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Avantasia is a German symphonic power metal supergroup project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy. It has been characterised as a rock opera, as it features various vocalists and musicians and it consists of concept albums. The name is a portmanteau of the words "avalon" and "fantasia" ("fantasy") and describes "a world beyond human imagination" (a quotation from the booklet).

The project can be divided into three periods of activity. The first, 1999-2002, saw the release of a self-titled single and two full-length albums with the subtitle The Metal Opera. The second, 2005-2011, consists of the EPs Lost in Space Part I & II and the The Wicked Trilogy, composed of the albums The Scarecrow, The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon. The third period, 2013-2016, begins with the album The Mystery of Time and ends with the Ghostlights release.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Metal Opera Avantasia 2 8
2002 The Metal Opera, Part II Avantasia 2.5 8
2008 The Scarecrow Avantasia 3 5
2010 Angel of Babylon Avantasia 4 3
2010 The Wicked Symphony Avantasia 4 3
2013 The Mystery of Time Avantasia 5 6
2016 Ghostlights Avantasia 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Metal Opera, Parts I & II: Gold Edition Avantasia 1
2008 Lost in Space, Parts 1 & 2 Avantasia 4 2
2010 The Wicked Symphony & Angel of Babylon Avantasia 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 The Flying Opera: Around the World in 20 Days Avantasia 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Avantasia Avantasia 1
2010 Dying for an Angel Avantasia 1
2013 Sleepwalking Avantasia 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Lost in Space, Part 1 Avantasia 2
2007 Lost in Space, Part 2 Avantasia 2
2008 Elected Ayreon vs. Avantasia 4 2

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