MetalCast – the ultimate metal show

Episode 48 – Opera Rock Special

10. February, 2008


There are bands, there are solo artists and there are collaborations. When one musician has an idea that cannot be executed by his or any other band, when he sees it big because there’s an entire story connected to it, featuring different characters and situations… then we’re dealing with an ‘opera’ here, or a ‘musical’ if you want. For this, several artists in different fields are needed (vocalists and instrumentalists), each adding their own touch. The 21st century has seen three big operas pop up, but we found a few more. Let the different stories, lyrics, compositions draw you inside and show you a wondrous world not often explored in Metal.

First songThe Scarecrow

Band: Avantasia
Song: Another Angel Down
Album: The Scarecrow

Second songBeethoven's Last Night

Band: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Song: Mephistopheles
Album: Beethoven’s Last Night

Third song

Band: Dawnrider
Song: Where Our Troops Unite
Album: Dawnrider: Fate is Calling (Pt. 1)

Fourth song1aina_days.jpg

Band: Aina
Song: Oriana’s Wrath
Album: Days Of Rising Doom – The Metal Opera

Fifth songken-hensley.jpg

Band: Ken Hensley
Song: We’re On Our Way
Album: Blood on the Highway

Sixth songmedea.jpg

Band: Medea
Song: Room XVII
Album: Room XVII

Seventh songeriknorlander.jpg

Band: Erik Norlander
Song: Turn Me On
Album: Music Machine

Eighth song01011001.jpg

Band: Ayreon
Song: New Born Race
Album: 01011001

Ninth songhamlet.jpg

Band: Tuatha De Danann
Song: The Last Words
Album: Hamlet – William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Tenth songwasp.jpg

Band: W.A.S.P
Song: Asylum #9
Album: The Neon God: Part One – The Rise


Episode 48 Crew

Marcus / Tim – Songs
Judit – Song
Kobe – Host / Song / Shownotes
Karsten – Webmaster / Director