Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the return of Timo Tolkki’s Avalon with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, “Return To Eden”, on June 14. Today, the lyric video for the second single, ‘Hear My Call’, featuring Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur, ex The Gathering) on lead vocals, has been made available. The video can be watched below.
Five years in the making, “Return To Eden” marks a new return for the legendary ex-Stratovarius guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki. Following a few personal issues which forced him to take a step back from the spotlight, Timo started the writing process for the new album and with the help of the Italian producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere), completed this outstanding comeback album. A convincing and inspired release, Timo‘s hunger to create is stronger than ever. As with previous releases, a slew of heavyweight guest vocalists were brought in to handle lead vocal duties. “Return To Eden” features appearances by renowned Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering), Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania, Ardours), and Eduard Hovinga(ex-Elegy).