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"Darkest Hours" single teaser!

Post by JensJohansson » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Listen to a preview from Stratovarius new EP "Darkest Hours", featuring 2 songs from the new album "Elysium" out on January 12th 2011. The EP also features a demo version of the title track and 2 live songs that will only be available on the mini album, recorded during the Polaris World Tour. The EP will be available on CD, digital download and very limited 12" vinyl edition.

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Re: "Darkest Hours" single teaser!

Post by Yngvie Malmsteen » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:01 pm

Indeed nice song!
I'll mark it 8.5pts at least!
Thank you Stratovarius and Jens~

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Post by Beast_Pete » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:09 pm

Thanks for the post.
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Re: "Darkest Hours" single teaser!

Post by mayhem-for-all » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Jens we need Songwritingt credits!

Oh and the samples are amazing. oh and Thanks

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Post by RazielSR » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:38 pm

AMAZING!!!

WHAT AN AMAZING ALBUM IS GONNA BE THIS ELYSIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, it sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
...Faster than light, higher than the sky, stronger than steel...We´re the legions of the Twilight...

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Re: "Darkest Hours" single teaser!

Post by Kosmo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:57 pm

Jens..Hate to burst the bubble but the full song leaked already.
:lol:

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Post by JensJohansson » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:02 pm

Kosmo wrote:Jens..Hate to burst the bubble but the full song leaked already.
:lol:
Well, what can you do :lol:

I think edel were gonna try to have the "unofficial" ones removed, don't know how successful they will be but that's their call if that's how they feel! It's their master ...

For Mayhem,
TRACK LIST:
1. DARKEST HOURS 4:11
ISRC DEH841000542
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN

2. UNDER FLAMING SKIES 3:52
ISRC DEH841000610
MUSIC BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

3. INFERNAL MAZE 5:33
ISRC DEH841000543
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

4. FAIRNESS JUSTIFIED 4:21
ISRC DEH841000605
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

5. THE GAME NEVER ENDS 3:54
ISRC DEH841000612
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

6. LIFETIME IN A MOMENT 6:39
ISRC DEH841000609
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA

7. MOVE THE MOUNTAIN 5:34
ISRC DEH841000613
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

8. EVENT HORIZON 4:24
ISRC DEH841000611
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

9. ELYSIUM 18:07
ISRC DEH841000606
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN, TIMO KOTIPELTO

10. CASTAWAY (JAPAN BONUS TRACK) 4:40
ISRC DEH841000614
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA

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Re: "Darkest Hours" single teaser!

Post by Kosmo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:08 pm

WHAT?! Only 2 Lauri-songs..And Infernal Maze isn't written by jens, this is madness is what it is..And so forth.

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Post by VictorTDD » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:11 pm

:omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:

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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:25 pm

I'm really happy to hear that Matias's songwriting is all over this album. He seems to be a huge musical talent... :)

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Post by Rebel » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Wow. Matias is really taking control here. Kinda sad really, because I loved Lauri and Jens' writing, but if it works, it works. If Matias' compositions are more on par with "Infernal Maze" and not "Somehow Precious" this will be an absolute masterpiece.

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Post by Balu » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:18 pm

These Strato guitarists are dictators.

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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:47 pm

JensJohansson wrote:
TRACK LIST:
1. DARKEST HOURS 4:11
ISRC DEH841000542
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN

2. UNDER FLAMING SKIES 3:52
ISRC DEH841000610
MUSIC BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

3. INFERNAL MAZE 5:33
ISRC DEH841000543
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

4. FAIRNESS JUSTIFIED 4:21
ISRC DEH841000605
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

5. THE GAME NEVER ENDS 3:54
ISRC DEH841000612
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

6. LIFETIME IN A MOMENT 6:39
ISRC DEH841000609
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA

7. MOVE THE MOUNTAIN 5:34
ISRC DEH841000613
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

8. EVENT HORIZON 4:24
ISRC DEH841000611
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

9. ELYSIUM 18:07
ISRC DEH841000606
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN, TIMO KOTIPELTO

10. CASTAWAY (JAPAN BONUS TRACK) 4:40
ISRC DEH841000614
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA
So is this the official track list? Thanks a lot in advance for making a great album...We are all willing for it :)

P.S: To Kosmo, where can I find that "leaked" song :D?
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Post by RazielSR » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:52 pm

Many thanks for the info Jens!

Jens, if you had to "categorize" the album in a style, what would you say?

Power metal or Progressive power metal?

EDIT: Another one:

Elysium song is splitted in different tracks or all in one track?
...Faster than light, higher than the sky, stronger than steel...We´re the legions of the Twilight...

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Post by Kosmo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:58 pm

P.S: To Kosmo, where can I find that "leaked" song
I meant Darkest Hours, it was in Youtube in all it's glory today but was forced to be taken down.

Leaked was poor wording though. :)

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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:10 pm

Kosmo wrote:
P.S: To Kosmo, where can I find that "leaked" song
I meant Darkest Hours, it was in Youtube in all it's glory today but was forced to be taken down.

Leaked was poor wording though. :)
Hehe, I know about it ;)
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Post by Boh22 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:30 pm

Sounds really progressive and darker than Polaris.
And omg 18 minutes, isn't that the longest Strato song yet? :!:

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Post by mocobhc » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:35 pm

Kosmo wrote:WHAT?! Only 2 Lauri-songs..And Infernal Maze isn't written by jens, this is madness is what it is..And so forth.
My first reaction as well :lol: Somehow I expected a bigger share of Lauri in the new album. But judging from the samples, Matias did a great job, so... who cares who wrote the songs, as long as they're as good as the samples ;)
Thanks a lot for all the info, Jens!

