Avantasia – The Mystery of Time Review by myglobalmind magazine
Exclusive Interview with Tobias Sammet Vocals Avantasia, Edguy, via myglobalmind magazine
Avantasia is the solo project of Tobias Sammet, singer of the German band Edguy and also a kind of supergroup.
It started out in 1999 as a one-time studio-recording project for a ‘metal-opera’, but was called back to life in 2008 for a tour, more albums were relased and now it is official – work on a new album has begun and a release date set for sometime 2013.
The music can be best described as power metal with lots of different influences like classical music, a little prog, acoustic rock and hard rock.
Guest musicians appearing on the recordings and for the touring read like a who-is-who of metal and hard rock: Michael Kiske (Ex-Helloween), Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Timo Tolkki (Ex-Stratovarius), Kai Hansen (Helloween, Gamma Ray, Iron Saviour, Unisonic), Alice Cooper, Roy Khan (Ex-Kamelot), Eric Singer (Kiss), Amanda Sommerville, Jorn Lande, Alex Holzwarth (Ex-Rhapsody), Sascha Paeth (producer of Kamelot, Epica), several members of Edguy, uh and many more.
A short overview of releases:
- The Metal Opera:
- 2001: The Metal Opera
- 2002: The Metal Opera Part II
- The Wicked Trilogy:
- 2008: The Scarecrow
- 2010: The Wicked Symphony
- 2010: Angel of Babylon
- The Flying Opera – 2011; live double CD and DVD
Check out Tobias’ homepage for more info and links (German and English):
and now delve into the music and enjoy, this is quite a unique experience: