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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the brand new PLACE VENDOME album, “Close to the Sun” on February 24th, 2017

You can pre-order it here: http://radi.al/ClosetotheSun
– Amazon: http://radi.al/ClosetotheSunAmazon
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“Close to the Sun” tracklisting:

1. Close To The Sun
2. Welcome To The Edge
3. Hereafter
4. Strong
5. Across The Times
6. Riding The Ghost
7. Light Before The Dark
8. Falling Star
9. Breathing
10. Yesterday Is Gone
11. Helen
12. Distant Skies

 

Produced by Dennis Ward
– Lead Vocals – Michael Kiske
– Backing vocals – Dennis Ward, Michael Kiske // Additional Choirs on “Strong” by Alessandro Del Vecchio
– Bass – Dennis Ward
– Keyboards – Günter Werno
– Drums – Dirk Bruinenberg
– All Rhythm Guitars by Dennis Ward, except: “Welcome To The Edge”, “Across The Times”, “Close To The Sun”, “Hearafter” – Rhythm Guitars by Uwe Reitenauer

 

– Guitar solo by Michael Klein on “Yesterday Is Gone”, “Distant Skies”, “Strong”, “Breathing”.
– Guitar solo by Uwe Reitenauer on “Close To the Sun”
– Guitar solo by Alfred Koffler on “Welcome To The Edge”
– Guitar solo by Magnus Karlsson on “Falling Star”
– Guitar solo by Gus G on “Light Beyond The Dark”
– Guitar solo by Simone Mularoni on “Hearafter”
– Guitar solo by Mandy Meyer on “Helen”
– Guitar solo by Kai Hansen on “Riding The Ghost” and “Across The Times”

 
 

Comments about “Close To The Sun”:

 

Of the album, Dennis Ward said, “[u]pon receiving the demos for the new songs intended for the new Place Vendome record I was a bit concerned because a few vocal styles seemed to go against what Michael Kiske is known for vocally. After talking together we agreed to just let the melodies come out naturally, without trying to imitate or “reproduce” the demos. Michael really stood up to this on the new album. He did “his” thing, with no compromises. He managed to make the songs his own and brought all the songs to another level. I have a lot of respect for him because of this and now the album is much more than just another AOR album. That being said I have to pay high respects to the other musicians on the album: Dirk Bruineberg proved again that he is a multi-talented drummer that can literally pull of any groove, any style of any era with the highest of expectations. Günter Werno is also a gem amongst a pile of stones. He really shines on this album and holds all the songs together, true to the Place Vendome sound. Uwe Reitenauer is also a master of his instrument taking over duties that were critical and complicated to say the least. He has the perfect AOR tone and can implement it no matter what type of song you throw at him. The rest of the “guests” that helped out made this album into a truly interesting compilation and also making this a milestone for Place Vendome. That being said, it’s the first Place Vendome album where I feel that we have achieved our trademark sound. This is how we want to be heard and this is how we imagine ourselves to sound.

Speaking of other album guests, once again, Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) was one of the first to answer the call to participate and offered the awesome song, “Falling Star” to the project. Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering Official, ex Sonata Arctica) was the next contributor with the epic “Welcome to the Edge”, the album’s tour de force. Following Labyrinth’s reunion, guitarist Olaf Thorsen sat with Eternal Idol, Angra, and former RHAPSODY singer Fabio Lione and offered “Helen” and “Riding the Ghost”. Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino then proposed that his favourite DGM song, “Hereafter” be included. This brought DGM’s main composer, Simone Mularoni into the picture and he wrote the album’s title track and “Across the Times”. Alessandro Del Vecchio also offered two new songs, “Strong” and “Yesterday Is Gone”, while Secret Sphere’s guitarist Aldo LoNobile wrote “Distant Skies” and “Breathing”. The full picture was finally completed with a new song written by Swedish melodic rock artist Michael Palace (Palace, Skylander), “Light Before the Dark”.

