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New Avantasia? Don’t mind if I do…

 

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In news calculated to bring joy to the hearts of all Power Metal fans on this Tuesday afternoon, Edguy and Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet has announced that his side project will be releasing a new record in 2013.

Yes, yes and – if you will – YES!

Whilst you wait for a chance to hear Tobias’ new stuff, why not check out a video of the band’s performance at the 2011 Wacken festival, with bonus Amanda Somerville on backing vocals for the proverbial win?

 

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Wacken on the water?

Heavy Metal-themed cruises are not exactly a new idea – Barge To Hell, anyone?

But until now, they’ve involved a lot of travel to get to the embarking port – well-heeled (or childless) metal heads who fancy a cruise-based holiday with their better halves now have a European option for this kind of holiday and it’s coming from the people who bring you the legendary Wacken festival every summer.

Full Metal Cruise – all the fun of a festival, on the highest of seas?

You can expect the usual delights of one of these holidays – as much food as you can consume, excursions and shore-based activities, libations and regular gigs on board with 20 bands promised for the inaugural event.

To me, it sounds kind of like bliss but my delightful dog Hagrid’s needs come first, so I’ll be sitting this particular voyage of the damned out for now – a metallic cruise where the scenery changes regularly, the bands are fantastic and the viking vibes are ever-present?  If that’s not a holiday to remember, I don’t know what is.

 

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