Ghostlights is the seventh full-length album by Tobias Sammet's rock opera project AVANTASIA. It was released on 29 January 2016. The opening track, today's tune and first single "Mystery of a Blood Red Rose" is a candidate for the German representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, along with nine other songs.
The song was between the three songs competing in the final of "Unser Lied für Stockholm". In the final round, "Mystery of a Blood Red Rose" received 21.6% of the public vote, finishing in third place. The song "Ghost", performed by Jamie-Lee, was chosen as the German representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
The Digibook Edition of the album includes a bonus track and a bonus CD entitled AVANTASIA Live, which features songs recorded during AVANTASIAs 2014 performance at Wacken Open Air and 2013 performance at Masters of Rock.
AVANTASIA is a German symphonic power metal supergroup project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy. It has been characterised as a rock opera, as it features various vocalists and musicians and it consists of concept albums. The name is a portmanteau of the words "avalon" and "fantasia" ("fantasy") and describes "a world beyond human imagination" (a quotation from the booklet).
Today's tune "Mystery of a Blood Red Rose" is taken from the seventh full-length album "Ghostlights", enjoy!
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