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Stratovarius - Announce First Studio Album In 7 Years

September 23rd 2022 will see Stratovarius releasing their sixteenth studio album, Survive. This will be the first long player in last 7 years from the experienced power metal collective. Check out disclosed details/info as well as the first streaming single, "Survive", down under. The accompanying video clip was produced by Ingo Spörl.

"We spent five or six days solid, trying to come up with the lyrics for that song," notes Jens Johansson. "When we finally settled on that punchline for the chorus, it was a good song about survival and it all just seemed to fit. It fits with the history of the band too, because we managed to survive as long as we have. This band has been through some strange days! The original line-up formed in 1984, so it’s been a long story. It was the middle of the summer, there were forest fires everywhere, there was a global pandemic and all kinds of crazy shit going on. Some of the lyrics are perhaps less uplifting than they could have been, but that reflects our mood at the time. There's a lot of positive stuff on there as well!"

Survive tracklist:

01. Survive
02. Demand
03. Broken
04. Firefly
05. We Are Not Alone
06. Frozen In Time
07. World On Fire
08. Glory Days
09. Breakaway
10. Before The Fall
11. Voice Of Thunder

Band profile: Stratovarius
Posted: 03.06.2022 by Abattoir


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03.06.2022 - 16:14
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

Much better than I expected it to be.
I lift weights and listen to metal
03.06.2022 - 17:30

Such an awesome song.. the drums are kicking my ass holy damn!
"The poetry of the earth is never dead" John Keats
03.06.2022 - 18:13

Not half bad, looking forward for the rest of the album.
03.06.2022 - 19:30

Eternal was 7 years ago ? Jesus... Time flies. Eternal and Nemesis were both super good, and this song is great too. 2022 shaping up to be a good year.
04.06.2022 - 01:42

Good One! Unexpectedly powerful
04.06.2022 - 10:27

So good to have our own expectations corresponded.
My faith in Stratovarius returned with Elysium (although Polaris was already pretty good) and since then the records just got better and better,
7 years was too long of a time away and these guys were sorely missed.

Huddled in the safety of a pseudo silk kimono wearing bracelets of smoke, naked of understanding.
04.06.2022 - 11:26
JoHn DoE

Good song!
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
04.06.2022 - 16:30
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Starts heavy , almost as HM or heavy power as Nocturnal Rites, then Timo vocals drags it to PM, but its maybe heaviest song they wrote. I like it.
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
09.06.2022 - 21:25
Metal Rambo

This is going to be a great album.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
11.06.2022 - 08:16
Stunning Cactus

Pre-ordered based off of the single alone.

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