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Timo Tolkki’s Strato – World premiere performance in September at Gimme Shelter Open Air Fest in Athens

On September 3, 2023 the GIMME SHELTER OPEN AIR FEST in Athens, Greece will feature the world premiere of Timo Tolkki’s Strato! The new formation of the legendary Timo Tolkki, who together with other members of early Stratovarius (Antti Ikonen – keyboards, Tuomo Lassila – drums, John Vihervä – bass), chose Athens to take the […]

Sirenia guitarist Nils Courbaron forms new band with members of Freedom Call, Silent Winter, Sirenia

Nils Courbaron, lead guitarist of SIRENIA, has announced that he’s formed a new band with Francesco Saverio Ferraro (bassist; FREEDOM CALL, VEXILLUM), Mike Livas (vocalist; SILENT WINTER) and Michael Brush (drums; SIRENIA, Ex -MAGIC KINGDOM/IRON MASK). The band was in France last week to finish the mixing and mastering of their first album at the […]

Early STRATOVARIUS Lineup Returns

They started it all 34 years ago…The Dreamspace lineup of Stratovarius has reformed, returning under the moniker TIMO TOLKKI’S STRATO. Featuring Timo Tolkki (vocals & guitar), Tuomo Lassila (drums), and Antti Ikonen (keyboards), these members recorded the classic Fright Night, Twilight Time, Dreamspace and Fourth Dimension albums. Released in 1994, Dreamspace was the last Stratovarius […]

MAJUSTICE release lyric video for “Infinite Visions” written by Timo Tolkki and sung by Michael Vescera

MAJUSTICE’s debut album Ancestral Recallis now out via Marquee/Avalon in Japan and digitally worldwide (outside Japan) via FC Metal. Four songs written by Timo Tolkki appear on the album: “Sonata Black”, “Dangerous”, “Infinite Visions”, and “You Rock My World”; originally slated to appear on an album by Timo’s now-defunct band INFINITE VISIONS, these songs were […]

Japan’s MAJUSTICE release video for ”Ancestral Recall”

MAJUSTICE has released a video for “Ancestral Recall”, the title track from their upcoming debut album. This song features the soaring vocals of Iuri Sanson (Eternity’s End) and shredding fretboard pyrotechnics ofguitarists Jien Takahashi and Kelly Simonz. Ancestral Recall will be released by Marquee/Avalon in Japan on March 22, 2023, and worldwide on March 24 via FC […]

TIMO TOLKKI To Release Acoustic Album, Reissue Solo Albums

Power metal legend Timo Tolkki has issued the following statement regarding his future activities, which include releasing an acoustic album with acclaimed vocalist Alessandro Conti (Twilight Force/Trick Or Treat), a tour in support of this album, and reissuing his three solo albums. MY ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY I have gone away from […]

ETERNITY’S END Release New Single & Music Video, “Hounds Of Tindalos”

ETERNITY’S END have released “Hounds of Tindalos” – the third single to be taken from the band’s upcoming third full-length, Embers Of War. Alongside the single release, the European technical power metal five-piece have also produced a music video for the track. The visual presentation showcases ETERNITY’S END performing within a futuristic setting, reflective of […]

Japan’s MAJUSTICE announce debut album featuring members of Loudness, TSO, Eternity’s End, KELLY Simonz’s BLIND FAITH, release preview video

MAJUSTICE is a multinational power metal band formed in 2021 by guitarist Jien Takahashi (STORMHEART/BASKERVILLE), who was heavily influenced by Timo Tolkki’s composition skills (during the “classic” STRATOVARIUS period), as well as the guitar wizardry of Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen. MAJUSTICE features the powerful vocals of Iuri Sanson (ETERNITY’S END/ex-HIBRIA), the genius shred of […]