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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Avantasia announce brand new studio album

Welcome to a new era in the fantastical universe of Avantasia!

Tobias Sammet is back, with passion, magnificient energy and a musical monument with epical deepness. “A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society” marks Avantasia’s ninth album and will be released on October 21st, 2022 via Nuclear Blast.

Pure magic, fascinating the listeners with the artistry combined of metal, classic rock and any other ingredient that is required to be Avantasia. No one puts more lifeblood into their songs than Avantasia does.

Tobias Sammet about the new album:

“From the first song ideas back in 2018 / 2019 to the production, orchestration, keyboards, arrangements, details, I have been personally involved so deeply in every little aspect and detail of this album, that you can’t get an album any more personal or closer to my vision than this one. I had the time, nothing else to do in the past two and a half years, it was a slow movement life with music and my Mysteryhausen studio serving as a portal to another world, full of music and quirky encounters with my muses keeping me sane and hopeful. I am super proud of the album, some of my best songs, some of my most emotional and extreme vocal performances, some of the strongest guest performances ever. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and when you’ll hear it, you will know why!”

“A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society” is presenting eleven magical and powerful songs featuring numerous prestigious guest stars. An adventure that captivates the audience with freshness, briskness, sophistication and enchantment.

Get a first taste in watching the lyric video of the first single taken from the upcoming new album „The Wicked Rule The Night“ featuring Primal Fear front man, Ralf Scheepers.

The album was produced by Tobias Sammet with Avantasia guitar player Sascha Paeth.
Artwork of the cover was done by Swedish illustrator Alexander Jansson.

1. Welcome to the Shadows
2. The Wicked Rule the Night
3. Kill the Pain Away
4. The Inmost Light
5. Misplaced among the Angels
6. I Tame the Storm
7. Paper Plane
8. The Moonflower Society
9. Rhyme and Reason
10. Scars
11. Arabesque

Avantasia live
24.06. ES Cartagena – Rock Imperium Festival
30.06. ES Barcelona – Rock Fest
08.07. FI Tampere – Sauna Open Air
09.07. FI Oulu – Rock in the City
11.07. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene
13.07. SE Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival
21.07. DE Fulda – Domplatz
23.07. CH Pratteln – Z7 Summer Nights
03.08. DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air
04.08. DE Ludwigsburg – KSK Music Open
19.08. CZ Moravsky Krumlov – Rock Castle
26.08. DE Coburg – Schlossplatz
03.09. DE Gelsenkirchen – Nine Lives Open Air Festival