TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON - Return to Eden - CD
GENRE: Rock/Hard Rock
Five years in the making, the third installment of Timo Tolkki’s Avalon, the outstanding metal opera which saw the return of the highly talented Finnish musician to the heavy metal scene, is ready for release.
“Return To Eden” took a few years to be completed as Tolkki had to battle his personal demons during the process. He enlisted the outside help of Aldo Lonobile of Italian power/prog metal masters Secret Sphere, who co-produced the album and helped him with the recording of the various musicians who guest on the album.
The result is convincing, inspired and stronger than ever. Tolkki resumed the work for the third album with the concept of developing the sound and the music in an even more grandiose and metallic mood, bringing back the emotions and highs of the classic Stratovarius years.
The amazing vocal cast appearing this time includes 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).
- Promises (feat. Todd Michael Hall)
- Return to Eden (feat. Mariangela Demurtas, Zachary Stevens, & Todd Michael Hall)
- Hear My Call (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
- Now and Forever (feat. Todd Michael Hall)
- Miles Away (feat. Zachary Stevens)
- Limits (feat. Eduard Hovinga)
- We Are the Ones (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
- Godsend (feat. Mariangela Demurtas)
- Give Me Hope (feat. Eduard Hovinga)
- Wasted Dreams (feat. Zachary Stevens)
- Guiding Star (feat. Mariangela Demurtas)