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post Feb 25 2008, 04:12 AM
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Avantasia is a Symphonic-Power Metal collaboration of many varying artists. Avantasia was formed by a German songwriter/performer known as Tobias Sammet. Some of you may know him as Frontman and Lead Singer of Edguy. I purchased "The Metal Opera Pt. II" (released 2003) about a year ago, and i instantly fell in love with the awesome sound. Two nights ago, i decided to check online and see how Avantasia is doing. I learned that they released a new album titled "the Scarecrow" in January. Tobias has done it again, fusing metal with melodic and symphonic tones that make my head bob everytime i listen to my iPod. Even Alice Cooper showed up in this album XD I know Avantasia isnt very popular at all, but i recommend everyone here at GMC to check them out. biggrin.gif

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Link, as requested: The Final Sacrifice

check them out on itunes as well

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post Feb 25 2008, 04:19 AM
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It would be nice if you could post a link. smile.gif


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post Feb 25 2008, 04:48 AM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Feb 24 2008, 10:19 PM) *
It would be nice if you could post a link. smile.gif


ok, sorry (link above)
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post Feb 25 2008, 04:54 AM
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Scarecrow was an ok album for me. Listened to it couple days ago in our radio station.


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post Feb 25 2008, 04:56 AM
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Ahh I found The Scarecrow (or what Ive heard of it) a brilliant album! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 25 2008, 11:00 AM
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One of my favourites as well smile.gif
Awesome band, I like everythink Tobias does laugh.gif
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post Feb 25 2008, 11:40 AM
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Tobias is one of my favourite power metal singers and composers so I use to listen to Avantasia. wink.gif

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Avantasia is definetly one of my fav bands.. and the Scarecrow just keeps getting better smile.gif


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post Feb 25 2008, 04:40 PM
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Avantasia is brilliant, Tobias Sammet is a true genious!
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post Feb 25 2008, 10:36 PM
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its nice to see so many people that have heard of Avantasia
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where i'm from, no one has ever heard of them.
it pisses me off that they're not in the mainstream along with some other bands
Tobias's melodies and lyrics are extremely unique and friggin awesome in my opinion.
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post Feb 27 2008, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (maw793 @ Feb 25 2008, 06:36 PM) *
its nice to see so many people that have heard of Avantasia
=D
where i'm from, no one has ever heard of them.
it pisses me off that they're not in the mainstream along with some other bands
Tobias's melodies and lyrics are extremely unique and friggin awesome in my opinion.



Don't worry. I could talk maybe with 100 persons on Buenos Aires street and I'm sure that they don't know them. Power Metal bands are like cult bands. However this year Sonata Arctica will make (or made, not sure) in a club for (around) 5000 fans, the same place where Helloween played some time ago and where Helloween and Gamma RAy will do a show together. I think that power metal is stronger here than in Germany (one of the countries that make more bands known). But it's just what I think. I read a Helloween interview where they say that in Germany they play in pubs. blink.gif


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