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StratoFabio
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: intermission part 2 ? Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

are there any Finland guys?

http://www.funtampere.fi/uutiset/uutta- stratovarius-levya-tekeva-timo- kotipelto-tanaan-tammerfestilla

does it mean Intermission 2 in Autumn while they are recording the new album?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Yes. The record company wanted Stratovarius to publish a new album to promote the coming tour with Tarja Turunen.
But since their new album is still so heavily in progress they desided to make Intermission Pt.2. It will contain 3 totally new songs, 4 orchestral version of older songs, some live stuff etc. No covers are expected this time.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Tero-75 wrote:
Yes. The record company wanted Stratovarius to publish a new album to promote the coming tour with Tarja Turunen.
But since their new album is still so heavily in progress they desided to make Intermission Pt.2. It will contain 3 totally new songs, 4 orchestral version of older songs, some live stuff etc. No covers are expected this time.

thank you Tero! much more clear now. I hope they won't "sacrifice" stuff from the new album for this compilation though....

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Hype! Glad we're getting something for current year.

I remember there was an Intermission, Pt. 2 bootleg floated around 2006 when there was no word on the next Strato album. Was really skeptical going into this thread but it looks like the real deal.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

https://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/ tontraeger/cd/cd/stratovarius-enigma- intermission-2.html

September 28 2018?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:55 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

SentineLEX wrote:
https://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/ tontraeger/cd/cd/stratovarius-enigma- intermission-2.html

September 28 2018?


it seems so. and the new album at the beginning of 2019

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

This is so cool. 2 Stratovarius albums in less than a year (hopefully). Can't wait for Intermission II!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

earMUSIC wrote:

Enigma: Intermission II
STRATOVARIUS·FREITAG, 10. AUGUST 2018

STRATOVARIUS TO RELEASE “ENIGMA: INTERMISSION 2“
INCL. 3 BRAND NEW SONGS + 4 ORCHESTRAL TRACKS
ON SEPTEMBER 28th, 2018 ON earMUSIC.

First new song “Oblivion” available now.
Stratovarius, the top name in the melodic power metal scene, are back with a new album – with some fresh and some very rare material!
“ENIGMA: Intermission 2” features three brand new songs as well as, for the first time in the band’s history, four beautifully arranged orchestral versions of popular Stratovarius songs. The album is similar in concept to “Intermission”, released 17 years ago between “Infinite” and “Elements”, in the sense that these seven tracks made in 2018 are completed by nine very rare, very hard to find power metal gems.
With over 30 minutes of brand new material and 50 minutes of previously rare metal, “ENIGMA: Intermission 2” is definitely more killer than filler!


