On March 29th, the new AVANTASIA album, The Mystery Of Time, will hit stores as a regular CD, limited edition vinyl and a limited collector's deluxe edition.
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The cover artwork for The Mystery Of Time, hand-painted by world famous British fantasy painter Rodney Matthews, and the tracklisting can be seen below:
'The Watchmakers' Dream'
'Where Clock Hands Freeze'
'Savior In The Clockwork'
'Invoke The Machine'
'What's Left Of Me'
'Dweller In A Dream'
'The Great Mystery'
'The Cross And You' *
'Death Is Just A Feeling' *
* bonus tracks on limited edition hardcover book
The deluxe edition have been revealed, and it will feature a 48 page 12" hard cover book (approximately the size of a vinyl LP) containing an extended interview with founder Tobias Sammet, a history part, unseen photos, two bonus tracks ('Death Is Just A Feeling' with Tobias on vocals and an additional brand new track 'The Cross And You'), and a second disc with bonus-Karaoke-versions of the ten regular album tracks. Click the widget at the bottom of page for more details and to pre-order.
The Mystery Of Time features a plethora of guest stars including: Biff Byford (SAXON), Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Arjen Lucassen (AYREON), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), Bob Catley (MAGNUM) and more.