Jun 182021
 

‘Beautiful Lie’ is the latest video to be released from “The Enigma Birth,” the new album from Timo Tolkki’s Avalon. The song features Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, the video can be seen below.

“The Enigma Birth” is out now via Frontiers Music, and features an excellent cast of vocalists including LaBrie, Jake E (ex-Amaranthe, Cyrha), Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite, Exit Eden), Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Raphael Mendes (Icon Of Sin), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Eternal Idol), Caterina Nix (Chaos Magic), and YouTube vocal star Pellek.

The resulting album is once again everything that you could expect from one of the true masters of the art. You have Tolkki’s trademark fast songs with super catchy hooks, outstanding mid-tempo songs, and a couple of great power ballads thrown in the mix for a wonderfully balanced album. This is Timo Tolkki at his 100% best. He’s back and ready to reclaim his seat on the Power Metal throne.

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May 102021
 

‘The Fire And The Sinner’ is the latest video to be released from the upcoming Timo Tolkki’s Avalon album, “The Enigma Birth.” The song features passionate vocal performances from Jake E. (ex-Amaranthe, Cyrha) and Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers). The video can be viewed below.

“The Enigma Birth” will be released by Frontiers Music on June 18 and features an excellent cast of vocalists including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Jake E (ex-Amaranthe, Cyrha), Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite, Exit Eden), Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Raphael Mendes (Icon Of Sin), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Eternal Idol), Caterina Nix (Chaos Magic), and YouTube vocal star Pellek.

The resulting album is once again everything that you could expect from one of the true masters of the art. You have Tolkki’s trademark fast songs with super catchy hooks, outstanding mid-tempo songs, and a couple of great power ballads thrown in the mix for a wonderfully balanced album. This is Timo Tolkki at his 100% best. He’s back and ready to reclaim his seat on the Power Metal throne.

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Apr 132021
 

Frontiers Music will release the fourth album from Timo Tolkki’s Avalon, “The Enigma Birth”, on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro’s skills on display once again. Today, the first single from the album, ‘Master Of Hell’, featuring up-and-coming Brazilian vocalist Raphael Mendes (Icon Of Sin) has been released. Watch the video below.

Over the past year, Timo started working on songs and once again connected with Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Sweet Oblivion) to craft music for a new album. The new record, “The Enigma Birth”, as with previous Avalon albums, features an absolutely awesome cast of vocalists, including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Jake E (ex-Amaranthe, Cyrha), Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite, Exit Eden), Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Raphael Mendes (Icon Of Sin), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Eternal Idol), Caterina Nix (Chaos Magic) and YouTube vocal star Pellek.

With Lonobile overseeing the production, the main work on “The Enigma Birth” was completed in the winter of 2020. The resulting album is once again everything that you could expect from one of the true masters of the art. You have Tolkki‘s trademark fast songs with super catchy hooks, outstanding mid-tempo songs, and a couple of great power ballads thrown in the mix for a wonderfully balanced album.

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Jul 042019
 

Details are still being sorted out, but former Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki has announced a Latin American tour for later this year featuring performances of classics from the band’s catalogue. Dates are available below.

Back in April, Tolkki posted the following comment on Facebook, which is significant in that he did not part with the band on good terms, although his relationship with the Stratovarius members has been mended in recent years.

Tolkki: “My friend Timo Kotipelto is one of the best power metal vocalists of the world. I still remember back in 1995 when I went to meet TK in his home. He opened the door and I thought, ‘Okay, he looks great.’ Then he played me his demo and after hearing seven notes I knew he was the one.” Continue reading »

Jun 142019
 

Frontiers Music 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 official music video for the third single, ‘Godsend’, featuring Mariangela Demurtas (Ardours, Tristania) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out 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). Continue reading »