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Stratovarius release new single “World On Fire”

Author Flavia Andrade - 4.7.2022

Stratovarius‘ new album “Survive” will hit the stores on September 23rd, 2022.

With “World On Fire“, Stratovarius enter stage two on the way to the release of their new album “Survive”. The band dives deeper into current world issues, finding more drastic words and imagery with an accompanying music video set in an apocalyptic environment that fully supports Stratovarius‘ larger-than-life sound.

A blistering comeback from one of heavy metal’s most seminal bands, “Survive” is full of dynamics and drama, feeding on a wide range of emotions along the way. But the core message that this triumphant endeavour conveys is one of struggle, defiance, hope and victory.

Timo Kotipelto about the message of the song:

“‘World on Fire‘ is a powerful song with an important message. Our planet is suffering. And it is because of us. We are destroying our own home planet. Climate change is happening, and we need to do everything in our power to slow it down. We need to think about our kids and future generations.”

You can listen to the new single here.

Stratovarius – the Scandinavian kings of power metal and one of the most famous bands of their genre in the world, managed to establish themselves as one of the top names in the metal scene and have since influenced bands all over the world.

The Finnish band gained international success with albums like “Fourth Dimension” (1995), “Episode” (1996) and their epic project “Elements, Pt. 1” (a peak in their progressive and symphonic style of power metal) and “Elements, Pt.2” – to name just a few of the band’s milestones. In 2009 “Polaris” marked a fresh start for the band as guitarist and band leader Timo Tolkki left the band. Instead of being a difficult re-start, “Polaris” showed Stratovarius in top form and perfectly able to captivate people all over the world: the album became a hell of a comeback and charted higher than the previous releases around the globe. Since then, Stratovarius continue to walk the path of success, inspiring fans and other bands, young and old, all over the world.