Today is the official release date of Avantasia's awaited new album Ghostlights via Nuclear Blast and the German band is celebrating it. You can already listen to the entire album over at this location. To commemorate the release, the band has also premiered a new video for their single "A Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose'' which can be seen here. So, what is your verdict on Ghostlights? Share your impressions.
German power metal unit Avantasia has now shared their new album's title track "Ghostlights". The record which is about to be released on January 29th via Nuclear Blast, is their first in three years following The Mystery Of Time. You can listen to the song on the lyric video available below featuring guest vocals from Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic) and Jørn Lande (ex-Masterplan, Jorn). Do you approve?
Avantasia, the band created by Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet, has big news to share today. They have announced that the band will play some shows in North America, which will include their second appearance in Canada. Musicians already confirmed for the shows are: Michael Kiske, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Ronnie Atkins, Amanda Somerville, Herbie Langhans, Sascha Paeth and Oliver Hartmann. Furthermore, Avantasia will take part in the preliminary TV casting show to choose the candidate to represent Germany at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm this May. The group will compete with its current single, "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose".
After sharing the new song "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose" previously, the German unit Avantasia have now given fans a Christmas gift. They shared online samples from a few songs that will appear on the upcoming album Ghostlights. This means fans can hear a little bit more of what the album has to offer. Don't miss it below.
Avantasia, the brainchild of Tobias Sammet, will release a new digital single, "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose", on December 11th but why wait more? The song taken from Avantasia's seventh studio album, Ghostlights, which will be released on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, is now available for streaming online. The lyric video for "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose" can be consumed below. Don't forget to tell us your impressions of the new material.
After announcing several guest musicians that will appear on their 7th studio album, Ghostlights, Avantasia have more to share today. The record will be released worldwide on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast and today Tobias presents the cover and announces the tracklists as well as the various formats in which the upcoming record will be available. Check out everything below.
Avantasia continue to add new guests to the list of their new album. The German power metal band is working on a new record and have now announced that Marco Hietala will also be a guest on Ghostlights. He is known, of course, as the bassist/vocalist from Tarot and Nightwish. Furthermore, Robert Mason of Lynch Mob and Warrant fame can been confirmed to sing on the new album as well. You can grab the album on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"We're Not Gonna Take It", "I Wanna Rock", "The Kids Are Back"... There's hardly any rock fan around the globe who isn't familiar with the big hits Twisted Sister, whose frontman Dee Snider is going to appear on the new Avantasia album Ghostlights (out on January 29th, 2016). Besides Tobias Sammet, vocalists who have been confirmed for the new chapter of the Metal Opera are Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche, Operation: Mindcrime), Jorn Lande, Bob Catley (Magnum) and Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic). More singers are going to be announced soon.
Two more singers have been confirmed as guests on the new Avantasia record in the works. On January 29th, the band's 7th studio album Ghostlights will hit the stores. After Jørn Lande, other guest stars have been announced: Operation: Mindcrime vocalist Geoff Tate as well as former Helloween and current Unisonic vocalist Michael Kiske. Michael Kiske will not only appear on the album, he will also join Avantasia on the Ghostlights world tour 2016.
Last month, Tobias Sammet announced that he was working on a new Avantasia album to the delight of fans. The new album and a world tour will come in 2016 but there is more. The first guest vocalist for the new Avantasia album and tour has now been announced. None other than singer Jørn Lande (Masterplan, Jorn, Allen/Lande) will appear on Ghostlights (out in January).
As it turns out, fans of Avantasia won't have to wait that long for the follow-up to The Mystery Of Time. In fact, in January 2016, Avantasia are going to release the sequel to The Mystery Of Time. The next chapter of the saga will be called Ghostlights. After an Edguy album last year, Tobias Sammet has been keeping himself busy. In March, the all-star ensemble will kick off the Ghostlights world tour, and the tickets are on presale now. Who's excited about the new album?
Things have been quiet around Avantasia's camp. But now AFM Records is taking a trip down memory lane and the band's milestone albums The Metal Opera Part I and The Metal Opera Part II will be reissued as picture vinyls. April 17th will see the release of these albums for the first time ever as 180g double picture vinyl editions limited to 1000 units worldwide.
The symphonic metallers Avantasia have released the first video for the song "Sleepwalking" off their upcoming album. Take a look at the result below and this is also an opportunity to listen to another new song from The Mystery Of Time, which is due out next week, on March 29th in Europe and April 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Tobias Sammet of Avantasia has just announced that the new single, for the song "Sleepwalking", will be released on March 22nd and will be available as download single featuring a duet with female vocalist Cloudy Yang. The song for this single is taken from Avantasia's new upcoming album The Mystery Of Time, which will be out on March 29th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Tobias Sammet has given fans the chance to listen to some previews of Avantasia's upcoming album The Mystery Of Time as the album release date approaches fast. The pre-listening is available on the YouTube video located below.