Kiske and Ward wanted to make the album a little bit special, so besides the “usual suspects” (including drummer Dirk Bruinenberg, Vanden Plas Official’s ivory tinkler Gunter Werno and Pink Cream 69’s Uwe Reineauer on guitars), some guitar heavyweights appear on the recordings. The list includes Alfred Koffler and (of course) Uwe Reineauer of Pink Cream 69, Magnus Karlsson, Michael Klein, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Simone Mularoni, and Unisonic guitarists Kai Hansen and Mandy Meyer among the others.

Kiske comments: “The production with my buddy Dennis was great, as always, but what I especially like about this album – beside the new microphone I used that Dennis has built me – is the various styles of the songs. It is all a still very AOR-produced album, but we also have progressive or ”wilder” elements here and there. It was (again) interesting to see how much the songs change until you finally reach the mixing stage.

 

This just in!! Helloween announced a big surprise. They will tour for the 30 year Pumpkins United World Tour in 2017 / 2018 !!! with Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske!

“HERE COMES THE SENSATION FOR ALL HELLOWEEN FANS: YOU BELIEVED IN IT FOR YEARS AND CON-TINUED TO ASK FOR IT – NOW IS THE TIME: IN FALL 2017, MICHAEL KISKE AND KAI HANSEN WILL ONCE AGAIN MOUNT A HELLOWEEN STAGE TOGETHER AND RESURRECT THE BAND’S LEGENDARY ORIGINAL LINE-UP. YES, IT’S OFFICIAL: WEIKATH, KISKE, HANSEN, GROSSKOPF ARE GOING TO PLAY HELLOWEEN CLASSICS LIVE AND ON A JOINT TOUR. MASSIVE NEWS. AWESOME. BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SIT DOWN AGAIN, BECAUSE THAT’S NOT ALL OF IT! UNDER THE FLAG PUMPKINS UNITED ALL PUMPKIN HEADS WILL STEP UP – MEANING ANDI & MICHI ON VOCALS, KAI & WEIKI & SASCHA ON GUITARS, AND MARKUS & DANI IN THE RHYTHM SECTION.”

http://pumpkins-united.helloween.org/en/pumpkins-united.html

 

 

15.04.16 – USA, New York, Avantasia

On April 15th,  Avantasia played their first ever show in New York City, and their second ever date in the United States in their entire 16 year career. Here is all the details:

The setlist:

1. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
2. Ghostlights (Kiske/Sammet)
3. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)
4. Unchain The Light (Kiske/Atkins/Sammet)
5. The Watchmakers Dream (Hartmann/Sammet)
6. The Scarecrow (Lande/Sammet)
7. Lucifer (Lande/Sammet)
8. What’s Left Of Me (Martin/Sammet)
9. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Langhans/Somerville)
10. Draconian Love (Langhans/Sammet)
11. Farewell (Somerville/Sammet/Kiske)
12. Stargazers (Hartmann/Lande/Kiske)
13. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Sommerville)
14. Let The Storm Descend Upon You (Lande/Sammet)
15. Promised Land (Lande/Sammet)
16. Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet)
17. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
18. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
19. The Great Mystery (Martin/Sammet)
20. Dying For An Angel (Atkins/Martin)
21. The Story Ain’t Over (Sammet)
22. Lost In Space (Sammet)
23. Sign Of The Cross / The Seven Angels (All)

New York, USA

Random Photo from the show

 

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Comments/review

Review by Staphanie (Elvenbeauty):

Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia-Ghostlights tour came to the U.S. this year for the first time ever in Avantasia History, bringing incredible talented artists together such as Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Eric Martin, Ronnie Atkins, Amanda Somerville, Herbie Langhans, and more… Being one of the first in line to enter the Playstation Theater in NYC was exciting enough, but my first Avantasia experience was mind-blowing. The energy of the crowd was explosive on the opening with “Mystery of a Blood Red Rose”, and got even louder when Michael Kiske came onstage during “Ghostlights”. There were several times when Tobi was speaking, the crowd would interupt him by chanting “Avantasia” and clapping, and Tobi would have this look of amazement on his face. Tobi stated a few times during the show that he was suprised by the audience in New York and at one point, he said that if they do another Avantasia album in the future, they would definately come back to New York. As the night went on, the audience continued to cheer with enthusiasm during songs from the new album Ghostlights, like “Lucifer” with Jorn Lande, and “Draconian Love” featuring Herbie Langhan. There was also the nostalgic songs from The Metal Opera albums such as, “Farewell”,”Reach Out for the Light” and “Avantasia”. Around 11 pm, Tobi said it was past curfew and they would get fined, but that they were gonna play the entire 3 and a half hour set anyway! And they ended the show with a fantastic encore, playing “Lost In Space” and “Sign of the Cross/The Seven Angels”. This was by far the best concert that I’ve ever seen and will certainly see again if they come back!

