STRATOVARIUS Frontman Interviewed On 'MSRcast' (Audio)

Long-running metal podcast MSRcast, part of Metal Injection Radio, recently conducted an interview with Timo Kotipelto, lead vocalist of Finnish metallers STRATOVARIUS. They discuss lots of great metal topics, including touring, the band's brand new album, "Elysium"; Timo's solo career; and even get into the topic of STRATOVARIUS' former guitarist Timo Tolkki. The podcast also includes music from "Elysium", some musical choices from Kotipelto, and other classic songs, including an AYREON track. You can now stream the podcast using the audio player below.

"Elysium", the thirteenth full-length studio album from STRATOVARIUS, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 1. The CD was released in Europe on January 14 through earMUSIC/Edel and in North America on January 18 via Armoury Records.

An e-card for "Elysium" can be accessed at this location.

Check out audio samples of all the songs that appear on the CD at

"Elysium" was released as a regular CD; a deluxe digipak edition with bonus track; a "collector's edition" (featuring two exclusive bonus tracks on a seven-inch single); and on vinyl.

The cover artwork was created by Gyula Havancsák and can be viewed below.


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