TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON Begin Recording New Album

Saturday, 30th November 2013

Former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has begun recording the new AVALON at East Sounds Studios in Helsinki, Finland with drum recordings from original STRATOVARIUS drummer and Tolki’s former bandmate, Tuomo Lassila..

In addition, original STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Antti Ikonen has joined the line-up. He played all keyboards on the classic STRATOVARIUS albums such as Fright Night, Twilight Time, Dreamspace and Fourth Dimension. The album is the first time Tolkki, Lassila and Ikonen have worked together since 1995.

Tolkki: “It is incredibly refreshing to create and play new music with his old friends and that the spirit and the atmosphere has been absolutely great and positive!”

Fans can follow the progress of the making of the album, including writing and recording sessions and special cameos from the musicians and singers involved, from the new website this location.

The confirmed cast of musicians/singers is once again full of internationally acclaimed artists, with some interesting twists and surprises. It will surely guarantee another masterpiece from one of the forefathers of symphonic melodic power metal.