Things are very busy in my life at the moment. The new Stratovarius album is being recorded and things are going very well. It is called “Elysium” and we will release it on January 12th 2011. But before that you’ll get an appetizer when we release the single “Darkest Hours” on November 26th.
A single with two new songs of “Elysium” will be released on 26 November this year, coinciding with the start date of the “7 sinners world tour” on which Stratovarius will join Helloween as very special guests – kicking off the same day in the Szene, Vienna.
The single also contains a demo track, and two unreleased live tracks recorded earlier this year on Stratovarius’ wildly successful 2009/2010 “Polaris” world tour.
The following tracks will be part of the single:
Darkest Hours (from the upcoming album “Elysium”)
Infernal Maze (from the upcoming album “Elysium”)
Darkest Hours (demo version)
Against the Wind (live recording, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Black Diamond (live recording, Göteborg, Sweden)
Preliminary tracklist of “Elysium”: (order of songs and working titles are subject to change)
Elysium, part I, II and III
Under Flaming Skies
Move the Mountain
Castaway (Japan Bonus Track)