Tobias Sammet's Avantasia ‎– The Metal Opera

AFM Records ‎– AFM 040-2, AFM Records ‎– AFM CD 040-2
CD, Album

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1 Prelude 1:11
2 Reach Out For The Light 6:33
3 Serpents In Paradise 6:15
4 Malleus Maleficarum 1:43
5 Breaking Away 4:34
6 Farewell
Acoustic Guitar – Norman MeiritzVocals [Anna Held] – Sharon den Adel
7 The Glory Of Rome 5:28
8 In Nomine Patris 1:04
9 Avantasia 5:32
10 A New Dimension 1:39
11 Inside
Piano – Frank Tischer
12 Sign Of The Cross
Lead Guitar – Jens Ludwig
13 The Tower
Lead Guitar – Jens LudwigVocals [Voice In The Tower] – Timo Tolkki

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Recorded at Rhoen-Studios, Germany.
Mixed at Finnvox-Studios, Finland.
Mastered at Finnvox-Studios, Finland.

David DeFeis vocals recorded at Last Chance Studios, USA.
Rob Rock vocals recorded at Future Sound Recorders, Orlando-Florida, USA.
André Matos vocals recorded at Gate-Studios, Germany.
Sharon den Adel vocals recorded at RS29-Studios, Netherlands.
Kai Hansen vocals recorded at Hansen-Studios, Germany.
Timo Tolkki vocals recorded at Finnvox-Studios, Finland.

Distribution worldwide: Argentina: NEMS, Australia: MMD, Austria: NSM, BeNeLux: Rock Inc., Bulgaria: Wizard, Brasil: Rock Brigade/Laser Company, Chile: NEMS, Croatia: Trolik D.O.O., Czech Republic: Sheer Records, Denmark: Nordic Metal, Finland: MNW/House Of Kicks, France: NTS, Germany: Connected, Great Britain: Plastic Head, Greece: Cosmic Storm, Hungary: HMP, Israel: Raven Music, Italy: Audioglobe, Japan: JVC, Norway:MNW/House Of Kicks, Poland: Mystic Production, Portugal: Recital, Romania: Rocris Disc, Slovakia: Rock Extremum, Spain: Arise, Sweden: MNW/House Of Kicks, Switzerland: Disctrade, Turkey: Hammer Müzik, USA/Canada: Century Media.

(p) + (c) 2001 AFM Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 009880 467220
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4009880467220
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 5): [DOCdata logo] Germany AFM CD 040-2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 5): IFPI LL88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5228
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5227
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 5222
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 5221
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 5224
  • Label Code: LC 05204
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • SPARS Code: DDD

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3063382 Tobias Sammet's Avantasia The Metal Opera(CD, Album) Nothing To Say 3063382 France 2001 Sell This Version
APC JVC 257, P 5407 Tobias Sammet's Avantasia The Metal Opera(Cass, Album) Aquarius (3), Aquarius (3) APC JVC 257, P 5407 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
AFM 040-2 Tobias Sammet's Avantasia The Metal Opera(CD) AFM Records AFM 040-2 2001 Sell This Version
NEMS 297 Tobias Sammet's Avantasia The Metal Opera(CD, Album) NEMS Enterprises NEMS 297 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
VICP-61260 Tobias Sammet's Avantasia The Metal Opera(CD, Album) Victor VICP-61260 Japan 2001 Sell This Version



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September 27, 2017

When in 2001 was released first Avantasia album - it was such a blow, in terms of power with which could compare only an atomic bomb! I'd remember how this album was showing the highest positions in the charts. Indeed, both in music and in melody, this is the continuation of Edguy ideas. Tobias Sammet could not depart from the already found style, so he did better - he perfected it. Tobias Sammet could not depart from the already found style, so he did better - he make this style better. Avantasia is so wide-ranging conceptual work, which is very difficult to find in a such a high quality, at least in the power metal. Many tried to repeat the success of the Tobias metal opera, but none, even Sammet himself, could not get close to the very first part of the Avantasia.