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Стиль: Progressive Metal
Год образования: 1992
Страна: Germany
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Биография группы

In August of 1992 Avalon was founded by Frontman Many Sturner, bass player Petra Hasselkuss, guitarist Sebastian Eder, keyboarder Jens Kuckelkorn and on drums Peter "Ringo" Kei - all experienced and trained musicians, who studied at the MGI / BSM (Munich Guitar Institute / Bass School Munich), at the PIT (Percussion Institute Of Technology) as well as having private instruction with classically trained singing and piano teachers.

In 1992 - Production of the MC "One Night", containing the songs "One Night", "Ever And Ever" and "Follow Me".

In 1993 - Southern Germany and Canadian Tour.

In September of 1993 Debut CD "Why Now" is recorded.

In March/April of 1994 Los Angeles tour: Four weeks in Los Angeles playing all the well-known clubs like Whisky A Go Go (Hollywood), Marquee (Orange County), Coconut Teaszer (L.A.), F.M. Station (L.A.), Spirit Club (San Diego), etc. as headliner.

In August 1994 Avalon signed a contract with the Hamburg Music Publishing House Limb Music Publishing (LMP).

In 1994/1995 - More live performances e.g. as a support group to “Gotthard” in the "Augsburger Rockfabrik" and performances in Switzerland.

In September of 1995 the debut CD "Why Now" was published all over Europe. In the autumn of that year various concerts were given within the Why Now – Tour`95, including one as a suppport act to Savatage and Sinner.

In April of 1996 - Recording of "Mystic Places" - produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (who also worked with e.g. Michael Kiske, Gamma Ray, Running Wild, Axxis, Victory, Angra, Alannah Myles).

In 1997 saw the departure of drummer Ringo Kei as well as the singer Many Sturner because of health problems. Replacement was found in drummer Ronny Dehn and singer Chitral "Chity" Somapala.

In November of 1998 - Release date of "Vision Eden", produced by Charlie Bauerfeind. "Vision Eden" was promoted all around Europe on a headliner tour and several support shows amongst others with “Hammerfall” and “Edguy” in 1999, in Holland at the Aardschok Festival with “Annihilator”, “Dare”, “Grip Inc.”, in Luxembourg with “Uriah Heep” and in Milano at the Gods Of Metal with "Metal Icons" like “Metallica”, “Manowar”, “Motorhead”, “Angra”, “Hammerfall”, “Fear Factory” and many more.

In early 2000 the band was pleased to welcome a new full band member on drums: the fantastic drummer from France Jacques Voutay who is totally convincing with his tight and powerful drumming! A great new band and family member! With the new power and motivation of Jacques Avalon was working on the follow-up album "Eurasia" which was produced by Sascha Paeth: he was also responsible for “Rhapsody”, “Angra”, Luca Turilli, “Kamelot” and he did a great job!
“Eurasia” is a unique mixture of European melodic power metal with traditional Asian sounds in the unmistakable “Avalon” style. “Eurasia” both lyrical and melodic is about the different historic personalities and countries of the largest continent of the earth – Eurasia - (Lord Buddha, Dareios III ., Dschingis Khan ... ). Buddhist chants, traditional percussions and indian sitars can be heard together with powerful metal-riffs, mixed in a very tasteful and not overloaded production. Famous guest musicians were invited for the Asian instruments and choir arrangements.
Right after the studio recordings they played on open air concert in the north of France with “Royal Hunt”, “Pink Cream” and “Metalium”. It was the first and successful show in France.

Участники группы Avalon

Бывшие участники:
Chitral Somopala (Guest). Период: 1997 - 2000. Роль в группе: Vocals
Сторонние проекты: Court Jester, Faro, Ivanhoe, Seven, The Silhouette
Sebastian Eder (Founder). Период: 1992 - 2000. Роль в группе: Guitars
Petra Hasselkuss (Founder). Период: 1992 - 2000. Роль в группе: Bass
Jens Kuckelkorn (Founder). Период: 1992 - 2000. Роль в группе: Keyboards
Ronny Dehn (Guest). Период: 1997 - 1999. Роль в группе: Drums
Many Sturner (Founder). Период: 1992 - 1997. Роль в группе: Vocals
Peter "Ringo" Kei (Founder). Период: 1992 - 1997. Роль в группе: Drums
Pietro Ramaglia (Guest). Период: 1999 - 2000. Роль в группе: Drums
Сторонние проекты: La Bouche
Jacques Voutay (Guest). Период: 2000 - 2000. Роль в группе: Drums


Demo: One Night (1992)
CD: Why now (1995) Трэклист.
Комментарий: Recorded at Powerplay Studio & Sky Studio, Munich (Germany). Engineered by Bobby Altvater and AVALON
Mixed at Sky Studio, November 1993
Digitally edited at Silent Movie Music by Andy Fuchs
CD: Mystic places (1997) Трэклист.
CD: Vision eden (1998) Студия: Omega Records. Трэклист.
CD: Eurasia (2000) Студия: Omega Records. Трэклист.

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