Moonglow (album)

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Moonglow
Avantasia – Moonglow.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2019
Length66:45
70:30 (with bonus track)
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerSascha Paeth and Tobias Sammet
Avantasia chronology
Ghostlights
(2016)
Moonglow
(2019)
Singles from Moonglow
  1. "The Raven Child"
    Released: 14 December 2018

Moonglow is the upcoming eighth full-length album by Tobias Sammet's rock opera project Avantasia. It will be released on 15 February 2019 through Nuclear Blast.[1][2] As with previous Avantasia projects, the album will feature extensive collaborations with returning and new guest vocalists.[1][3] It will feature 11 tracks (12 including its bonus track) and be supported by a world tour.[4][1]

Background and composition[edit]

Sammet commented that he believes Moonglow is the most "adorned and detailed album we've ever produced", including "Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, [and] amazing guest vocal performances".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleGuest vocalist(s)Length
1."Ghost in the Moon" 9:51
2."Book of Shallows"Hansi Kürsch, Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Mille Petrozza5:00
3."Moonglow"Candice Night3:56
4."The Raven Child"Kürsch, Lande11:16
5."Starlight"Atkins3:38
6."Invincible"Geoff Tate3:07
7."Alchemy"Tate7:28
8."The Piper at the Gates of Dawn"Atkins, Lande, Eric Martin, Bob Catley, Tate7:20
9."Lavender"Catley4:30
10."Requiem for a Dream"Michael Kiske6:08
11."Maniac" (Michael Sembello cover)Martin4:31
12."Heart" (bonus track) 3:45
Total length:70:30

Personnel[edit]

Sources: [1][2]

Guest vocalists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "AVANTASIA – to release new album "Moonglow" on February 1, 2019!". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album". Blabbermouth.net. December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "AVANTASIA: 'Moonglow' Cover Artwork, Track Listing, Guest Vocalists Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. October 12, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Cafagna, Federica (12 October 2018). "Avantasia, a new album in 2019 and tour with a date in Italy". Metal Hammer Italy (in Italian). Retrieved 6 December 2018.