Performing to a jam-packed, sold out venue, Tobias Sammet and his Avantasia Moonglow tour ensemble made this corner of London theirs for one very special night.
It’s a life achievement. It is a religion of vision. What else can we say? A piece of art, it’s a seventh wonder of the world.
“Moonglow” is a symbiosis between old and new. That means the structure of the record and the songs are both new, but also familiar
I’ve rarely seen so much playfulness, funny and talented people together on one stage. Avantasia are still a household number when it comes to live performances.
I was also asked if I’d like to write songs for other artists and I refused, because if I write a cool song it is supposed to be an Edguy or Avantasia song.
Less than a month is left until the new Avantasia opus ‘Ghostlights’ is released – on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
Tobias Sammet showed once more that he is one of the best songwriters we have in Metal right now
She has one of the finest female voices in Rock & Metal: Amanda Somerville. The Michigan singer/songwriter/vocal coach works very hard and loves every moment. Working in the music industry, especially in the Rock & Metal genre, for 15 years she was part of countless projects and featured as a background singer on many metal records from Kamelot, Epica, Avantasia; the list goes on and on. At the moment she is on tour with Rock Meets Classic. Which was the perfect time to meet with her and ask her some questions about the new Kiske/Somerville album, the Metal community, talent shows, Rock Meets Classic and much more.
I think I don’t need to say so much about the musicianship on this album. All bandmembers are in fantastic shape and everyone has moments on this album where he can shine. The band is tight as ever and Tobi Sammet is also in top form. Productionwise it’s a bit too polished this time. Some more edges and a more raw production would have fit better to the songs.