Drum-cam footage of STRATOVARIUS drummer Rolf Pilve performing the song “Abandon” on March 8 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below.
Pilve joined STRATOVARIUS in June 2012 following the departure of Jörg Michael, who characterized the band’s sound for over a decade.
STRATOVARIUS‘ new album, “Nemesis”, was released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD was made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition.
STRATOVARIUS are hailed as one of the most influential and successful symphonic metal bands in the world and they have managed to establish themselves as one of the metal scene’s heavy names. The new album, “Nemesis”, unites all the best traits of the band’s melodic, powerful, fresh and technically elaborated metal, all spiced up with an incredible sense for melody.
The album was produced and mixed by Matias Kupiainen and mastered by Mika Jussila from Finnvox studios, who has a long history with the band.
“Nemesis” has a dark and more modern sound compared to the band’s last album, “Elysium”. It clearly shows how much the band has matured and grown as songwriters. At the same time, the band focused all their attention and work into creating and recording “Nemesis”. Singer Timo Kotipelto spent three weeks recording the vocals in a cottage in the Finnish countryside.
“Nemesis” track listing:
03. Stand My Ground
04. Halcyon Days
06. Out Of The Fog
07. Castles In The Air
09. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over