Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia announce new studio album “A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society”

Author Flavia Andrade - 29.6.2022

Tobias Sammet is back, with passion, magnificient energy and a musical monument with epical deepness. “A Paranormal Evening withthe Moonflower Society” marks Avantasia’s ninth album and will be released on October 21, 2022 via Nuclear Blast. The album combines metal, classic rock and any other ingredient necessary to create what is Avantasia‘s sound.

Tobias Sammet about the new album:

“From the first song ideas back in 2018 / 2019 to the production, orchestration, keyboards, arrangements, details, I have been personally involved so deeply in every little aspect and detail of this album, that you can’t get an album any more personal or closer to my vision than this one. I had the time, nothing else to do in the past two and a half years, it was a slow movement life with music and my Mysteryhausen studio serving as a portal to another world, full of music and quirky encounters with my muses keeping me sane and hopeful. I am super proud of the album, some of my best songs, some of my most emotional and extreme vocal performances, some of the strongest guest performances ever. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and when you’ll hear it, you will know why!”

“A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society” brings eleven magical and powerful songs featuring numerous prestigious guest stars, such as Primal Fear‘s frontman, Ralf Scheepers, featured in the first single, “The Wicked Rule The Night“, which has a lyric video out. The album was produced by Tobias Sammet with Avantasia guitar player Sascha Paeth, with cover artwork by Swedish illustrator Alexander Jansson.

You can watch the lyric video below:

Avantasia is an all-star rock outlet led by Edguy singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet. They 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 their 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.

“A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society” track listing:

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
10. Scars
11. Arabesque

You can check out Avantasia on tour:

30.06. ES Barcelona – Rock Fest
08.07. FI Tampere – Sauna Open Air 
09.07. FI Oulu – Rock in the City 
11.07. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene 
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