STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his official web site:
"I had lots of fun while touring around the world. Even though it has been a bit tough to travel and to play that many gigs the feedback and the support from the fans have been excellent! I thank you all!
"Right now I have been composing some new material for the next possible KOTIPELTO album. I already have almost all the songs needed for the album. I am about to meet the guys from my band (Lauri, Tuomas, Janne and Mirka) and arrange the songs and to settle the possible time to start the actual recording.
"Right now I can't give you any exact date yet but I will keep you posted about what is going on."
KOTIPELTO's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", was released in Europe in April 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was recorded by CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman at his Beyond Abilities Studios as well as by Tero Kostermaa at High and Loud's ELK Studios and Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, where the mixing (Mikko Karmila) and the mastering (Mika Jussila) also took place. Matthias Norén, who has previously worked with bands like INTO ETERNITY, LOST HORIZON and EVERGREY, designed the album's artwork.
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