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Post by Empathica1928 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:44 pm

Sounds fucking KILLER!

And that's the final tracklisting? I like the titles more on this one, and that 18 minute title track has me drooling in anticipation. Can't wait! Looks like Matias is contributing quite a bit, I'm really looking forward to this.

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Post by mayhem-for-all » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:39 pm

:shock:

5 songs written by Matias (music)
1 By Timo
2 By Lauri with one of them being a japan bonus track
and 2 by Jens :shock:

It is great that you give Matias a chance to bring forth his creations but... Are the rest of you guys being lazy? :? ( :lol: )

Well Polaris had 5 Lauri songs and just 2 Matias song with one of them being a bonus track so the tables have turned.

Well one thing Timo said in an interview (if I remember correctly) that he may consider a new solo album now that he had only one song on Elysium.
That would be great but the fact that last year he said that he had enough possiblities to bring his compositions in Stratovarius and the next year he is going back to his solo projects is a sign of Matias really stepping in the shoes of Tolkki.

Well it should be a killer album but Jens Lauri and Timo: Don't let Matias do all the songwriting since your songs on Polaris were amazing as well!

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Post by Empathica1928 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:49 pm

Better yet, let Matias continue to contribute all he wants, and have Jens, TK, and Lauri keep giving their compositions, and make a double album out of it :D

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Post by mayhem-for-all » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:53 pm

Empathica1928 wrote:Better yet, let Matias continue to contribute all he wants, and have Jens, TK, and Lauri keep giving their compositions, and make a double album out of it :D
The problem is: Label doesn't want to release a double and so the extra songs will be heading to the dump unused.

But hey I just noticed that Timo wrote a huge pile of lyrics! I hope they will be some of his better ones. He has always had good lyrics and bad lyrics.
As an example of the bad lyrics we have several songs on his latest solo album...

I am infected by a typo-virus that makes write silly stuff no matter how hard I try to concentrate :cry:

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Post by Balu » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:01 pm

mayhem-for-all wrote: Well one thing Timo said in an interview (if I remember correctly) that he may consider a new solo album now that he had only one song on Elysium.
That would be great but the fact that last year he said that he had enough possiblities to bring his compositions in Stratovarius and the next year he is going back to his solo projects is a sign of Matias really stepping in the shoes of Tolkki.
Matias shouldn't step into TT's shoes, worst thing that could possibly happen. It's a lot better when many people write songs on an album.

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Post by Kecos » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:22 pm

Empathica1928 wrote:Better yet, let Matias continue to contribute all he wants, and have Jens, TK, and Lauri keep giving their compositions, and make a double album out of it :D
Or if the label doesn't like it, release half the songs on the first album, then release the next album a few months later! :D

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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:50 pm

mayhem-for-all wrote::shock:

5 songs written by Matias (music)
1 By Timo
2 By Lauri with one of them being a japan bonus track
and 2 by Jens :shock:

It is great that you give Matias a chance to bring forth his creations but... Are the rest of you guys being lazy? :? ( :lol: )

Well Polaris had 5 Lauri songs and just 2 Matias song with one of them being a bonus track so the tables have turned.

Well one thing Timo said in an interview (if I remember correctly) that he may consider a new solo album now that he had only one song on Elysium.
That would be great but the fact that last year he said that he had enough possiblities to bring his compositions in Stratovarius and the next year he is going back to his solo projects is a sign of Matias really stepping in the shoes of Tolkki.

Well it should be a killer album but Jens Lauri and Timo: Don't let Matias do all the songwriting since your songs on Polaris were amazing as well!
Well, this can get very contradictory if we analize the situation: But in my humble opinion I think letting Matias write more songs in this album is a sign that he's getting along very well with the band, and I think it's brilliant to give the new member an opportunity to show the fans his musical songwritting and style.
mayhem-for-all wrote:...is a sign of Matias really stepping in the shoes of Tolkki.
Sorry to be so rude, but that's bullshit!
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Post by Empathica1928 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:00 pm

To assume that Matias is trying to step into Tolkki's shoes just because he's contributing more songs to this album than the other guys is an absurd accusation. Matias is an extraordinarily talented musician and just based on how he acts and my experience when I met him, he's an extremely laid back guy. Let him do whatever he wants.

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Post by Susie » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:23 pm

I don't care about all the drama about who's writing x song or who's whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's get a beer :beer:

I love the new preview :ola: :D :luv4:
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Post by Arkash » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:36 pm

9. ELYSIUM 18:07
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN, TIMO KOTIPELTO
Oooh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck!!! I... I just... just.... WOAAAW!!!!!

Well, still, it is sad that Jens and Lauri did just two songs...
Through the storms we've wandered
Many mountains we have climbed
But all the bad times are behind
The road is free - I'm coming home

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Post by Rage1979 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:45 pm

I am surprised to se 5 Matias songs. I didn't really like Deep unknown... But Darkest hours totally rock so ;)

I was hoping for more than 2 Jens' songs

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Post by Kecos » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:56 pm

Maybe they're just rotating who gets to write more music? 4 people writing music, with as many ideas as these guys seem to have, will result in lots of awesome music :D

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