As we near the release of Timo Tolkki's Avalon's second metal opera, Timo will be announcing on his official site one by one the 12 person cast which will lead up to the first single and video.
Last week it was announced that Simone Simmons of Epica would be featured in Avalon II and boy was that great news. She will be a very powerful female appearance in Avalon II, something that didn't suit the female voices from the first Avalon opera such as Elize Ryd.
This week the drummer for Avalon II was announced which will be Tuomo Lassila, the original drummer for Stratovarius. Tuomo was with Stratovarius until their fourth album Fourth Dimension. Aw isn't Timo sweet calling up his old friends although actually, Tuomo has drummed for Timo's older solo works.
Anyways, this week wasn't the biggest news (for me at least) but stay tuned every week for Timo's announcement!