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NWOBHM living legend Biff Byford of SAXON will be performing guest vocal duties on the latest rock opera by , The Mystery Of Time.  Watch studio footage taken by frontman/mastermind Tobias Sammet in Brighton, England on AVANTASIA’s official YouTube channel.

Musicians also confirmed to make appearances on The Mystery Of Time – slated for release in 2013 – include drummer Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth, and guitarist BRUCE KULICK (ex-KISS/GRAND FUNK RAILROAD).

’s last two albums, The Wicked Symphony and Angel Of Babylon, were released in 2010 and included guest appearances by Klaus Meine (SCORPIONS), Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-ICED EARTH), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), and Jon Oliva (JON OLIVA’S PAIN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) among others.

Watch Tobi’s first studio report from Germany here.

For a taste of AVANTASIA, check out the following videos: “Dying For An Angel” (featuring SCORPIONS’ Klaus Meine), “Carry Me Over,” and “Lost In Space.”

When not crafting AVANTASIA albums, Tobias Sammet fronts the high humor/high energy heavy metal band EDGUY.

Stay updated on all things AVANTASIA at www.TobiasSammet.com.

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