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Avantasia

Band
2000 / Present
Germany Germany
Band Avantasia

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History Avantasia

Avantasia, from Germany, is the side-project of Edguy singer Tobias Sammet, founded in 1999. Two concept albums were released (The Metal Opera, The Metal Opera Pt. II), their structures similar to that of an opera. Both can be classified as Power Metal and/or Symphonic Metal. After the second album, Sammet announced that there would not be any more Avantasia albums. However, in January 2008 a third album was released, titled The Scarecrow. On November 16th 2007 two 6-track albums Lost in Space Part 1 and Lost in Space Part 2 were released. On April 2nd 2010 two new full-length albums were released, The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon, completing the Scarecrow Trilogy. In March 2011 the first Avantasia live CD and DVD called The Flying Opera were released. The contents were based on the footage taken during The Scarecrow tour in 2008, recorded on Wacken Open Air (Germany) and Masters of Rock (Vizovice, Czech Republic) music festivals. In 2013 Avantasia released their sixth album, The Mystery of Time. Their seventh album, Ghostlights was released on 29 January 2016.

The cast of the Avantasia project:

The Metal Opera (Parts I and II)

Guitar

Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray)

Jens Ludwig (Edguy)

Norman Meiritz

Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)

Bass

Markus Grosskopf (Helloween)

Drums

Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody)

Keyboard

Tobias Sammet (Edguy)

Piano

Frank Tischer

Singers

Tobias Sammet (Edguy) as Gabriel Laymann

Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) as Lugaid Vandroiy

David DeFeis (Virgin Steele) as Friar Jakob

Ralf Zdiarstek as Bailiff Falk von Kronberg

Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) as Anna Held

Rob Rock (Warrior) as Bishop Johann von Bicken

Oliver Hartmann (At Vance) as Pope Clemens VIII

André Matos (ex-Shaaman, ex-Angra) as Elderane, the Elf

Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) as Regrin, the Dwarf

Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius) as Mysterious Voice of the Tower

Bob Catley (Magnum) as the Tree of Knowledge

The Scarecrow

Guitar

Sascha Paeth

Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray)

Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray)

Rudolf Schenker(Scorpions)

Bass

Tobias Sammet

Drums

Eric Singer (KISS)

Keyboard

Tobias Sammet

Michael "Miro" Rodenburg (ex-Kamelot)

Singers

Tobias Sammet

Roy Khan (Kamelot)

Jorn Lande (Jorn)

Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween)

Bob Catley (Magnum)

Amanda Somerville (ex-Aina)

Alice Cooper

Oliver Hartmann (At Vance)

The Wicked Symphony

Singers

Tobias Sammet

Russell Allen

Jorn Lande

Michael Kiske

Tim "Ripper" Owen

Klaus Meine

Andre Matos

Bob Catley

Ralf Zdiarstek

Bass

Tobias Sammet

Guitar

Sascha Paeth

Bruce Kulick

Oliver Hartmann

Orchestration

Miro Rodenberg

Drums

Felix Bohnke

Alex Holzwarth

Eric Singer

Angel Of Babylon

Singers

Tobias Sammet

Jorn Lande

Russell Allen

Michael Kiske

Jon Oliva

Cloudy Yang

Bob Catley

Oliver Hartmann

Amanda Somerville

Bass

Tobias Sammet

Guitar

Sascha Paeth

Bruce Kulick

Oliver Hartmann

Henjo Richter

Keyboard/Orchestration

Jens Johansson

Miro Rodenberg

Simon Oberender

Drums

Felix Bohnke

Alex Holzwarth

Eric Singer