AVANTASIA Mastermind TOBIAS SAMMET - "I Just Heard Some Great Rumour About The Metal Opera Album..."

February 18, 2016, 6 years ago

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AVANTASIA Mastermind TOBIAS SAMMET - "I Just Heard Some Great Rumour About The Metal Opera Album..."

Avantasia mastermind Tobias Sammet (Edguy) has checked in with the following update:

"Ghostlights album second week in Czech Top10 on #4. Cool, isn't it? Second Switzerland show sold out! First Madrid show sold out. Hamburg sold out. Berlin, Langen, Ludwigsburg, Prague on their way… Jesus Christ! Thanx! And I just heard some great rumor about the Metal Opera, I am not sure all of you know the album, it is a beautiful album that Avantasia started with… I still love it! More soon!" 

Avantasia’s new album, Ghostlights, has entered the official charts in 17 countries on three different continents. Chart positions for the album so far:

Germany #2
Czech Republic #2
USA (Heatseekers) #2
UK (Rock) #3
Canada (Hard Music) #6
Sweden #7
USA (Hard Music) #7
Switzerland #8
Austria #10
Finland #11
Japan (International) #11
Norway #17
Hungary #19
Spain #19
USA (Rock) #25
Italy #33
Netherlands #48
Belgium #50
UK (National) #53
France #54
USA (Top Albums) #101
Canada (Top Albums) #101

Tobias discusses the concept behind Ghostlights - "It's scary, it's eerie... but the overall outcome is very positive." Learn more in the video below.

The new opus features guest appearances of Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Geoff Tate (Queensryche, Operation: Mindcrime), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, Helloween), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Bob Catley (Magnum), Jorn Lande, Bruce Kulick (KISS), Robert Mason (Warrant), Herbie Langhans, Oliver Hartmann and Sascha Paeth.

The record contains twelve songs and was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth in Gatestudio Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth is responsible for engineering and mixing Ghostlights, too. Mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg.

The instrumentalists on Ghostlights are the following:

Sascha Paeth - rhythm guitars, lead guitars, bass, additional keys
Michael Rodenberg - orchestration, keys
Tobias Sammet - additional keys and bass
Bruce Kulick - lead guitars<
Oliver Hartmann - lead guitars
Felix Bohnke – drums

Tracklistings:

CD
“Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose”
“Let The Storm Descend Upon You”
“The Haunting”
“Seduction Of Decay”
“Ghostlights”
“Draconian Love”
“Master Of The Pendulum”
“Isle Of Evermore”
“Babylon Vampyres”
“Lucifer”
“Unchain The Light”
“A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies”

2CD Digibook:
“Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose”
“Let The Storm Descend Upon You”
“The Haunting”
“Seduction Of Decay”
“Ghostlights”
“Draconian Love”
“Master Of The Pendulum”
“Isle Of Evermore”
“Babylon Vampyres”
“Lucifer”
“Unchain The Light”
“A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies”
“Wake Up To The Moon” (bonus track)

CD2 (Avantasia live)
“Spectres”
“Invoke The Machine”
“The Story Ain’t Over”
“Prelude”
“Reach Out For The Light”
“Avantasia”
“What’s Left Of Me”
“Dying For An Angel”
“Twisted Mind”
“The Watchmaker’s Dream”
“Another Angel Down”

3CD Deluxe Edition Book (includes 68 page photo book plus karaoke version of CD1 with bonus track).

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