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Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Featuring Timo Tolkki Announce New Album, Release First Single

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Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Featuring Timo Tolkki, the operatic metal project created by former Stratovarius mastermind Timo Tolkki, have announced a June 18 release date (via Frontiers Music Srl) for their fourth album, The Enigma Birth.

As has often been the case for Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Featuring Timo Tolkki, The Enigma Birth will include a plethora of all-star guest vocalists, including James the Cheese (Dream Theater), Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Eternal Idol), Jake E (Ex-Amaranthe, Cyrha), Marina La Torraca (Exit Eden), Pellek from the YouTubes

… and Icon of Sin singer Raphael Mendes, who you may remember as “That dude who does an incredible impersonation of Bruce Dickinson.” He provides vocals for the first single, “Master of Hell,” and you may or may not be happy to learn that he sounds more Dickinsian than ever.

He’s a huge fan of the old Dickinson Van Dyke show.

Dickinson Tracy is his favorite comic book.

Whenever he’s in the UK, he treats himself to some Spotted Dickinson.

He has Big Dickinson Energy.

You get the idea.

You can check out “Master of Hell” via the below music video.

Pre-order The Enigma Birth here. In addition to Tolkki, the album features Andrea Arcangeli (bass), Marco Lazzarini (drums), Antonio Agate (keyboards), Federico Maraucci (guitar) and Aldo Lonobile (guitar).

The Enigman Birth track list:

  1. “The Enigma Birth” (feat. Pellek)
  2. “I Just Collapse” (feat. Caterina Nix)
  3. “Memories” (feat. Caterina Nix, Brittney Slayes)
  4. “Master of Hell” (feat. Raphael Mendes)
  5. “Beautiful Lie” (feat. James LaBrie)
  6. “Truth” (feat. Jake E)
  7. “Another Day” (feat. Marina La Torraca)
  8. “Beauty and War” (feat. Raphael Mendes)
  9. “Dreaming” (feat. Fabio Lione)
  10. “The Fire and the Sinner” (feat. Jake E, Brittney Slayes)
  11. “Time” (feat. Marina La Torraca)
  12. “Without Fear” (feat. Fabio Lione)
Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Featuring Timo Tolkki Announce New Album, Release First Single
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