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

Avantasia The Raven Child single cover
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.

Listen in the U.K. Nukebox Playlist over on Spotify, here.

“Moonglow” can be pre-ordered, here, 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) in sleeve + signed photo card + certificate + poster) *(NB Mailorder-exclusive)

Tracklist:
1. Ghost in the Moon
2. Book of Shallows
3. Moonglow
4. The Raven Child
5. Starlight
6. Invincible
7. Alchemy
8. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
9. Lavender
10. Requiem for a Dream
11. Maniac
12. Heart (bonus track)

Commented Tobias Sammet: “I really can’t wait to unleash "Moonglow". The first reactions by press and friends have been some of the most enthusiastic comments I have ever received in my whole career of 27 years. No bullshit, it’s the truth, Sascha and I are overwhelmed! In order to avoid boredom, in the middle of promotion and tour preparations, I was getting myself involved in every fine detail of the album sleeves, booklets and packaging, to make sure the album drags the listener into a different world. I want "Moonglow" to be an overall experience for escapists like myself.

My favourite edition is the giant super strictly limited art book edition with bonus track and bonus CD. A massive coffee table book with photos, interview, liner notes and illustrations by Victorian painter Grimshaw, who has been very inspirational to me. This book edition is everything it takes to invite the listener into the world of "Moonglow" and its process. There is also a smaller digibook version that features one bonus track and that is limited and beautiful as well. And of course there are also vinyl editions to hug, feel, watch, smell and caress. I am extremely proud of all these little treasures and can’t wait to unleash them!”...

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.

European Tour Dates 2019:
30.03. D Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle
31.03. I Milan - Alcatraz
02.04. CZ Prague - Forum Karlín
03.04. D Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
05.04. D Ludwigsburg - MHPArena
06.04. D Bamberg - Brose Arena
08.04. D Fulda - Esperantohalle
09.04. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
10.04. F Paris - Olympia
12.04. D Osnabrück - OsnabrückHalle
13.04. D Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
14.04. D Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena
16.04. UK London - The Forum
18.04. D Offenbach - Stadthalle
19.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
20.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
24.04. E Bilbao - Santana 27
26.04. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1
27.04. E Madrid - Palacio Vistalegre
02.05. S Stockholm - Arenan
04.05. RUS Moscow - Glavclub Green Concert
06.05. H Budapest - Barba Negra Track
12.05. AU Sydney - Metro Theatre
14.05. AU Melbourne - The Forum
17.05. US San Jose, CA - City National Civic of San Jose
19.05. US Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
21.05. US Chicago, IL - Patio Theater
23.05. CA Montreal, QUE - Metropolis
24.05. US Worcester, MA - The Palladium
More dates to be announced soon.

Tobias Sammet, hailing from Fulda, created the rock event Avantasia in 1999 and celebrated its live premiere in 2008. With over 3.5 million records sold, he is one of the most successful musicians of Germany and has worked with Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (Mr. Big) as well as many other stars from the international music business. For a long time Tobias Sammet's Avantasia has been considered an insider tip. But after countless headline performances at some of the world's largest rock festivals (Sweden Rock Festival, Quebec Music Festival, Barcelona Rock, etc.), gold awards and several top 10 positions in the world charts, the upcoming Avantasia - Moonglow World Tour 2019 can only be considered the biggest Rock event of the year!

Line-up:
Tobias Sammet - Additional keys & bass
Sascha Paeth - Guitars & bass
Michael Rodenberg - Keyboards, piano & orchestration
Felix Bohne - Drums
Oliver Hartmann - Additional lead guitars

Weblinks:
www.tobiassammet.com
www.facebook.com/avantasia