RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

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RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by Raven » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:49 pm

I heard from quite reliable sources that the guitar player who's going to play with TK, JJ, JM and LP is this 25-year old guy from Helsinki:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... =216610819

Mape Ollila and Nalle Österman are also speaking about the same guy at metalsite imperiumi.net, so...

By the way, who might be playing keys at the song "Bad Time Boogie" ? There's something very familiar...

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Post by Mormegil » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:54 pm

According to "Solo 66" and especially "54" he sounds quit a lot like John Petrucci. Not bad at all. :)

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Post by Akai » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:01 pm

Raven wrote:By the way, who might be playing keys at the song "Bad Time Boogie" ? There's something very familiar...
Best guess would be his brother, Risto Kupiainen.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wQfOj5qYHUo

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Post by black death » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:31 pm

I still hope for Tuomas :)

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Post by Mormegil » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:34 pm

I would've been the best choise, but what can you do..? Their loss.





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Post by R.F. » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:41 pm

Mormegil wrote:According to "Solo 66" and especially "54" he sounds quit a lot like John Petrucci. Not bad at all. :)
The titles are also... so progressive =)

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Post by scorp » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:52 am

I hope the new guitarist is going to be more the type of power metal than another style :roll:
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Post by Verdades Parias » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:57 am

Not bad at all!!!

Fresh blood, fresh music, if this is the guy....cool future!

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Post by KilledByDETH » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:14 am

eggggghh... a PRS??? nope i hope this guy isnt playing for strato. you just cant trust people who play PRS (except santana)

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Post by StratoTimo » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:13 am

black death wrote:I still hope for Tuomas :)
No Tuomas... That would be worst case scenario imo because then there is almost band of Kotipelto... except Jörg, he haven't been in Kotipelto's band so only he is new in that band...

He is... Can I proudly peresent: Elias Viljanen :D
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Post by weiki73 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:03 am

Matias is a very technical and fresh guitarist, would be a great choice for duets with JJ and for a renewed and more inspiring Strato-sound (of course still neoclassical-power metal, but not repetitive as last 2-3 Strato albums and RR’s New Era...).
Let's wait and see... :)

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Post by phoenix666 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:17 pm

well, I'll check the videos at home later, but whoever he is... i hope he can go well and replace TT nicely! :D

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Post by Korppi- » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:46 pm

Well I've heard this guy playing, and I think he can at least match Jens' solos :D would be very interesting choice indeed. A very talented player.
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Post by NeonVomit » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:32 pm

StratoTimo wrote: He is... Can I proudly peresent: Elias Viljanen :D
I thought Elias would be happy enough in Sonata Arctica... unless Jani makes a return.
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Post by MetalAngel » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:52 pm

Maybe Jani Liimatainen could replace Tolkki...
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Post by Paola » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:35 pm

jani what? He will come back to Sonata Arctica? Why I didn't know it!
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Post by StratoTimo » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:46 pm

Paola wrote:jani what? He will come back to Sonata Arctica? Why I didn't know it!
Did you saw that there was word: Maybe :wink: So I really think that Jani is not going back to Sonata :P
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Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by nefertari » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:26 pm

I think Matias Kupiainen is the one :wink:

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Post by cliff » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:02 am

Brilliant guitar player. He reminds me a lot of Elias Viljanen.
And yes, he's the one...
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Post by hiro23 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:14 am

great choice I'm sure he'll fit in nicely
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Post by RazielSR » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:23 am

Well, I don't know him so I can't say anything. I will listen some of the songs in his myspace...It's very young. Let's hope something good about all this.

If all you say it's a very good player... You say similar to Petrucci? :o That is damn good, but remember, Stratovarius it is not DT... So, he can fit perfectly? I need to know more about that guitar player. Anyway, are you sure this is the chosen one?
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Post by weiki73 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:30 pm

RazielSR wrote:I need to know more about that guitar player. Anyway, are you sure this is the chosen one?
They say he's the one...I really don't know :P ...anyway this guy won the finnish "guitar heroes competition" in 2007. Here is the "Guitar Heroes" album with mp3 clips, in which (1st song) he played -between others- with Tolkki:
http://www.guitarheroes.fi/gh/index.php ... 2&blogid=1

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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:38 pm

cliff wrote:Brilliant guitar player. He reminds me a lot of Elias Viljanen.
And yes, he's the one...
I'll take your word on it, you always seem to know for real :D
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Post by Beast_Pete » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:34 pm

He seems to be good. Petrucci style quite much, but it can be fit into Strato style and the new albums could have a new way.
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Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by Verdades Parias » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:03 am

I'm already imagening that solo duetos.....CAN'T WAIT!!!...And of course, Lauri never recorded with Strato so.... :)

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Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by TwilightAngel » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:48 am

scorp wrote:I hope the new guitarist is going to be more the type of power metal than another style :roll:
Jani Liimatainen maybe??




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Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by HungryWolf » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:13 pm

Elias Viljanen and Antti Wirman would be great. Elias Viljanen is in Sonata Arctica, but Antti Wirman isn't in Wirman anymore so he could be a good choice.

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Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by Somebody » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:22 pm

HungryWolf wrote:Antti Wirman isn't in Wirman anymore so he could be a good choice.
Antti is still in Warmen but they have done only three gigs and as most of us already know, his brother Janne plays keyboards in Children of Bodom and COB is touring, so Warmen isn't very active. But he would still be a good choice because also Lauri plays in Warmen and in the interview they said that Lauri knew the new guitarist before and Antti is also young(born in '82)

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Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Post by Somebody » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:22 pm

Sorry, I posted this twice

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Post by Ahlimatainen » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:21 pm

If Jani would join strato it would be epic as hell, however I highly doubt it... And to be honest I wouldn't be that glad if that I-name-every-other-song-something-with-boogie-dude is the new guitarplayer, last time I checked there was no boogie in Power Metal!

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