Stratovarius

Profile:
Finnish power metal band formed in 1984. Stratovarius (a portmanteau of Stratocaster and Stradivarius) was founded by Tuomo Lassila, John Vihervä, and Staffan Stråhlman originally under the name Black Water. The name "Stratovarius" was invented by Lassila. Along with German bands Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Gamma Ray, Stratovarius is considered one of the leading and most influential groups of the power metal genre. In its history, the band has gone through many chaotic lineup changes and since 1995 there are no founding members of the band that remain. Currently, the longest standing member is singer Timo Kotipelto, who joined in 1994.

Line-up:

Timo Kotipelto – Lead vocals (1994–)
Jens Johansson – Keyboards (1995–)
Lauri Porra – Bass, live backing vocals (2005–)
Matias Kupiainen – Guitars, live backing vocals (2008–)
Rolf Pilve – Drums (2012–)

Former Members:

Tuomo Lassila – Drums (1984–1995), lead vocals (1984–1985)
John Vihervä – Bass (1984–1987)
Staffan Stråhlman – Guitars (1984–1985)
Mika Ervaskari - Keyboards (1984–1987, died 2005)
Jyrki Lentonen – Bass (1987–1990)
Antti Ikonen – Keyboards (1988–1995)
Jari Behm – Bass (1989–1993)
Timo Tolkki – Guitars (1985–2008), lead vocals (1985–1994), backing vocals (1994–2008)
Jari Kainulainen – Bass (1993–2005)
Jörg Michael - Drums (1995–2012)
Katriina "Miss K" Wiiala – Lead vocals (2004)
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Albums

Stratovarius - Fright Night album art Stratovarius Fright Night (Album) CBS Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - II album art Stratovarius II (Album) Bluelight Records Finland 1991 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Twilight Time album art Stratovarius Twilight Time (Album) Shark Records (2) Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Dreamspace album art Stratovarius Dreamspace (Album) T&T Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Fourth Dimension album art Stratovarius Fourth Dimension (Album) T&T Poland 1995 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Episode album art Stratovarius Episode (Album) T&T Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Visions album art Stratovarius Visions (Album) T&T South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Visions Of Europe album art Stratovarius Visions Of Europe (Album) Noise Records, T&T South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Destiny album art Stratovarius Destiny (Album) Noise Records, T&T Turkey 1998 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Infinite album art Stratovarius Infinite (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Elements Pt.1 album art Stratovarius Elements Pt.1 (Album, Single) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Elements Pt.2 album art Stratovarius Elements Pt.2 (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast France 2003 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Stratovarius album art Stratovarius Stratovarius (Album) Mayan Records, Sanctuary Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Polaris album art Stratovarius Polaris (Album) Ear Music Japan 2009 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Elysium album art Stratovarius Elysium (Album, Single) Ear Music Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Under Flaming Winter Skies (Live In Tampere - The Jörg Michael Farewell Tour) album art Stratovarius Under Flaming Winter Skies (Live In Tampere - The Jörg Michael Farewell Tour) (Album) Ear Music Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Nemesis album art Stratovarius Nemesis (Album) Ear Music Japan 2013 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Nemesis Days (A Brand New 80 Minute Documentary By Stratovarius) album art Stratovarius Nemesis Days (A Brand New 80 Minute Documentary By Stratovarius) (Album) Ear Music Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Eternal album art Stratovarius Eternal (Album) Ear Music Europe 2015 Sell This Version
VICP-65359 Stratovarius - Polaris Live album art Stratovarius Polaris Live(CD, Album) Victor VICP-65359 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

653025 7 Stratovarius - Future Shock album art Stratovarius Future Shock(7", Single) CBS 653025 7 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 654611 7 Stratovarius - Black Night album art Stratovarius Black Night(7") CBS CBS 654611 7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
BLR-4518-SP Stratovarius - Break The Ice album art Stratovarius Break The Ice(7", Single) Bluelight Records BLR-4518-SP Finland 1991 Sell This Version
Stratovarius - Wings Of Tomorrow album art Stratovarius Wings Of Tomorrow (Single) T&T Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-15060 Stratovarius - Father Time album art Stratovarius Father Time(CD, Single, RM) T&T VICP-15060 Japan 1996 Sell This Version