new album

out 14.06.19

LP / CD / digital


pre-order link

first single


(featuring Todd Michael Hall)

out now


Five years in the making, ‘Return to Eden’ marks a new return for the legendary Finnish guitarist and
composer Timo Tolkki (formerly of Stratovarius). Following a period out of the spotlight, Tolkki began
writing the long-awaited third chapter of his metal opera (it follows ‘The Land Of New Hope’ [2013]
and ‘Angels Of The Apocalypse’ [2014]) and completed this outstanding comeback album with help
from Italian producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere). A convincing and inspired release, Tolkki’s hunger
to create is more evident than ever.
As with the previous chapters in this opera series, a slew of heavyweight guest vocalists handle vocal
duties, with ‘Return To Eden’ featuring 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).
“I would like to say… Tolkki is back!” exclaims the man himself. “I feel that this is one of my best works to
date and I believe the whole cast of singers and musicians truly went above and beyond the call of duty.
We managed to create a really great record. I hope the fans will like it.”
Tolkki has travelled a long, hard road to get to where he is today, but is now back and more determined
than ever to claim his rightful place in the metal scene. Listen and believe!
1  Enlighten (instrumental)
2  Promises (feat Todd Michael Hall)
3  Return To Eden (feat Mariangela Demurtas / Zachary Stevens / Todd Michael Hall)
4  Hear My Call (feat Anneke Van Giersbergen)
5  Now And Forever (feat Todd Michael Hall)
6  Miles Away (feat Zachary Stevens)
7  Limits (feat Eduard Hovinga)
8  We Are The Ones (feat Anneke Van Giersbergen)
9  Godsend (feat Mariangela Demurtas)
10  Give Me Hope (feat Eduard Hovinga)
11  Wasted Dreams (feat Zachary Stevens)
12  Guiding Star (feat Mariangela Demurtas)
Todd Michael Hall – vocals (‘Promises’, ‘Now And Forever’, ‘Return To Eden’)
Anneke Van Giersbergen – vocals (‘Hear My Call’, ‘We Are The Ones’)
Mariangela Demurtas – vocals (‘Godsend’, ‘Guiding Star’, ‘Return To Eden’)
Zachary Stevens – vocals (‘Miles Away’, ‘Wasted Dreams’, ‘Return To Eden’)
Eduard Hovinga – vocals (‘Give Me Hope’, ‘Limits’)
Timo Tolkki – lead guitars, bass
Andrea Buratto – bass
Antonio Agate – piano, keyboards
Giulio Capone – drums, piano, keyboards
Jami Huovinen – drums
Aldo Lonobile – guitars
Santtu Lehtiniemi – additional guitars

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