“Unbreakable Preview Snippet”
We are proud and very happy to announce the release of “Nemesis” the new studio album by Stratovarius, to hit the stores as standard 11-track edition as well as 13 track special edition on February 22nd, 2013.
A taste of the new studio album can be enjoyed with the Limited Edition EP “Unbreakable”, released on January 25th, 2013.
Stratovarius are hailed as one of the most influential and successful Symphonic Metal bands in the world and they have managed to establish themselves as one of the metal scene’s heavy names. The new album “Nemesis” unites all the best traits of the band’s melodic, powerful, fresh and technically elaborated metal, all spiced up with an incredible sense for melody.
The album was produced and mixed by Matias Kupiainen and mastered by Mika Jussila from Finnvox studios, who has a long history with the band.
To shorten the waiting period for the album, January 25th, 2013 finds the release of the limited edition EP “Unbreakable”. It features five songs: the new album leading track “Unbreakable” and a selection of four songs from previous albums, remastered by Mika Jussila. Songs like “Falling Star” (taken from “Polaris”) and “Freedom” (taken from “Infinite”) show a different, catchy side of Stratovarius and guide the way to the new masterpiece “Nemesis”.
Matias Kupiainen about the new song: “‘Unbreakable’ is a very important song to me and the lyrics have a lot of personal meaning. Sometimes you can snap out of your day to day fog and see what is important. And when you are in that special moment, when you have that special feeling, you are invincible, unbreakable; you should really stop and enjoy the feeling. Even, if the whole world falls apart tomorrow.”
Timo Kotipelto adds: “This album has a darker and more modern sound. We, as a band, have gone through a lot and we have matured as songwriters. The making of this album was easier than before, because we could give it as much time as needed.”
01. Unbreakable (taken from the brand new studio album “Nemesis”)
02. Falling Star (taken from “Polaris”)
03. The Game Never Ends (taken from “Elysium”)
04. Freedom (taken from “Infinite”)
05. Why Are We Here (taken from “Intermission”)
Songs 2-5 remastered by Mika Jussila in 2012.
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The band will perform the new songs live for the very first time headlining the Radio Rock Cruise in Finland from February 9th to February 10th , followed by their first club show in Helsinki on March 3rd., 2013. On March 20th, 2013 Stratovarius will kick-off for their Nordic Nexus Of Nemesis Tour 2013 with fellow Scandinavians Amaranthe, before they return to Finland mid April to play 5 more shows:
STRATOVARIUS LIVE 2013
09.02.-10.02.2013 (FI) Radio Rock Cruise (Headliner)
08.03.2013 (FI) HELSINKI / Tavasti *
NORDIC NEXUS OF NEMESIS TOUR Stratovarius & Amaranthe Double Headline Tour
20.03.2013 (D) MÜNCHEN / Backstage Halle
21.03.2013 (D) ERFURT / Stadtgarten
22.03.2013 (CZ) ZLIN / Masters of Rock Café
23.03.2013 (H) BUDAPEST / Club 202
24.03.2013 (SK) BRATISLAVA / Majestic Club
26.03.2013 (A) VIENNA / Szene
27.03.2013 (D) NÜRNBERG /Hirsch
28.03.2013 (D) BOCHUM / Matrix
29.03.2013 (D) HAMBURG / Grünspan
30.03.2013 (NL) UDEN / De Pul
31.03.2013 (F) PARIS / Cigale
02.04.2013 (F) STRASSBURG / La Laiterie
03.04.2013 (F) LYON / Le Kao
05.04.2013 (E) BARCELONA / Razzmatazz 2
06.04.2013 (E) MADRID / Arena
07.04.2013 (E) BILBAO / Rock Star
09.04.2013 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
10.04.2013 (I) MILAN / Alcatrazz
11.04.2013 (D) LUDWIGSBURG / Rockfabrik
12.04.2013 (D) ASCHAFFENBURG / Colos-Saal
13.04.2013 (B) MONS / PPM Fest (Festival)
14.04.2013 (D) OSNABRÜCK / Rosenhof
16.04.2013 (DK) COPENHAGEN / Amager Bio
17.04.2013 (S) MALMÖ / KB
18.04.2013 (S) STOCKHOLM / Klubben
19.04.2013 (FI) LATHI / Finlandia-klubi*
20.04.2013 (FI) TAMPERE / Pakkahuone*
26.04.2013 (FI) MIKKELI / Vaakuna*
27.04.2013 (FI) JYVÄSKYLÄ, Lutakko*
30.04.2013 (FI) HELSINKI, Virgin Oil*