In line with the current live shows, Stratovarius release a visually stunning music video. The track shows intimate insights into the band’s everyday touring life and increases the fans’ anticipation for upcoming live concerts.
“We spent five or six days solid, trying to come up with the lyrics for that song,” notes Jens Johansson. “When we finally settled on that punchline for the chorus, it was a good song about survival and it all just seemed to fit.
It fits with the history of the band too, because we managed to survive as long as we have. This band has been through some strange days! The original line-up formed in 1984, so it’s been a long story.
It was the middle of the summer, there were forest fires everywhere, there was a global pandemic and all kinds of crazy shit going on. Some of the lyrics are perhaps less uplifting than they could have been, but that reflects our mood at the time. There’s a lot of positive stuff on there as well!”
“Survive“ is praised by media worldwide
“Classic power metal… a glorious sound” – Rock Candy (UK) “Pretty much perfect. 10/10”
“’The band never take their collective foot off the gas. 10/10” – Powerplay (UK) “Wow – what a brilliant return. … In your face! No compromises. The very finest
Power Metal can be found on ‘Survive’! 9.5/10” – Rock It! (Ger)
“On ‘Survive’, the band manages to combine technical prowess and emotional
melodies in a manner not heard in a long time. 8/10” – Rocks (Ger)
“A majestic, refined record, able to give every emotion that these Finns have
always been able to give in almost forty years of history” – Metalhead (It) “’Survive’ is a perfect package of upgraded but still familiar Stratovarius. …
Definitely one of Stratovarius’ best albums!” – Kaaoszine (Fin)
GET THE FULL ALBUM “SURVIVE” HERE