STRATOVARIUS RETURNS IN 2009

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STRATOVARIUS RETURNS IN 2009

Post by JensJohansson » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:15 am

Live gigs and new album with Matias Kupiainen on guitar

Finnish melodic power metal legends Stratovarius are breaking the silence since guitar player Timo Tolkki left the band. They will return with a new studio album in 2009. It is a positive and powerful record that the band's fans all over the world are certain to take to their hearts.

"After Tolkki gave his blessing for us to go on without him, and after writing music together again this summer and a lot of thought, we have decided to carry the legacy of Stratovarius into the future", says Jens Johansson.

"We are all very excited about the record and about playing Stratovarius music live to our fans. We can't wait.", adds Timo Kotipelto.

The new guitar player is 25-year old Finnish guitar phantom Matias Kupiainen. Jörg Michael says, "in Matias we found new character who fits perfectly with his way of melodic guitar shredding, he is a killer player, a 'Wunderkind' from Finland!"

The first two festival dates for 2009 have been confirmed already:

Wacken Rocks, Kreuth / Aurich, May 22, 2009
Wacken Rocks, Kreuth / Aurich, May 23, 2009


More 2009 festivals are planned and will be announced soon. These dates will be followed by a concert tour.

Stratovarius is:
Timo Kotipelto – vocals
Matias Kupiainen – guitars
Lauri Porra – bass
Jörg Michael – drums
Jens Johansson – keyboards

For tour updates and other news, go to http://www.stratovarius.com
Finnish media contact: taija@propromotion.fi
Finnish booking: jouko@karppanen.fi
Booking & management, rest of world: info@twisted-talent.com

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:18 am

THIS CAN'T BE REAL!!!!!!!

I'M GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!

I'M IN THE OFFICE AND THE COFFEE IS FLYING ALL AROUND. FUCK.



W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L


WE ARE LEGIONS OF THE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Mormegil » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:32 am

Hell yeah!

Thankfully I just finished my coffee. :D

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:34 am

Mine still flying. I suppose the server is gonna crush in the next days :shock: :shock:
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Post by Stratowarius » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:37 am

:rvd: Fantastic * 1 miljon

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:49 am

I'm just trying to conceive all these.

More Stratovarius albums.
More Stratovarius gigs.
More Stratovarius mechandise.
More Kotipelto fantastic and unequalable vocals.
More Jens admirable keyboards.
More Jörg astonishing drums.
New Matias incredible guitar skills (everybody is saying that he plays similar style to Petrucci or others, but my opinion is that-having his own style of course- he plays a lot like Michael Romeo, and that is one of the most incredible things we are gonna have.
More Lauri enjoying -finally- with Stratovarius (hey, this guy was living the bad days of Stratovarius and deserve something good).

I can't conceive it all right now, that's shocking.
If today was the end of the world, it doesn't matter for me.

I don't have enough words, I just wanna read all the fans here enjoying a lot.

Damn, It's happening. It's real.
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Post by finnlandia » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:53 am

Yeah!! This is great news guys!!! Let there be a concert on Hungary? :)

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Post by Hellovarius the Simp » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:03 am

Can't wait! Come to Hungary!
Nothing to say.

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Post by D.Murray » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:26 am

come to Czech Republic to Masters of Rock festival:-)

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Post by Lurdi » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:29 am

WOW this is like a dream. I knew they were going to continue with the name, Koti couldn't be lying! We just needed an official statement!
Gimme a piiiiiiiiiiiiinch!!!

Come to Valencia pleeeeeeeeeease!!! At least to Spain!

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Post by boswoth » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:30 am

This is such great news. Congratulations :)

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Post by Lurdi » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:44 am

The most important thing is that they have to know that we love them and support them. Whatever decision they had taken, we would have supported them for sure. They stay together and the music is going to be great, plus continuue with the name...better than anything. What else could we ask for? :D

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:46 am

We can ask for:

DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS


JENS, PUT A COMPLETE DEMO SONG ONLINE.


DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS
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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:13 pm

Wonderful news! :rvd:
I was hoping this--IMO, they did the right thing!

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Post by Skyggeboy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:22 pm

Great news! Thank you Jens and co. Rock on! :wink:

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:25 pm

The picture Jens has posted (it was there before? ) it's really amazing. Reminds me Episode era with a new energy.
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Post by nefertari » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:04 pm

Just wonderful!!! :ola: :party: :headbang: :headbang:

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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:22 pm

IMO, the pic of the band(in Raziel's avatar)would make a nice album cover! ;)
:ola:

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Post by VictorTDD » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:35 pm

great news! :D

can't wait it

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Post by fernandotcl » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:49 pm

Hooray!

:beer: :beer: :beer:

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Post by Stratosfear » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:08 pm

JensJohansson wrote:Booking & management, rest of world: info@twisted-talent.com
Old booking info on Continental Concerts pages?

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Post by mitelika » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:18 pm

FINALLY!!!!

GRRRRREAAAAAT NEWS GUYS!!!!

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Post by Hellovarius the Simp » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:32 pm

After Tolkki gave his blessing for us to go on without him (for the music, not for the name)

So I'm pretty curious how you have choosen to reborn (not return) as Stratovarius?

but all in all I always will be a grat fan of your music
Nothing to say.

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Post by Miss Destiny » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:09 pm

:D Just heard the news :D Great!!!what we all hoped for has come true. I am longing for the record and I hope they come to Berlin.Of course I will go to Wacken :D :D

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Post by The Enigma » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:12 pm

I'm definitely *not* complaining about this decision :twisted: :P

Now we need the new CD to start with and then let's have some gigs here and there :D
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Post by DawnIsHere » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:27 pm

This news really made my day! I'm very happy, and looking forward for the next album, and mosltly, the South American tour! :evil:

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Post by AMBR@BEC » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:42 pm

Excellent news! This made my day as well. Can't wait to hear the new music and looking forward to the first tour. :!:
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Post by Beast_Pete » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:48 pm

Hellovarius the Simple wrote:Can't wait! Come to Hungary!
Seconded. ;)
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Post by JavyMetal1092 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:49 pm

wooooooww!! This is the best news that I have received in all this damned year yeah!! Here we all are as madmen with my friends, thankfully I do not have a coffee to the side :lol: but the poor computing almost goes out flying :lol: it is a grand news thank you, thank you very much :party: :w00t: :headbang: :jump2: :rotflmao2: :bounce2: :beer:
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Post by cliff » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:51 pm

I don't share your enthousiasm.
I think it is wrong that the guys continue with the name Stratovarius. This is terribly wrong. I think this is a lack of respect to the fans because for us, Stratovarius was and will always be Kotipelto, Tolkki, Jens, Jörg... and Jari.
leave Stratovarius behind and start a new band.
<b>This is wrong</b>

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