AVANTASIA - Black Romantic Class Trip

27. February 2019

AVANTASIA - Schwarzromantische Klassenfahrt

Originally Tobias Sammet wanted to use the time after "Ghostlights" for a solo album. Although this eventually led to the next Avantasia project, Hesse's autobiographical work was nevertheless incorporated into the new album "Moonglow" - packaged in a dreamy, gloomy setting that could have sprung from the fantasy of US director Tim Burton.

In addition to all kinds of well-known voices, the new actors Candice Night, Mille Petrozza and Hansi Kürsch expand the cosmos of the progmetal opera project for Avantasia's new album "Moonglow". Despite the big names, Mastermind Tobias Sammet still places quality clearly before quantity. He emphasizes this several times during the conversation.

eclipsed: Please summarize the storyline of "Moonglow". Were there external inspirations or is everything growing on your own crap?

eclipsed No. 177 / 2-2016

31. December 2016

R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE - Blackstar is beautiful

AVANTASIA "Ghostlights"

21. January 2016

A circle of mad scholars led by a misanthropic occultist and a young agnostic scientist are the main characters in Tobias Sammet's seventh Avantasia concept album "Ghostlights". In the thematic field of tension between morality, science, spirituality and conspiracy theories, Sammet weaves an extremely catchy, bombastic rock/metal opera of high compositional quality.

AVANTASIA - Epic and Wild

20. January 2016

AVANTASIA - Epic and Wild

Originally founded by Tobias Sammet as an all-star side project of the band Edguy, Fantasia have since served him as an outlet for his "Metal Opera" fantasies. But Avantasia have long since become an independent, permanent fixture. "Ghostlights" is the name of her most recent, all-round convincing work. It comes up with a lot of illustrious guest vocalists as usual.

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 85

20. January 2016

WITCHCRAFT - The Outcast (edit) (4:57)
Album: Nucleus (2016)
Label/Distribution: Nuclear Blast/Warner www.nuclearblast.de

The times when you could imprint Witchcraft stamps like Doom or Stoner are over from "Nucleus". The Swedes have created an album that is as stylistically diverse as it is in love with detail. This is retro and modern at the same time. Last month's album is a record to fall in love with!

eclipsed No. 150 / 5-2013

12. April 2014

The Turn of Time - 40 Years The Dark Side Of The Moon

To describe the success and influence of "The Dark Side Of The Moon", you can't get far with conventional superlatives. Pink Floyd have brought about nothing less than a paradigm shift in rock music with this album. Perhaps the greatest merit of the group was the fact that it made the artful, skilful rock music palatable to a whole new class of listeners. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of the famous record eclipsed enters the far side of the moon.