Wakeman says: "This is an amazing project, with some amazing music, led by an amazing band. It's a very special project and I give it my utmost support."
Among the other artists taking part are Chris Caffery, Rob Rock, Fabio Lione, Mark Boals, Vitalij Kuprij, and Dani Loeble. A crowdfunding campaign has been set up viaPledgeMusic, with a range of exclusives on offer alongside the album itself.
Wakeman will present his first-ever WakemanFest in November.
Rick Wakeman 's message to Vivaldi Metal Project fans