriguing
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21.10.2010 - 21:42
Metal Invader

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I hope its better then Polaris..i like them but Polaris is just avrage album..can wait to see them in Croatia with Helloween
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21.10.2010 - 22:30
Luneth

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CANNOT WAIT
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21.10.2010 - 23:35
RafaRata

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Why the fuck do the Japanese need a bonus track
damn
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22.10.2010 - 01:00
fade
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Cover art is no doubt in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill. One of their better covers I think.
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22.10.2010 - 02:40
Luneth

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Written by fade on 22.10.2010 at 01:00

Cover art is no doubt in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill. One of their better covers I think.


No, 'Elysium' is literally based on the elysium fields on greek mythology.
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22.10.2010 - 03:03
Jon

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Written by Luneth on 22.10.2010 at 02:40

Written by fade on 22.10.2010 at 01:00

Cover art is no doubt in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill. One of their better covers I think.


No, 'Elysium' is literally based on the elysium fields on greek mythology.


True, but there's no reason they can't be referencing both.
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22.10.2010 - 03:14
Luneth

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Written by Jon on 22.10.2010 at 03:03

Written by Luneth on 22.10.2010 at 02:40

Written by fade on 22.10.2010 at 01:00

Cover art is no doubt in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill. One of their better covers I think.


No, 'Elysium' is literally based on the elysium fields on greek mythology.


True, but there's no reason they can't be referencing both.


Suppose :/
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22.10.2010 - 05:19
mikeprado30

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Excellent news! I hope they won't disappoint (as usual)
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22.10.2010 - 05:42
Dark Cornatus
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Written by fade on 22.10.2010 at 01:00

Cover art is no doubt in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill. One of their better covers I think.

Where is the oil? The pelican does appear slightly more brown that normal i guess, but the water is not. It could be just the way the pelican was drawn?
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22.10.2010 - 09:29
MeTalRea|istiK

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Yeah!!!good news..hope they wont disapoint!!
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22.10.2010 - 12:19
CyberSymphony
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Those are great looking covers.
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22.10.2010 - 13:02
GT
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Great looking covers indeed. Can't really the see the reference to the Mexican Gulf tbh. Anyway hope it's better than Polaris
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23.10.2010 - 00:33
Sword_Chant

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Written by GT on 22.10.2010 at 13:02

hope it's better than Polaris


It's likely to be. They've had plenty of time to gel as a band since Tolkki left. So i'm hoping the songs are more memorable this time.

Can't wait for this album and they never fail to disappoint!
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23.10.2010 - 04:59
wty789

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From: China
Great! Hope it's a fucking awesome album!
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23.10.2010 - 05:20
LeChron James
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That starfish shaped thing in the background of the first cover looks like the pokemon starmie hahahaha

and the text introducing the second title says "darkes hours" instead of darkest hours.
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25.10.2010 - 09:45
Shadowcross
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Yes very nice covers and track list.. i've always liked the word 'elysium' .. hopefully i'll like the album!
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