Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

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Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by VictorTDD » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:10 am

Here seems to be the right news:

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Stratovarius will release "Darkest Hours", an EP consisting of five songs, through earMUSIC/edel on November 26th, 2010. This is a preview for the fans until the arrival of the band's new album titled "Elysium" in February 2011.

The new songs in the the EP combine the classic powerful and melodic style with unreleased live tracks and are real collector materials because they have never been published before.

This EP will be presented in two formats (digipack & 12-inch vinyl) and the 12-inch vinyl will be limited to 1000 copies only worldwide.


news translated from "Music News Television" and "Metal Morfose Radio Show" and "NOIZZ Webzine"


Title: Darkest Hours
Label: earMUSIC / Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 26.11.2010
Catalogue No.: 0206170ERE (CD) / 0206172ERE (Vinyl)
Bar-Code: 4029759061700 (CD) / 4029759061724 (Vinyl)

http://www.amazon.de/Darkest-Hours-Ep-S ... 106&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.de/Darkest-Hours-Ep-V ... 106&sr=8-2


So "Elysium" is the new album name, sorry for the mistake.

Let's wait to see. :lol:

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by foerg » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:53 am

great news! thanks!

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Post by rikkertje » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:53 am

Very, very cool news!!!

So Illumination was a total mistake. Well I Can't wait for this!

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Post by Jude » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:10 pm

Great news! New music at last.

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Post by RazielSR » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:50 pm

:shock: :shock:
Fastastic cover!!

Great news! But the tracklist? Let's wait to see if Jens makes an official announcement of this.
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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by Arkash » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:19 pm

Dammit, amazing cover!! Cant wait!!!
Through the storms we've wandered
Many mountains we have climbed
But all the bad times are behind
The road is free - I'm coming home

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by mocobhc » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:55 pm

Wow, didn't expect that! My mind grows speculations over speculations atm :lol: How many new songs will be released, one (probably yes) or even more? Will the new song(s) also appear on the album (probably yes), or only on the EP? Will there be a live vid of one of the Polaris tracks, not only audio (probably not, unfortunately)? Will there be extra stuff from the Polaris tour, maybe a collection of all the Tour in Progress vids (ditto)? Will Illumination be a title for another new song instead? Will Darkest Hours also be the title of one of the tracks (probably yes)? Why am I surprised by such a rather "depressive" title and cover, thus: Can't wait for the lyrics and who wrote them...
This is too much. I'm taking back what I said before, I feel the terrible need of some official confirmation now :lol:

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by Arkash » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:37 pm

I'd love to see Strato take a dark direction for even just one album, just to see what it can be, a dark Strato album shall be damn new, epic and refreshing, I'd love them to do that!
Through the storms we've wandered
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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by bockrocker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:06 pm

Funny, I had some lyrics floating around in my head the other day and was thinking they would be perfect for "Paradise Part II". Looks like the cover would fit perfectly.

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by foerg » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:37 pm

cover looks like "strato vs. bp"

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Post by Susie » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:39 pm

^_^ OMG!!!! Exciting!!!! yes, yes, I hope I can get mine :yum:

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Post by empi » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:11 pm

maybe i should order 1000 copies today :D

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by mocobhc » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:16 pm

^ too late :twisted:
foerg wrote:cover looks like "strato vs. bp"

It actually does :shock:

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:40 pm

mocobhc wrote:^ too late :twisted:
foerg wrote:cover looks like "strato vs. bp"

It actually does :shock:
Fuck you, BP!


Only 1000 copies? There will be about 10000 downloaded in TPB... :roll:

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by lcecab21 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:15 pm

this album cover is a cheapshot against tolkki who obviously represents the oil tanker that led to this mess while stratovarius is the pelican

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Post by WinterBlack » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:14 pm

I think it represents the destruction of Earth. The animals are the most affected by destruction
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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by stratodan1990 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:28 pm

Cover looks awesome, but does anyone have a larger version of the art? The picture on all the website seems a bit small...

I hope the new album has more Matias solos :D Fingers crossed!

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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by HinatAArcticA » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:54 pm

Wow :shock: looks darks yet fresh and powerfull, and I know the music will be just like it.

I bet it will be better than Polaris, I can't wait for it.

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Post by robocop656 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:24 am

stratodan1990 wrote:Cover looks awesome, but does anyone have a larger version of the art?
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:35 am

LOL duuuude!
I don't know if you can enhance pictures, but you certainly enhanced my penis! :lol:

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Post by VictorTDD » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:05 am

according to NOIZZ Webzine, only 12-inch vinyl version will be limited to 1000 copies. :D

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Post by GlovesElectric » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:55 am

The artwork looks like it was done by whoever did Jørn's two latest solo outings, but most modern stuff looks the same so I could be wrong.
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Re: Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours" NEWS!!!

Post by rikkertje » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:59 am

Now we have all this info I think it's time for some official news from the band. Tracklist and stuff. Updates about the forthcoming studioalbum. Etc.

I'm really in love with the Darkest Hours artwork!

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Post by stratodan1990 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:46 am

robocop656 wrote:
stratodan1990 wrote:Cover looks awesome, but does anyone have a larger version of the art?
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yes bravo, but what about a high quality version?

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Post by Rage1979 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:47 pm

Those pictures were pretty irritating...

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Post by VictorTDD » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:03 pm

and more news here:

The "Darkest Hours" EP includes 2 new tracks, 2 previously unreleased live tracks and a demo version track.

news from Stormbringer. :D

the tracklist is the same way like "Black Diamond" and "Kiss Of Judas" singles. :lol:

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Post by RazielSR » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:16 pm

COOL!!!!!!!!

Many thanks for the info Victor!

2 new tracks, fantastic.
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Post by Texidor » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:27 pm

:D This exactly what we needed some good news. Can't wait for this!
SHINE ON!

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