Tobias Sammet, one of the best known names in power metal and for good reason, is a multifaceted musician best known for his vocal and keyboard prowess in the German power metal giant Edguy. Flawlessly possessing keyboard, orchestration, bass, and vocal skills worthy of his fame, Sammet stepped to the side of his work in Edguy and started a symphonic rock/metal side project, Avantasia in the year 2000. Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia, which features Sammet’s talents and abilities to compose and orchestrate perfect, beautiful music, also boasts a roster full of well known names throughout the power metal community such as Kai Hansen, Michael Kiske, Andre Matos, and Jorn Lande.
We at Metal Wani were invited to the listening party of Avantasia’s new album “Ghostlights” at Wolfsburg, Germany. Having heard the album in it’s entirety, I can easily say it’s one of the best, diverse album of Tobias’ career. I had a chat with Tobias Sammet about all things Ghostlights. He discusses the concept, songwriting, having guests like Geoff Tate, Dee Snider, Michael Kiske etc, why he always wished to have Bruce Dickinson on vocals, orchestration, production, upcoming world tour and much more.
Stream The Interview Below in 2 parts:
Big Thanks To Markus Wosgien of Nuclear Blast for the support \m/