Well, I think talking about "reliable sources" it's a mess because even the band is not a reliable source.
Jut follow everything has happened. Tolkki was blaming Frontiers records saying for example:
I signed the contract with Frontiers in good faith . I had and have a very strong belief that Saana is the most important work that I have ever done. I went into the composing process with free hands, like I always do. I cannot write music if somebody is trying to impose restrictions to it. This is what has happened all the time during the last 4 months. It has been one constant fight about everything possible from graphic designs to the music. It is very difficult to work under those kind of circumstances and I have always had the principle that nobody tells me what to do regarding my art. Now I believe that this principle has been under constant and systematic attack from Frontiers Records.
Then we have the peace with frontiers etc etc...
I feel like:
Today = Frontier it's a "shit" and they are problematic.
Tomorrow = Frontiers rolz.
The same with everything. It's all very confusing. And It hurts. I'm feeling like a puppet today. Just have a look at rockumentary 2005 in youtube and have a look at these days.
THE BAND KNOWS EVERYTHING SINCE OCTOBER AND THE FANS WERE HERE ENJOYING AND TRYING TO DISCOVER THE NEW STRATOVARIUS ALBUM.
There's no legal issue for this, there's pain. Just pain. Pain against the fans. You can't do it like this. I feel pain today. I feel I have been tricked.
You lie, you have been lying all this time. How can you do it like this? How can you see a forum and thousands of people talking about new Stratovarius album, visions style while you know the band is completely broken?
It's the same as 2004 again. It's the same for me.
You make songs against bad things in life, you make songs talking about peace, talking about good feelings, but I can't see it in this actions.
You are the best for me, but hey, I feel disappointed. And it's not the same now.
If you want to do whatever you want to do with your band, do it. It's your band. But you must think about this...Do you think it's fair to say it like this? "This is my band and I am the one who owns the rights to the name and to the band..."
Yes, it's true. But you mustn'nt say it like this Tolkki. Think about millions of fans you have had all this years following Stratovarius, buying merchandise,suffering a lot just to see you, making Stratovarius. And now tell them:
I am the one who owns the rights to the name and to the band and you must understand: Stratovarius is no more. And dou you know why? Because we aren't really good friends, we were up there just pretending to seem good friends. We were always arguing and Kotipelto wants to make songs I don't like at all and Jórg was always blaming againts Kotipelto and Kotipelto against Jörg.
You or any of the band members can have all the reasons you wanna have, but that's not fair.
All of your problems are like child problems.
And now you are gonna to demand the same attention to your new band, because It's YOUR band. That sounds really bad.
The art that you create is stronger than the difficulties you may have. That's what I think, the problem it's that you don't believe in this.
And Stratovarius has not soul now??
Stratovarius has soul, but you and band members have lost the ability to see it. You can recover the ability, but you don't want to do it.
I know you will return with Stratovarius. Tell me "no", one thousand times if you want, but I know you will return.
Anyway I made a petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/030366/petition.html
That I know maybe you are laughing a lot with it, and with the name of the petition (030366) and thinking I may be a dork or something but I'm gonna follow with it. You can ignore it, it doesn't matter for me. I'm feeling ignored since October, but I didn't realized.