STRATOVARIUS Enter Studio To Begin Work On "Elements Part 1"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will be entering Helsinki's Finnvox studios on May 15th to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, tentatively entitled Elements Part 1, for a January 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Among the song titles that are tentatively set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following:

01. Eagleheart
02. Elements
03. Soul of a Vagabond
04. Find Your Own Voice
05. Alpha & Omega
06. Papillon
07. Drop in the Ocean
08. Stratofortress

The new song material is reportedly faster, heavier and more symphonic than ever before, and will feature a full-size symphony orchestra and choir conducted by Riku Niemi. The cover artwork for the CD will, once again, be done by Derek Riggs (i.e. IRON MAIDEN).

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