It has been more than 30 years since Stratovarius got together and became one of the most influential, successful and enduring power metal bands in the world – and 27 years since the release of their debut album Fright Night in 1989. It is about time that their 16 studio album strong catalog and their rare live releases are going to be reissued with refreshed artwork by the band's trusted cover artwork designer Gyula Havancsák, extensive liner notes and, even more importantly, bonus material. All of the albums will also be remastered.
The Stratovarius reissue campaign is set to begin with one of the band's most successful and most loved albums Destiny (originally released in 1998) and the cult live album Visions Of Europe (originally released in 1998).
Destiny, with its opulent, bombastic melodies and song structures, is regarded as one of the most important albums in the genre of melodic metal and secured the pole position in their home country Finland thanks to the hit "S.O.S." which made it to No. 2 in the Finnish single charts. This new 3LP edition also includes three bonus tracks and the rare live bootleg Visions Of Destiny which was recorded in October 1999 during their triumphant, album accompanying tour and perfectly captures the band's energetic live spirit.