AVANTASIA – unveil new single ‘The Raven Child’; lyric video streaming!

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Last week, Tobias Sammet revealed more details about the forthcoming AVANTASIA opus »Moonglow«, which will be released on February 15th, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Today the fans finally get a first musical impression in the form of the epic single, ‘The Raven Child’. Watch the lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTN2ZzpQRh4

Purchase the track here: http://nblast.de/AvantasiaTheRavenChild

Listen in the NB Novelties Playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties

Check out the »Moonglow« snippet trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHPpUbImZ5M

»Moonglow« can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

– CD- Digibook (36 pages)- 2CD-Artbook (64 pages)

– 2LP (different colours) in gatefold

– BOX (Digibook + CD in sleeve + 2LP (ice blue + dark blue marble) in gatefold + bonus 10″ (black) in sleeve + signed photo card + certificate + poster) *NB Mailorder-exclusive

Pre-order the album here: http://nblast.de/AvantasiaMoonglow

Comments Tobias Sammet:

“I really can’t wait to unleash »Moonglow«. First reactions by press and friends are the most enthusiastic comments I have ever gotten in my whole career of 27 years. No bullshit, it’s the truth, Sascha and I are overwhelmed!In order to avoid boredom, in the middle of promotion and tour preparations I was getting myself involved in every detail of the album sleeves, booklets and packaging, to make sure the album drags the listener into a different world. I wanted »Moonglow« to be an overall experience for escapists like myself.My favourite edition is the giant super strictly limited art book edition with bonus track and a bonus CD. A massive coffee table book with photos, interview, liner notes and illustrations of Victorian painter Grimshaw who has been very inspirational to me. This book edition is everything it takes to invite the listener into the world of »Moonglow« and its productional process.There is also a smaller digibook version that features one bonus track and that is limited and beautiful as well. And of course there are also vinyl editions to hug, feel, watch, smell and caress.I am extremely proud of all these little treasures and can’t wait to unleash them!”

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 Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch and Mille Petrozza, who bring a new flavour to this AVANTASIA album. The magical cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

»Moonglow« – Track Listing:

01. Ghost In The Moon

02. Book Of Shallows

03. Moonglow

04. The Raven Child

05. Starlight

06. Invincible

07. Alchemy

08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

09. Lavender

10. Requiem For A Dream

11. Maniac

Bonus Track

12. 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 the likes of 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 scene. For some 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«

Präsentiert von Metal Hammer, piranha, musix, Rock It!27.03.   SK   Presov – Tatran Handball Aréna

28.03.   SK   Bratislava – Hant Aréna

30.03.   DE   Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle

31.03.   IT   Milan – Alcatraz

02.04.   CZ   Prague – Forum Karlín *SOLD OUT*

03.04.   DE   Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt

05.04.   DE   Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena

06.04.   DE   Bamberg – Brose Arena

08.04.   DE   Fulda – Esperantohalle

09.04.   DE   Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle

10.04.   FR   Paris – Olympia

12.04.   DE   Osnabrück – Osnabrück Halle

13.04.   DE   Hamburg – Mehr! Theater *SOLD OUT*

14.04.   DE   Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena

16.04.   UK   London – The Forum

18.04.   DE   Offenbach – Stadthalle

19.04.   CH   Pratteln – Z7

20.04.   CH   Pratteln – Z7

24.04.   ES   Bilbao – Santana 27

26.04.   ES   Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1

27.04.   ES   Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre

02.05.   SE   Stockholm – Arenan

04.05.   RU   Moscow – Glavclub Green Concert

06.05.   HU   Budapest – Barba Negra Track

12.05.   AU   Sydney – Metro Theatre

14.05.   AU   Melbourne – The Forum

17.05.   US   San Jose, CA – City National Civic

19.05.   US   Anaheim, CA – City National Grove

21.05.   US   Chicago, IL – Patio Theater

23.05.   CA   Montreal, QC – Metropolis

24.05.   US   Worcester, MA – Palladium

More dates to be announced soon…!

The band is:

Tobias Sammet | additional keys & bass

Sascha Paeth | guitars & bass

Michael Rodenberg | keyboards, piano & orchestration

Felix Bohne | drums

Oliver Hartmann | additional lead guitars

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