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New guitarist = Matias Kupiainen

Post by JensJohansson » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:05 pm

Yes it's him, as reported by Soundi today! :) There will be more news about this later.

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Re: New guitarist = Matias Kupiainen

Post by Stratowarius » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:19 pm

:D Ive said it before somewhere and I happily say it again.Great choice :rvd: :rvd: :rvd:

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Post by eagledreamr » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:53 pm

Welcome Matias!
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Post by RazielSR » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:12 pm

:) :) :) :) :)
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Post by Verdades Parias » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:03 pm

Thank you JENS!!!!!

i'm dreaming with the solo duets!!!

congratulations!

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Post by skywalker203 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:07 pm

JensJohansson wrote:Yes it's him, as reported by Soundi today! :) There will be more news about this later.
What a Wonderful World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your news. and Welcome Matias! Viva Stratovarius!!

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Re: New guitarist = Matias Kupiainen

Post by TIMO TOLKKI » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:48 pm

Very good choice!! :)

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Re: New guitarist = Matias Kupiainen

Post by Rebel » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:16 pm

Hey, did you guys ever consider Jani Liimitainen? I'm quite pleased with Matias, but I think Jani would have been a great choice too.

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Post by tennent's » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:29 pm

Welcome Matias! :)
Virtuoso GUITARIST :D and talented musician.
A bright future to come...

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Post by Rebel » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:33 pm

tennent's wrote:Welcome Matias! :)
Virtuoso keyboardist and talented musician.
A bright future to come...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsYC4Kpuh8U
Excuse me?

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Post by tennent's » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:37 pm

...ehm... :oops: :D
Sorry for instrumental lapsus... :D

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Post by tennent's » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:45 pm

....anyway, you posted a Lauri's solo.... Image :D :P

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:49 pm

I love this Lauri's solo -> http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=xgZhiYff7nM
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Post by tennent's » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:00 pm

...and what about this Jens-Timo duet? :headbang:
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=W2mVCNEz_Wc

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Post by Mysteriet » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:07 pm

Matias isn't a good choice. He's an excellent choice! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IqsCEmDIBQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQfOj5qY ... re=related

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:08 pm

"tennents's" wrote: ...and what about this Jens-Timo duet? Ylsuper
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=W2mVCNEz_Wc
:shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock:

That was in 1988 before they joined Stratovarius.

In second 0:40 you can see Malmsteen having fun because he supported a lot this gig.
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Post by icecab21 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:25 pm

will there be a boogie bonus bout track?

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:21 pm

If I was Matias...while seeing this topic I would think we are all mad people.

And that's ok.
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Post by Stratowarius » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:27 pm

:lol: Mad? Yes of course. I have known that for years. But some of us are more mad than others. And more often.Especially when there is a full moon. Then BUUUUU :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:25 pm

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Welcome, Matias&hope you can post here sometime.
Its actually lots of fun. :)
Stratowarius wrote::lol: Mad?Yes of course. I have known that for years. But some of us are more mad than others.And more often.Especially when there is a full moon. Then BUUUUU :lol: :lol: :lol:
Especially us July-born people! :D :crazy2: Our sign is ruled by the moon after all! =P
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Re: New guitarist = Matias Kupiainen

Post by icecab21 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:43 pm

being mad is all the rage these days

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Post by Verdades Parias » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:47 am

i'm not an ass licker, if someone hurts you, i will not say any kind of peaceful words, or lightenin spiritual statements. It really piss me off that kind of egocentric persons: "I'm so good, spiritual and inteligent person".... :x :x
I like people who can have discussions, even violent ones, or tension drama, be serious, not a teenager sensitive lover boy ( :lol: )

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Post by AGAG » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:19 am

Hey! welcome Matias, hope to see you around soon! :D
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Post by icecab21 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:00 am

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... =193023924

great stuff love the name

fist in fetus Grind your ass off! Waaaaaaaaaaa

from a review

"Since the first riffs it's obvious that Kupiainen, the man behind the fretwork, is definitely not fingering his instrument for the first time. "

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Post by StratoFabio » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:10 am

welcome Matias!! :)
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Post by vojtisekk » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:38 am

Hi Jens, that is just an awesome fact!

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Post by RazielSR » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:40 am

From Blabbermouth:
Remaining STRATOVARIUS Members Announce New Guitarist - Aug. 21, 2008

Remaining STRATOVARIUS members Timo Kotipelto (vocals), Jens Johansson (keyboards), Lauri Porra (bass) and Jörg Michael (drums) have officially recruited Finnish guitarist Matias Kupiainen to replace the group's founding member and main songwriter Timo Tolkki. The news of Kupiainen's addition to the band was broken exclusively by Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine, who spoke to both Kotipelto and Kupiainen for the publication's August 2008 issue (available on newsstands as of August 20).

Matias Kupiainen (MySpace page) is a 25-year-old native of Helsinki who has studied music theory and music technology in places such as the esteemed Sibelius Academy. He is heavily involved in making music for the upcoming album and used to be a big STRATOVARIUS and power metal fan around 10 years ago. Kupiainen co-owns a recording studio and is currently finalizing two solo projects: FIST IN FETUS and SHRED CIRCUS.

Kupiainen was bassist Lauri Porra's "find." When Lauri played bass as a member of the house band at the release party for the "Guitar Heroes" album last November in Helsinki, he took notice of the then-unknown Kupiainen.

Kotipelto tells Soundi magazine that Matias is probably the best guitarist he has ever seen and a fine addition to the ranks. He also confirms the rumor that Tuomas Wäinölä from his solo band KOTIPELTO was considered for the spot. However, the idea was soon rejected as this would in effect mean the merger of the two bands (Lauri plays bass in both groups and Jens Johansson has subbed for KOTIPELTO's Janne Wirman every once in a while).

Kotipelto goes on to correct some rumors that have generated from and around Tolkki:

1) Contrary to what Tolkki has said, there will not be a new album release from STRATOVARIUS this fall featuring the band's early lineup.

2) The band's deal with Sanctuary was not worth the three million Tolkki claimed it was upon its signing.

3) Kotipelto's reluctance to do a "STRATOVARIUS farewell world tour" didn't stem from any resentment towards Tolkki, but from the fact that without consulting anyone, Tolkki allegedly decided by himself that the farewell jaunt should be done with Jari Kainulainen, not Lauri Porra, on bass.

However, Kotipelto's attitude towards Tolkki in the Soundi interview is generally very respectful. He goes on record as saying that Tolkki has made a number of excellent power metal songs and was the leader of STRATOVARIUS for many years because of his prowess as a producer and a songwriter.

Both Kupiainen and Kotipelto describe the new material to Soundi as more aggressive and progressive than the last albums made with Tolkki at the helm. They are looking forward to presenting the stuff to Jörg Michael in September as the fivesome will begin rehearsing and maybe recording for the next release.

So far, the name issue is yet to be decided, i.e. the situation is the same as it was a couple of months ago — the guys have not yet decided whether to continue using the name STRATOVARIUS for their new band. Some of the members want to, some of them don't, some would opt for the short version STRATO, and for some of them it doesn't make a difference one way or the other.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe ... mID=103294
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Post by NeonVomit » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:56 am

Wow, that cat can play :shock:

Awsome news, can't wait for the next album!
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Post by browneyedgirl » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:56 pm

He is exceptionally gifted, thats for sure! :shock:
Great choice.

BTW, I saw where someone registered as Matias, lets hope its the real Matias. :) There is a rule against having a username same as a bandmember.
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Post by icecab21 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:38 pm

im sure the last name counts too. otherwise in the past the two timo's would have needed a timo off

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