Avantasia is a German metal supergroup that was originally formed back in 1999. Started by Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet, it also features an ever-changing array of musicians and singers.
Best described as a kind of metal opera, Avantasia's history is split into three eras - their first, at the break of the millennium, saw them release their first records, the two-part 'Metal Opera'. The second half of the '00s saw their second era unfold, and three more albums hitting shelves.
Now well into their third period, following 2013's 'The Mystery of Time', Avantasia return with their next LP, 'Ghostlights', early in 2016 - catch them at London's Forum in March!