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AVANTASIA – Unveil New Single :The Raven Child:; Lyric Video Streaming!

Last week, Tobias Sammet revealed more details about the forthcoming AVANTASIA opus Moonglow, which will be released on February 15th, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Today the fans finally get a first musical impression in the form of the epic single, “The Raven Child’. Watch the lyric video:

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Check out the Moonglow snippet trailer:

Moonglow can be pre-ordered 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

Pre-order the album here:

Comments Tobias Sammet“I really can’t wait to unleash Moonglow. First reactions by press and friends are the most enthusiastic comments I have ever gotten 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 detail of the album sleeves, booklets and packaging, to make sure the album drags the listener into a different world. I wanted 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 a bonus CD. A massive coffee table book with photos, interview, liner notes and illustrations of 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 productional 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 AtkinsJørn LandeEric MartinGeoff TateMichael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice NightHansi Kürsch as well as Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Moonglow – Track Listing:
01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track
12. Heart

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 from Germany and has worked with Alice CooperKlaus 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 FestivalQuébec Music FestivalBarcelona Rock Fest 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!

AVANTASIA – Moonglow World Tour 2019
27.03. SK Presov – Tatran Handball Aréna
28.03. SK Bratislava – Hant Aréna
30.03. D Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
31.03. I Milan – Alcatraz
02.04. CZ Prague – Forum Karlín *SOLD OUT*
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 *SOLD OUT*
14.04. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
16.04. UK London – Forum Theatre
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 *NEW*
04.05. RUS Moscow – Glavclub Green Concert *NEW*
06.05. H Budapest – Barba Negra Track *NEW*
12.05. AU Sydney – Metro Theatre
14.05. AU Melbourne – The Forum
17.05. US San Jose, CA – City National Civic of San Jose *NEW*
19.05. US Anaheim, CA – City National Grove *NEW*
21.05. US Chicago, IL – Patio Theater *NEW*
23.05. CA Montreal, QUE – Metropolis *NEW*
24.05. US Worcester, MA – The Palladium *NEW*

More dates to be announced soon…!

The band:
Tobias Sammet | additional keys & bass
Sascha Paeth | guitars & bass
Michael Rodenberg | keyboards, piano & orchestration
Felix Bohne | drums
Oliver Hartmann | additional lead guitars

About Bryan Joe Corder (3062 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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