The official video for the song “Moonglow” from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet‘s AVANTASIA project can be seen below. The track is the title cut of AVANTASIA‘s new album, which is being released today (Friday, February 15) via Nuclear Blast.
Tobias comments: “Yes, we’ve found a song on the new album that is below the four-minute benchmark and it would work as a single. And despite being rather short, it’s also representative for the world of AVANTASIA. Somehow in hindsight I think that my admiration for Mike Oldfield shines through here, which wasn’t intentional, but you can’t really control that. And, by and large, I find the song to be a typical AVANTASIA song nevertheless. The enchanting Candice Night [BLACKMORE’S NIGHT] did an amazing vocal job, and in all modesty, I think so did I, ha! ‘Moonglow’ is a declaration of love to the moon, the night; it’s about entering a different world and the sacred experiences that go along with it.”
Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus features several other guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE), Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) and Bob Catley (MAGNUM) but also with new collaborators like Candice Night (BLACKMORE’S NIGHT) and Mille Petrozza (KREATOR). The cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson. “The Raven Child” features lead vocals by Sammet, Kürsch and Lande.
Comments Sammet: “I really can’t wait to unleash ‘Moonglow’. First reactions by press and friends are the most enthusiastic comments I have ever gotten in my whole career of 27 years. No bullshit; it’s the truth. Sascha and I are overwhelmed!
“In order to avoid boredom, in the middle of promotion and tour preparations, I was getting myself involved in every detail of the album sleeves, booklets and packaging, to make sure the album drags the listener into a different world. I wanted ‘Moonglow’ to be an overall experience for escapists like myself.
“My favorite edition is the giant super strictly limited art book edition with bonus track and a bonus CD. A massive coffee table book with photos, interview, liner notes and illustrations of Victorian painter Grimshaw who has been very inspirational to me. This book edition is everything it takes to invite the listener into the world of ‘Moonglow’ and its productional process. There is also a smaller digibook version that features one bonus track and that is limited and beautiful as well. And, of course, there are also vinyl editions to hug, feel, watch, smell and caress.
“I am extremely proud of all these little treasures and can’t wait to unleash them!”
“Moonglow” track listing:
01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
04. The Raven Child
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
10. Requiem For A Dream
12. Heart (bonus track)