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AVANTASIA – ENTER THE UNITED WORLD CHARTS!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Avantasia - The Mystery Of Time - promo cover pic

AVANTASIA – Just after we received the information that the new album THE MYSTERY OF TIME has also entered the Swiss album Top 10 charts at #5, we can proudly announce that it has also entered the United World Charts at position #31 – marking Tobias‘ highest world chart entry ever and making AVANTASIA the only German music act in the worldwide sales charts that combine sales of all major music markets such as the USA, UK, Asia and Europe. What makes it even more astonishing is that the album hasn’t even been released in the USA and Canada yet.

Other chart entries read as follows: 

Germany #2,
Switzerland #5,
Sweden #9,
Finland #9,
Austria #11,
Hungary #15,
Norway #19,
England #6 (Rock, #97 international),
Czech Republic #20,
Spain #29,
France #48,
Netherlands #85,
Japan #17 (international artists)

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“Sleepwalking“ Video Clip: http://smarturl.it/SleepwalkingVideo

“The Mystery Of Time” Album Trailer: http://youtu.be/JTq8Q94eLDk

“The Mystery Of Time“ Studio Reports: http://youtu.be/k8tFi-8zyUk

“Invoke The Machine” Lyric Video: http://youtu.be/WfQEclxbQrs

Tobias Sammet - promo pic - #10 - 2013

Tobias Sammet

Tobias Sammet talks about his guests: 

http://youtu.be/OdsSoPjqYTY
http://youtu.be/WdhVXZ20irc

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AVANTASIA On Tour: 

20.04 D Fulda – Esperanto Halle
22.04. D Berlin – Tempodrom
23.04. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit
25.04. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
26.04. D Lichtenfels – Stadthalle
10.05. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
31.05. ES Madrid – Sonisphere
01.06. ES Barcelona – Sonisphere
08.06. S Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
21.06. F Clisson – Hellfest
23.06. RU Moscow – Milk
25.06. ARG Buenos Aires – El Teatro
27.06. CHI Santiago de Chile – Teatro Caupolican
29.06. BRA Sao Paolo – HCBC Hall
03.07. CRC San Jose – Peppers
05.07. MEX Mexico City – Circo Valador
10.07. J Tokyo – Shinagwa Prince Stella Ball
13.07 D Ballenstedt – Rock Harz
14.07 CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock
08.08. SLO Snina – Festival Rock Pod Kameňom
10.08 UK Derbyshire / Catton Park – Bloodstock Festival

Avantasia - Large Logo!!(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on AVANTASIA, click on the links below!

facebook: Avantasia

http://www.tobiassammet.com

www.nuclearblastusa.com

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LONG LIVE TOBIAS SAMMET.

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

Stone.

AVANTASIA – First New Track “Invoke The Machine” Released; New Album “The Mystery Of Time” Releases March 30th

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock operas with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Avantasia - The Mystery Of Time - promo cover pic

On March 30th AVANTASIA will release their new album The Mystery Of Time. Now the band presents the first track called INVOKE THE MACHINE. Besides mastermind TOBIAS SAMMET, the track features PRETTY MAIDS vocalist RONNIE ATKINS as a guest singer.

You can watch the edit version of the track as a lyric video here: http://youtu.be/WfQEclxbQrs
Enjoy!

Tobias Sammet comments: “I have been a huge PRETTY MAIDS fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw PRETTY MAIDS live and they were a steam train on stage, unbelievable. After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy. Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new Avantasia album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!”

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on AVANTASIA, click on the links below!

facebook: Avantasia

http://www.tobiassammet.com

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE TOBIAS SAMMET.

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

Stone.

AVANTASIA – ERIC MARTIN OF MR. BIG JOINS AS GUEST SINGER!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock operas with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Avantasia - Large Logo!!

2013-01-14 – In march the new AVANTASIA album “The Mystery Of Time” will be released.

The list of featured artists who have been confirmed for the album reads like a who-is-who in Rock and Metal: Biff Byford (Saxon), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (GFR, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Kiss) have been confirmed so far, others will be announced soon.

Eric Martin - (Mr. Big) - Promo Photo - #1

Now another legend of Rock history has been announced: Eric Martin of US-platinum sellers MR. BIG is singing a role on the album and will join AVANTASIA on stage during the “Mystery World Tour”, starting in April. Get your tickets soon for the European non-festival indoor shows: AVANTASIA have announced a 3-hour-show.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

For more info on AVANTASIA, click on the links below!

http://www.tobiassammet.com

facebook: Avantasia

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE TOBIAS SAMMET.

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

LONG LIVE ERIC MARTIN.

Stone.

AVANTASIA – First Samples Of “The Mystery Of Time” Are Online!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, rock operas, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on December 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Avantasia - Promo Banner Pic - #1 - 2012!

Finally! On http://www.tobiassammet.com you find the first audio samples, plus a view into the recording studios of AVANTASIA’s upcoming record The Mystery Of Time, which will be out in March 2013.

