The Metal opera pt. I

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"The Metal Opera Pt. I." by Avantasia is released in a double LP (re-release) on fancy picture vinyl (Gatefold format/box case).

The project Avantasia starts its unique triumphal march with this album. Besides Edguy Mastermind Tobias Sammet are also the following musicians in on it: Markus Grosskopf, Henjo Richter, Alex Holzwarth, Kai Hansen, Andre Matos (ex Angra), David DeFeis (Virgin Steele), Oliver Hartmann (ex At Vance), Rob Rock (Impellitteri) sowie Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation). This illustrious group and their of course immense creative inventiveness by Tobias Sammet make this release a symphonic power metal master piece.


Item no. 312331
Colour Picture
Musical Genre Symphonic Metal
Exclusive No
Media - Format 1-3 2-LP
Edition Limited Edition, Picture, Re-Release
Product topic Bands
Band Avantasia
Product type LP
Release date 4/17/15
Gender Unisex

LP 1

  • 1.
  • 2.
    Reach out for the light
  • 3.
    Serpents in paradise
  • 4.
    Malleus Maleficarum
  • 5.
    Breaking away
  • 6.
  • 7.
    The glory of Rome

LP 2

  • 1.
    In nomine patris
  • 2.
  • 3.
    A new dimension
  • 4.
  • 5.
    Sign of the cross
  • 6.
    The tower

by Heiner Salomon (null) What Tobias Sammet already announced with his Single has become reality. "The metal opera - Part I" is Sammet's wish come true as he says. And what he gives to the public can sheer be called a masterpiece. The story behind this concept album is quite complicated because it is unbelievably complex and expanding. To put it into a nutshell, one could say it is a fantasy story based partly on Medieval times, partly on a religious background. To get into it more deeply I recommend the booklet reading to you. Each guest-vocalist takes over a different character, whereas Sammet is the novice Gabriel and Ernie (Michael Kiske) the druid Lugaid, as the two main characters. The musical line-up of Avantasia is beside Sammet: Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray), Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) and Alex Holzwart (Rhapsody). Apropos Part I: There will definitely be a part II and probably even a part III. But until then you should get yourself this one, because it's worth every cent!

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