Stratovarius

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Biography

While the choirboy vocals and classical melodies of power metal may not be for everyone, Finland’s Stratovarius remain a gripping listen nonetheless, owing to their phenomenal musicianship and the debt they owe to masters of melody such as Iron Maiden. They were founded in 1984 in Helsinki by songwriter Timo Tolkki (Helsinki, Finland; guitar), John Vihervä (bass) and Staffan Stråhlman (b. Finland; guitar), who had originally played together as Black Water. The trio concentrated... Read more

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power metal
metal
melodic metal
heavy metal
finnish
seen live
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