Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

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Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

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Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Verdades Parias » Thu May 22, 2008 4:18 am

It's simple, and really important to know, what the fans think about it...

So...there you go

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by browneyedgirl » Thu May 22, 2008 5:22 am

In a word: Certainly! :)
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by exe knight » Thu May 22, 2008 6:34 am

Dunno really, but I guess I have to say yes, because in the beginning Stratovarius' soul was kind of soul of a vagabond, the members were always changing, and even TT wasn't original member...

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Post by NeonVomit » Thu May 22, 2008 7:37 am

Yes.
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Raven » Thu May 22, 2008 9:27 am

Hell Yeah!

Jens, TK, Lauri and Jörg are all professional musicians and it's very interesting to see what they can put out without mr. Tolkki. I believe it's going be a fresh new start for Strato and it makes Strato to be considered again as a great rock band, not some fucking comedy theatre. And who knows what it could be if they wouldn't even try? At least we, the fans, deserve the another chance cause these last five years has been quite humiliating for a single stratofan.

It's also very interesting to see TT's fresh start with these new guys in Revolution Renaissance. Although I'm not interested this TT's "spiritual side" at all, I still consider him one of the greatest songwriters and guitar players in the world.

I'm going to follow both, Strato and RR, with great interest in the future!

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by RazielSR » Thu May 22, 2008 9:46 am

Yes sure, but I don't know if it is correct to use the same name...

Anyway, it's more important to me that they make power metal music. I don't wanna see that guys playing rock music or something similar to Kotipelto's band. PLEASE NO. Stay metal or nothing.

The answer to te question is clear, because they are going to continue. In the statement they said:
We have grand plans indeed, and we will have some very interesting news in the months ahead!

So...
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Shurik » Thu May 22, 2008 10:33 am

Should TK, JJ, and JM work together? Hell yeah!
Should they call it Statovarius - don't think so.
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by nefertari » Thu May 22, 2008 11:48 am

Of course! :) 8)

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Post by Beast_Pete » Thu May 22, 2008 12:08 pm

Shurik wrote:Should TK, JJ, and JM work together? Hell yeah!
Should they call it Statovarius - don't think so.
Agreed.
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by dirge » Thu May 22, 2008 12:47 pm

Not voting on this one as i'm undecided. I know they will play some great music, just hope it will be power metal and not hard rock like kotipeltos last two albums.

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by jif26 » Thu May 22, 2008 1:24 pm

Ack.. It's just a name. They can do whatever they want since they have the rights to it, but I'm not expecting something bombastic. Jens and Kotipelto are good performers but they're far from being good composers (in my opinion of course).. I must admit that the last Strato album I love is Visions so I don't really fall into the Strato fanclub I suppose.

Of course that name is already exposed so it's sure money (short term). Other than that, to keep the name would make no sense at all. It's like keeping the name Malmsteen if Yngwie left.

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by stratohawk » Thu May 22, 2008 1:37 pm

Beast_Pete wrote:
Shurik wrote:Should TK, JJ, and JM work together? Hell yeah!
Should they call it Statovarius - don't think so.
Agreed.
I agree with that too. So I vote for: No more albums from Stratovarius.

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by IceBreaker » Thu May 22, 2008 1:43 pm

Shurik wrote:Should TK, JJ, and JM work together? Hell yeah!
Should they call it Statovarius - don't think so.
I agree that too. Let JJ and LP compose the songs too.
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by ozzie » Thu May 22, 2008 2:08 pm

Stratovarius is like Fenix that renews itself time after time, now it is time for that again..
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Fuuso » Thu May 22, 2008 3:46 pm

YES

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by valo_666 » Thu May 22, 2008 4:09 pm

stratohawk wrote:
Beast_Pete wrote:
Shurik wrote:Should TK, JJ, and JM work together? Hell yeah!
Should they call it Statovarius - don't think so.
Agreed.
I agree with that too. So I vote for: No more albums from Stratovarius.
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Lurdi » Thu May 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Certainly

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by boswoth » Thu May 22, 2008 5:00 pm

If that's what thy want to do, yes they should

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by stratohawk » Thu May 22, 2008 7:54 pm

After Tolkki abandoned all the rights, JJ+TK+JM+LP would be absolutely not credible to continue with the name Stratovarius. This band is over, Tolkki was its heart and soul. I know the others also wrote good stuff, but face the facts, the main songwriting, the direction, the style, and especially the philosophy was Tolkki's. The 4 have all of my support if they continue as a "new" band. Not so if they take this "chance" Tolkki offered to them. This would instead show that they were the greedy ones, and not Tolkki.

