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Tobias Sammet, lead singer of German power metallic music group Edguy, conceived Avantasia like a massive-scale rock opera featuring the cream of the energy metal picture. He spent annually composing the materials and recruited numerous vocalists to inform his tale, including Gamma Ray’s Kai Hansen, Stratovarius’ Timo Tolkki, and Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel. The support band presented guitarists Jens Ludwig (Edguy) and Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray), bassist Markus Grosskopf (Helloween), and drummer Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody). The recording, 2001’s The Metallic Opera, was filled up with fantasy styles and anthemic, intensifying pomp-metal. It had been accompanied by 2002’s The Metallic Opera, Vol. 2, and Avantasia came back years later using the Scarecrow Saga, comprising 2008’s The Scarecrow and 2010’s The Wicked Symphony and 2011’s Angel of Babylon. Provided the achievement of the second option two information’ globe tours–which were practically completely sold-out, Sammet got even more ambitious, deciding to create Avantasia’s a lot more epic in scale–no little feat consideirng what he’d currently achieved. In 2013, Avantasia released The Mystery of your time, a full level conceptual collaboration using the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg. The set of vocalists was amazing: Joe Lynn Turner, regular collaborator and ex-Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, Saxon’s Biff Byford, and Magnum’s Bob Catley included in this (occasionally two and three at the same time). The recording charted number 2 in Germany, and in the very best ten across European countries. It also came into the US graphs at quantity nine–the to begin the band’s recordings to take action. The clothing undertook another five month tour, playing three hour displays and in sold-out venues aswell and at celebrations in Europe, SOUTH USA, Japan, Russia and Canada, culminating inside a headline postion on the Wacken Open up Air Celebration, a functionality Sammet stated was Avantasia’s last. The state was just in mention of live performances because the Mystery of your time left open-ended issue in its narrative. In January 2016, Avantasia released the sequel, Ghostlights. Lots of the same performers came back and Sammet put into their quantities with performances by Geoff Tate, Dee Snider, den Adel, and Ronnie Atkins, to mention a few.

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Full Name Avantasia
Music Songs Dying for an Angel, Mystery of a Blood Red Rose, Twisted Mind, The Seven Angels, Another Angel Down, Reach Out for the Light, The Story Ain't Over, Draconian Love, Let the Storm Descend Upon You, Sign of the Cross, Carry Me Over, The Toy Master, Avantasia, I Don't Believe in Your Love, Shelter From the Rain, Death Is Just a Feeling, Serpents in Paradise, Runaway Train, Blizzard on a Broken Mirror, Farewell, Cry Just a Little, Wastelands, Unchain the Light, Master of the Pendulum, Invoke the Machine, Stargazers, A Restless Heart and Obsidian Skies, Seduction of Decay, The Watchmakers' Dream, Alone I Remember, Scales of Justice, Lost in Space
Albums Ghostlights, The Metal Opera, The Scarecrow, The Mystery of Time, The Wicked Symphony, The Flying Opera, Angel of Babylon, The Metal Opera Part II, Lost in Space Part I, Lost in Space Part II, Lost in Space Part I & II, The Metal Opera: Pt 1 & 2 – Gold Edition, Lost in Space: Chapter 2
Nominations Echo Award for Best National Rock/Alternative Group


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