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05.03.16 – Germany, Hamburg, Avantasia

Avantasia played their 2nd show in Michael Kiske’s hometown and it was the first concert which was sold out. Here are all details about it:

The setlist:

1. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
2. Ghostlights (Kiske/Sammet)
3. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)
4. Unchain The Light (Kiske/Atkins/Sammet)
5. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies (Catley/Sammet)
6. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)
7. The Scarecrow (Lande/Sammet)
8. Lucifer (Lande/Sammet)
9. The Watchmakers Dream (Sammet)
10. What’s Left Of Me (Martin/Sammet)
11. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Langhans/Somerville)
12. Draconian Love (Langhans/Sammet)
13. Farewell (Somerville/Sammet/Kiske)
14. Stargazers (Hartmann/Lande/Kiske)
15. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
16. The Story Ain’t Over (Catley/Sammet)
17. Let The Storm Descend Upon You (Lande/Sammet)
18. The Promised Land (Lande/Sammet)
19. Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet)
20. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
21. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
22. Dying For An Angel (Atkins/Martin)
23. Lost In Space (Sammet)
24. Sign Of The Cross / 7 Angels (All)

Hamburg, Germany

Random Photo from the show

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Comments/review

The crowd was very enthusiastic in Hamburg. During the show a lot of fans repeatedly were shouting “Kiske”. Great response in the hometown of Michael Kiske

 

Videos

 Avantasia – Unchain the Light (feat. Kiske, Atkins) – Hamburg 05.03.2016

Avantasia – Stargazers (feat. Kiske, Lande, Atkins) – Hamburg 05.03.2016

Avantasia – Avantasia (feat. Kiske) – Hamburg 05.03.2016

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04.03.16 – Germany, Berlin, Avantasia (first show)

Avantasia started their new world tour in Berlin on 04.03.2016 with a 3 hours show and it was already a sold out show. Here are all details about it:

The setlist:

Setlist:
1. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
2. Ghostlights (Kiske/Sammet)
3. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)
4. Unchain The Light (Kiske/Atkins/Sammet)
5. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies (Catley/Sammet)
6. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)
7. The Scarecrow (Lande/Sammet)
8. Lucifer (Lande/Sammet)
9. The Watchmakers Dream (Sammet)
10. What’s Left Of Me (Martin/Sammet)
11. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Langhans/Somerville)
12. Draconian Love (Langhans/Sammet)
13. Farewell (Somerville/Sammet/Kiske)
14. Stargazers (Hartmann/Lande/Kiske)
15. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
16. The Story Ain’t Over (Catley/Sammet)
17. Let The Storm Descend Upon You (Lande/Sammet)
18. The Promised Land (Lande/Sammet)
19. Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet)
20. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
21. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
22. Dying For An Angel (Atkins/Martin)
23. Lost In Space (Sammet)
24. Sign Of The Cross / 7 Angels (All)

Berlin, Germany

Random Photo from the show

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Comments/review

It was a great first show of the new Avantasia world tour. 🙂

 

Videos

Avantasia – Ghostlights (feat. Kiske)

Avantasia – Shelter from the Rain (feat. Kiske,  Catley)

Avantasia – Reach out for the Light (feat. Kiske)

 

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Exclusive Tobias Sammet (Avantasia) interview for Kiske Fanclub (February 2016)


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: We know songs like ‘Reach out for the Light’ are real classics for Avantasia now, but is there a reason why new album songs like ‘Where clock hands freeze’ or ‘Dweller in a dream’ were not added to the last tour? 

