Finnish power metal band STRATOVARIUS have finished work on the follow-up to 2011's Elysium.
Says the band: "Wonderful news! We just walked out from Finnvox studios with our new album in our hands! Band's longtime friend and mastering guru Mr. (Mika) Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED) gave his magical touch to our record and it sounds awesome!!!"
The as-yet-untitled album is the first to feature drummer Rolf Pilve and is due out in the spring via Edel/JVC.
Stratovarius and AMARANTHE are teaming up in a double headline bill next spring. The Nordic Nexus Of Nemesis Tour 2013 will kick off in Munich, Germany on March 20th.
Confirmed dates include:
20 - Backstagehalle - Munich, Germany
21 - Stadtgarten - Erfurt, Germany
22 - Masters Of Rock Cafe - Zlin, Czech Republic
23 - Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
24 - Majestic Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
26 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
27 - Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany
28 - Matrix - Bochum, Germany
29 - Grünspan - Hamburg, Germany
30 - De Pul - Uden, Netherlands
31 - La Cigale - Paris, France
2 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
3 - Le Kao - Lyon, France
5 - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
6 - Arena - Madrid, Spain
7 - Rock Star - Bilbao, Spain
9 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
10 - Alcatrazz - Milan, Italia
11 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
13 - PPM Fest (Festival) - Mons, Belgium