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Project Strato

Formed: 2009
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Project Strato News

Below is our complete Project Strato news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Timo Tolkki Gives Personal/Band Update

Timo Tollki, formerly of Stratovarius and currently with Revolution Renaissance and the more recent Project Strato, has issued an updates on a number of things from his personal projects to the status of Revolution Renaissance:

"Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been really busy working hard with different things and projects. Some mixes for my mixing service, composing songs for Project Strato, one Finnish female artist and producing a record for a really cool new Goldenworks artist.

"I've been also writing my book and it is almost finished. It is sort of an autobiography covering the years 1975-2009. It is called: "Intermission - Entr'acte". Some kind and beautiful people are helping me with this by editing and translating. For free. That is truly amazing.
It will come out in English, Finnish, Portugese and Spanish. I try to make the price as low as possible. You will be able to order it from a certain webshop (I'm negotiating about it at the moment) and from some bookstores and record shops. I hope to get it out early September.

"Things don't look too good for RR unfortunately. We have tried but we have no gigs confirmed and actually we don't even have a record deal at the moment. Anyway, we have been working on a new website at least and it should be up in some time soon. There is an intropage already at www.revolution-renaissance.com if you want to have a look. For those who have speakers in their computers, the intropage has a little surprise.
We had to close down the forum to weed out the spam bots and fill in some security holes. This might take some time. Sorry for that.

"When we have something to tell about the possible gigs and new recordings, we will of course inform you right away."

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Project Strato To Release Early Stratovarius Demo

Project Strato, the band featuring ex-Stratovarius members, has issued the following statement about releasing an early Stratovarius demo:

"This is really cool, we just found a person who has a demotape of the very early Stratovarius line-up when Tuomo was still handling the vocals as well. This is the very same tape that I rehearsed the songs from when I joined the band. I think it is from 1983. We will try to transfer the reels to digital form and see what we do with them. But this got to be the very earliest material Stratovarius has ever recorded.

"Cheers, Timo"

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Project Strato Issues Band Update

Project Strato, the new band featuring ex-Stratovarius members, has issued the following update on their status:

"Yes it is finally true, something that has been in the works since last summer, on the contrary to the ‘rumors’. We just had a meeting and discussed some practical matters and it will be a really cool ‘timewarp’ back to the old days.

"If you are thinking what the child is doing in this myspace layout we can only say that it will play quite a prominent role on the album. Tuomo has been playing in Symphony Orchestra and has been playing his drum kit regularily. Antti has been making music for theaters and has been teaching. Jari has been playing in Stratovarius and is playing in Everygrey and me you know. So here we are. Cant wait to do some really cool music for you people. Thanks for keeping the faith!

"Timo, Tuomo, Antti and Jari"

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Stratovarius Members Form New Band Project Strato

The Project Strato website has been updated with the following information about former Stratovarius members working on a new album together:

"In 1982 Tuomo Lassila formed Stratovarius and came up with its name. Timo Tolkki and Antti Ikonen joined the band in 1984, that is some 25 years ago and as a result the group recorded such classic albums as Twilight Time, Dreamspace and Fourth Dimension. After the departure of Lassila and Ikonen in 1995 Stratovarius went to more neoclassical sound and style exploring Timo Tolkki's songwriting and producing skills earning the band a Finnish Grammy and sales exceeding over 2 million records. After Tolkki's departure from Stratovarius in the late 2007 an idea was born to get the classic Dreamspace line up together for an album. As a result the summer 2009 will be spent writing and demoing songs for a late 2009 release tentatively titeled as: 'PROJECT STRATO:RETURN TO DREAMSPACE'. This album will see Timo Tolkki handling the vocals again and the fans of the Twilight Time/Dreamspace era will surely not be disappointed."

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