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by stratoplayer » Thu May 22, 2008 8:08 pm

I hope they change the name, but I will continue to support them
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by IceBreaker » Thu May 22, 2008 8:09 pm

stratohawk wrote:After Tolkki abandoned all the rights, JJ+TK+JM+LP would be absolutely not credible to continue with the name Stratovarius. This band is over, Tolkki was its heart and soul. I know the others also wrote good stuff, but face the facts, the main songwriting, the direction, the style, and especially the philosophy was Tolkki's. The 4 have all of my support if they continue as a "new" band.
That I really would hope. But we don´t know about the legal reasons behind, the debt to the record company etc. So, time will tell what will happen.
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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Mormegil » Thu May 22, 2008 8:41 pm

Yes!

...under name Stratovarius Of Fire. :D

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Egalmoth » Thu May 22, 2008 9:00 pm

I'm not sure if they should continue under Stratovarius name, but I don't see any problems about it, since even Mr. Tolkki isn't an original member.

And by the way, he's the composer of 95% of musics and lyrics because most probably he's never let the other musicians songs enter the albuns, just some b-sides and bonus tracks. So given the situation I think it's clear the reason why that happened.

I'm not interested in his spiritual side, I'm only interested about music. That spiritual stuff is no reason to prevent other members of composing and showing their visions to Stratovarius music, that could even enrich band's music. But most probably he was to centered in him self.

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Post by stratohawk » Thu May 22, 2008 9:08 pm

Mormegil wrote:Yes!

...under name Stratovarius Of Fire. :D


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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by stratohawk » Thu May 22, 2008 9:18 pm

Egalmoth wrote:I'm not sure if they should continue under Stratovarius name, but I don't see any problems about it, since even Mr. Tolkki isn't an original member.

Tolkki is the "most original member" of this band actually.
And by the way, he's the composer of 95% of musics and lyrics because most probably he's never let the other musicians songs enter the albuns, just some b-sides and bonus tracks. So given the situation I think it's clear the reason why that happened.

Yes, he didn't give the other members much space for their music. But think of it, now without TT, the direction of the band might have been totally different. It would not be the music you love Stratovarius for now.
I'm not interested in his spiritual side, I'm only interested about music. That spiritual stuff is no reason to prevent other members of composing and showing their visions to Stratovarius music, that could even enrich band's music. But most probably he was to centered in him self.
And you should divide "spiritual stuff" from "philosophy". The Stratovarius songs about peace, about the threatened mother nature and earth, about finding one's self, about hope and trust, all this belongs to the Stratovarius philosophy, and I guess most of this came from Tolkki. I doubt the others could write about these things credibly. Okay, Kotipelto wrote lots of lyrics. But probably after getting the topic of the songs from Tolkki.
I wanted to see more songs from the other members, too! Definitely! But, without Tolkki, Stratovarius is simply not Stratovarius anymore.

Well we will see.... I hope the best. Stratovarius should really rest. Everything else will have nothing to do with the band that we all loved, although 3 or 4 members will be the same as before.

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Re: Should Stratovarius continue and make a new album?

Post by Emperor » Thu May 22, 2008 11:36 pm

yes they have to!
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Post by Stealth » Fri May 23, 2008 12:22 am

Mormegil wrote:Yes!

...under name Stratovarius Of Fire. :D
Right! And then Luca would have to change his band's name to Rhapsody of Water.

Too many legal issues! :D
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Post by Beast_Pete » Fri May 23, 2008 12:50 am

Oh, My, God, another golden thread was born. :D
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Post by stratohawk » Fri May 23, 2008 12:29 pm

Stealth wrote:
Mormegil wrote:Yes!

...under name Stratovarius Of Fire. :D
Right! And then Luca would have to change his band's name to Rhapsody of Water.
:lol:

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Post by Mormegil » Fri May 23, 2008 1:52 pm

stratohawk wrote:The best joke I read in this forum for a long time!
:lol:
Whoa, thanks, that's the nicest thing anyone ever said to me. :D

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