Opera Metal

Avantasia - Moonglow

Tobias Sammet seems to be mostly occupied with the pompous supergroup that Avantasia has turned into, rather than Edguy these past few years, but that’s to be expected, as it seemingly is a far more lucrative endeavor, mirroring the case of Savatage and TSO, with the latter raking in a lot more, thus leading to the languoring of the former for years.

Avantasia releases new lyric video for “Starlight”

Having reached #2 a total of three times now, Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet can finally say he has conquered the official German album charts by landing a #1 with his sensational new album “Moonglow”.

The album stormed the charts in the UK too, reaching #38 in the National Charts, #1 in the Rock Charts and #2 in the Indie Charts. To celebrate this triumphant success, the elated band leader has released a lyric video for new track, “Starlight”.

Avantasia unveils music video for “Moonglow”

Avantasia, the all-star rock opera spaceship piloted by Edguy singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet, release their eighth full-length album, “Moonglow”, via Nuclear Blast Records today!

To celebrate the release, Tobias has unleashed the official video for the title track of the album, “Moonglow”, featuring Candice Night.

Watch Tobias and Candice duel it out in the official “Moonglow” video,below.

Astralium signs worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records

Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium has just inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album titled “Land of Eternal Dreams”.

The band is currently in studio working on the final adjustments and finishes, while “Land of Eternal Dreams” is set to be released during next Spring.

Avantasia reveals lyric video for new epic single “The Raven Child”

Tobias Sammet recently revealed details about his forthcoming Avantasia opus “Moonglow”, which will be released on February 15th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. Today, fans finally get a first taster of what to expect in the form of the epic single, “The Raven Child”.

Check out the lyric video for “The Raven Child” below.

Purchase the track here.

Avantasia to release new studio album “Moonglow” on February 15th 2019

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming Avantasia masterpiece “Moonglow” on February 1st, 2019, through Nuclear Blast.

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 or 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. The cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Gabriels to release new studio album “Fist of the Seven Stars Act 2 - Hokuto Brothers” on August 31st 2018

Italy's keyboard virtuoso Gabriels signs to Rockshots Records for the release of the brand new rock opera: “Fist of the Seven Stars Act 2 - Hokuto Brothers”.

Gabriels is a quite known keyboard player and musician based out of Italy, also active as arranger and session-man, who worked with some renowned musicians such as the well-known singer Fabio Lione, Mark Boals and the keyboard player Mistheria among the others.

Dark Sarah to release new studio album “The Golden Moth” on September 21st 2018

The Finnish cinematic metal band Dark Sarah will release their new album “The Golden Moth” on September 21st, 2018, in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings.

“The Golden Moth” is the last part of the first Dark Sarah trilogy (“The Chronicles”). The trilogy tells about Dark Sarah's travel through three worlds: The Middle World (“Behind the Black Veil” album), The Underworld (“The Puzzle” album) and The Upper World (“The Golden Moth” album).