Tobias Sammet is back with a passion to offer up his latest epic. “A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society” marks Avantasia’s ninth studio album and will be released on October 21st, 2022, via Nuclear Blast.
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 a collection of eleven magical and powerful songs featuring numerous prestigious guests. It’s a musical adventure that’s sure to captivate it’s audience.
Get a first taste by 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. Watch the video below.
The album was produced by Tobias Sammet with Avantasia guitar player Sascha Paeth. The cover artwork 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
Live Shows 2022:
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
Avantasia, the all-star rock outlet led by Edguy singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet, released album number eight “Moonglow” on February 1st, 2019, via Nuclear Blast Records, which hit number one on the album charts in Germany and charted in 17 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas before Avantasia embarked on a ten-month world tour of Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
Since its beginnings in 1999, the past Avantasia releases have featured international stars such as Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Saxon’s Biff Byford, ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and many more.