Tobi comments the 2-minute trailer with even more informations: 

“Hey friends, as you know I am currently working on a new Avantasia album. It’s a lot of work, but I am so proud of what we are creating right now – it’s amazing stuff. As my little Christmas gift to, and to make Christmas even a little more exciting for you, I’ll reveal some secrets today: Of course, Michael Kiske is on board again! I bet you expected this, you can hear him loud and clear, and he is still the number one vocalist in that range – unbelievable! But, what is really new: For the first time in the history of Avantasia, we’re working with a real symphonic orchestra: The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg! You may remember it, they have worked with Rammstein, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, and also with Edguy on the Hellfire Club album. It’s an enchanting fairytale we are working on, so we really have no choice but to finally have a real orchestra; after all it’s an epic Rock or probably Metal Opera! If you click on the clip below, you can check out the orchestra recordings and also, you’ll hear a little sample, a rough mix of what’s to come in March 2013: THE MYSTERY OF TIME! Enjoy and Merry Christmas! – Tobi”

Watch the clip at: http://www.tobiassammet.com

THE MYSTERY WORLD TOUR 2013

European leg:

13.04.2013 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
14.04.2013 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
16.04.2013 (I) Milan – Alcatraz
18.04.2013 (D) Ludwigsburg – MPH Arena
19.04.2013 (D) Kaufbeuren – All – Karthalle
20.04.2013 (D) Fulda – Esperanto Halle
22.04.2013 (D) Berlin – Tempodrom
23.04.2013 (D) Hamburg – Große Freiheit
25.04.2013 (D) Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
26.04.2013 (D) Lichtenfels – Stadthalle

Avantasia - Large Logo!!

(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

For more info on AVANTASIA, click on the links below!

facebook: Avantasia

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE TOBIAS SAMMET.

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

Stone.

AVANTASIA – ALBUM TITLE AND MORE GUESTS ANNOUNCED!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock operas with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Avantasia - Large Logo!!

Today we have breathtaking news for all AVANTASIANS: The new album will be called THE MYSTERY OF TIME and is set for release in March.

Immediately after the release of this new Metal Opera, based on a story written by Tobias 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. Due to embracing all of the different eras and history of AVANTASIA these shows will have an extended playing time, and the whole evening will be dedicated to Avantasia with no support acts. Guests and album details will be announced soon!

Musicians who have been confirmed as guests on the CD so far are URIAH HEEP drummer Russell Gilbrook, producer and guitarist Sascha Paeth, former KISS & MEAT LOAF guitarist Bruce Kulick, and of course Tobias on bass and vocals. Now we can announce the name of the next guest star: New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legend Biff Byford from SAXON will sing one role on this forth-coming epic.

Avantasia - Promo Banner Pic - #1 - 2012!_____________________________________________________________

(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

For more info on AVANTASIA, click on the links below!

http://www.tobiassammet.com

facebook: Avantasia

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LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

Stone.

EDGUY – Lavatory Love Machine (Official Video) Flashback To 2004

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

EDGUY – There’s a ton of EDGUY songs from across their catalog of albums that I dig and Lavatory Love Machine is one of the many. Just a damn fun song and music video it is. Lavatory Love Machine is from the 2004 EDGUY album: Hellfire Club. Check it out below, crank it up loud and… Metal be thy name.

Back on April 27th, 2010, I wrote about the Lavatory Love Machine CD single. Read about (if you like) by clicking the large link below!

EDGUY “LAVATORY LOVE MACHINE” – CD SINGLE FROM 2004 THAT’S OUT OF PRINT!

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For more info on EDGUY, click on the links below:

http://www.edguy.net

http://www.facebook.com/edguy

http://www.youtube.com/edguyband

LONG LIVE EDGUY.

Stone.

Tobias Sammet & Edguy – Power Metal you cannot pass up!!

Posted in Album Review, Century Media, Edguy, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Reviews, Metal, Metal Reviews, Music, Power Metal, Rock, rock music, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

92019811I look around and listen to a healthy dose of all Metal music, naturally. Power Metal has always been a staple for me, with DIO, Helloween, GammaRay, Blind Guardian, Yngwie Malsmsteen and so many others leading the way. I by no means take anything away from any other Power Metal band out there when I say that Edguy, led by Tobias Sammet, is at the top of my Power Metal play list. If I say it once, I will say it a million Metal times, Tobias Sammet is one amazing song writer and Power Metal vocalist. The brand new album from Edguy, “Tinnitus Sanctus” is for me, superb. This new release from Edguy, (January, 2009), is more edgier, dark and philosophical than their past albums have been. I sincerely recommend every studio album, live album and EP that Edguy has ever released, they are that incredible to my Metal ears.

A quality starting point for new Edguy fans would be another new release titled – “The Singles”. The songs on “The Singles” are not new, yet this compilation album is, released in early 2009. This album consists of the songs from the Edguy EP’s – “King of Fools”, “Superheroes” and “Lavatory Love Machine”. To sum up Edguy, their Power Metal is a brand of super pumped up – get psyched tunes, they are extremely melodic and extraordinarily catchy. Throw in the fact that Edguy is a group of high powered, quality musicians, complimented by Tobias Sammet’s powerful vocal brilliance and you have one of the very best of Power Metal bands on the planet today! I cannot deny the comparison of Tobias Sammet to that of the legendary Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, the vocals are just that similar in my Metal opinion. (granted, there will always and forever be just one Bruce Dickinson).

I get the sense that, if this was the 1980’s, Edguy’s Power Metal would be all over the FM dial! It is a Metal shame that North American mainstream FM radio does not catch on to the unbelievable European Power Metal that is currently blitzing the continents today. Regardless, FM mainstream radio plays little current Metal as it is, only the Classic Metal from days gone by gets air time nowadays. (that is a good thing, at least some veteran Metal is heard on FM). My main goal with this article, of course, is to promote Edguy to the world, fuel some interest with new Edguy fans and HIGHLY RECOMMEND EDGUY to the entire Rock, Hard Rock and Metal communities!

The current Edguy lineup – Tobias Sammet on vocals, Dirk Sauer on rhythm guitar, Jens Ludwig on lead guitar, Tobias Exxel on bass guitar and Felix Bohnke on drums.

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