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Avantasia



Rank:
93
978 fans
Country: Germany
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 1999
Broke up: 2002-2006

2000-Symphonic power metal

Line-up

1999-2002  Tobias Sammet - vocals, keyboards
› 2006-  -//- vocals, bass
2006-  Sascha Paeth - guitars
2006-  Michael "Miro" Rodenberg - keyboards, orchestration
2015-  Felix Bohnke - drums
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2000-2002  Alex Holzwarth - drums
› 2009-2010  -//-
2000-2002  Henjo Richter - guitars
2000-2002  Markus Großkopf - bass
2006-2012  Eric Singer - drums
› 2007  -//- vocals
2012-2013  Russell Gilbrook - drums
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2008  Kai Hansen - vocals
› 2010-2011  -//- guitars, vocals
2008  André Coelho Matos - vocals
2008  Robert Hunecke-Rizzo - bass, backing vocals
› 2011  -//- bass
2008  Cloudy Yang - backing vocals
2008  Bob Catley - vocals
› 2010-2011  -//-
› 2013-  -//-
2008  Amanda Somerville-Scharf - vocals
› 2010-2011  -//-
› 2013  -//-
› 2016-  -//-
2008  Oliver Hartmann - vocals
› 2010  -//-
› 2011  -//- guitars
› 2013  -//-
2008  Felix Bohnke - drums
› 2011  -//-
2008  Jørn Lande - vocals
› 2010-2011  -//-
› 2016  -//-
2010  Henjo Richter - guitars
2010-2011  Michael Kiske - vocals
› 2013  -//-
› 2016  -//-
2013  Thomas Rettke - vocals
2013  Ronnie Atkins - vocals
› 2016-  -//-
2013  Eric Martin - vocals
› 2016-  -//-
2016-  Herbie Langhans - vocals
2016-2018  Marina La Torraca - vocals
2017-  Andre Neygenfind - bass
2017-  Geoff Tate - vocals
2018-  Adrienne Cowan - vocals
2000-2002  Michael Kiske - vocals
› 2007-2013  -//-
› 2016  -//-
› 2019-2022  -//-
2000-2002  Jens Ludwig - guitars
2000-2002  David DeFeis - vocals
2001  Timo Tolkki - vocals
› 2002  -//- guitars
2001-2002  Frank Tischer - piano
2001-2002  Norman Meiritz - guitars
2001-2002  Ralf Zdiarstek - vocals
› 2010  -//-
2001-2002  Rob Rock - vocals
2001-2002  Oliver Hartmann - vocals
› 2007-2019  -//- guitars, vocals
› 2016  -//- guitars
› 2022  -//- guitars, backing vocals
2001-2002  Sharon den Adel - vocals
› 2016  -//-
2001-2002  André Coelho Matos - vocals
› 2010  -//-
2001-2002  Kai Hansen - vocals
› 2008  -//- guitars
2002  Eric Singer - drums
2002  Bob Catley - vocals
› 2008-2013  -//-
› 2016  -//-
› 2019-2022  -//-
2007-2010  Jørn Lande - vocals
› 2016  -//-
› 2019-2022  -//-
2007-2010  Henjo Richter - guitars
2007-2013  Amanda Somerville-Scharf - vocals
2008  Rudolf Schenker - guitars
2008  Roy Khan - vocals
2008  Alice Cooper - vocals
2008-2010  Cinzia Hunecke Rizzo - backing vocals
2008-2013  Cloudy Yang - vocals
› 2016  -//- backing vocals
2008-2013  Thomas Rettke - vocals
2010  Simon Oberender - hammond organ
2010  Felix Bohnke - drums
2010  Jon Oliva - vocals
2010  Alex Holzwarth - drums
2010  Klaus Meine - vocals
2010  Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals
2010  Jens Johansson - keyboards
2010  Russell Allen - vocals
2010-2013  Bruce Kulick - guitars
› 2016  -//-
2012-2013  Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
2012-2013  Biff Byford - vocals
2012-2013  Arjen Anthony Lucassen - guitars
2012-2013  Ronnie Atkins - vocals
› 2016  -//-
› 2019-2022  -//-
2013  Robert Hunecke-Rizzo - choir vocals
2013  Ferdy Doernberg - organ
2013  Eric Martin - vocals
› 2019-2022  -//-
2016  Clara Habekost - backing vocals
2016  Geoff Tate - vocals
› 2019-2022  -//-
2016  Dee Snider - vocals
2016  Marko Hietala - vocals
2016  Robert Mason - vocals
2016-2022  Herbie Langhans - vocals
2018-2019  Hansi Kürsch - vocals
2019  Billy King - backing vocals
2019  Mille Petrozza - vocals
2019  Candice Night - vocals
2019  Bridget Fogle - backing vocals
2021  Jor - vocals
2022  Floor Jansen - vocals
2022  Ralf Scheepers - vocals

Discography

2000 Avantasia [Single] 8.3
2007 Lost In Space [Single] 6
2007 In The Name Of The King (O.S.T.) [VA] 8.3
2008 Lost In Space (Part 1) / Lost In Space (Part 2) [Compilation] 7.5
2008 Carry Me Over [Single] 6
2008 The Metal Opera [Boxset] 9.2
2008 Lost In Space (Part I & II) [Compilation] 7.8
2010 Two Originals [Boxset] 9
2010 Dying For An Angel [Single] 7.8
2010 Hear It [VA]
2010 The Wicked Symphony / Angel Of Babylon [Boxset] 8.4
2011 The Flying Opera [DVD] 9
2011 15 Years - Metal Addiction [VA] 8.5
2013 What's Left Of Me [Single] 6.5
2013 Sleepwalking [Single] 7.1
2014 Titans Of Symphonic Metal [Split] 7.3
2015 Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose [Single] 7.8
2018 The Raven Child [Single] 8.8
2019 Moonglow [Single] 8.3
2022 The Wicked Rule The Night [Single] 8.2

Latest reviews

Perhaps I’ve been scarred by Rob Zombie: I’ve come to expect that when the title of a band’s new album reaches 16 syllables, it suggests a diversion of creative resources from the music. I’ll always have more patience for Avantasia than most bands, but their ninth opera doesn’t totally dispel my prejudice.
Review by ScreamingSteelUS ››
This album features Hansi Kürsch.
Review by ScreamingSteelUS ››
Over the last few albums, Avantasia have softened and smoothed out - matured, perhaps - and they arrive in Ghostlights a much different beast from the brash power project born the better part of two decades ago. Modern Avantasia sounds more "symphonic rock musical" than "metal opera." No harm done, though - it's only different, not worse.
Review by ScreamingSteelUS ››
Avantasia started as the audacious gamble of Edguy's eclectic mastermind Tobias Sammet and rapidly gained acclaim and success in the worldwide metal scene, this thanks to the accurate choice of guest musicians and to the evolution of the band itself throughout the years.
Review by R Lewis ››

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