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Avantasia – Interview with Tobias Sammett

Avantasia - Mystery of Time ArtworkAfter apparently calling it quits two years ago, German power metal maestro Tobias Sammett delivered a pleasant surprise to his legions of fans when it was revealed that there would, in fact, be a new Avantasia studio album, ‘The Mystery Of Time’, which is being released at the end of this month.

Once again, it features a stellar cast of guest musicians, including Saxon frontman Biff Byford, Michael Kiske, Joe Lynn Turner, Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins, Bob Catley of Magnum and Mr Big’s Eric Martin.

Planet Mosh picked up the old Horatio Hornblower for a chat with Tobi to talk about why he decided to resurrect the Avantasia brand, the story behind the latest album and what to expect from the supporting tour (which finishes off with an appearance at Bloodstock)…

‘The Mystery Of Time’ is released on Nuclear Blast on March 29th.  Avantasia play Bloodstock Open Air on August 10th.

Official website:  http://www.tobiassammet.com/eng/index.php

Follow Avantasia of Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/avantasia

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