AVANTASIA – to release new album “Moonglow” on February 1, 2019!


October 12, 2018 — The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece »Moonglow« on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. 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. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Comments Tobias Sammet, “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash »Moonglow« upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release »Moonglow«, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big »Moonglow World Tour«.”

»Moonglow« – Track Listing:

  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

Bonus Track

  1. 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 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, Québec Music Festival, Barcelona 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«

Presented by Metal Hammer, Piranha, Musix, Rock It!

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 – 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*

More dates to be announced soon…!