STRATOVARIUS To Release New Studio Album This January

November 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Stratovarius - Elysium

Stratovarius - Elysium

Finnish melodic metal troupe STRATOVARIUS are readying to unleash their thirteenth studio album, Elysium, this winter. Recorded at 5-by-5 studios in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland, the nine-track full-length will be released in the US and Canada January 18, 2011 (not January 14 as originally reported) through Armoury Records and features cover art by Gyula Havancsák. Check it out HERE.
Elysium Track Listing:

1. Darkest Hours
2. Under Flaming Skies
3. Infernal Maze
4. Fairness Justified
5. The Game Never Ends
6. Lifetime In A Moment
7. Move The Mountain
8. Event Horizon
9. Elysium  

Elysium will mark the debut of newest addition: 27-year-old Finnish guitarist Matias Kupiainen. Said drummer Jörg Michael of the band’s newest recruit: “In Matias we found a new character who fits perfectly with his way of melodic guitar shredding. He is a killer player, a ‘wunderkind’ from Finland!”  

Polaris, STRATOVARIUS’ 2009 “come back” offering and first since the departure or guitarist/main composer Timo Tolkki, was reissued as a two-CD digipak earlier this year via Armoury Records. In addition to the original album, the package includes a bonus disc containing 75 minutes of live material recorded during the Polaris tour spanning the band’s entire history.

STRATOVARIUS 2010:
Timo Kotipelto – Vocals
Matias Kupiainen – Guitars
Lauri Porra – Bass
Jörg Michael – Drums
Jens Johansson – Keyboards
http://www.stratovarius.com
http://www.myspace.com/officialstratovarius
http://www.eagle-rock.com

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