Stratovarius has premiered a brand new track off their upcoming album Nemesis. You can listen to the new song called "Halcyon Days" right here. The new album will see the light of day on February 26th in North America through Eagle Rock's Armoury Records and February 22nd in Europe via earMUSIC. There will be a regular 11 track long standard version and a special edition with two bonus tracks.




Nemesis tracklist:

01. Abandon
02. Unbreakable
03. Stand My Ground
04. Halcyon Days
05. Fantasy
06. Out Of The Fog
07. Castles In The Air
08. Dragons
09. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over
11. Nemesis


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Stratovarius
 
Posted: 16.01.2013 by Dinruth



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Stratowarrior - 16.01.2013 at 14:05  
Something i was not expecting but sounds great and fresh for me
CHEF METALHEAD - 16.01.2013 at 15:45  
Malaghost - 16.01.2013 at 15:54  
Me approves.
chronic-headache - 16.01.2013 at 16:24  
Much more electronic, but i enjoy it quite a lot!
Bad English - 16.01.2013 at 16:40  
OMG this is not metal but disco music, 2-3 albums and they will turn into disco
Rulatore - 16.01.2013 at 17:08  
Wow, quite unexpected
-Mayhem- - 16.01.2013 at 22:06  
Sounds really fresh. Overall an excellent song. It's really great to hear TK singing so relaxed and in such a good range.
musclassia - 17.01.2013 at 00:49  
Fare more interesting than I was expecting; might actually give it a listen, my interest has been somewhat piqued
LordHypnos - 17.01.2013 at 03:26  
Too commercial for me
atkmetal123 - 17.01.2013 at 17:15  
No no no Jens Johansson, not you with those eletro !!!
The Shape 1973 - 17.01.2013 at 21:12  
Different sound, but still clearly Strato. At least they didn't put some crap vocal effects on it.

Still miss Tolkki stuff though, preferred his guitar sound.
Metal Invader - 17.01.2013 at 21:46  
Well im not disapointed but still i dont like it much
Sword_Chant - 18.01.2013 at 14:21  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 17.01.2013 at 21:12

Different sound, but still clearly Strato. At least they didn't put some crap vocal effects on it.

Still miss Tolkki stuff though, preferred his guitar sound.


With all due respect I miss Tolkki's guitar sound too and the great albums he made with the band - but if Tolkki were still in the band they would have stuck to the same 'mid-slow tempo' formula of songs that were churned out in the self-titled black album. Musically and creatively, that album was by far the lowest point of their career. Not to mention all the RR/Symfonia stuff is much lower quality when you compare it to the latest 2 Strato albums.

Stratovarius needed to reinvent themselves and take an approach like this in order to stay in the metal radar. I think with songs like this they're hitting the nail on the head - it sounds nothing like their previous work and their music has evolved so much more than what Tolkki was capable to give. As a result Strato is still alive and well, and more new fans are still finding out about them every day.

It's very difficult for a band to recover from band turmoils and remain successful, but these guys have done just that.
The Shape 1973 - 20.01.2013 at 13:00  
Written by Sword_Chant on 18.01.2013 at 14:21

Written by The Shape 1973 on 17.01.2013 at 21:12

Different sound, but still clearly Strato. At least they didn't put some crap vocal effects on it.

Still miss Tolkki stuff though, preferred his guitar sound.


With all due respect I miss Tolkki's guitar sound too and the great albums he made with the band - but if Tolkki were still in the band they would have stuck to the same 'mid-slow tempo' formula of songs that were churned out in the self-titled black album. Musically and creatively, that album was by far the lowest point of their career. Not to mention all the RR/Symfonia stuff is much lower quality when you compare it to the latest 2 Strato albums.

Stratovarius needed to reinvent themselves and take an approach like this in order to stay in the metal radar. I think with songs like this they're hitting the nail on the head - it sounds nothing like their previous work and their music has evolved so much more than what Tolkki was capable to give. As a result Strato is still alive and well, and more new fans are still finding out about them every day.

It's very difficult for a band to recover from band turmoils and remain successful, but these guys have done just that.

I think there are elements of truth in what you have said. I must be one of the only people who thought the self titled album wasn't that bad. Elements pt2 was worse and I agree about RR, especially the second album which was terrible. I was a big fan of Symfonia though and would argue that it was better than post Tolkki Strato.

A certain amount of reinvention was needed, but to sound like an extension of Kotipelto's weak solo albums is not what I had hoped for. I hope they remain releasing albums, as I don't like to see bands die (except Queensryche, please die) but the quality of Episode and Visions seems to have gone.

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