The first audio teaser for "Angels Of The Apocalypse" — the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope" from Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki — can be found below. Due in May via Frontiers Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by the following singers:
* Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER)
* Simone Simons (EPICA)
* Fabio Lione (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ANGRA)
* David DeFeis (VIRGIN STEELE)
* Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE)
* Caterina Nix
Other musicians which will appear on the album include two other former members of STRATOVARIUS: Tuomo Lassila (STRATOVARIUS' founder) on drums and Antti Ikonen, the original keyboard player of STRATOVARIUS.
Jansen sings lead vocals on the first single and promotional video from "Angels Of The Apocalypse". The single and the video will be made available later this month.
The recordings for the new TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON CD took place at East Sound Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
Tolkki's sequel to his first metal opera will feature 11 tracks.
Tolkki recently described Jansen as "probably the best vocalist I have worked with in my whole career."
He added: "This has been a jaw-dropping experience and I thought I have already seen it all. Floor has proven me wrong. For example, in the 10-minute title track of the album, she delivers, in my opinion, the best vocals of her career so far.
"This song is probably the biggest sounding of my whole career, and Floor simply makes it an astonishing, almost breathtaking experience!
"We are both surprised of how amazing this has turned out to be and both very happy to hear how amazing it sounds."
To date, Timo Tolkki has sold over two million records in his career, has won a Finnish Grammy-equivalent and has been chosen by the readers of the American Guitar World magazine to Top 100 as "the fastest guitar player in the world" and "the most influential metal guitar player in the world." He has released 20 albums in his career and toured the world for over 3000 shows in 52 countries.