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Tim "Ripper" Owens To Appear On Upcoming Avantasia Album

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Tim "Ripper" Owens, vocalist of Yngwie Malmsteen's band and former Judas Priest voice, has recently been in the studio to sing his parts for the forthcoming Avantasia album, whose title is yet to be announced.

Tobias Sammet of Avantasia issued the following statement about the colloboration:

"I had this pretty heavy riff monster and I remembered a Judas Priest live-album with 'the new singer' on vocals. I listened again and when I heard him sing 'Metal Gods' and 'Painkiller' I knew that this was the voice I so desperately needed for the song. Tim is a cool guy and a scream machine. He makes his voice spit out the most aggressive high notes I have ever heard, while fully controlling it. I am so proud of the heaviest Metal tune I have written so far, and Tim has turned a good Heavy Metal song into the ultimate Heavy Metal Monster!"

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1. Talk Shit writes:

Say what you want about Ripper but the guy can belt out a f***in tune.

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2. TruSeattleite writes:

lol Whoops! Put the talk sh** where my name should have been...lmao

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