Avantasia's milestone album The Metal Opera Pt. 1 for the first time ever as double picture vinyl edition. The LPs will be limited to 1000 units worldwide. Avantasia is without a doubt far more than a usual metal project. Next to Edguy's mastermind Tobias Sammet, it features the following musicians: Markus Grosskopf, Henjo Richter, Alex Holzwarth, Kai Hansen, Andre Matos (Ex-Angra), David DeFeis (Virgin Steele), Oliver Hartmann (ex-At Vance), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) and several friends and companions which can be numbered among the biggest inspirational sources of Tobias Sammet. They have strongly influenced him and his style of writing and composing music. Avantasia is not all about the names of the involved musicians, but above all it convinces the listener with powerful and moving songs, supported by a fascinating and exciting story.