Top 10 Guest Metal Singers Avantasia Should Invite for Their Next Album
Avantasia is a supergroup founded in 1999 by Tobias Sammet, lead singer and songwriter for power metal band Edguy.
Avantasia songs are usually performed by at least 2 lead singers - one of them is always Tobias Sammet who also writes the songs, plays bass guitar and keyboards. About 30 great metal and rock singers have already sung on Avantasia albums.
What metal singers would sound good in a duet with Tobias Sammet? Avantasia songs are power/symphonic metal and rock opera so the singers must have suitable vocal skills.
Some singers who already sung for Avantasia: Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Roy Khan, Geoff Tate, Andre Matos, Kai Hansen, Sharon den Adel, Russell Allen, Klaus Meine, Timo Tolkki, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Jon Oliva, Joe Lynn Turner, Biff Byford, Marco Hietala, David DeFeis, and more.
The Top Ten
1 Matt Barlow
Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.
2 Hansi Kürsch
Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
Hansi was a guest singer on 2 Edguy songs and singing with Tobias Sammet was great (Out Of Control, Vain Glory Opera).
I think Hansi was probably invited but he had several side projects after 2000 and was too busy (Demons & Wizards, Ayreon, and some smaller ones). - Metal_Treasure
3 Jarkko Ahola
Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
A great singer who needs more attention - singing for Avantasia can help him. - Metal_Treasure
4 Tarja Turunen
Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.
5 Floor Jansen
Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
6 Fabio Lione
Fabio Tordiglione is an Italian singer and lyricist who has sung with many music bands including Rhapsody of Fire, Labyrinth, Ayreon, Angra, Vision Divine, Hollow Haze, Kaledon, Ancient Bards, and Athena.
7 Daniel Gildenlöw
Daniel Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive metal band Pain of Salvation.
8 Bruce Dickinson
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
9 Jonas Renkse
Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.
He isn't well known but his voice is so awesome (Katatonia). - Metal_Treasure
10 Rob Halford
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
11 Kobra Paige
Classically trained metal singer. - Metal_Treasure
12 Devin Townsend
Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
He's got an incredible operatic voice with a 5 octave vocal range. - Metal_Treasure
13 Timo Kotipelto
Timo Antero Kotipelto is the vocalist of the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius and is the creator and vocalist of the power metal band Kotipelto.
14 Simone Simons
Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
15 Clementine Delauney
Clémentine Delauney is a French symphonic metal singer. She is a classically trained soprano, known as the singer for Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity, currently Visions of Atlantis, and French metal opera band Melted Space.
16 Matt Smith
17 Tommy Karevik
Tommy Karevik is a Swedish metal vocalist, best known as the singer for metal bands Seventh Wonder and Kamelot.
18 Stu Block
Stuart "Stu" Block is a Canadian singer-songwriter, who was the frontman for Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity, and is now the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Iced Earth.
19 Ralf Scheepers
Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.
20 Tom Englund
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