Timo Kotipelto og Jörg Michael ude af Stratovarius
Efter de sidste par uger har der været en meget trykket stemning hos Stratovarius, men nu er det kommet frem at sanger og trommeslager er dem der må gå. Følgende statements er blevet sat frem:
Jens Johansson states that he thinks this situation is very unfortunate, but that he is ok with it nevertheless, given the tension and turmoil of the last couple of months. Jari Kainulainen was not available for comment. "I think this is the beginning of a new era for Stratovarius and that the future looks bright and promising. I have composed some of my best songs during the last month", Timo Tolkki says from his writing mansion next to the gulf of Finland. He promises that Stratovarius fans will be both surprised and amazed by the next album. "If anything good comes out of this, then I guess it will be the emotions I have managed to channel into new songs about this situation, which has been very heavy for all of us" , he continued. "I have been having quite bad mental problems lately, but I feel better now due to anti-depressive medication my therapist has prescribed me."