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вот еще будет метал-опера с участием Шарон и др.
Timo Tolkki's Avalon - The Land Of New Hope (2013)
|Line Up: |
Timo Tolkki - Guitars, Bass (ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symfonia, ex-Stratovarius)
Russell Allen - Vocals (Adrenaline Mob, Allen / Lande, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul,
Star One, Symphony X)
Elize Ryd - Vocals (Amaranthe, Kamelot (live))
Rob Rock - Vocals (Driver, Fires of Babylon, Impellitteri, Rick Renstrom,
ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Vice, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Jack Frost, ex-Joshua Perahia, ex-Warrior, ex-Angelica)
Tony Kakko - Vocals (Sonata Arctica, ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings,
ex-Apocalyptica (live), ex-Nightwish (live)
Sharon Den Adel - Vocals (Within Temptation)
Michael Kiske - Vocals (Unisonic, Kiske / Somerville, Avantasia (live),
Michael Kiske, Place Vendome, ex-Helloween, ex-SupaRed)
Jens Johansson - Keyboards (Stratovarius, Mastermind, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), ex-Johansson,
ex-Jens Johansson, ex-The Johansson Brothers, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen,
ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio)
Derek Sherinian - Keyboards (Jughead, Planet X, Theodore Ziras, ex-Platypus, Billy Idol,
Black Country Communion, ex-All Too Human, ex-Dream Theater, ex-Explorers Club, ex-Yngwie J.
Malmsteen, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-John Sykes (live), ex-Kiss (live))
Mikko Härkin - Keyboards (Cain's Offering, Mehida, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (live),
ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Symfonia, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Kotipelto, ex-Solution .45, ex-Kenziner, ex-Wingdom)
Alex Holzwarth - Drums (Rhapsody of Fire, Dol Ammad, Pergana, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Looking-Glass-Self,
ex-Val'Paraiso, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia,
ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Paradox, ex-Blind Guardian (live))
TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, the new metal-opera project from ex-STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki — will release its debut album entitled "The Land Of New Hope",
on May 17th in Europe and May 21st in North America via Frontiers Records.
The CD's story takes place more than 40 years in the future when most of the planet has been destroyed
by natural disasters.
The title of the opera refers to the safe haven that a small group of survivors seek.
For this unique concept album, Timo Tolkki was able to gather some of most accomplished international singers:
Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN), Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE, KAMELOT), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X,ADRENALINE MOB), Rob Rock (DRIVER, IMPELLITTERI, M.A.R.S.), Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) and Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA).
Rounding out the stunning lineup of this album are world-renowned musicians Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY OF FIRE) on drums,
Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, DREAM THEATER)
and Mikko Härkin (SONATA ARCTICA) on keyboards, and Tolkki himself taking care of all guitars, bass and production duties.
"The Land Of New Hope" came about as the result of a discussion that began years ago
between Timo Tolkki and Frontiers Records president
Serafino Perugino. Perugino, a longtime STRATOVARIUS fan, suggested Tolkki return to the original STRATOVARIUS s
ound in a more symphonic fashion. In August 2012, Tolkki began work on what would become "The Land Of New Hope".
Tolkki explained: "I sort of rediscovered myself musically in
the process of making this album.
I wrote the story first and started
composing the music after that. My aim was to write memorable songs with
good melodies that would support the story.
"In STRATOVARIUS back in the early '90s, I was one of the creators
of the power metal genre, so it is only
natural that people may associate this music style with me...
but on this album, you will find lot of dynamics including
fully-orchestrated songs that sound very, very big."
With the full support of Frontiers Records and
Serafino Perugino's executive production, "The Land Of New Hope" opens a new chapter in Tolkki's career. Tolkki added,
"'The Land Of New Hope' is one part of the story,
the end of it, actually. The story is longer and goes back to the time before this album's concept,
so two more metal operas are likely to follow to complete a trilogy.
"In general, I find the metal opera concept
fascinating and logical to me at this point of my career.
I love classical music and just like in classical opera,
in metal opera you can also create stories and have almost limitless possibilities musically.
"It is not so easy to stay fresh after a 25-year career,
but this album is truly something special."
A music video for the song "Enshrined In My Memory" from TIMO
TOLKKI'S AVALON feat. Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE),
can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
A teaser for "The Land Of New Hope" can be seen below.
1. Avalanche Anthem [Play Sample]
2. A World Without Us [Play Sample]
3. Enshrined In My Memory [Play Sample]
4. In The Name Of The Rose [Play Sample]
5. We Will Find A Way [Play Sample]
6. Shine [Play Sample]
7. The Magic Of The Night [Play Sample]
8. To The Edge Of The Earth [Play Sample]
9. I'll Sing You Home [Play Sample]
10. The Land Of New Hope [Play Sample]
Release Date: May 17th, 2013
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