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Video: AVANTASIA Mainman Discusses Collaboration With MICHAEL KISKE, BOB CATLEY

Video footage of EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet talking about working with former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske and MAGNUM singer Bob Catley on the new AVANTASIA album, “The Mystery Of Time”, can be seen below. Continue reading Video: AVANTASIA Mainman Discusses Collaboration With MICHAEL KISKE, BOB CATLEY
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DESTRUCTION, HELLSTORM And More Added To Bill For Metalitalia.com Festival

DESTRUCTION, HELLSTORM, FUROR GALLICO, and TANTARA are the latest acts confirmed for the Metalitalia.com Festival, being held Saturday, May 11th at Via Mazzini 58, Trezzo Sull’Adda in Milan, Italy.

Confirmed acts now include: ARTILLERY, DEMON, DESTRUCTION, FUROR GALLICO, GAMA BOMB, HELLSTORM, ICY STEEL, SADIST, SCHIZO TORTURE SQUAD, TANTARA, URIAH HEEP, VICIOUS RUMORS.

Organizers add: “The additional space outside the venue will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the metal market, places to sit and other new additions such as tattoo artists, lounge rooms, etc. The Live Club is surrounded by free parking lots and can also provide meals thanks to a restaurant that oversees the stage. More newly confirmed bands and details will be announced shortly.”

Ticket Prices:
Advance: €30 + service charge
Door: €35

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AVANTASIA: ‘Sleepwalking’ Single Due This Week

On March 22, the single “Sleepwalking” from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet‘s AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang.

“Sleepwalking” comes off AVANTASIA‘s new album, “The Mystery Of Time”, which will be released on March 30. The effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs and two bonus tracks (“The Cross And You”, “Death Is Just A Feeling”). The cover artwork was hand-painted by world acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Among Rodney‘s most famous artworks are not only album covers for rock legends such as MAGNUM, THIN LIZZY, ASIA and NAZARETH, he has also designed the characters for the TV series “Lavender Castle” and created the covers for novels by British fantasy author Michael Moorcock and many more.

“The Mystery Of Time” will feature guest appearances by Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN), SAXON frontman Biff Byford, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, drummer Russell Gilbrook of URIAH HEEP, AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (also ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), Ronnie Atkins of Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS and MR. BIG frontman Eric Martin.

The new AVANTASIA CD was recorded in part at VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, EDGUY, EPICA, RHAPSODY).

“The Mystery Of Time” track listing:

01. Spectres
02. The Watchmakers’ Dream
03. Black Orchid
04. Where Clock Hands Freeze
05. Sleepwalking
06. Savior In The Clockwork
07. Invoke The Machine
08. What’s Left Of Me
09. Dweller In A Dream
10. The Great Mystery

Immediately after the release of “The Mystery Of Time”, a metal opera based on a story written by Sammet, the band will embark on a full-fledged indoor tour, during which the band and special guests will bring the epic undertaking to the stage.

Since the performances will embrace all the different eras and history of AVANTASIA, these shows will feature an extended playing time and the entire evening will be dedicated to AVANTASIA with no support acts.

Tobias originally wanted to put AVANTASIA to rest after the release of the “The Flying Opera – Around The World In 20 Days” concert DVD in April 2011, but he has since had a change of heart.

AVANTASIA – Audio Excepts From The Mystery Of Time Available

On March 29th, the new AVANTASIA album, The Mystery Of Time, will hit stores as a regular CD, limited edition vinyl and a limited collector’s deluxe edition.

The Backstage section of Tobiassammet.com is where fans can hear
the first impressions of the album. You have to register first, but it’s all for free.

The cover artwork for The Mystery Of Time, hand-painted by world famous British fantasy painter Rodney Matthews, and the tracklisting can be seen below: Continue reading AVANTASIA – Audio Excepts From The Mystery Of Time Available

Music Review: Avantasia CD: The Mystery of Time

Music Review: Avantasia

CD: The Mystery of Time

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Availability: March 30th, 2013

by: TJ Fowler

                When I saw that Avantasia was due to release a new album I was immediately interested in giving it a listen as I always found Tobias Sammet to be an excellent singer(and one of the only singers I have heard to sound like Bruce Dickinson) and his other band Edguy I always thought were very talented musicians and songwriters.  I had never listened to a lot of Avantasia before this so I was somewhat going in blind.  So what did I get with Avantasia’s ‘The Mystery of Time’?  Well it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it also was by no means a disappointment. Continue reading Music Review: Avantasia CD: The Mystery of Time