New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

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New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by JensJohansson » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:34 pm

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Stratovarius are putting the finishing touches on their thirteenth full-length studio album "Elysium" in 5-by-5 studios, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland. The album will be released on January 12th, 2011 by JVC in Asia and worldwide on January 14th, 2011 by Edel/EarMusic.

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A single with two new songs of "Elysium" will be released on 26 November this year, coinciding with the start date of the "7 sinners world tour" on which Stratovarius will join Helloween as very special guests - kicking off the same day in the Szene, Vienna.

The single also contains a demo track, and two unreleased live tracks recorded earlier this year on Stratovarius’ wildly successful 2009/2010 "Polaris" world tour.

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The following tracks will be part of the single:

Darkest Hours (from the upcoming album "Elysium")
Infernal Maze (from the upcoming album "Elysium")
Darkest Hours (demo version)
Against the Wind (live recording, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Black Diamond (live recording, Göteborg, Sweden)

Preliminary tracklist of "Elysium": (order of songs and working titles are subject to change)

Heavenly Divine
Infernal Maze
Elysium, part I, II and III
Civilization
Darkest Hours
Under Flaming Skies
No return
New Horizon
Move the Mountain
Castaway
(Japan Bonus Track)

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Cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák. Band photo by Kimmo Syväri.

See information about upcoming live dates here, or below.

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by foerg » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:41 pm

yes yes yes yes yes.......!

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Post by crostrato » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:42 pm

Beautiful cover, very nice :).

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by mayhem-for-all » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:43 pm

9 songs on the album and one of them is three parted :shock:
This means Strato is really going progressive. Which is good BTW.

I would like to see some songwriting credits too.

Oh and more songs about skies and mountains :|

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Post by mocobhc » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Great news! Somehow I expected a release in February or March, January is just awesome! A nice glimmer of light during the winter :P
Uh it will be soooooo hard to wait till the end of November :(

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by stratoleo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:59 pm

very nice news!! =D STRATOVARIUS IS BACK!! :D
Stratovarius is the best band in the world

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:01 pm

No words right now to express how happy I am...

THANKS.
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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Susie » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:04 pm

EPIC Happy face :winknudge:


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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by dirtclaw » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:04 pm

AWESOME!

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Post by rikkertje » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:16 pm

The first thing I said when I saw this was: 'HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN!!!' wich means 'GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE, GOTTA HAVE!!! in Dutch!!!' :lol:

EDIT: If someone is going to edit the Strato Wikipedia page, can you please add this bandphoto on there too? The one with TT is really outdated.

Edit II: It seems we will be getting this live version of Against the Wind on The Darkest Hours single. I'm curious if the mistakes TK did on 1:06 in this video will be on the single version as well.

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Leda Soares » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:20 pm

Great news!!!!! \m/
Just can't wait for SA dates!!!!
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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by foerg » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:22 pm

rikkertje wrote:The first thing I said when I saw this was: 'HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN, HEBBEN!!!'
sounds like hyperventilation...

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Lurdi » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:28 pm

Great! And three days after the release of the album Raziel and I will be in Madrid for the show!

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Post by rikkertje » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:29 pm

I'd like to know the idea behind the cover. Why is the Polaris UFO-star thing in there?

It's a beautiful cover btw.

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by rakettitulppa » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:03 pm

rikkertje wrote:I'd like to know the idea behind the cover. Why is the Polaris UFO-star thing in there?

It's a beautiful cover btw.
Maybe it's the fallen star :lol:

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Stratowarius 2.0 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:16 pm

I am happy for your new one... :lol: I think...A little at least...I hated that red thing...

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:17 pm

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Balu » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:23 pm

YAY! Sounds amazing.
Also, the cover is this good because a Hungarian made it!

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Post by VictorTDD » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:43 pm

i'm very excited! :lol:

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Post by stratodan1990 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:36 pm

Artwork looks great! I'm also curious about the star and why its there, seeming as though its appeared on the last two albums.
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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by ÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:09 pm

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I like this cover too! No cavities! See!
And you have learned your lesson right? You know better now, right? But even if you learned your lesson do you believe that you could have done a better cover yourself? No I don't think so. Have a nice day! :)

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:16 pm

Seems that the star was arriving to the "earth" if you see the artwork from Polaris, and now has landed and it's part of us, of the nature, of the world.
A lot of concept in the artwork from Polaris and Elyssium. Cause it represents the "new" band too, the new Stratovarius and how they are approaching the message to us.
Fantastic artwork, looks really fantastic. Damn, how I love this band.
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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Plisken » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:20 pm

the 2 album cover art's are amazing 0_0

I especially love that they had the star thing from polaris in this one. Thats awesome :)

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:21 pm

Plisken wrote:the 2 album cover art's are amazing 0_0

I especially love that they they had the star thing from polaris in this one. Thats awesome :)
Yes, it's fantastic cause it creates a whole concept and connection.
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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by NeonVomit » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:31 pm

Hell yeah!!! Can't wait!
"Beneath the freezing sky arrives Winter's Verge..."

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Post by fernandotcl » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:28 pm

That's so damn awesome!

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Post by ClauVille » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:54 pm

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by Rage1979 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:55 pm

Good to have so real news ;)

I will defenetely buy this ;) But I never buy singles anymore.

I have the feeling it will be better than Polaris!

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Post by AAAAAAAAAAAA 3.0 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:17 am

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Re: New album "Elysium", Jan 12 2011. Single on Nov 26

Post by NeverendingAbyss » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:25 am

Hurray! My songs in my iPod were getting too old. :D

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