(AFM 060-2) original release August 2002, by AFM
Europe (Germany) : AFM Records -
compact disc - AFM 060-2
Japan : JVC / Victor - compact disc - .....
2CD Reissue (2008):
"Avantasia - The Metal Opera – Gold Edition”
, which include the first 2 Avantasia CDs „The Metal Opera Pt1“ and „The Metal Opera Pt.2“. Packaged in a luxury Digibook with golden 2-CDs, 40-sided booklet,
linernotes, unreleased pics and bonus material.
Europe (Germany) : AFM Records - "The Metal Opera – Gold Edition”
- 2CD Boxset.
musicians track 10 :
Eric Singer (drums)
Sharon Den Adel (vocals)
Tobias Sammet (vocals, bass)
Norman Meiritz (guitars)
Timo Tolkki (lead guitars)
musicians track 1 - 9 :
Tobias Sammet (vocals on all tracks, keys and orchestrations)
Michael Kiske (vocals on track 1 and 2)
David Defeis (vocals on track 1 and 5)
Ralf Zdiarstek (vocals on track 9)
Rob Rock (vocals on track 1 and 6)
Oliver Hartman (vocals on track 1)
Andre Matos (vocals on track 1, 2 and 8)
Kai Hansen (vocals on track 1 and 8)
Bob Catley (vocals on track 3 and 4)
Henjo Richter (lead and rhythm guitars)
Markus Grosskopf (bass)
Alex Holzwarth (drums)
Frank Tischer (piano on track 1, 4 and 7)
Timo Tolkki (lead guitar on track 1)
Jens Ludwig (lead guitar on track 5 and 9)
Produced by Tobias Sammet, co-produced by
All music composed and lyrics written by Tobias Sammet.
Story written by Tobias Sammet and Rene Fandrey.
Recorded at Rhoen-Studios, Germany by Norman Meiritz.
Additional recordings by: Angelo Janotti, Ed Warrin, Dirk
Schlachter, Sascha Paeth, Oscar Holleman, Frank Tischer and
Mixed at Finnvox-Studios, Finland by Mikko Karmila.
Mastered at Finnvox-Studios, Finland by Mika Jussila.
"The Metal Opera Part II" is the second part of
vocalist Tobias Sammet's (Edguy) all-star project, Avantasia.
Part II's line-up is Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween), Kai Hansen
(Gamma Ray), André Matos (ex-Angra), Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray),
Markus Großkopf (Helloween), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody), David
DeFeis (Virgin Steele), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation),
Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius), Bob Catley (Magnum), and Eric Singer
(Kiss) will be making appearances on the album.