00:55 - mz nice avantgardiesh blackish metal from 2015 [link] missed it all
23:56 - psykometal Speaking of that, gotta figure out how we're going to reflect the obvious member change from a male to female bass player (of which the popular, and seemingly obvious, opinion is that said new female bassist is Sean Yseult... :/
Tuomo Lassila, the founder of the legendary Finnish power metal band Stratovarius, will join his old bandmate Timo Tolkki for the recording of the drums and percussion parts on the second album of Timo Tolkki's Avalon Metal Opera. Previously, it was also announced that the first singer from the cast would be Simone Simons of Epica. The new album is expected to drop next year.
As usual, Timo Tolkki is surrounding himself by fine musicians and you can expect more news soon.