RockAAA.com had a few words with Alice at Download. According to Alice the new album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare" will be released in a Classic Rock Magazine 'Halloween Survival Pack' which would likely be similar to the recent Slash, Whitesnake and Motorhead releases by Classic Rock which included the album in a book sleeve, a full magazine and other odds and ends.
According to AC.com the album will be released in September while Atmostfear have the following info:
"'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' features some other familiar faces from ooper's past. The original Nightmare tandem of Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner played on the album, while Vince Gill plays on a track called 'Runaway Train'. And surviving Cooper band members Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith reunited on the track 'When Hell Comes Home'.
'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', meanwhile, will have plenty of similarities to its predecessor. "There are certain songs where we let some of the themes from (the original) 'Nightmare' slip in," Cooper tells Billboard. "All of a sudden you'll hear the little piano part from 'Steven' or from 'The Awakening.' I wanted (the albums) to be married together. I think we even make reference to a couple of characters from the original (album)."
Virtual Festivals have a short review of Download.