Take “Enigma” and “Oblivion” for example, fresh from the studio in 2018 and most definitely two killer songs. Both combine an epic melody with a bombastic chorus and heavy riffs for Stratovarius’ trademark sound and remind of “Unbreakable” from their 2013 album “Nemesis”, the most streamed song in the band’s history.
Or “Kill it with Fire” and “Castaway”, two epic and full blown power metal tracks that were previously only heard by Japanese fans.
The official song stream video for “Oblivion” is now available on earMUSIC’s official YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/WYph9C5lTqQ
“Oblivion” is also available to stream and download:
https://stratovarius.lnk.to/OblivionPR
The sweeping melodic power metal grandeur of Stratovarius, together with Timo Kotipelto's powerful yet emotional voice, is very much present on all of the 80 minutes of this release. This spirit truly makes “ENIGMA: Intermission 2” closer to a full new studio album than to a mere compilation.
The album is going to be released on September 28th, 2018 as CD Digipak and Digital on earMUSIC.
Pre-orders of “Enigma: Intermission 2” are available now:
https://stratovarius.lnk.to/ EnigmaIntermissionIIPR
TRACK LIST
1. Enigma (BRAND NEW STUDIO SONG - recorded 2018)
2. Hunter†
3. Hallowed††
4. Burn Me Down (BRAND NEW STUDIO SONG - recorded 2018)
5. Last Shore††
6. Kill It With Fire*
7. Oblivion (BRAND NEW STUDIO SONG - recorded 2018)
8. Second Sight*
9. Fireborn†
10. Giants*
11. Castaway*
12. Old Man And The Sea††
BRAND NEW ORCHESTRAL VERSIONS (all recorded 2018)
13. Fantasy
14. Shine in the Dark
15. Unbreakable
16. Winter Skies
*previously unreleased in Europe
†rare bonus track
†† rare bonus track – for the first time on CD
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This autumn, Stratovarius will be touring all over Europe together with Tarja on “A Nordic Symphony ‘18”.
01.10.2018 - Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER)
02.10.2018 - Kiel – Max (GER)
03.10.2018 - Hannover – Capitol (GER)
05.10.2018 - Karlsruhe – Substage (GER)
07.10.2018 - Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (NL)
09.10.2018 - Bochum – Matrix (GER)
10.10.2018 - Cologne – Essigfabrik (GER)
11.10.2018 - Saarbrücken – Garage (GER)
13.10.2018 - Solothurn – Kofmehl (CH)
14.10.2018 - Grenoble - La Belle Electrique (FR)
16.10.2018 - Rome – Orion (IT)
17.10.2018 - Milan – Alcatraz (IT)
18.10.2018 - Munich – Backstage (GER)
20.10.2018 - Innsbruck - Music Hall (AT)
21.10.2018 - Prague - Forum Karlín (CR)
22.10.2018 - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg (GER)
24.10.2018 - Gdansk - B90 (PL)
25.10.2018 - Krakow – Studio (PL)
26.10.2018 - Dresden – Reithalle (GER)
28.10.2018 - Budapest – Barba Negra (HUN)
29.10.2018 - Sofia - Universiada Sports Hall (BUL)
The official “A Nordic Symphony” Spotify playlist can be found here*:
https://spoti.fi/2noLjIS
*new songs are being added regularly
www.stratovarius.com
www.ear-music.net


Yay, finally the long-awaited Elysium bonus tracks in high quality Ban_dance01 Ban_dance01

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Old Man and the Sea finally on CD? Maybe I'll finally get a tab online? Am still a guitar noob, so it's hard for me to transcribe most of the song.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:28 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I am so hyped for this! I can't wait to add this to my shelves. All those tasty bonus tracks in one nice and tidy compilation. I'm excited to hear the orchestral tunes and the other two original songs.

Speaking of those, what do you all think of Oblivion? I need to hear it a couple more times. It's definitely different and more representative of 'new Strato' but it's also different even for those standards. I wonder if that's the direction they're going for on the next album, even if for just a couple songs. I would be okay with them reeling it in a bit from now on. Jens still has many years of lightning fast playing ahead of him, and Timo is not old but I just checked and he's 49! (That makes ME feel old and I'm 27) I don't want to see him go the way of James LaBrie, for example.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:21 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

In fact, "Old Man And The Sea" for the first time on CD in "Nemesis Days" Japan Ultimate Edition, instead of Intermission II this time. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

VictorTDD wrote:
In fact, "Old Man And The Sea" for the first time on CD in "Nemesis Days" Japan Ultimate Edition, instead of Intermission II this time. Laughing

Welcome back, I was wondering if you had left us for good.

I saw Stratovarius live yesterday and they didn't play Oblivion. Timo said that record company hadn't told them about publishing the song so they hadn't rehearsed it.

Another thing I wonder is that even both Stratovarius and Tarja are Finnish there's no single consert booked in Finland

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:21 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I just like seeing some of you familiar faces every time a new release comes up Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

This is so great!!!!

Oblivion sounds fantastic!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I really like Oblivion but it sounds a little weird to me. Maybe it's the new style, but it seems like a Stratovarius cover of another song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=WYph9C5lTqQ

The part at 1:14-1:16, as well as the backing vocal track during the chorus, make it sound like this song was written for someone other than Timo to sing.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

So who do you guys think wrote this one (unless we already know)? My money's on Lauri.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

It has to be Lauri.

I need a few more listens to build an opinion. It is very different from the previous songs.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:48 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I'm also going to say Lauri. Just sounds like a Lauri song. It could be Matias but it doesn't sound quite guitar-y enough, if that makes any sense.

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