Tobias Sammet: The setlist is always a combination of what feels right naturally and what we assume most people would want to listen to. You simply can’t leave out ‘Reach Out For The Light’ and ‘Avantasia’, and ‘Shelter From The Rain’ has been established as a live monster as well. But on this forth coming tour I can promise we’ll do new stuff with Michael singing on too.

Kiske Fanclub: You often told us that you love to write a kind of ‘Eagle fly Free’ song for Avantasia and especially for Michi Kiske’s voice. So which song you have written in this style for Michi is your favorite one?

Tobias Sammet: That’s a tough question, because I like them all. Every of the aforementioned and also the ones on the new album. Right now it’s probably ‘Ghostlights’, for sentimental reasons it’s got to be ‘Reach Out For The Light’, because that was the first time I heard Michi sing one of my songs. It may not be as well crafted if you look at the lyrics, but it was the first one with Michi and it has that primal naive energy, which I love! And all the great memories…

 

Kiske Fanclub: The Metal Opera celebrated its 15thbirthday, so imagine your first ideas and what is happening right now. Have you ever imagined in these ancient times that you would be releasing albums and touring several continents 15 years later?

Tobias Sammet: No way. I wanted to fulfill myself a dream, work with my idols, write an album with a lot of singers out of my private record collection and try to get Michael – the singer that influenced me most when I was young – to sing Metal again, the way I wanted to hear him, although he had done a lot of interesting stuff outside Metal. “Avantasia – The Metal Opera” was meant to be just those two albums, like “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera” in a Metal version. Just with real songs with chorusses and verses. I didn’t plan more albums, I didn’t even mean to establish Avantasia as a bandname, it was the title of a musical, that wasn’t meant to be played on stage. In fact I knew that we could do whatever we wanted on the record, because it would never have to be reproduced live on stage… And I was completely wrong, haha!

 

Kiske Fanclub: Have you ever thought about playing ‘Judas at the opera’ with Avantasia or at the latest Edguy/Unisonic tour?

Tobias Sammet: No. We never thought about that, I don’t know why…

 


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: Now switching to a very recent event for Avantasia, the Eurovision Song Contest: Do you have anything specific to prepare for it?

Tobias Sammet: We are so busy getting ready for the tour, I don’t really have much time and interest to prepare for that. And how should I? Rehearse singing? I am a Rock singer, if I have a bad day I have a bad day, I hate rehearsing to sing just so I sound like all these high gloss vocal teachers who wanna sound like Mariah Carey. My vocal lessons happen when I stand between Jorn and Michi in front of 3000 Mexican Metal heads that are so loud that we can’t hear or control our own voices anymore. Overall the tour is what counts. That’s where we’ll be in front of our fans, that’s what we’re known for. That’s what my focus is on. The whole ESC thing is a nice bonus, something funny, something to promote ourselves and wave the flag of Metal to an audience in an environment that usually ignores us. No more no less. So we’ll go there, sing, and then kick off a world tour.

 

Kiske Fanclub: If Avanatasia wins the pre-selection, who will play in the ESC event in Stockholm? Sascha, Miro, Andre, Felix? Maybe you think about adding other Avantasia musicians/singers as support? Maybe even adding an orchestra?

Tobias Sammet: Orchestra won’t work. You’re just allowed to have 6 people on stage. Amanda will play Piano for that show and Herbie will play bass, because he did all the backing vocals on the studio version, and as we’ll sing live I wanted him on bass for the TV thing. He usually is a bass player and mainly guitarist by the way.

 

Kiske Fanclub: I know you were asked several times about singers you would like to add to the Avantasia family. Besides a long life wish like Bruce Dickinson, do you have any other wishes for a new Avantasia album? Maybe someone new and not so well known until now?

Tobias Sammet: I’d love to have Steve Perry and Paul Stanley. Actually they’re not really new and not really unknown either, but I would love to work with them.

 

Kiske Fanclub: Did you ever consider changing the name of ‘Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia’ to maybe just only Avantasia or Tobias Sammet?

