Avantasia (2015/07/15): Avantasia is back! The new album Ghostlights will be released in January and the tour will start on March, an EP in the fall. Tobias Sammet: "Folks, I've spent months in the basement working on new material: Amazing stuff, diverse, epic, a little progressive even. Long tracks. Orchestra. Celtic stuff… We're still in the middle of the process, but it's so inspiring to work with all these great musicians and come up with a new chapter of Avantasia." Check the tourdates.
Rock Meets Classic (2015/02/11): Michael Kiske will be part of Rock Meets Classic at Wacken Open Air Festival and Rock Of Ages festival. Mat Sinner commented: "Michael Kiske (Ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Kiske/Somerville) will join the Mat Sinner Band & the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague for a crushing show of excitement & hits!" Michael Kiske will also join on stage with Brazilian band Noturnall at Rock In Rio Festival in Brazil (September).
Kiske/Somerville (2015/01/11): The recordings started on April 14th and only left Michael Kiske's vocals and the final master/mix. Mat Sinner said: "I could listen again to the Kiske/Somerville 2 pre-production and I'm really excited about the songs and attitude. This album will be massive! 'City Of Heroes' and 'Ocean Of Tears' are two of the best songs I've ever written with my my partner in crime Magnus Karlsson." The new album titled "City Of Heroes" was released on May 2015!
Kiske Solo album/Elvis covers (2014/10/04): Michael Kiske said recently in a Radio interview: "I will probably do an Elvis record next year. Yes, there are talkings about it. Achim from EarMusic really likes the idea. I recorded several Elvis Karaoke songs and sent it to him. He really liked it so much and wants to do this album." He continued: "When I record such an Elvis cover album, I would choose songs that I prefer, independent from commercial success."