Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto will release his new single, "Reasons", in mid-March.
The single will include the following tracks:
02. Seeds of Sorrow
03. Vizier (extended version)
The first two songs are taken from KOTIPELTO's new album, "Coldness", while "Vizier" comes off the singer's solo debut, "Waiting for the Dawn". This previously unreleased version of "Vizier" contains a long guitar solo by SYMPHONY X guitarist Mike Romeo (on the album it was cut in half).
Timo Kotipelto's second solo album, "Coldness", is due this spring through Century Media Records.
Joining Timo during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (which was issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) were the following world-class musicians:
Janne Wirman (CHILDREN OF BODOM - keyboards)
Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS - bass)
Mirka Rantanen (THUNDERSTONE, TUNNELVISION - drums)
Mike Romeo (SYMPHONY X - guitars)
Juhani Malmberg (TUNNELVISION - guitars)
"Coldness" track listing:
01. Seeds Of Sorrow
04. Can You Hear The Sound
06. Journey Back
07. Evening's Fall
08. Coldness Of My Mind
09. Take Me Away
10. Here We Are
The recording sessions for "Coldness" were completed this fall/winter under the production guidance of Kotipelto. Mikko Karmila mixed the effort at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.
Kotipelto has described the musical direction of the new CD as "traditional heavy metal — not power metal or something like that. I also sing slightly differently compared to the way I did on the STRATOVARIUS albums. On my new album, my voice doesn't reach falsetto [levels]."