Tobias Sammat's Avantasia Release Second Interview Trailer About Moonglow

AVANTASIA, the all-star rock opera spaceship piloted by EDGUY singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet, release their eighth full-length album, Moonglow, via Nuclear Blast Records on February 15th.

This new 11-song record sees Sammet, among the most talented and popular names in German hard rock and metal, reunited with some familiar faces from previous AVANTASIA albums. These include original QUEENSRYCHE lead singer Geoff TatePRETTY MAIDS frontman Ronnie AtkinsMichael Kiske of HELLOWEENJørn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN), Eric Martin (MR BIG) and MAGNUM’s Bob Catley'Moonglow' also introduces new collaborators Hansi Kürsch of BLIND GUARDIANKREATOR’s Mille Petrozza and BLACKMORE’S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night in truly spectacular fashion. 

Today, AVANTASIA release the second (of three) interview trailers, in which Tobias Sammet talks about the guest musicians on Moonglow and explains why he has chosen each of them for his songs.

Watch it here:

In case you missed the first trailer, watch it here:

Recently, AVANTASIA also released the epic new single Moonglow, featuring guest singer Candice Night. Watch the lyric video for the song here: Get the song digitally here: Listen in the NB Novelties Playlists: /

Tobias Sammet comments: "Yes, we’ve found a song on the new album that is below the 4 minutes benchmark and it would work as a single. And despite being rather short it’s also representative for the world of AVANTASIA. Somehow in hindsight I think that my admiration for Mike Oldfield shines through here, which wasn’t intentional but you can’t really control that. And by and large I find the song to be a typical AVANTASIA song nevertheless. The enchanting Candice Night did an amazing vocal job, and in all modesty, I think so did I, ha! 'Moonglow' is a declaration of love to the moon, the night; it’s about entering a different world and the sacred experiences that go along with it.“

ICYMI: "The Raven Child" (lyric video): Purchase the track here: Moonglow snippet trailer:

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

Moonglow can be pre-ordered here:

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 CooperKlaus 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 FestivalQuébec Music FestivalBarcelona 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 27.03. SK Presov - Tatran Handball Aréna 28.03. SK Bratislava - Hant Aréna 30.03. D Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle 31.03. I Milan - Alcatraz 02.04. CZ Prague - Forum Karlín *SOLD OUT* 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 *SOLD OUT* 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* 12.05. AU Sydney - Metro Theatre 14.05. AU Melbourne - The Forum 17.05. US San Jose, CA - City National Civic of San Jose *NEW* 19.05. US Anaheim, CA - City National Grove *NEW* 21.05. US Chicago, IL - Patio Theater *NEW* 23.05. CA Montreal, QUE - Metropolis *NEW* 24.05. US Worcester, MA - The Palladium *NEW* 29.05  RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolican

Festivals:  11. - 13.07.     D         Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! 11. - 14.07.     CZ       Vizovice - Masters of Rock 14. - 17.08.     D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

More dates to be announced soon...!

The band: 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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