STRATOVARIUS Vocalist To Issue Solo Debut In March/April

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto's recently-completed debut solo album will be released in Finland via Timo's own High And Loud label in March/April. No US or continental European release information has yet been made available. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD are the following:

01. Battle Of The Gods
02. Vizier
03. Secret Name
04. Beginning
05. Travel Through Time
06. Arise
07. Beautiful Has Come

A single, featuring an as-yet-undisclosed album cut, will be released in the next few weeks.

Kotipelto's solo debut is a concept CD based on the Egyptian mythology, and it will feature cover artwork by famed artist Derek Riggs (i.e. IRON MAIDEN), who also did the covers for STRATOVARIUS' Infinite and Intermission albums. As previously reported, the album will include a host of guest appearances from some of metal's top musicians, among them the following:

Mike Romeo (guitars—SYMPHONY X)
Roland Grapow (guitars—HELLOWEEN)
Arjen Lucassen (guitars—AYREON)
Sami Virtanen (guitars—JOE DOAKES)
Jari Kainulainen (bass—STRATOVARIUS)
Mirka Rantanen (drums—TUNNEL VISION)
Gas (drums—H.I.M.)
Janne Warman (keyboards—CHILDREN OF BODOM)
Mikko Harkin (keyboards—SONATA ARCTICA)


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