This band was founded in 2008, after Timo Tolkki left Stratovarius in the same year. Since he wanted to release a first album quickly, but he didn’t have a stble line-up at that time, he invited several famous guest musicians to participate in this first album. Among these guest musicians were Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex Helloween), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) and Pasi Rantanen (ex Thunderstorm).
Michael Kiske took over the vocal duties for “I Did It My Way”, “Angel”, “Keep The Flame Alive”, “Last Night On Earth” and “Revolution Renaissance”. Michael commented about his collaboration: “ I picked the 5 songs I liked the most. The spirit is very nice, the lyrics are fitting me too. There are a great variety in the tempo and atmosphere of the tunes.. there were slow, fast, folk songs… I really liked the stuff and in the beginning I wanted to sing only the slow tracks, but I saw that I didn’t have any problem in singing those rock songs. It was a lot of fun to do. Especially because my own songwriting is different.”