Jan 09 2013
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After the success of "Polaris” and “Elysium” and the warm response to the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray “Live In Tampere” that witnessed one show of the band’s last world tour with friend and historical drummer Jörg Michael, Stratovarius are about to reinforce their position as one of the undisputed leading name of the prog-symphonic metal genre with an album that promise to be one of their best ever.

You can sense it in the air that their new CD “Nemesis” is going to be a milestone in their career, judging by the fantastic reaction to the few bits and beats that – as it happens today – have leaked in the world of bits and beats of internet. the extent that the band entered the studio again, only a few weeks after having completed the album, to record an additional song they had been working on for a while.
The acoustic ballad “Old Man And The Sea” will be an extra track included in a 2.500 numbered limited edition vinyl of their new album.

With “Nemesis” two months from release, Stratovarius will soon shoot the first video clip from the album. The band is willing to involve their fans into the filming process. As singer Timo Kotipelto explains in the short clip here.

Fans are invited to send a picture of their most precious Stratovarius fan item to: win_earmusic<at>
T-Shirts, a signed concert poster, drawings, CDs official or… not, self-made shirts, flags or anything that they feel is rare or unique related to any phase or moment of the band’s long history. The possibilities are endless!
The band will select the most original and fun fan items to be featured in their new video. Deadline to send in photos is January 23rd.
All received items will be returned in mint condition.

For more information, please check the official earMUSIC facebook page: or
Stratovarius will try to find the time to comment and share all the memories brought back by all pictures through the band and earMUSIC´s facebook page.
The most original objects will be featured in the video.

On top of the newly announced 2LP Edition, “Nemesis” will be released on February 22nd, 2013 via earMUSIC as a 11 tracks CD and as a Special Edition 13 tracks Hardcover CD.

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