Avantasia is the side-project of Edguy singer Tobias Sammet, founded in 1999. Two concept albums were released ('The Metal Opera', 'The
Metal Opera Pt. II'), their structures similar to that of an opera. Both can be classified as power metal and/or symphonic metal.
After the second album, Sammet announced that there would not be any more Avantasia albums. However, in January 2008 a third album was
released, titled 'The Scarecrow'. On November 16th 2007 two 6-track albums “Lost in Space Part 1” and “Lost in Space Part 2” were released.
On April 2nd 2010 two new full-lenght albums were released named 'The Wicked Sympony' and 'Angel of Babylon', each containing 11 epic