TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON REVEALS THE ALBUM TITLE AND THE REST OF THE CAST
The anticipated sophomore release from Timo Tolkki’s Avalon will be entitled “Angels Of The Apocalypse” and is slated
for a May release through Frontiers Records.
The singers that will appear on the album are: Floor Jansen (new NIGHTWISH singer), Simone Simons (of EPICA), Fabio Lione (of RHAPSODY OF FIRE), David DeFeis (of VIRGIN STEELE), Elize Ryd (of AMARANTHE) and Caterina Nix (who will release her debut album produced by Tolkki, later this year).
Other musicians which will appear on the album include two other former members of STRATOVARIUS: Tuomo Lassila (STRATOVARIUS' founder) on drums and Antti Ikonen, the original keyboard player of STRATOVARIUS.
Timo Tolkki also announces a contest for guitar and keyboard players. Now you have the chance to play a solo with Timo Tolkki in one song of the album. Please send one MP3 that contains your solo playing
to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will receive a backing track and will play his/her solos to this. The MP3’s for the contest has to be sent by 16th of February.
You can also visit www.avalonopera.com for videoblogs that has been made from the recordings of the album.
The website will be updated later today.
While you guys have been celebrating XMas, I have been recording my guitars for the Avalon 2 album. I am still recording them in a rather unusual place and if you wanna check out some solos and vibes, go to the Official Avalon YouTube Channel for the iMoments clips I will be posting in the next 4-5 days. This is exclusive stuff, I will show my equipment, explain how it works and you get to see how I record my guitars. I also recommend that you sign up to the YouTube channel because in the next months there will be a lots of stuff in there (for example from Floor Jansen vocal sessions).
I guess you saw this already, but here it is again. I'm super happy about her vocals on the next Avalon album.