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Avantasia - Release New Single


Today is an exciting day as Avantasia herald a new age in the fantastic, ever-expanding universe of Avantasia with "The Wicked Rule The Night" single. After almost three years of hibernation, mastermind Tobias Sammet and his outstanding all-star formation inspire us with an epic full-throttle track, in which the master himself presents his absolute world-class vocal form alongside guest vocalist Ralf Scheepers. The song, which gives a first impression of the band's ninth album A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society to be released in autumn, comes with a lavishly animated lyric video, for which Costin Chioreanu is responsible.




Tobias Sammet commented: "I'm so happy with the upcoming album that you could put out any song as the first single. But somehow, after the last two years, I felt the need to go full steam ahead as soon as I'm let off the leash. And honestly, it's also cool to know that many would probably have expected a less extreme track to accompany Avantasia's re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. But Avantasia is not stylistically fixed, anything goes, commercial, epic, grotesque or full steam ahead, doesn't matter: All of it is part of Avantasia's very own world. We have found our own pigeonhole and different laws apply there. Longtime fans know that. And so I have the feeling that "The Wicked Rule The Night" is unpredictable, exciting, fresh and new, despite my trademarks, as you know them from Avantasia or Edguy. Playing it safe is a lot of hogwash."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Avantasia
Posted: 19.05.2022 by Abattoir


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19.05.2022 - 14:59
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Tage Westerlund
This is a killer if whole album be like that they will win a lot of awards.. Heavy song, best song from them ever.
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19.05.2022 - 16:05
Callisto

Best thing since the first album...
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19.05.2022 - 16:25
RaphaelThorne

Now what a surprise!
This one takes me back to Edguy's Hellfire Club era.
Definitely the best song to came out from the Avantasia camp since the beginnings, for sure.
Didn't know Tobias still had this kind of sound in him.
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19.05.2022 - 17:07
JÄY
Metal slave
Woah it's actually metal
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19.05.2022 - 17:49
Lanthros

That's the most metal Tobias has sounded in nearly 20 years.
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19.05.2022 - 17:57
IcePickLodger

Fantastic tune, hats off!
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19.05.2022 - 18:46
skelator

Wanna bet that other 8 songs will be ballads and AOR? Its just misleading
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20.05.2022 - 04:10
Rulatore

Woah, they are actually trying.... I'm quite excited now
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20.05.2022 - 04:23
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

Written by skelator on 19.05.2022 at 18:46

Wanna bet that other 8 songs will be ballads and AOR? Its just misleading


How is it misleading whenever he has said countless times (including in the quote that accompanies this song) that the music is extremely varied?

Anyway... bring on 8 ballads, I don't care so long as the music is good.
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20.05.2022 - 04:24
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

Written by Rulatore on 20.05.2022 at 04:10

Woah, they are actually trying.... I'm quite excited now


What a silly thing to say. Past albums might not be your thing, but I think it's very clear from the production, technicality, and elaborate songwriting that Tobi was "trying." Not being your style doesn't equate to laziness on behalf of the artist.
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20.05.2022 - 04:49
Rulatore

Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 20.05.2022 at 04:24

What a silly thing to say. Past albums might not be your thing, but I think it's very clear from the production, technicality, and elaborate songwriting that Tobi was "trying." Not being your style doesn't equate to laziness on behalf of the artist.

Obviously it was a bit exagerated but not totally unfounded, at least for me. After Metal Opera they were just not that good enough to stand among other great bands (new and old ones), they were living off of their names and past achievements (although Moonglow was pretty nice for the most part).

Admittedly I dont care about the storytelling aspect of their music, which is another great part of their appeal, so that may have a part in my judgement.

My two cents
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20.05.2022 - 09:22
Callisto

Written by Lanthros on 19.05.2022 at 17:49

That's the most metal Tobias has sounded in nearly 20 years.


The song is quite "metal" on itself. But also we must admit that having Ralf Scheepers on vocal duty would turns the metallometer to 300 on everything...
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20.05.2022 - 14:25
iMorphball

Awesome track. Surprised to see so many people saying Tobias hasn't been "metal" in a long time. Did no one listen to Book of Shallows from Moonglow?
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20.05.2022 - 20:37
skelator

Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 20.05.2022 at 04:23

Written by skelator on 19.05.2022 at 18:46

Wanna bet that other 8 songs will be ballads and AOR? Its just misleading


How is it misleading whenever he has said countless times (including in the quote that accompanies this song) that the music is extremely varied?

Anyway... bring on 8 ballads, I don't care so long as the music is good.

Good luck with that mate, I have no expectations whatsoever anymore either towards this project or Edguy
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29.05.2022 - 12:52
Mountain King
K i K o
The chorus is addictive and sounds like it could be on Edguy's Hellfire Club and Ralf is great as usual. Let's wait and see what the whole thing will sound like.
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