Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA Release Lyric Video For "Alchemy" Featuring Former QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE

March 15, 2019, 7 days ago

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Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA Release Lyric Video For "Alchemy" Featuring Former QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE

After triumphantly storming the worldwide charts with new album Moonglow, Tobias Sammet's Avantasia are premiering an official lyric video for the track "Alchemy", which features the distinctive vocals of ex-Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate.

Says Tobias: "When I wrote 'Alchemy' I had no one but Geoff Tate in mind. He is one of the most influential singers in the history of Melodic Metal and I have always adored albums like Queensrÿche’s Rage For Order and Operation: Mindcrime. And that type of singing was exactly what I imagined to hear in Avantasia. When we were in the studio there was magic in the air, Geoff delivered and even though thousands of singers have been inspired by him, there is only one Geoff Tate. What a great addition to the Avantasia family. I can‘t wait to travel around the globe with Geoff and the team in a couple of days."

With his project Avantasia, he has long been recognized as one of the most accomplished German rock musicians. With releases and chart success in 40 countries all over the world throughout his career, Tobias Sammet has now reached the top of the charts with a sensational  #1 with his album Moonglow. But not only in Germany - the album entered the charts in countries all over the world:

Germany - #1
Sweden Rock/ Metal - #1
UK Rock Top 40 - #1
Switzerland - #3
Austria - #4
Canada Hard Music Albums - #5
Finland Physical - #5
Spain - #5
US Current Hard Music Albums - #5
Sweden - #6
Czech Republik - #8
Scotland - #9
Finland - #13
Japan (Western Music) - #13
Canada Top Current Albums - #17
France Top 150 Physical And Download - #22
Italy - #31
UK - #38
Belgium VL - #38
France Top 150 - #43
US Top Albums - #46
Netherlands - #83
Belgium WA - #121

Moonglow is available in the following formats:

- CD
- Digibook (36 pages)
- 2CD-Artbook (64 pages)
- 2LP (different colours) in gatefold
- BOX * (Digibook + CD in Sleeve + 2LP (ice blue + dark blue marble) in gatefold + bonus 10" (black) im sleeve + signed photo card + certificate + poster)

* NB-Mailorder exclusive

Order the album here.

Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske and Bob Catley, but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch as well as Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new Avantasia record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Moonglow tracklisting:

"Ghost In The Moon"
"Book Of Shallows"
"Moonglow"
"The Raven Child"
"Starlight"
"Invincible"
"Alchemy"
"The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn"
"Lavender"
"Requiem For A Dream"
"Maniac"

Bonus Track:
"Heart"

"Starlight" lyric video:

"Moonglow" video:

"Moonglow" lyric video:

"The Raven Child" lyric video:

The Moonglow World Tour 2019:

March
30 - Kaufbeuren, Germany - All Karthalle
31 - Mailand, Italy - Alcatraz

April
2 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
3 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley´s
5 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Arena
6 - Bamberg, Germany - Brose Arena
8 - Fulda, Germany - Esperanto Halle
9 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Saarlandhalle
10 - Paris, France - Olympia
12 - Osnabrueck, Germany - Stadthalle
13 - Hamburg, Germany - Mehr! Theater
14 - Oberhausen, Germany - Koenig Pilsener Arena
16 - London, UK - The Forum
18 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
19 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
20 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
24 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
26 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 1
27 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio Vistalegre

May
2 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan
4 - Moscow, Russia - Glav
6 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra



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