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01-26-2013, 05:49 AM
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Avantasia - Canadians, prepare yourselvs!

I thought that Tobias Sammets’ epic side project deserves its own thread, especially now when the new album, The mystery of time, will be out soon. So, what is your thoughts about Avantasia? Favorite albums? Favorite songs? Best story? Opinions on Avantasia? Share everything!

The Mystery Of Time tracklist:

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
08l What's Left Of Me
09. Dweller In A Dream
10. The Great Mystery.

Confirmed musicians
Eric Martin (Lead singer: MR Big)
Joe Lynn Turner (Ex- Deep Purple, Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen singer)
Biff Byford (Lead singer in Saxon)
Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex- Helloween)
Bruce Kulick (Ex- KISS and Meat Loaf guitarist)
Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep drummer)
Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids singer)
Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance)
The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg

Release date: End of march

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Invoke The Machine


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01-26-2013, 05:53 AM
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Which guest muscians would you like to return on this album?

I think Alice Cooper did an amazing job on "The Toy Master", and it would be fantastic to see him on board again. Jorn Lande, Rob Rock and Klaus Meine should return too,aAnd Bruce Dickinson would be a dream come true. Imagine Kiske and Dickinson on the same song...

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Common people!

Never heard Tobias Sammets Avantasia? Do you like any of this albums guest stars? Do you enjoy musicans such as Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine or Rob Rock? If the answer is yes, than you MUST listen to them

Since Avantasia have many sounds and explore many genres, i recomend you to listen to atleast 6 songs when you give them a try!
The 6 songs to start with is:

The Scarecrow (feat Jorn Lande)
Farwell (feat Sharon den Adel)
Dying for an Angel (feat Klaus Meine)
Runaway Train (feat Bob Catley, Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande)
Avantasia
The Tower (feat Michael Kiske, David DeFeis, Oliver Hartmann, Andre Matos, Timo Tolkki)

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Which guest muscians would you like to return on this album?

I think Alice Cooper did an amazing job on "The Toy Master", and it would be fantastic to see him on board again. Jorn Lande, Rob Rock and Klaus Meine should return too,aAnd Bruce Dickinson would be a dream come true. Imagine Kiske and Dickinson on the same song...
Ok... The Tower and The Seven Angels, and I'll take Kiske and Hansen ftw. And cordially invite Hansi to join in.

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I don't really care for Avantasia, I do like Edguy though.

And as far as "rock operas" go, I definitely like Ayreon much more.

The Human Equation is one of the best metal albums ever.

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Ok... The Tower and The Seven Angels, and I'll take Kiske and Hansen ftw. And cordially invite Hansi to join in.
Hansi would be nice, he did great on Edguys "Out of Controll", i think his voice would fit very well in Avantasia. I think "The Wicked Symphony" is on the same level as TT and TSA, maybe TSA is better but it is still a 10/10 track

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I don't really care for Avantasia, I do like Edguy though.

And as far as "rock operas" go, I definitely like Ayreon much more.

The Human Equation is one of the best metal albums ever.
I think in Edguy, Tobias writes a lot better metal, but in Avantasia, his music is better. Never listened that much to Ayreon actully, but i liked what i've heard. Since Arjen Lucassen is playing guitar on this album, you should give it go

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Where is the love!? It is just one month away!



You've been facing heaven
You were lost to left alone
You re welcome to my home and
Found another heaven
It was you who took my hand
Come into the promised land



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epic side project

talk about down grading the word

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epic side project

talk about down grading the word
??? "Avantasia" is Tobias sammets side project. Edguy is his "main" band :hel

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The cover has been revealed, and it is no other than Rodney Matthews who designed it.



This have to be one of the coolest album covers i have ever seen. It has such a nice aura and atmosphere. The fantasyvibes it creates is just fantastic. A masterpiece.

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Guess who will appear on the album and the tour? Thats right. Bob Catley! He also say that he will see Amanda on the tour so i guess we can count in Amanda Sommerville too.




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There is now an awesome wikipedia page about the new album: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_Time

Also, Thomas Rettke will tour with Avantasia! I have no idea whos role he is going to take tho. Jorn?

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You can listen to the preview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=JTq8Q94eLDk

And omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg. This could very well be the best album ever written. Just listen to it, it sounds so ****ing majestic
Tobias might have beaten himself with this. Just wow.


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Only 13 days, 1h and 6 minutes left.

DO YOU FEEL IT?

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"NEW AVANTASIA SINGLE ‘SLEEPWALKING’ AVAILABLE ON 22.03.2013"

Source: http://kiskefanclub.com/?p=1492

A new musicvideo might be realsed the same day too, and it sounds like something that could be huge on modern radio judging from the poor radio rip i have heard of it.

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http://www.tobiassammet.com/eng/index.php

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On March 22nd the new AVANTASIA single "Sleepwalking" will hit the online stores for downloading. Tobias and AVANTASIA have also shot a video clip for the song. Check out the images below to get an impression of what the Sleepwalking video will look and feel like. The video was shot in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter‘s night. Tobias comments: "It was far below freezing. And there we were, standing in the snow storm for hours, walking through a haunted forest. It felt a bit like Sleepy Hollow meets Brothers Grimm, but the pictures that came out were really great and compensated for the torture."

About the song itself Tobias says: "Sleepwalking is the most enchanting pop song I've ever written. Yes, it's a pop song, and I am the first to admit it. I love stuff like A-Ha, Cutting Crew, Enya and Sarah Brightman. You know, the whole album is a journey, someone said, that "The Mystery Of Time“ is the most adventurous AVANTASIA album to date. What makes AVANTASIA what it is, is its diversity. We have five double bass songs, two big epics, a beautiful flamboyantly orchestrated ballad, and monumental mid tempo groovy stuff with big choirs. AVANTASIA has always been defined by its diversity and mingling of styles. It is an Epic Metal record and there are so many different things to be discovered, you have to give the album at least ten listens to discover half of what's going on. Sleepwalking are four wonderful minutes out of 60 minutes, but there is not one song on the album that can represent AVANTASIA on its own, it's the full 60 minutes you have to pay attention to, to grasp the magic of this piece!"

The new album "The Mystery Of Time" will hit the stores on March 29th, "Sleepwalking" will be released on March 22nd.




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no offense dude, but I think you're the only one here that likes this band...

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no offense dude, but I think you're the only one here that likes this band...
I know i'm not, but yeah... it is quite lonely in this thread. However, with Sleepwalking out in just 1.2 days, things might change! You heard what Sammet said in that interview, its his "most enchanting pop song ever written", so he should hopefully be able to steal some new fans with it

I heard a poor radio rip of that song, and it was freaking fantastic!

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no offense dude, but I think you're the only one here that likes this band...
Pshaw. I love Avantasia. But just... well, not as much as Everlasting does. Or maybe he's the only one here that is actually in the band.

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New song is out!


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Pshaw. I love Avantasia. But just... well, not as much as Everlasting does. Or maybe he's the only one here that is actually in the band.
He's Tobias Sammet's dad

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Maybe i am god?

Sleepwalking is sooo awesome. Reminds me a bit of bon jovi.

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This album is amazing. Not as good overall as previous albums. I give it an 8.5 / 10. It is on the same level as AOB, but above.

Anyone seen them live? Eric Martin sings Twisted Mind

They also play in Canada tomorow.

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