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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #140 on: November 30, 2012, 09:17:40 AM »
They won't. They'd be throwing money away.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #141 on: December 27, 2012, 05:28:40 PM »
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Commented Sammet: "To me, he used to be what John D. Rockerduck is to Scrooge McDuck: an adamant longtime rival; in our case, when it comes to producing rock operas. Well, if you can't beat your enemy, make him your ally! And so I opened the door and literally invited pestilence into my world, ha!

"Seriously, the truth is that the 'pestilence' I'm talking about is really one of the nicest, coolest and loveliest plagues I've ever come to know, an ambitious artist through and through and a real great guitar player. So, having just come back from a shopping tour in 2912 — where apparently he found himself a brand new pair of bad-ass pants and boots — he went into the studio to record some additional lead guitar for the forthcoming AVANTASIA album, 'The Mystery Of Time': AYREON mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen!"

First:  :lol Then:  :metal

I wonder if Arjen will invite Tobias?......
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #142 on: December 27, 2012, 07:17:51 PM »
:whoa:

That's a whole heaping spread of awesome sauce!
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #143 on: January 08, 2013, 11:56:06 AM »
I was listening to "Racer X" radio on Pandora last night and Edguy's "Golden Dawn" came on.  Pretty cool tune.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #144 on: January 08, 2013, 02:45:01 PM »
Golden Dawn was the first Edguy song I heard and it blew me away, definitely one of their greatest songs.  Possibly Sammet's best vocal performance.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #145 on: January 10, 2013, 04:04:23 AM »
Ronnie Atkins has just been confirmed as a guest also on the new Avantasia. 

I'm a happy man with that, Ronnie and Pretty Maids are fantastic.  Great to see Tobias using some under appreciated and different singers this time around.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #146 on: January 11, 2013, 08:12:13 PM »
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In March the new Avantasia album "The Mystery Of Time" will be released. The list of featured artists who have been confirmed for the album reads like a who-is-who in Rock and Metal: Now another legend of Rock history has been announced: Eric Martin of US-platinum sellers MR. BIG is singing a role on the album and will join AVANTASIA on stage during the "Mystery World Tour", starting in April.

Sweet!  Anticipation continues to build
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #147 on: January 13, 2013, 04:43:49 AM »
That's one guy I would have never expected, very cool.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #148 on: January 19, 2013, 08:15:45 AM »
Booyah!!!

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After Biff Byford (Saxon), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, ex-Meat Loaf), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance) another guest star has been revealed: legendary former Deep Purple, Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Joe Lynn Turner will appear on the new Avantasia album "The Mystery Of Time" (to be released in March). More details here at tobiassammet.com soon!

This could turn out to be album of the year with that lineup!!
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #149 on: January 19, 2013, 08:23:22 AM »
Oh, and this too was posted this morning on Tobias' website.

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In March the new Avantasia album "The Mystery Of Time" will be released worldwide. Lyrically it marks a conceptual story again, and the tracklist reads as follows: Spectres, The Watchmakers' Dream, Black Orchid, Where Clock Hands Freeze, Sleepwalking, Savior In The Clockwork, Invoke The Machine, What's Left Of Me, Dweller In A Dream and The Great Mystery.
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #150 on: January 19, 2013, 08:23:54 AM »
Buff Byford is easily the most underrated vocalist in metal. He sounds better than ever, especially when you take into account the miles on his voice.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #151 on: January 19, 2013, 08:34:26 AM »
Looking forward to this :metal

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #152 on: January 19, 2013, 10:53:13 AM »
Buff Byford is easily the most underrated vocalist in metal. He sounds better than ever, especially when you take into account the miles on his voice.

He was something to behold back in the day. I was a big Saxon fan until Destiny. Lost track of them after that until 3-4 years ago.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #153 on: January 19, 2013, 11:10:23 AM »
Their last few albums have been great, with the new one due in February. He sounds better than ever.
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #154 on: January 20, 2013, 03:39:01 AM »
Joe Lynn Turner!!  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :metal

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #155 on: February 03, 2013, 04:16:17 AM »



01. Spectres
02. The Watchmakers' Dream
03. Black Orchid
04. Where Clock Hands Freeze
05. Sleepwalking
06. Savior In The Clockwork
07. Invoke The Machine
08. What's Left Of Me
09. Dweller In A Dream
10. The Great Mystery


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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #156 on: February 03, 2013, 05:59:47 AM »
I like the tracklisting, but that cover is pretty laughable.
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #157 on: February 03, 2013, 06:36:17 AM »
I like the tracklisting, but that cover is pretty laughable.

It's very Magnum-esque.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #158 on: February 03, 2013, 09:37:11 AM »
I guess I listen to so much music these days that I've let some things slide, but I've been randomly following "related artists" links on Spotify, and I pulled up Avantasia and started listening to The Scarecrow, and...jesus christ, how'd I forget how epic the fucking title track is? Jorn KILLS it.  :metal
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #159 on: February 03, 2013, 09:43:20 AM »
I like the tracklisting, but that cover is pretty laughable.

It's very Magnum-esque.
Everything is Magnum-esque to you! :lol
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #160 on: February 03, 2013, 10:39:20 AM »
I like the tracklisting, but that cover is pretty laughable.

It's very Magnum-esque.
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #161 on: February 03, 2013, 01:36:03 PM »
I like the tracklisting, but that cover is pretty laughable.

It's very Magnum-esque.

Very true, I like it.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #162 on: February 03, 2013, 09:23:02 PM »
Yup has Magnum written all over the cover and we all know how much Tobi likes them.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #163 on: February 04, 2013, 03:37:39 AM »
Edguy's cover of the Spirit is pretty good, nowhere near as good as the original but good.  I'm great Tobi shows respect for underrated bands like Magnum and Pretty Maids, it's fresh to see other musicians sight these guys as influences when not many do.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #164 on: February 04, 2013, 11:24:27 AM »
Reason it looks like a Magnum cover art?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Matthews

Using Magnum's long time cover artist will do that. :D
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2013, 12:07:55 PM »
Reason it looks like a Magnum cover art?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Matthews

Using Magnum's long time cover artist will do that. :D

There's no mistaking Rodney Matthews work.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #167 on: February 24, 2013, 05:08:44 AM »
Cant wait for preorders.
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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2013, 05:11:43 AM »
Cant wait for preorders.

Yeah, I'm surprised you can't pre order already, it's only out in less than 5 weeks.

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« Reply #169 on: February 24, 2013, 06:32:10 AM »
Cant wait for preorders.

Yeah, I'm surprised you can't p
re order already, it's only out in less than 5 weeks.

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Re: The official Avantasia and Edguy thread
« Reply #170 on: February 27, 2013, 04:29:59 AM »
New song;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfQEclxbQrs

Hmmm...it's okay, nothing spectacular though.  Ronnie sounds awesome.

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Nice to see you Chad.

Jesus, there is a lot of layers of cheese right here.  Not a big fan after the first listen, Tobi use to be the best ballad writer in the business IMO back in the Edguy glory days, but the last three albums, the ballads have easily been the weakest on the album IMO.  I think he probably should have done the song with Ronnie as a video.