The news of Jörg Michael’s withdrawal in September 2011 was a shock for all Stratovarius fans.
To say goodbye to a friend, hero and member who characterized the band's sound for over a decade, the band headed to a 5 show spanning farewell tour in Finland in November last year.
"The rest of us just has to accept Jörg's decision with a lot of sadness and wish him all the best for the future. But we can also assure that the band will still go on", says the singer Mr. Timo Kotipelto.
Before coming back with a brand new studio album in 2013, Stratovarius are now releasing a 2h spanning live show filmed and recorded in Tampere, Finland, November 19th 2011.
This is one of the very last shows with drummer and key-member Jörg Michael.
"Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere" marks the end of an era as well as a new beginning, due for release on June 29th.
Hits and classics like "Under Flaming Skies", "Speed Of Light" and "Hunting High And Low" as well as exclusive bonus material (30 min documentary about the band's history, exclusive interviews with each member as well as a special comment from Jörg Michael about the reasons to leave the band) makes it a must-have for every fan and a real collector's item not to miss.
Each of the formats (2CD / DVD / Blu-Ray) includes a different booklet - the same cover and interview with Jörg but different rare pictures.