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FEMALE SINGER FOR AVANTASIA CONFIRMED
January 10, 2010
There have been rumors and speculation about the female voice on the forthcoming Avantasia epic in two chapters, "Angel Of Babylon" and "The Wicked Symphony" (out on April 3rd). Avantasia fans who have seen the band live in 2008 know her. But large parts of the Heavy Metal scene may not have bargained on her: Mrs. Cloudy Yang!
Tobias comments: "I know people have speculated and thrown in a lot of names, but it's not about names, it's foremost about quality. Together with the amazing Amanda Somerville, Cloudy Yang had been singing backing vocals during the Avantasia world tour, and also performed backing vocals for Edguy's "Dragonfly". Cloudy's vocals are simply terrific! And having a gifted singer like that in my extended Rock-n-Roll family that a lot of people may not have known yet, I consider it my duty to give her as much exposure as I possibly can. Cloudy had sung the demo that we had recorded to guide the real singer later on - whoever that was going to be. But Cloudy was perfect on that demo, and we really, really had to keep her vocals on there. She reminds me a lot of Lisa Dalbello, some people said Kate Bush. You will hear it - she is nothing but amazing!"
The two conceptual albums that will be released in a box will feature a long list of guest musicians: Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, ex-Meat Loaf, GFR), Klaus Meine (Scorpions), Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween), Jorn Lande (Masterplan), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Bob Catley (Magnum), Eric Singer (KISS), Jens Johansson (Stratovarius), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody), Felix Bohnke (Edguy), Producer Sascha Paeth (ex-Heavens Gate), Ralf Zdiarstek (Amitav) and Tobias on bass guitar and lead vocals.