On en sait plus sur The Mystery of Time, le prochain album-opéra rock d'Avantasia, enfant chéri de Tobias Sammet. La liste de guests inclue entre autre : Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad, ex-KISS, ex-Meat Loaf), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth, et le German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. L'artwork a été réalisé par Rodney Matthews (Thin Lizzy, Asia, Nazareth, Magnum).
Une déclaration de Tobias Sammet a ce sujet est disponible : “It is a great honor for me to have Rodney create the artwork . . . Since the new album is a conceptual album and its story has a magical and enchanting atmosphere, there was no other painter I could think of to create the artwork. I’ve had several creative conversations with Rodney during the process and I had the feeling that the concept was inspiring to him right from the start. I put a lot of energy into producing a very detailed and fascinating album, and Rodney had that same enthusiasm to create an artwork just as detailed and fascinating. This is a new chapter in AVANTASIA’s history and I think it didn’t deserve less than a magical painting by my favorite painter and childhood hero: The one and only Rodney Matthews!”
01. Spectres 02. The Watchmaker’s Dream 03. Black Orchid 04. Where Clock Hands Freeze 05. Sleepwalking 06. Savior In The Clockwork 07. Invoke The Machine 08. What’s Left Of Me 09. Dweller In A Dream 10. The Great Mystery
Source : Nuclear Blast