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Avantasia Biography


Avantasia is the side-project of Edguy singer Tobias Sammet, founded in 1999. Two concept albums were released (The Metal Opera, The Metal Opera Pt. II), their structures similar to that of an opera. Both can be classified as power metal and/or symphonic metal. After the second album, Sammet announced that there would not be any more Avantasia albums. However, in January 2008 a third album was released, titled The Scarecrow. On November 16th 2007 two 6-track albums "Lost in Space Part 1" and "Lost in Space Part 2" were released. The cast of the Avantasia project: The Metal Opera (Parts I and II) Guitar Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray) Jens Ludwig (Edguy) Norman Meiritz Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius) Bass Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) Drums Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody) Keyboard Tobias Sammet (Edguy) Piano Frank Tischer Singers Tobias Sammet (Edguy) as Gabriel Laymann Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) as Lugaid Vandroiy David DeFeis (Virgin Steele) as Friar Jakob Ralf Zdiarstek as Bailiff Falk von Kronberg Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) as Anna Held Rob Rock (Warrior) as Bishop Johann von Bicken Oliver Hartmann (At Vance) as Pope Clemens VIII André Matos (ex-Shaaman, ex-Angra) as Elderane, the Elf Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) as Regrin, the Dwarf Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius) as Mysterious Voice of the Tower Bob Catley (Magnum) as the Tree of Knowledge The Scarecrow Guitar Sascha Paeth Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray) Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) Rudolf Schenker(Scorpions) Bass Tobias Sammet Drums Eric Singer (KISS) Keyboard Tobias Sammet Michael "Miro" Rodenburg (ex-Kamelot) Singers Tobias Sammet Roy Khan (Kamelot) Jorn Lande (Jorn) Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) Bob Catley (Magnum) Amanda Somerville (ex-Aina) Alice Cooper Oliver Hartmann (At Vance)

Avantasia Metal Albums

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After Avantasia’s North American breakthrough album The Scarecrow , the sky really is the limit for Tobias Sammet’s (frontman for Edguy) ”side” project! Now Avantasia fans new and [...]

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