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Metal Insider Contributor Zach Fehl’s Top 10 of 2016

Posted by on December 8, 2016

It’s December, which means that everyone’s starting to look back at the year that was, even though we’re not quite through it yet. Over the next several weeks, Metal Insider will be bringing you our picks for the best albums of the year, as well as those from some of the artists that made some […]

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Avantasia’s Ghostlights gets second single/music video with “Draconian Love”

Posted by on May 12, 2016

The German symphonic project Avantasia have released a live music video for the song “Draconian Love.” The song is their second single off of their January release Ghostlights, which was the sequel to their 2013 release The Mystery of Time. The song features guest vocalist Herbie Lanhans of Sinbreed, and has a darker tone to it […]

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Review: Avantasia at the PlayStation Theater in NYC (4/15/16)

Posted by on April 19, 2016

On Friday, April 15th, the German symphonic metal act Avantasia played their first ever show in New York City, and their second ever date in the United States in their entire 16 year career. This is a band that headlined the Wacken Open-Air in 2014 to over 80,000 attendees, but despite numerous word tours never […]

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Avantasia release lyric video for title track of upcoming ‘Ghostlights’ album

Posted by on January 19, 2016

Yesterday Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia released a second song off of their upcoming release, Ghostlights. The lyric video is for the title track from the album, and apart from frontman Tobias Sammet, the song also features Michael Kiske (Unisonic, Place Vendome, ex-Helloween) and Jorn Lande (ex-Masterplan, ex-Ark) on vocals. You can listen to the new track below. […]

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Avantasia to play three North American shows for Ghostlights World Tour

Posted by on January 14, 2016

In a surprising turn of events, Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia will be playing three shows in North America during their upcoming Ghostlights World Tour, two of which will actually be in the United States. Tickets will be available here, and go on sale this Saturday, January 16th, although no specific price has been announced. If you’re really […]

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Avantasia release lyric video for new song ‘Mystery of a Blood Red Rose’

Posted by on December 10, 2015

With the release of a lyric video for ‘Mystery of a Blood Red Rose’ comes the first taste of Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia’s seventh studio album, Ghostlights. The album is scheduled to be released in Europe on January 29th, and then February 3rd in the US, via Nuclear Blast Records, and will be available in “all […]

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Avantasia announces Marco Hietala and Robert Mason to appear on upcoming “Ghostlights”

Posted by on October 30, 2015

The cast for Avantasia’s upcoming album Ghostlights keeps getting bigger, and better as the album gets closer and more guests are being revealed. The newest guests to be announced for the album are Marco Heitala (Nightwish, Tarot) and Robert Mason (Warrant, ex-Lynch Mob). “About Marco: It was August 1997 and we were in Helsinki to mix […]

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Dee Snider joins cast for Avantasia’s ‘Ghostlights’

Posted by on October 2, 2015

Building up for the release of their new album Ghostlights, out January 29th via Nuclear Blast Records, Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia has slowly been releasing its cast of characters. The newest vocalist to be announced was none other than Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, playing the part of a ghost. Sammet desribes Snyder as a cross between […]

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Avantasia announces new album Ghostlights, and world tour for 2016

Posted by on July 16, 2015

Yesterday the German symphonic metal project Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia announced that they are returning in 2016 to follow up their sequel to their 2013 release The Mystery of Time. Cue unapologetically high-pitched, giddy, fangirl scream. They will be releasing their seventh album, Ghostlights, in January of 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records, and following it up […]

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