Finnvox Studios , Helsinki. Episode Visions The Past and Now Rock Hard. Timo Kotipelto. Total length:. Rovi Corporation. Nuclear Blast. Archived from the original on Visions of Europe. Categories : Stratovarius albums albums Nuclear Blast albums. Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Seemingly against Tolkki's wishes, Jari Kainulainen was fired in following the release of the album for reasons Tolkki said were "so absurd that I am not even [going to] try and explain them here".
Kainulainen was quickly replaced with Lauri Porra, and in the band began work on a new album that was tentatively titled R Eventually, the band reached a divide, with Johansson and Porra supporting Tolkki on one side, and Kotipelto and Michael on the other. Finally, on March 4, , Tolkki officially declared that he was disbanding Stratovarius:.
Stratovarius is no more Tolkki later took the songs he wrote for the R.. Stratovarius eventually found a replacement guitarist with Matias Kupiainen , and soon after began work on their next album.
In came the release of Polaris , which reached No. It was the first album after the departure of Timo Tolkki and Jari Kainulainen, and featured in their place new guitarist Matias Kupiainen and bassist Lauri Porra.
In the album was re-released along with different live material recorded during the Polaris Tour. In September , Stratovarius announced the start of recording of their second album with Matias Kupiainen on guitar. Before officially launching the album, the Darkest Hours EP was released with the new songs "Darkest Hours" and "Infernal Maze", plus two live recordings of older songs.
In , the band released their new album titled Elysium that quickly reached No. Notable songs on the album include the singles " Darkest Hours ", " Under Flaming Skies ", and the minute epic "Elysium", the longest song that Stratovarius has ever recorded. In March , the band announced a drummer search on their Facebook page.
Their new album, Nemesis , has been released on February 22, The first single, "Unbreakable", was released on January 25, In August the band announced they would play a few shows dedicated to their hit album Visions. During these shows, the whole album was played. On December 5, Elements Pt. On April 24, , Stratovarius announced that their sixteenth studio album, Eternal , would be released on September 11, An official lyric video featuring vocalist Timo Kotipelto was uploaded onto YouTube.
In October , Stratovarius embarked on a world tour to promote the new album. Gloryhammer and Divine Ascension were the support acts for the European leg of the tour. On May 20, , the band released their Best Of compilation, which included one previously unreleased track called "Until the End of Days". On January 13, , Kotipelto discussed recent anniversary shows and also commented that the band had hoped to record a new album during spring On August 10, , Stratovarius released the new song "Oblivion" from the upcoming compilation album Enigma: Intermission 2 , which came out September 28, It is the follow-up to 's Intermission.
Stratovarius is described as primarily a power metal band and one of the most influential groups of the genre,     and also encompassed other genres, such as neoclassical metal ,  progressive metal ,   symphonic metal     and hard rock.
I cannot wait for the tours! The band is currently in the midst of recording a five-song demo to be presented to labels worldwide. The disc will be recorded at the end of , with plans to tour for the album when it is released next year, and to perform at festivals as well in
Cover art by Derek Riggs. Nothing more. Eventually, the stunts were revealed to be a hoax, and Tolkki reunited the band to begin work on their next album. Stratovarius was founded in August in Finland under the name Black Water. Gloryhammer and Divine Ascension were the Welcome - Stratovarius - Infinite Visions (VHS) acts for the European leg of the tour. Music Cassettes. Poslije uspjeha koji je uslijedio Welcome - Stratovarius - Infinite Visions (VHS) "Fourth Dimension" u band dolaze dva prekaljena glazbenika te tako Timo Tolkki uspjeva u svojem naumu, sto ce postati evidentno od tog trenutka nadalje. Sa svojim najboljim albumima su utabali pravce melodicnom power metalu i svugdje se spominju uz Helloween, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Running Wild te ostale velikane powera. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stratovarius.
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