Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

STRATOVARIUS Reveal More Best Of Album Details

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 2:36 PM


Due Out May 6th

- advertisement -
STRATOVARIUS, one of the most influential, successful and enduring power metal bands in the world, will release their new Best Of album on May 6th via earMUSIC.

What started in 1985 under the name BLACK WATER left a trail of 16 studio albums, ten Top 5 chart positions in their native country of Finland and more than 40 top chart positions around the globe. Their distinguished mix of fast progressive metal and a melodic approach made symphonic metal originators Stratovarius one of the top names in the world.

After a few bumpy steps and stones in the band’s line-up, STRATOVARIUS’ song writing found its peak in their recent studio works Elysium, Nemesis and Eternal, all milestones in sound, creativity and song writing.

It happens rarely nowadays, especially in metal, that a band creates one magic song after the other. STRATOVARIUS are surely one of the few exceptions, now presenting 29 hits and fan favorites (and there could have been more!) on their Best Of album, which is going to be released as 2CD Standard Edition, 3CD Limited Edition and Download.

Both CD editions are released in a high quality packaging with liner notes written by exceptional keyboardist Jens Johansson and rare picture material from the band’s private archive. The Limited edition also includes the exclusive 60 minute bonus CD Live At Wacken 2015. As a special treat, the Best Of features the brand new song “Until The End Of Days” from the current band lineup consisting of Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson, Mattias Kupainen, Lauri Porra and Rolf Pilve.

All hand-picked by the band and adding up to 2 ½ hours of pure STRATOVARIUS bliss, the songs give metal fans and those to be, a great selection of the band’s impressive work, including classics such as “Black Diamond”, “Hunting High And Low” and “Speed Of Light” as well as more recent material such as the most streamed song in the band’s history, “Unbreakable” and “Shine In The Dark” from their recent studio album Eternal.

All songs are remastered by the band’s long-time companion Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios.

Jens Johansson explains: “It's been 20 years since the Episode album, we're all getting older but this stuff sounds as fresh as ever. Could it be that STRATOVARIUS has discovered the fountain of Eternal Youth!? You may feel younger, but we can't actually (legally) promise you'll be younger after listening to this best-of album, but we can guarantee one thing: when you put it through your speakers, it will play Until the End of Days!!

To me it's a testament to the fact that paying attention to song writing and production was expensive, but so worth it. The songs, the sound and the performances really have stood the test of time.”

Timo Kotipelto adds: “Wow! 20 years in STRATOVARIUS have passed at the speed of light! I still remember when I joined the band and was happy to do some power metal. And I am very happy to still be able to do it after all these years! This collection of songs is an excellent selections and a cool way to remember the history of the band from the past to the present! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did while selecting the songs. Rock the Metal!”

All STRATOVARIUS albums will be re-released throughout 2016 and 2017, including extensive booklets and a lot of bonus material.

Best Of tracklisting:

CD1

  • “Until The End Of Days” (brand new song)
  • “My Eternal Dream”
  • “Eagleheart”
  • “Speed Of Light”
  • “S.O.S”
  • “Forever Free”
  • “Wings Of Tomorrow”
  • “No Turning Back”
  • “Break The Ice”
  • “Distant Skies”
  • “Will The Sun Rise?”
  • “A Million Light Years Away”
  • “Under Flaming Skies”
  • “Darkest Hours”
  • “Winter Skies”
  • “I Walk To My Own Song”
  • “Maniac Dance”
CD2
  • “Halcyon Days”
  • “Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace?”
  • “Destiny”
  • “Paradise”
  • “Deep Unknown”
  • “Elysium”
  • “Black Diamond”
  • “If The Story Is Over”
  • “Unbreakable”
  • “Forever”
  • “Shine In The Dark”
  • “Hunting High And Low”
CD3 - Live at Wacken 2015 (only available on Limited Edition)
  • “Intro”
  • “Black Diamond”
  • “Eagleheart”
  • “Against The Wind”
  • “Dragons”
  • “Legions Of The Twilight”
  • “Paradise”
  • “Shine In The Dark”
  • “Speed Of Light”
  • “Unbreakable”
  • “Hunting High And Low”


