Interview by Tarja Virmakari
The new album from AVANTASIA “The Mystery of Time” comes out on March 29 via Nuclear Blast, and what could be a better way to soothe the expectations than an interview with the great mastermind behind the whole project: Sympathetic, creative and volcanic, TOBIAS SAMMET.
Recently Metal Shock Finland‘s Tarja Virmakari had a nice long chat with Tobias, talking about the birth of this rock opera, and about the storyline and its meaning. Tobias spoke also about the huge number of great guest appearances on the album, and about how he came to these choices. You can find out more about this, and many more details by listening to the chat below. Enjoy!
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.
The Mystery Of Time -Tracklist:
‘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