Πρώτο μουσικό δείγμα από το επερχόμενο Avantasia album The Mystery of Time (release March 2013):
MICHAEL KISKE, A SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA & FIRST SOUNDS - THE NEW AVANTASIA ALBUM
[I]“The new material sounds very fresh and new and yet you can hear the old classic AVANTASIA vibe on the album, it will be an enchanting fairytale again, far away from any musical trends. Anyway, I feel at home when I listen to those melodies, choirs and guitars. I had and have so many ideas that I had to restrain myself a little, otherwise the album would become too long, and I’m trying not to do a double album this time. However, I am really excited, and I just thought I’d let you know how excited I am. I’ll try to give you more updates from now on.”
“For the first time in the history of Avantasia, we’re working with a real symphonic orchestra: The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg! You may remember it, they have worked with Rammstein, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, and also with Edguy on the Hellfire Club album. It’s an enchanting fairytale we are working on, so we really have no choice but to finally have a real orchestra - after all it’s an epic Rock-, or probably Metal Opera![/I]”
Επιβεβαιωμένες μέχρι στιγμής συμμετοχές από Michael Kiske (vocals), Bob Catley (vocals), Amanda Somerville (vocals), Biff Byford (vocals), Russell Gilbrook (drums), Sascha Paeth (guitars and producer).
Σχετικά με το album:
Michael Kiske :
“I will sing on three to four songs, although it might be possible that there will be even more as the guys are still in the middle of songwriting and recording. The songs I will sing are typical Avantasia songs, great melodies in a Power-Metal vesture. I really like the material, Tobi simply is able to compose excellent and great melodies.”
"I just talked to Michi Kiske and he said that the stuff reminds him a lot of the old classic Avantasia material in the good old Keeper style. As a fan, now that sounds even exciting to me, so the circle shuts. Michael Kiske is on board again! I bet you expected this, you can hear him loud and clear, and he is still the number one vocalist in that range - unbelievable!"