Tobias Sammet: No, it was established like that and I never thought about it after that. In the beginning I really thought about calling the band “Tobias Sammet” and the album “Avantasia – The Metal Opera” but I thought that it sounded like an ego thing, yet we wanted my name on the cover as we wanted to reach the fans I already had as the singer of Edguy. Also “Avantasia” was the name of the album, the ‘musical’ so to speak. After it was perceived like that and established as that, there was no reason to think about it anymore.

 


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: With Ronnie Atkins and Jorn Lande you have 2 singers with a quite a similar style. Is it not difficult to find enough songs for both vocalists?

Tobias Sammet: They aren’t too similar I think. And we have a discography of around 85 songs to choose from, we’ll play 3 hours every night, I don’t think it will be difficult to find enough great songs for both.

 

Kiske Fanclub: Eric Martin didn’t sing in the last album, so what can we expect from him in the new tour?

Tobias Sammet: He will do what he did on the last tour plus a few surprised once Bob Catley leaves the tour. Eric is such a distinctive singer, I love to have him on board again.

 

Kiske Fanclub: Michi Kiske once said that he gave you his Playstation Fifa account to play but you never showed up. Did you find time for it until now? J

Tobias Sammet: Ha, did he say that. You know what? This whole wifi playstation thing made me nuts, first it blew our whole wifi setup at home, then Sony was hacked and all the credit card information apparently stolen. I hate that kind of shit. I rarely play, sometimes 20’minutes on my own, but I am not overly crazy about it. Michi is so good, on tour we played tennis against each others on a playstation, I had no chance… On the next tour we should play real tennis, on a playstation Michi is not a fun match partner, because I’ll lose without a chance.

 

Kiske Fanclub: Do you like Star Wars? If so, who is your favorite character and what did you think about the latest movie ‘The Force awakens’?

Tobias Sammet: To be honest, I don’t know it. I think I joined the other Edguys to a movie theater in Australia on tour once, and they wanted to see that one new Starwars movie about 8 or 10’years ago. I fell asleep. I can’t stand surround sounds and starships flying around me all the time and making noise and shooting at each others, and that talking Bigfoot and all these weird characters.

 

Kiske Fanclub: Have you ever thought about writing an album based on a real historic event or a novel/movie?

Tobias Sammet: No, not really. But Scarecrow was influenced by Goethe’s Faust. Not really a novel, but strongly inspired by something that had been written and published, if that counts.

 

Kiske Fanclub: Avantasia played festivals and concert hall shows. Now with ESC something special, but have you ever thought about playing at a special location like Metallica playing at the South Pole?

Tobias Sammet: Did they really do that? Wow, if you’re extremely really rich, life must be extremely boring… No, I am happy to play Arena in Ludwigsburg. I’d love to play the Madison Square Garden in New York, but why would I wanna play the South Pole? It’s cold and there are just penguins. I don’t get the point…

 

avantasiainoberKiske Fanclub: The new Avantasia tour including festivals will be the longest one. Did you have problems with the scheduling and especially the scheduling of all the guest musicians?

Tobias Sammet: It is always a problem, this is why Avantasia tours don’t happen too often, we never know if we’ll tour again and what the lineup will be then. Bob will just join us for the first European shows and then be on tour with Magnum. It’s always difficult, that’s why I’m so happy that most things work out this time, Michi and the others will join all shows.

 

Kiske Fanclub: What do you think about the progression or evolution of Unisonic? I mean from the 1st album to the second album. The same regarding live experiences, since you were on tour together.

Tobias Sammet: I haven’t seen them on their first tour, but on our tour they were great. Great songs, great playing, great singing, great guys.

 

Kiske Fanclub: That’s it from the Kiske Fanclub and thanks a lot for taking your time. 🙂

AVANTASIA’s outstanding 7th album, »Ghostlights«, will be released worldwide on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast and Avalon Marquee (Asia). Today, Tobias proudly presents the cover and announces the tracklists as well as the various formats, in which the upcoming record will be available.

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The opus features guest appearances of Dee Snider, Geoff Tate, Marco Hietala, Sharon Den Adel, Michael Kiske, Ronnie Atkins, Bob Catley, Jorn Lande, Bruce Kulick, Robert Mason, Herbie Langhans, Oliver Hartmann and Sascha Paeth.

