i already post this some time ago but now i put it again
Mammoth assemblage of Metal talent brought together by EDGUY's Tobias Sammet. Included were members of EDGUY guitarist Jens Ludwig, RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth, GAMMA RAY,'s Kai Hansen and Henjo Richter and HELLOWEEN's Marcus Großkopf.
Vocals were on hand from VIRGIN STEELE's David De Feis, AT VANCE's Oliver Hartmann, STRATOVARIUS' Timo Tolkki, ex-ANGRA man Andre Matos, former IMPELLITERRI and AXEL RUDI PELL singer ROB ROCK and Sharon Den Adel of WITHIN TEMPTATION. The album would prove an instant success shifting enough copies to even crack the national German album charts. It would be swiftly licensed to Century Media Records for an American release in July.
The second AVANTASIA album of 2002 would once again benefit from a huge wealth of outside talent including former HELLOWEEN singer MICHAEL KISKE, GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen, VIRGIN STEELE frontman David DeFeis, HELLOWEEN's Marcus Großkopf, KISS drummer Eric Singer, STRATOVARIUS man Timo Tolkki, MAGNUM's Bob Catley and Andre Matos of SHAMAN. The album would break into the top twenty of the national German charts.
avantasia part one
FINLAND: 36 GERMANY: 35 SWEDEN: 48
avantasia part 2
FINLAND: 26 FRANCE: 64 GERMANY: 17 NORWAY: 55 SPAIN: 46 SWEDEN: 17 SWITZERLAND: 94