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
EXHUMED Announces "Grind Over Europe II" Headlining Dates
OF MICE & MEN Drop Cover Of PINK FLOYD's "Money"
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Unveil "The Luddite" Video
URIAH HEEP Update North American Tour Schedule
KAOTEON Set To Release New Album Damnatio Memoriae
WARBRINGER Announce Special "Waking Into Nightmares" Shows In April
NIGHTWISH Reveal Track List For Decades Compilation
SANCTUARY To Tribute Upcoming Tour To WARREL DANE
ARJEN LUCASSEN Reveals Ayreon Universe - The Best of Ayreon Live Album
VISIGOTH Launches Video For "Warrior Queen"
THUNDER Set To Release New Live Album Stage
FIREWIND Unleash 'We Defy' Music Video
BON JOVI Announces 2018 "This House Is Not For Sale Tour"
ROBINSONS, IRON MAIDEN And HELP FOR HEROES Join Forces To Launch LIGHT BRIGADE Beer In The U.K.
EDGE OF PARADISE To Open For METAL ALLEGIANCE At NAMM 2018
WHITE WIZZARD Streams Title Track To New Album Infernal Overdrive
Swedish Heavy Rockers JIRM, Formerly Known As JEREMY IRONS AND THE RATGANG MALIBUS, Set To Release Surge Ex Monumentis Album
JOE PERRY Reveals All-Star Band For Roxy Show
JOHN CORABI To Release Live 94 (One Night In Nashville)
Original MOTORHEAD Guitarist EDWARD "FAST EDDIE" CLARKE Passes Away At 67
AXEL RUDI PELL Set For New Album Knights Call
Frontiers Music Srl Welcomes TORA TORA
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Release New Video For "Welcome To Hell"
IRON REAGAN And GATECREEPER Announce Split LP
KITTIE Celebrate 20 Years With New Documentary
CURRENTS Release New Video For "Delusion"
WE CAME AS ROMANS Announce Spring 2018 Headline Tour
ANUBIS GATE Release Full Video For Track "Black"
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Debut "Trampled Down Below" Track
OUTDREJAS Spreads Positive Message With "Pomise" Video
5RAND Present New Video For Track "Erase"
SPREAD EAGLE Sign To Frontiers Music Srl
THE CROWN Announce New Album, Cobra Speed Venom
VOICES OF EXTREME Sign To Z RECORDS
WITHERFALL To Play First Shows On 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise
MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS Release New Single "Hordes Of Fire"
ST. JAMES, Featuring Drummer CARL CANEDY (THE RODS) Launch "Attitude" Video
URIAH HEEP Announce 2018 North American Tour
OFFENSIVE GROUND Release "Salvage Dump" Video
Metal Legend Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dies At 61
KILLER DWARFS Sign To EMP Label Group, New Live LP Live, No Guff Coming In April
ALLEGAEON Launches Cover Of RUSH's "Animate"
W.E.T. To Release Earthrage Album In March
X JAPAN Return To U.S. For COACHELLA 2018 Debut
UNRULY CHILD Announce Unhinged- LIVE FROM MILAN! CD/DVD
OBLIVION Reveal New Album Resilience Details
KICKIN VALENTINA Release "Crazy" Music Video
JUNGLE ROT Preparing Tenth Studio Album
JUDAS PRIEST Unleash "Lightning Strike" Video
Original ALICE COOPER GROUP Guitarist/Songwriter MICHAEL BRUCE Releases No More Mr. Nice Guy Biography Limited Edition Box Set
MAMMOTH GRINDER Share "Servant Of The Most High" Video
AS I LAY DYING Frail Words Collapse, Shadows Are Security LP Reissues Now Available
BULLETBOYS Unveil From Out Of The Skies Album
VISIGOTH Reveal Details For Conqueror's Oath Album
RED FANG Announce Custom Wine; Additional Tour Dates
NEW YEARS DAY Unveil Diary Of A Creep EP Specifics
New Label RFL RECORDS Announces First Signings, Seeks New Talent
A PERFECT CIRCLE Welcome 2018 With New Song "Disillusioned"
SOLDIERS OF SOLACE Reveal We Are Immortal Album Details
EMP LABEL GROUP Launches Outlaw Country/Southern Rock Imprint “EMP OUTLAW”
SEBASTIEN Reveal Act Of Creation Album Details
DISCREPANCIES "Rock The Show" With New Video
ONLINE METAL PROMO, THE AUTOPSY REPORT, MARIC MEDIA Offer Free Download, Metal Up Your Axe - Volume 3
SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist MARC RIZZO To Release Rotation Solo Disc
THE ORDER OF CHAOS Premiere "Night Terror" Video
WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA 2018 Band Submission Deadline Approaching
OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE Debuts "The Devil In The Moonshine" Video
DARK AVENGER Vocalist MARIO LINHARES Passes Away At 45
REACH Reveal The Great Divine Album Details
KAMELOT Releases New Video For "Under Grey Skies"
ROCK AGAINST MS All-Star Auction Underway Now!
HAIL SAGAN Debut "Doors Will Open" Video
NEVERMORE To Release The Complete Collection Limited Edition 12-Disc Box Set In March
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Release New Album Preview
THERION Unveil First Song From Beloved Antichrist
ARCH ENEMY Announce Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, 1996-2017
WALKING PAPERS Tease New Album, WP2
GWAR To Return To Australia In April 2018
ORNIMENTAL Stream New Track "Love Thy Enemy"
DOLL SKIN Announce 2018 Europe/UK Tour
AVATAR Debut New Single, Video "The King Wants You"





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News