Nowadays allstar-projects are nothing new, but remember the year 1999 when Edguy-singer Tobias Sammet defined a whole genre with his solo project Avantasia. The Metal Opera was born and in the following years Avantasia developed into a true force of bombastic Metal. With iconic guest musicians like Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine, Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Jon Oliva, Eric Martin and many others joining this ambitious project during the years expectations are getting higher with each new release. “Ghostlights” is another well-crafted Symphonic/Melodic Metal masterpiece! Tobias Sammet showed once more that he is one of the best songwriters we have in Metal right now!
The Mystery of Time is the sixth full-length album by Tobias Sammet's rock opera project Avantasia. The album is due to be released on 29 March 2013.This is the first Avantasia release to feature the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, the same orchestra that performed on Edguy's album Hellfire Club. The cover artwork was painted by Rodney Matthews.Limited editions of the album will include a second CD with instrumental versions of all the tracks on the album, with the exception of the two limited edition bonus tracks.