AVANTASIA: Listen to the first single of the new album

Next Friday, the new AVANTASIA single "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose" will be available […]
December 8, 2015

Next Friday, the new AVANTASIA single "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose" will be available for download. On Wednesday, December 9th at 3pm EST/9:00pm CET the song will be played on the Tobias Sammet Rockshow on RadioBob. You can also stream the show live from www.radiobob.de.

"Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose" is a four minutes song which Tobias described as a short opera within the rock opera. The choirs alone took over 40 hours to record - just for that one song!

Tobias commets: "At first listen it's a straight forward epic rock track in the vain of Meat Loaf meets AVANTASIA, but there are so many details and even though it flows well, it's the most sophisticated and detailed single I've ever released. Except from the chorus and one guitar line not one single part is repeated, even the verses are completely different. If Meat Loaf or Richard Wagner would do that kind of song, I am sure this would be a major hit. I just hope people take their headphones and listen to this in a darkened room and not over their mobile phone speakers, because that's the only way this music unfolds its magic."

Below is the track listing for Ghostlights:
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose

Lead vocals: Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You

Lead vocals: Tobias, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann

03. The Haunting

Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

04. Seduction Of Decay

Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

05. Ghostlights

Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias, Jorn Lande
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann

06. Draconian Love

Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

07. Master Of The Pendulum

Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth

08. Isle Of Evermore

Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias

09. Babylon Vampyres

Lead vocals: Tobias, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth

10. Lucifer

Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick

11. Unchain The Light

Lead vocals: Tobias, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann

12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick

The instrumentalists on Ghostlights are as follows:
SASCHA PAETH - Rhythm Guitars, Lead Guitars, Bass, Additional Keys
MICHAEL RODENBERG - Orchestration, Keys
TOBIAS SAMMET - Additional Keys, Bass
BRUCE KULICK - Lead Guitars

Order your copy of Ghostlights here:

Or digitally:

The Mystery of Time, the latest release from German composer and vocalist Tobias Sammet's, Avantasia, charted in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and America, including #2 in Germany. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard "Heat Seekers" chart as well as #33 on the "Hard Rock" chart.

Watch The Mystery Of Time album preview, the video for "Sleepwalking" and interviews with Tobias Sammet on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!

Visit AVANTASIA online at www.AVANTASIA.net
Like: www.facebook.com/AVANTASIA
Follow: Twitter.com/_AVANTASIA
Watch: www.youtube.com/AVANTASIAOFFICIAL

Visit TOBIAS SAMMET online at www.TOBIASSAMMET.com
Follow: Twitter.com/TOBIASSAMMET

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