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.
The release of the video was accompanied by a message from Sammet, urging the fans to check out the “ultra-super-cool porn edition of Ghostlights,” which comes with a “giant 68 pages book with a lot of cool pictures, a super amazing live bonus album, a killer bonus track, a super smart preface written by the Mozart of the 21st century and quite a questionable instrumental CD – made for Japanese Karaoke bars.”
The full message:
“Now check THIS out! Do we rock or do we rock? Taken from “Ghostlights” (out January 29), featuring Jorn Lande, Michi Kiske & me on vocals. Michi, Jorn, Ronnie Atkins, Eric Martin of Mr. Big, Amanda, Olli and Herbie Langhans will also join us on tour, Bob Catley also most of the European shows… So, if you wanna come – go to www.avantasia.net and get your tickets. Hurry, some shows already sold out! Ok, and last but not least – if you wanna get the ultra-super-cool porn edition of Ghostlights, giant 68 pages book with a lot of cool pictures, a super amazing live bonus album, a killer bonus track, a super smart preface written by the Mozart of the 21st century and quite a questionable instrumental CD – made for Japanese Karaoke bars. If you wanna own all that HURRY UP! This edition will be sold out soon. And in a few years it will be worth a fortune – perhaps… Cause that’s what collectors’ editions are made for, aren’t they? Seriously, the book will look amazing I think, I was involved in the creative process. If the printing company doesn’t screw this up, then… Wow! Anyway, now I’ll shut up, cheers from London and enjoy “GHOSTLIGHTS”! Tobi
PS: AND LEMME HEAR YOUR OPINION?”
Ghostlights will be released January 29th via Nuclear Blast Records, and is available for pre-order here. Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia will be embarking on a world tour starting in March, with three dates in North America. As of writing this, tickets for the New York City show are still available here, and Anaheim, CA here.