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Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) joins AVANTASIA

 

Fans in Europe and Asia have already had the pleasure to see the Danish rocker on stage with the metal opera. Now the whole world is going to get their share of PRETTY MAIDS’ powerhouse Ronnie Atkins. He will not only appear on the new AVANTASIA album Ghostlights, he will also join the massive all-star lineup on stage around the globe during the Ghostlights World Tour 2016. The European tour will start in March, tour dates in other parts of the world to be announced soon!

 

 

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The new album, GHOSTLIGHTS, is tentatively scheduled for January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Singers who have been confirmed for the album are Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC), Jorn Lande, Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRYCHE, OPERATION:MINDCRIME), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Bob Catley (MAGNUM).

More to be announced soon!

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I saw Olli Hartmann was on the roster, and thought it was Olli Herman. Got excited for a minute.

I love Herman but Hartmann is a much better singer imo.

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I saw Olli Hartmann was on the roster, and thought it was Olli Herman. Got excited for a minute.

I love Herman but Hartmann is a much better singer imo.

It was more the idea of the direction this be album would be taken if Herman was on it that got me excited. If that makes sense.

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Mhm. I love Tobias Sammet. Everything he releases is good. Really consistent. I'll always buy new albums from Avantasia and Edguy.

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I haven't followed this project, but I'm really diggin' that tune above. How are his other albums? and how do they compare to the track above?

 

Hard question to answer. There is a lot of material to sort through, but in short... yeah, if you like that you'll dig the other stuff. The albums vary from ballads to "power metal" and everything inbetween... and there's so many albums (including double albums) and songs to sift through. Some solid stuff in there, but also a lot of very weak stuff too, imo.

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Well now. Geoff Tate hasn't sounded this good in over twenty years. Perhaps that has to do with him having nothing to do with the music here. Thank you Toby for giving us a respectable offering from Tate. Even if it is only one song.

 

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This is my brother's favourite song. I'm loving this album.

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I agree with KarpeyRyd. Really enjoy this album.

 

 

Ronnie Lee, Jorn and Robert Mason. Magic.

 

 

 

 

Absolutely love this one. It's interesting, there's quite a few songs lately that have a "sympathy for the devil" vibe.

Fate - If not for the Devil, Gus G - Blame it on me, to name a couple.

 

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