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Avantasia -The Wicked Symphony dlp


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2021 re-issue on black vinyls with gatefold cover

Tobias Sammet calls … and the metal prominence answers. Developing the concept outlined in his earlier work ‘The Scarecrow’, Tobias Sammet has teamed up with some outstanding musicians to create not just one, but two, awe inspiring symphonic metal albums. The German frontman of Edguy has collaborated with some of the biggest names in metal for these two albums, including ex-Judas Priest vocalist Tim Ripper Owens, Klaus Meine of Scorpions and Helloween lead singer Michael Kiske. In the second installment of ‘The Scarecrow Saga’ Avantasia reaches beyond the traditional metal nuances and further into the obscure. Featuring some unbelievably long tracks, Tobias has maintained his grandiose approach with ‘The Wicked Symphony’ title track described by Tobias as ‘a ten minute track featuring a vocal battle between Jorn Lande, Russell Allen and me’ While no-one could argue that ‘The Scarecrow’ was already a near perfect record that had almost anything you could wish for; These two new albums follow the same roots yet surpass their prequel in a lot of ways. Tobias Sammet is keeping this project on the highest possible level, showing everybody that he really is a musical genius. Line-up: Tobias Sammet – Vocals, Bass Sascha Paeth – Guitars Michael “Miro” Rodenberg – Keyboards, Orchestration Eric Singer – Drums Guests: Musicians: Bruce Kulick – Guitars (on tracks 6, 11) Oliver Hartmann – Guitars (on tracks 2, 8) Felix Bohnke – Drums (on tracks 1, 5, 9 11) Alex Holzwarth – Drums (on tracks 3, 7, 8, 10) Simon Oberender – Organ (on track 11) Vocalists: Jørn Lande (on tracks 1, 6, 7, 8) Michael Kiske (on tracks 2, 6) Russell Allen (on tracks 1, 10) Bob Catley (on track 6) Klaus Meine (on track 4) Tim “Ripper” Owens (on track 3) André Matos (on track 5) Ralf Zdiarstek (on track 9)

Track list:
1. The Wicked Symphony
2. Wastelands
3. Scales Of Justice
4. Dying For An Angel
5. Blizzard On A Broken Mirror
6. Runaway Train
7. Crestfallen
8. Forever Is A Long Time
9. Black Wings
10. States Of Matter
11. The Edge

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