TOBIAS SAMMET’S AVANTASIA – Release new single ‘The Moonflower Society’ (feat. Magnum’s Bob Catley)13th July 2022
Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA invites you to a journey into a magical world. Today the band kicks off pre-orders for their upcoming album with a brand new single and music video for ‘The Moonflower Society’, with a guest feature from Magnum‘s lead singer Bob Catley.The ninth AVANSTASIA studio album ‘A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society’ is due out on 21st October 2022 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order here: https://avantasia.bfan.link/APEWTMS
‘The Moonflower Society’ is a song full of magic, fascinating the listeners with the artistry combined of metal, classic rock and every other ingredient that is required to be AVANTASIA. A song, living through the lifeblood Tobias Sammet puts in his works.
Tobias Sammet comments on ‘The Moonflower Society‘:
“A moonflower is a creature of the night that blossoms when the world is asleep. For me, it stands on one hand for the weird characters I populate my songs with, and on the other hand for the weird characters I surround myself with in AVANTASIA. Just let yourself fall into a wonderful, mysterious journey“.
A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society is presenting eleven magical and powerful songs featuring numerous prestigious guest stars. An adventure that captivates the audience with freshness, briskness, sophistication and enchantment.
The album was produced by Tobias Sammet with AVANTASIA guitar player Sascha Paeth.
The fantastic cover art was created by Swedish illustrator Alexander Jansson.
A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society
1. Welcome to the Shadows
2. The Wicked Rule the Night
3. Kill the Pain Away
4. The Inmost Light
5. Misplaced among the Angels
6. I Tame the Storm
7. Paper Plane
8. The Moonflower Society
9. Rhyme and Reason
Playing time: 53:58min
Earbook (ltd. to 5000 copies)
2LP – Black Vinyl
2 Picture- LP (ltd. to 2000 copies)
Vinyl Box (Mailorder Edition, ltd. to 1800 copies)
2 LP- Moonstone Vinyl (ltd. to 3500 copies)
2 LP – Fluorescent Green Vinyl (ltd. to 500 copies)
2 LP – Baltic Blue/Ocean Green Cloudy Vinyl (ltd. to 300 copies)
2 LP – Inca Gold Vinyl (US only, ltd. to 700 copies)
2 LP – Marine Blue Vinyl (Band exclusive, ltd. to 300 copies)
2 LP – Cardinal Red/Graphite Splatter Vinyl (Band exclusive, ltd. to 500 copies)
2 LP – Fluorescent Orange Vinyl (EMP exclusive, ltd. to 300 copies)
2 LP – Silver Vinyl (FNAC exclusive, ltd. to 300 copies)
13.07. SE Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival
21.07. DE Fulda – Domplatz
23.07. CH Pratteln – Z7 Summer Nights
03.08. DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air
04.08. DE Ludwigsburg – KSK Music Open
19.08. CZ Moravsky Krumlov – Rock Castle
26.08. DE Coburg – Schlossplatz
03.09. DE Gelsenkirchen – Nine Lives Open Air Festival
AVANTASIA, the all-star rock outlet led by EDGUY singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet, released album number eight Moonglow on February 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records, which hit number one on the album charts in Germany and charted in 17 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas before AVANTASIA embarked on a ten-month world tour of Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
Since its beginnings in 1999, the past AVANTASIA releases have featured international stars such as Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (SCORPIONS), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR BIG), SAXON‘s Biff Byford, ex-TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and many more.