REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE: Audio Samples Of Entire 'New Era' Album Available

Short audio samples of all 10 tracks that are set to appear on "New Era", the forthcoming debut album from REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE the new band featuring former STRATOVARIUS mastermind Timo Tolkki are available for streaming at www.jpc.de.

"New Era" is scheduled for release on June 6 via Frontiers Records. According to a press release, the CD "is a masterpiece of melodic power metal, taking the listener straight back to the 'Visions'-era STRATOVARIUS. In fact, 'New Era' is the album that was meant to be the next STRATOVARIUS album.

"Timo called a few friends for the recording sessions and the album features all the lead vocals from such legends as Michael Kiske [HELLOWEEN] and Tobias Sammet [EDGUY, AVANTASIA], along with Timo's blistering lead guitar lines and melodic power metal anthems that made him one of the pioneers of the style and trademark performers of the style. REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE witnesses a rebirth, a new era for Timo Tolkki and his music."

Other musicians that reportedly appear on "New Era" include Pasi Rantanen (vocals; THUNDERSTONE), Mirka Rantanen (drums; THUNDERSTONE) and Pasi Heikkil (bass; 45 DEGREE WOMAN).

"Revolution Renaissance" track listing (singer of each song listed next to its title):

01. Heroes (Sammet)
02. I Did It My Way (Kiske)
03. We Are Magic (Rantanen)
04. Angel (Kiske)
05. Eden Is Burning (Rantanen)
06. Glorious And Divine (Sammet)
07. Born Upon The Cross (Rantanen)
08. Keep The Flame Alive (Kiske)
09. Last Night On Earth (Kiske)
10. Revolution Renaissance (Kiske)

REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE's "permanent" lineup includes keyboardist Mike Khalilov, Brazilian drummer Bruno Agra and Brazilian singer Gus Monsanto (ex-ADAGIO).

Timo Tolkki will play three 'An Evening With" shows in Italy in August. According to the guitarist, "We will play STRATO songs, songs from 'Classical Variations', 'Hymn to Life' and some REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE songs. That's gonna be nice."

"An Evening With Timo Tolkki" tour dates:

Aug. 08 - Musicpalast - Riccione, Italy
Aug. 09 - Elvis Fan - Stagno, Italy
Aug. 10 - Rapallo Open Air - Rapallo, Italy

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