October 22, 2022
Photo: Kevin Nixon

This weekend is a great one for fans of cinematic heavy metal as Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA release their ninth studio album A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society.

To mark the occasion, AVANTASIA have also released a new single titled Kill The Pain Away. Featuring NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor JansenKill The Pain Away is another impressive duet, that serves as a powerful piece of emphatic power metal.

Tobias Sammet comments: “When I was writing Kill The Pain Away I immediately had Floor‘s voice in my head. I basically wrote the song for her being my duet partner. The song may have an ’80s pop-touch for some and stylistically may also remind others of NIGHTWISH, but in the end it still sounds like AVANTASIA“.

A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society consists of eleven magical songs and features numerous prestigious guest stars. It’s an adventure that’s sure to captivate it’s audience.

The album was produced by Tobias Sammet alongside AVANTASIA guitar player Sascha Paeth.

The fantastic cover artwork was done by Swedish illustrator Alexander Jansson.

A Paranormal Evening with The Moonflower Society

  1. Welcome to the Shadows
  2. The Wicked Rule the Night
  3. Kill the Pain Away
  4. The Inmost Light
  5. Misplaced among the Angels
  6. I Tame the Storm
  7. Paper Plane
  8. The Moonflower Society 
  9. Rhyme and Reason
  10. Scars
  11. Arabesque


AVANTASIA, an All-Star-Rock-Outlet – lead by singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet released their 8th album Moonglow via Nuclear Blast Records on  February 1st, 2019.  The album was catapulted directly to No 1 in Germany and stormed the charts in 17 countries in Europe, Asia and the US.
Since the projects formation in 1999, AVANTASIA have featured a host of successful international artists on their records including: Alice CooperKlaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (SCORPIONS), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation)Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR BIG), SAXON’Biff Byford, Ex-TWISTED SISTER-frontman Dee Snider and many, many more. With more than 3 million albums sold – the facts speak for themselves.


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