Video: Avantasia go Sleepwalking
Avantasia have released a video for their track Sleepwalking, taken from upcoming album The Mystery Of Time. View it below.
In a Classic Rock exclusive, mainman Tobias Sammet discusses working with Saxon frontman Biff Byford and ex-Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner on the new record. Those clips can also be seen below.
The band’s sixth full-length title is due for release on April 1 via Nuclear Blast. A strictly-limited “Earbook” edition includes the album plus two extra tracks plus a bonus instrumental CD, house in a large square hardback book.
Sammet explains: “For the first time in the history of Avantasia, we’re working with a real symphonic orchestra: The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg! They have worked with Rammstein, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, and also with Edguy on the Hellfire Club album.
“It’s an enchanting fairy-tale we are working on, so we really have no choice but to finally have a real orchestra – after all it’s an epic rock, or probably metal, opera.”
The Mystery Of Time also features Michael Kiske, Bob Catley, Ronnie Atkins, Eric Martin Bruce Kulick, Russell Gilbrook and others. Avantasia will appear at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 8-13.