AVANTASIA To Release 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' Single

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release a new digital single, "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose", on December 11. The song is taken from AVANTASIA's seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", which will be released on January 29, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. Comments Tobias: "'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' is a song I originally wrote with Meat Loaf in the back of my mind — but for some reason the collaboration didn't happen, so I did the song myself. The choirs alone took more than 40 hours to arrange and record — for a four-minute song! That pretty much says it all. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing and 'more is more'!" "Ghostlights" features guest appearances by: * Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) * Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE) * Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) * Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) * Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) * Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) * Bob Catley (MAGNUM) * Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN) * Bruce Kulick (KISS) * Robert Mason (WARRANT) * Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE, SINBREED) * Oliver Hartmann * Sascha Paeth The instrumentalists on "Ghostlights" are as follows: * Sascha Paeth - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, additional keys * Michael Rodenberg - orchestration, keys * Tobias Sammet - additional keys and bass * Bruce Kulick - lead guitar * Oliver Hartmann - lead guitar * Felix Bohnke - drums CD 01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose Lead vocals: Tobias Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth 02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You Lead vocals: Tobias, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann 03. The Haunting Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth 04. Seduction Of Decay Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth 05. Ghostlights Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias, Jorn Lande Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann 06. Draconian Love Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth 07. Master Of The Pendulum Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth 08. Isle Of Evermore Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias 09. Babylon Vampyres Lead vocals: Tobias, Robert Mason Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth 10. Lucifer Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick 11. Unchain The Light Lead vocals: Tobias, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann 12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick Digibook CD 1 01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose 02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You 03. The Haunting 04. Seduction Of Decay 05. Ghostlights 06. Draconian Love 07. Master Of The Pendulum 08. Isle Of Evermore 09. Babylon Vampyres 10. Lucifer 11. Unchain The Light 12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies 13. Wake Up To The Moon (bonus track) CD 2 (Bonus Disc - AVANTASIA live) 01. Spectres 02. Invoke The Machine 03. The Story Ain't Over 04. Prelude 05. Reach Out For The Light 06. Avantasia 07. Whats Left Of Me 08. Dying For An Angel 09. Twisted Mind 10. The Watchmakers' Dream 11. Another Angel Down --- Earbook (digibook including 68-page photobook, 28.5x28.5cm)+ CD 3 karaoke version of CD 1 without bonus track 01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose 02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You 03. The Haunting 04. Seduction Of Decay 05. Ghostlights 06. Draconian Love 07. Master Of The Pendulum 08. Isle Of Evermore 09. Babylon Vampyres 10. Lucifer 11. Unchain The Light 12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies Mailorder Box - Earbook - Poster - Autograph - Lanyard + Pass - 10" Vinyl (tracks to be confirmed) Vinyl Side A 01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose 02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You 03. The Haunting Side B 01. Seduction Of Decay 02. Ghostlights 03. Draconian Love Side C 01. Master Of The Pendulum 02. Isle Of Evermore 03. Babylon Vampyres Side D 01. Lucifer 02. Unchain The Light 03. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies 04. Wake Up To The Moon (bonus track) AVANTASIA's last album, "The Mystery Of Time", was released in March 2013. AVANTASIA made its North American debut on July 7, 2013 at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival D'été De Québec) in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.