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Stratovarius Eat Indian Food, Tell Us Why They Don’t Tour America + More

Stratovarius are about to release Nemesis, which is their 14th (!) album. Noisecreep recently spoke to vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson after they noshed on a meal of Indian food while in NYC for press and promotion.

The Finnish group's power metal bellies were full and Kotipe

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Best Power Metal Album Covers

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Whether you're a seasoned listener or a heavy music neophyte, if you see some kind of mythological winged creature or a 'Masters of the Universe'-inspired landscape on an album cover, chances are it's from a power metal band

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Stratovarius Use Familiar Imagery on ‘Elysium’ — Album Art of the Week

Finnish power metal pioneers Stratovarius rage on with their 13th album, 'Elysium.' We talked with the cover's designer, Gyula Havancsák, nearly two years ago when he did the artwork for Jungle Rot's 'What Horrors

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Stratovarius’ Drummer Issues Update About His Battle With Cancer

Stratovarius drummer Jörg Michael -- who was diagnosed this past fall with a form of thyroid cancer -- issued an official update about his illness and progress. It looks like the prognosis is quite good, as his surgery was performed si

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Stratovarius Drummer Diagnosed With Cancer

Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson (pictured) penned an open letter to the Finnish band's fans, revealing some devastating news: drummer Jörg Michael has been diagnosed with cancer and has had his entire thyroid removed. Johansson stated that Michael is a consummate fighter and plans to kick ca

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Avantasia, ‘Dying for an Angel’ (With Scorpions’ Klaus Meine) — New Song

Epic German metal band Avantasia recruited Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine to perform guest vocals to the song 'Dying for an Angel' from the band's new album 'The Wicked Symphony,' which comes out May 4. A shortened version of the track can be streamed on frontman Tobias Sammet's Web site. The

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Dream Evil Hail Judas Priest, Like Sea Lions

Not that it's a bad thing, but Swedish power metal act Dream Evil's latest LP, 'In the Night,' has drawn a ton of critical comparisons to the arresting work of Judas Priest. Of course, that shouldn't come as a huge surprise, since it was Priest who laid the groundwork

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Best Songs of the 2000s

This is the time of year where music magazines and websites go list crazy and Noisecreep is no different. If you're a regular reader here, you already know how much we love creating top 10 lists about the metal world. Wi

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Instead of Calling It Quits, Stratovarius Are Focusing on Their Music

"If it does not hurt, it cannot be good." That's the theory that Stratovarius drummer Joerg Michael subscribed to when making the performance video for his Finnish band's song 'Deep Unknown.'

"Honestly, it was not fun at all, it sucked huge donkey c--- .... sorry," Michael told Noisecreep. "

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Top 10 High-Pitch Metal Singers

The high pitch scream is as synonymous with heavy metal as Dio's "metal horns." Throughout the 80s, approximately two out of five metal bands employed a singer who rocked the high-pitched delivery and wasn't afraid to use it. The next decade

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