Return To Eden 24/6/19


Five years in the making, ‘Return to Eden’ released earlier this month (today's Video Of The Day), marks a new return for Finnish guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius). Following a period out of the spotlight, Tolkki began writing the third chapter of his Metal opera following ‘The Land Of New Hope’ (2013) and ‘Angels Of The Apocalypse’ (2014), with Tolkki completing this outstanding comeback album with help from Italian producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere). A convincing and inspired release, Tolkki’s creative drive and vision is more evident than ever. As with the previous chapters in this opera series, a slew of heavyweight guest vocalists handle vocal duties, with featured 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). 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.