Welcome to a new era in the fantastical universe of AVANTASIA! Tobias Sammet is back, with passion, magnificent energy, and a musical monument with epical deepness. A Paranormal Evening withthe Moonflower Society marks AVANTASIA’s ninth album and will be released on October 21st, 2022 via Nuclear Blast.
Pure magic, fascinating the listeners with the artistry combined of Metal, Classic Rock, and any other ingredient that is required to be AVANTASIA. No one puts more lifeblood into their songs than AVANTASIA does.
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 anymore 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, and some of thestrongest 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 presenting eleven magical and powerful songs featuring numerous prestigious guest stars. An adventure that captivates the audience with freshness, briskness, sophistication, and enchantment. Get the 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 it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfbIAJy9kF8
The album was produced by Tobias Sammet with AVANTASIA guitar player Sascha Paeth. The artwork of the cover was done by Swedish illustrator Alexander Jansson.
A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society Tracklisting: 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 10. Scars 11. Arabesque Playing time: 53:58min
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
ABOUT AVANTASIA: AVANTASIA, the all-star rock outlet led by EDGUY singer, songwriter, and producer Tobias Sammet, released album number eight Moonglow on February 1, 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.