Former STRATOVARIUS and current REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE guitarist Timo Tolkki has issued the following update:
"I have been really busy working hard with different things and projects. Some mixes for my mixing service, composing songs for PROJECT STRATO, one Finnish female artist and producing a record for a really cool new Goldenworks artist.
"I've been also writing my book and it is almost finished. It is sort of an autobiography covering the years 1975-2009. It is called 'Intermission - Entr'acte'. Some kind and beautiful people are helping me with this by editing and translating. For free. That is truly amazing.
"It will come out in English, Finnish, Portuguese and Spanish. I try to make the price as low as possible. You will be able to order it from a certain webshop (I'm negotiating about it at the moment) and from some bookstores and record shops. I hope to get it out early September.
"Things don't look too good for REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, unfortunately. We have tried but we have no gigs confirmed and actually we don't even have a record deal at the moment. Anyway, we have been working on a new web site at least and it should be up in some time soon. There is an intro-page already at www.revolution-renaissance.com if you want to have a look.
"We had to close down the forum to weed out the spam bots and fill in some security holes. This might take some time. Sorry for that.
"When we have something to tell about the possible gigs and new recordings, we will of course inform you right away."
Tolkki recently announced plans to resurrect the classic "Dreamspace" lineup of STRATOVARIUS and record a new album under the name PROJECT STRATO "Return To Dreamspace". This album will see Timo Tolkki handling the vocals again.
Regarding the musical direction of the CD, Tolkki previously said, "It has been 15 years from [STRATOVARIUS' 'Dreamspace'] album, so it will be interesting, for sure... It's not a 'remake,' but a brand new album. A closure for [what] I consider to be the end of STRATOVARIUS. It completes the cycle and returns to the beginning."