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Also known as Black Water (1982-1984)

Country: Finland
Label: Edel Records

Links: Official website
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Formed in: 1982

1988-1994 Heavy metal
1995- Power metal

Line-up

Current members:
1994-  Timo Kotipelto - vocals
1995-  Jens Johansson - keyboards
2005-  Lauri Porra - bass
2008-  Matias Kupiainen - guitars
2012-  Rolf "Rolle" Pilve - drums
Former musicians:
1984  Tuomo Lassila - drums, vocals
› 1985-1995  -//- drums
1984-1985  Staffan Stråhlman - guitars
1984-1987  Mika Ervaskari - keyboards
1984-1987  John Vihervä - bass
1985-1989  Jyrki Lettonen - bass
1985-1994  Timo Tolkki - guitars, lead vocals
› 1985-2008  -//- guitars
› 1990-1991  -//- guitars, vocals, bass
› 1994-2008  -//- guitars, backing vocals
1988-1995  Antti Ikonen - keyboards
1989-1993  Jari Behm - bass
1993-2005  Jari Kainulainen - bass
1995-2012  Jörg Michael - drums
› 2005-2011  -//-
2004  Katriina "Miss K" Wiiala - vocals
Studio musicians:
1993-1994  Sami Kuoppamäki - drums
1998  Eicca Toppinen - cello
2009-2011  Tipe Johnson - backing vocals
2009-2011  Hepa Waara - backing vocals
2009-2011  Aleksi Parviainen - backing vocals
Live musicians:
2004  Anders Johansson - drums
2010  Alex Landenburg - drums
Guest musicians:
1998  Marco Hietala - vocals
2005  Michael "Starbuck" Majalahti - spoken word
2005  Kimmo Blom - backing vocals
2005  Pasi Rantanen - backing vocals
2005  Petri Bäckström - vocals
2005  Max Lilja - cello
2009  Perttu Vänskä - guitars
2009  Tony Kakko - backing vocals
2011  Jani Liimatainen - backing vocals
› 2013  -//- acoustic guitar

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1989 | 6.8 Fright Night
1992 | 7.3 Twilight Time
1994 | 7.9 Dreamspace
1995 | 8.1 Fourth Dimension
1996 | 8.2 Father Time [EP]
1996 | 8.7 Episode
1996 | 8.9 Will The Sun Rise? [EP]
1997 | 9 Black Diamond [EP]
1997 | 8.7 Visions
1997 | 8.6 The Kiss Of Judas [EP]
1998 | 8.3 Destiny
2000 | 8.3 Hunting High And Low [EP]
2000 | 8.2 A Million Light Years Away [EP]
2000 | 8.4 Infinite
2003 | 7.9 Elements Part I
2003 | 7.3 Elements Part II
2005 | 6.2 Stratovarius
2009 | 7.5 Polaris
2011 | 7.9 Elysium
2013 | 8.8 Unbreakable [EP]
2013 | 8.4 Nemesis
 
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Photo galleries

04.12.2010 Hard Rock Hell IV - Prestatyn, Wales, 4th December 2010 by Baz Anderson
29.09.2009 Stratovarius At The Warehouse - Calgary, Canada (29.09.2009) by Doc Godin
21.06.2009 Hellfest Open Air - Clisson, France, 21st June 2009 by Moocher
19.06.2009 Hellfest Open Air - Clisson, France, 19th-21st June 2009 by Baz Anderson
02.08.2007 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 2nd-4th August 2007 by Baz Anderson
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News / Concerts / Interviews

News
24.10.2014 Stratovarius - To Reissue "Elements" Albums
30.04.2014 Stratovarius - New Video Online
03.04.2014 Stratovarius - Announce New Documentary
20.12.2013 Stratovarius - Release New Video
08.03.2013 Stratovarius - Release New Video
21.02.2013 Stratovarius - New Album Previews Online
 
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Interviews
05.10.2009 with Lauri Porra
Articles
05.10.2009 A Power Metal Night In Calgary - Stratovarius At The Warehouse (29.09.2009)

Concerts
26.06.2015 FIN, Helsinki - Tuska Open Air 2015 (1)

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