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Tommy and Avantasia/Ayreon...

Discussion in 'Seventh Wonder' started by Kazar, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    I've always wondered how it would be if Tommy would sing on an 'Avantasia' or 'Ayreon' album.....

    Well, it would rock of course :headbang:.

    The new 'Edguy' album will come out in a couple of weeks and a tour will follow so Tobias is quite busy at the moment. After the tour he'll probably work on another 'Avantasia' album though.
    Arjen is currently writing/recording his solo album but after that a new 'Ayreon' album is very likely to happen.


    What are your thoughts on this?
    Would Tommy fit in in those two concepts?
    Is it time to drop his name on a few specific forums to gather some interest....;) ?
     
  2. Xandra

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    I think that would be fantastic! :D

    Especially with Ayreon (it's miles better than Avantasia in my opinion, which is too much traditional power metal on the last effort), but I doubt that's gonna happen. Is Arjen even planning on more Ayreon stuff? I thought that chapter is over...

    But I'm sure he will do other things which would be interesting!

    Either that or we tell him directly. :D
     
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    hauntu4ever New Metal Member

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    I think Arjen's last Ayreon-related comment was that he was going to do other things for a while to give himself time to get new ideas, now that the Forever storyline is over.
     
  4. Kazar

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    There's certainly still an opportunity for a new 'Ayreon' album.
    The Timeline compilation ('The Memory Remains') made an end to the story but "...if I do another Ayreon, I want to come up with something new, like I did with The Human Equation".

    If he eventually decides not to do it, a totally new project (with a few guest singers) would be great as well of course.
     
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    That would be great!
     
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    I actually tipped Arjen about SW back in 2009, mentioning the accidental similarities between the THE and MF stories:

    > SW's last album was a concept album, about a man in coma after a car
    > crash... ;)

    Arjen replied:
    == Sounds somewhat familiar, how did they come up with that idea :)
    == I'll check them out, thanks for the tips!

    So hopefully he'll give the SW management a call when he's ready to record a new Ayreon album
     
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    New Edguy album is amazing!

    Don't think there will be any more Avantasia albums for the forseeable future, as the story has ended so to speak...
     
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    He might create another universe in the future. You never know.

     
  9. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Great news has been posted in the last two months regarding Avantasia AND Ayreon: 2013 will be good year for sure for fans of these projects :headbang: !!

    Avantasia

    From Tobias Sammet's site:
    NEW AVANTASIA EPIC IN THE MAKING!

    What many have recently been speculating about we're now happy to confirm. Tobias is indeed working on a new AVANTASIA epic that is planned to be released in spring 2013.
    Concept wise the album will be a classic Rock-Opera / Metal Opera. It's going to be a timeless fairytale, that despite its fantasy appeal, was inspired by happenings of our modern age and society....
    ".....I wanna create more great music, I wanna create more fantasy-worlds, the bigger and the more epic, the better. And listening to the material that I have created for this forthcoming chapter in the history of AVANTASIA, I know there is no way, I am not going to do it! I have got the feeling and the certainty, that this is absolutely meant to happen and to be! - Cheerz, Tobi".


    Ayreon

    In this little home movie, Arjen Lucassen reveals what his next project (due in 2013) will be:




    So, both albums WILL happen and let's hope Tommy will be a part of that (at least on one of them ;) )!
     
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    I rather want him to concentrate on the new SW album.
     
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    Tobias Sellout thinks he is a good singer, so odds are you'd only hear 15 seconds of Tommy anyway. I really wish I hadn't bought Hellfire Club, Rocket Ride, Tinnitus Sanctus, and any of the Avantasia albums.
     
  12. Kazar

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    Well, well...... :) .


    'Ayreon' mastermind Arjen Lucassen posted the seventh and final vocalist for us to guess.
    There's no guessing though....we all know :kickass::headbang: !

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-NSTJafPDs"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-NSTJafPDs[/ame]
     
  13. Kazar

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    Here's the confirmation-video with Tommy introducing himself and with some 'behind the scenes' footage as well:


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSsm4JUyF-4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSsm4JUyF-4[/ame]
     
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    Tommy blows 'em all away.
     
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    Boy... did you ever just eat your words, or what? lol
     
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    The first official trailer for the new Ayreon album has been released last week:

     
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    Album track was released by the label on youtube today. Nothing with Tommy yet - that's such mean teasing! :D

     
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    Good track but no masterpiece at all.
     
  19. Kazar

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    "The Theory of Everything" has now officially been released!!


    My personal view on the album: it's a good album, although I truly feel that Tommy's talent was really underused.
    Sure, I'm biased as can be, but his presence/'singing-time' could have been much bigger (yes, I know he has the most important part in the story, but that doesn't mean he sings a lot).

    The lyrics are too simple (=understatement) but fortunately, musical wise, there are some phenomenal moments on the album.
    Also, I feel that the album's format is not my cup of tea. One or two long songs I can handle, but 4 is too much.

    All in all, I guess I was hoping for more shorter songs with big choruses and a big(ger) part for Tommy.
    Nonetheless, a very enjoyable album!
     
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    yeah, in my opinion there's too much of short instrumentals, intros, outros, just a few "actual" songs

    Actually Tommy is underused, maybe 6 or 7 minutes out of a 90-minutes-monster.

    Next time, Arjen!
     

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