In the ongoing saga between Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki and Frontiers Records in regards to the release of his new album "Saana - Warrior Of Light Pt. 1 - Journey To Crystal Island", Tolkki has issued an extensive statement on his MySpace blog.

Short synopsis: due to the fact that Frontiers haven't fullfilled its contractual obligations regarding "Saana", Timo Tolkki has terminated the contract between his production company Goldenworks and them. Regardless of that, Frontiers Records have notified Timo Tolkki by email today, that they are going to release "Saana" anyway without Timo Tolkki's permission even though they don't have the material to be able to produce the CD at all, as Frontiers only have MP3 files which are not adequate to produce a high quality CD. Also they have absolutely no graphic material for the booklet, information regarding the songs or even the lyrics...

You can find the full blog here. The Frontiers press release regarding the album can be found here.

Band profile: Stratovarius
Posted: 21.02.2008 by Telcontar


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Harlequin - 22.02.2008 at 00:54  
Cool thing. Sounds like a lot of fun for both sides..
RhaegarTargaryen - 22.02.2008 at 04:53  
I already see the winner for "Best Metal Drama 2008" MS award...

Btw I really hate to see this thing happening, especially when the record labels push the artist to to something. H8.
LeChron James - 22.02.2008 at 08:10  
oh timo tolkki. what are we going to do with you?
everonn - 22.02.2008 at 08:13  
Let's burn down Frontiers Records!
Raziel X - 22.02.2008 at 15:15  
Poor Tolkki! I know he isnt totally ok in terms of mental health, but hey, in this case the other side is totally mad - the cover and stuff really look like from totally low-res pics! Eff Frontiers Records! I personally hope that Tolkki will sort it out somehow, and bring us sth really worth our money
White Winter Sun - 22.02.2008 at 19:31  
This guy is himself the encyclopedia of the word "problem" .
Ellrohir - 04.03.2008 at 21:33  
Saana : Warrior of Light Part 1 released -

from the samples i think this "Rock Opera" will be great like hell

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