2014, Following the release of the debut album THE LAND OF NEW HOPE, the ´Metal Opera` was met with critical and fan acclaim, entering the national album charts in seven European countries, including a top 10 entry in Tolkki's home country, Finland. In August 2013, Tolkki flew to Greece to seek the right inspiration for the follow-up album and upon his return he managed to develop a sound that is even more grandiose and symphonic and yet heavier and darker in direction as compared to the debut album. As for the players on the album, Tolkki finally managed to reunite the legendary Stratovarius DREAMSCAPE lineup, calling Antti Ikonen and Tuomo Lassila to play keyboards and drums respectively. The amazing cast of vocalists appearing this time includes Nightwish singer Floor Jansen - who takes care of the lead vocals on the first single ,,Design The Century" - along with Simone Simons, Fabio Lione, David DeFeis, Zachary Stevens plus Elize Ryd and the stunning Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Digipack.