Timo Tolkki - Forms New Band

In the latest issue of Finland's Soundi magazine, Stratovarius mainman Timo Tolkki reveals that he has formed a new band called Revolution Renaissance, which is believed to have been the working title of the now apparently aborted new Stratovarius album. The group's debut CD which will feature guest appearances by Michael Kiske (vocals; Helloween), Pasi Rantanen (vocals; Thunderstone), Mirka Rantanen (drums; Thunderstone), Pasi Heikkilä (bass; 45 Degree Woman) and Tobias Sammet (vocals; Edguy) is tentatively due this summer via Frontiers Records.

Michael Kiske indeed confirmed his participation on this CD saying that the songs and the lyrics are quite good. Michi recorded his lead-vocals for five complete songs, including the title-track "Revolution Renaissance".

Says Tolkki: "The [Revolution Renaissance album] contains more or less "Visions"-style [Stratovarius' acclaimed 1997 release] power metal. It will come out pretty soon, maybe already in June. Michael Kiske, Pasi Rantanen, Mirka Rantanen, Pasi Heikkilä and Tobias Sammet have recorded their parts. But if there are any live performances, the lineup won't be the same. I have been thinking of asking Jens [Johansson, Stratovarius keyboardist] and Lauri [Porra, Stratovarius bassist] to join me for this."

Regarding the band's name, Timo said, "On the album, there's one song with this title, and Frontiers suggested it to be the band's name too. I thought it was good idea."

When asked if he will perform any Stratovarius songs with Revolution Renaissance, Tolkki replied, "Well, what do you think? Of course. I can play my songs with whomever I want."

Source: michaelkiske.net
Band profile: Revolution Renaissance
Posted: 29.03.2008 by Thryce


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29.03.2008 - 17:20
Bad English
sound slike side project not band
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29.03.2008 - 17:33
What I find amusing (but not bad at all) is to see Michael Kiske coming back into the metal scene
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29.03.2008 - 17:48
Erotic Stains
Tolkki sure is one ugly dude
29.03.2008 - 19:22
Sounds like Avantasia upside down; that was Sammet's project with one or two odd appearances by Timo, and a bonus visit from Kiske. Now we get Tolkki doing a side project with bonus Kiske and Sammet.
29.03.2008 - 19:30
Mr. Noise
Written by Warman on 29.03.2008 at 17:48

Tolkki sure is one ugly dude

Damn, I clicked on this thread by accident and had to try my very best not to make some insulting statement, and then I read this. Someone else already did it! Yey!
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29.03.2008 - 20:13
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Interesting..."visions style Stratovarius"....Hmm considering he said the new Stratovarius album R....R... was going to be "Visions style Stratovarius", any bets that its Exactly that, the Stratovarius album just without Kotipelto.

Funny since he says Live he might get Jens and Lauri. Sounds like he's gotten into some conflicts with Jorg and Kotipelto and isn't working with them.
29.03.2008 - 23:46
Darkside Momo
Written by wrathchild on 29.03.2008 at 17:33

What I find amusing (but not bad at all) is to see Michael Kiske coming back into the metal scene

agreed !

And it all reminds me of the fantastic Stratovarius drama (remember, all the Kotipelto in-out / Tolkki gone nuts / female vocalist stuff back in 2004)

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30.03.2008 - 05:36
i'm in a cross road cos i my favourite band is stratovarius and my favourite guitar player is timo tolkki...but i'm a little bit sad cos he's putting stratovarius behind...like forgetting it and kotipelto and jorg are like the skeleton of stratovarius. 50% happy 50 % sad
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30.03.2008 - 05:43
it also makes me think that there will be no more stratovarius in the future....hopefully i'm wrong
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30.03.2008 - 10:43
Doc G.
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Written by Stratowarrior on 30.03.2008 at 05:43

it also makes me think that there will be no more stratovarius in the future....hopefully i'm wrong

Did they not have a kind of sour break-up? I dont keep up on this Stratovarius news so I'm not 100% sure....
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30.03.2008 - 14:19
Is he again on his 'psycho' problems ? Im wondering what is goin on with Stratovarius and their new album...

But sure it's quite good, he seems very productvie, Saana, Revolution Renaissance, hopefuly Stratovarius soon..
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30.03.2008 - 17:52
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Seems good...
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30.03.2008 - 21:58
This man is SO ugly...but hope the band's good

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30.03.2008 - 22:21
...so are the songs on this album those songs that would have been on the new Stratovarius album?

Maybe he composed these songs originally for Stratovarius but is arguing with Kotipelto (again) and decided to use guest singers...
This one goes to 11
31.03.2008 - 08:10
LeChron James
LOOOOOOL most power metal name ever.
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03.04.2008 - 00:35
Vinnie R.
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Timo is the greatest guy !
03.04.2008 - 11:57
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hm...so he is just done with Saana so he has to create another side project immediately
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