The Wicked Symphony

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The Wicked Symphony
Studio album by Avantasia
Released April 3, 2010
Recorded 2008-2010 at Gatesudio, Wolfsburg
Vox-Klangstudio, Bendestorf
Peppermint Park Studio, Hanover
Genre Heavy metal, power metal, symphonic metal, hard rock
Length 60:37
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Sascha Paeth & Tobias Sammet
Avantasia chronology
The Scarecrow
(2008)
The Wicked Symphony/Angel of Babylon
(2010)
The Mystery of Time
(2013)

The Wicked Symphony is the fourth full-length album by Tobias Sammet's rock opera project Avantasia, released on April 3, 2010, parallel with Angel of Babylon.[1] The Wicked Symphony was released both as part of a box set, with the two albums combined and as an individual album.[1] It is the second part of "The Wicked Trilogy" and it is followed by Angel of Babylon.

Tobias Sammet describes the title track in his own words, "a ten minute track featuring a vocal battle between Jørn Lande, Russell Allen and me".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
About.com [3] 4/5 stars
Fury Rocks [4] (9.2/10)

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tobias Sammet. 

No. Title Guest Vocalist Length
1. "The Wicked Symphony"   Jørn Lande, Russell Allen 9:29
2. "Wastelands"   Michael Kiske 4:44
3. "Scales Of Justice"   Tim "Ripper" Owens 5:03
4. "Dying For An Angel"   Klaus Meine 4:32
5. "Blizzard On A Broken Mirror"   André Matos 6:08
6. "Runaway Train"   Bob Catley, Jørn Lande, Michael Kiske 8:43
7. "Crestfallen"   Jørn Lande 4:03
8. "Forever Is A Long Time"   Jørn Lande 5:05
9. "Black Wings"   Ralf Zdiarstek 4:39
10. "States Of Matter"   Russell Allen 3:58
11. "The Edge"     4:12
Total length:
60:37

[5][6]

Personnel[edit]

  • Tobias Sammet - Lead vocals, Bass guitar, Keyboards, Organ (on tracks 6, 8)
  • Sascha Paeth - Guitars, Keyboards, Bass guitar (on track 10) Producer
  • Eric Singer - Drums (on tracks 2, 4, 6)
  • Miro - Keyboards, Orchestration

Guests[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Singers[edit]

Charts[edit]

[7]

Chart Number
Germany 2
Hungary 5
Czech Republic 6
Switzerland 7
Slovenia 7
Austria 9
Sweden 14
Finland 18
Norway 22
Britain (Independent) 26
Holland (Independent) 27
Spain 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tobiassammet.com Interview with Tobias Sammet
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Review: The Wicked Symphony". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  3. ^ http://heavymetal.about.com/od/a/fr/avantasia-thewickedsymphony.htm
  4. ^ http://furyrocks.com/en/search/Avantasia__The_Wicked_Symphony_163892
  5. ^ http://www.tobiassammet.com/eng/music/TheWickedSymphony.php
  6. ^ http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Avantasia-Wicked-Symphony-The/hnum/1118074
  7. ^ http://www.tobiassammet.com/eng/music/TheWickedSymphony.php