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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

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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.

Tracklist:

CD
01 – Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
Lead vocals: Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

02 – Let The Storm Descend Upon You
Lead vocals: Tobias Sammet, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann

03 – The Haunting
Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

04 – Seduction Of Decay
Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

05 – Ghostlights
Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet, Jorn Lande
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann

06 – Draconian Love
Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

07 – Master Of The Pendulum
Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

08 – Isle Of Evermore
Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias Sammet

09 – Babylon Vampyres
Lead vocals: Tobias Sammet, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth

10 – Lucifer
Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick

11 – Unchain The Light
Lead vocals: Tobias Sammet, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann

12 – A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias Sammet
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick

 


DIGIBOOK
CD 1
01 – Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02 – Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03 – The Haunting
04 – Seduction Of Decay
05 – Ghostlights
06 – Draconian Love
07 – Master Of The Pendulum
08 – Isle Of Evermore
09 – Babylon Vampyres
10 – Lucifer
11 – Unchain The Light
12 – A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
13 – Wake Up To The Moon (Bonus Track)

CD 2 (Bonus Disc – AVANTASIA live)
01 – Spectres
02 – Invoke The Machine
03 – The Story Ain’t Over
04 – Prelude
05 – Reach Out For The Light (feat. Michael Kiske)
06 – Avantasia (feat. Michael Kiske)
07 – Whats Left Of Me
08 – Dying For An Angel
09 – Twisted Mind
10 – The Watchmakers’ Dream
11 – Another Angel Down

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DELUXE EDITION BOOK
(incl. 68page photobook ca. 28,5×28,5cm + CD 3 Karaoke Version of CD 1 without the bonus track)

01 – Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02 – Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03 – The Haunting
04 – Seduction Of Decay
05 – Ghostlights
06 – Draconian Love
07 – Master Of The Pendulum
08 – Isle Of Evermore
09 – Babylon Vampyres
10 – Lucifer
11 – Unchain The Light
12 – A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

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Michael Kiske sings on: ‘Ghostlights’ (with Tobias Sammet and Jorn Lande) and ‘Unchain The Light’ (with Tobias Sammet and Ronnie Atkins)
In March an all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR.

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On January 29th the new AVANTASIA album “GHOSTLIGHTS” will hit the stores

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After JORN LANDE & GEOFF TATE a third very special guest can be announced: former HELLOWEEN & current UNISONIC vocalist MICHAEL KISKE.

 

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MICHAEL will not only appear on the album, he will also join AVANTASIA on the GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR 2016 (check upcoming-concerts for tourdates)

 

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Tobias comments: “I have been friends with Micha for more than 15 years now. We recently joked when he asked me why he always gets to sing those high range Speed Metal anthems. My answer was quite simple: ‘Because I can hardly think of anyone who could possibly do that any better!’ The first time I heard Micha on one of my songs was 1999. I was blown away by what he did to stuff like ‘Reach Out For The Light’ or ‘The Seven Angels’. You can convince yourself when we kick off the world tour in March, Micha will join AVANTASIA once again to do the old classics, but also some of the new material which sounds really fantastic; as Avantasia-esque as it gets. I am really suprised we found another time frame to do this tour together, I don’t take it for granted as this may be the last tour in a long time. It’s so difficult to align all those schedules, you can’t imagine. We managed to find a time frame in spring 2016, and we wanna enjoy it to the fullest: I can promise you that we will play more than three hours every night! Old stuff, new stuff, everything! Be there! It may be your only chance to see this particular line up we’re putting together, for sure it will be the last Avantasia tour in quite some time at least.

 

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from KISKE/SOMERVILLE, titled “City Of Heroes”, on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America

The video for the song “Walk On Water” can be seen below

The new album “City Of Heroes” will be released in CD, deluxe edition with a bonus DVD and two-LP vinyl gatefold sleeve

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The new videoclip for Kiske & Somerville ‘City of Heroes’ is now uploaded to the youtube channel of Frontiers Records, so enjoy it: