Episode 48 – Opera Rock Special

Sunday, February 10, 2008 Category: Regular Episodes, Specials Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


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

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  1. foolish9 says:

    Brilliant – I’ve only just heard this podcast – how slow am I…. :mrgreen:
    First concept album I ever had was “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell”. Did anyone else have that or am I alone in my madness…..

  2. Avantasia was a nice surprise for me! I’m a big fan of TSO so it was great to hear them. For those who might not know, TSO started as a side project of the mighty SAVATAGE. Savatage themselves have got some excellent concept/rock opera albums such as Streets, Dead Winter Dead and The Wake Of Magellan. Check them out!

    Other bands that you could play in a future edition
    1. Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus
    2. Elegy – Manifestation Of Fear
    3. Vanden Plas – Christ O
    4. Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
    5. Shadow Gallery – ROOM V

    ❗ for TSO
    ❗ ❗ Avantasia

  3. The Mysterious Mr. X says:

    another great production gang.

    Good to see Ken Hensley get some recognition, Dawn rider rocked and wasp is still a killer band. great mix of bands and good to hear the new stuff. keep up the killer work. \m/

  4. karsten says:

    u should use the popup player 😀

  5. Linda says:

    I have definitely got to remember not to click on “submit comment” while listening to the player…LOL 😳

  6. Linda says:

    I couldn’t wait til work tonight. Had to listen now…LOL I’ve loved prog and concept albums since the 70s, early genesis, hawkwind, uriah heep, pink floyd, tull, camel, yes, elp, etc
    Great songs, and some were new… Medea, DawnRider, and Norlander. Thanks guys.. until next week

  7. karsten says:

    yeah .. Rhapsody is missing on the playlist 😛

  8. rhapsody669 says:

    😎 😎
    ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗

  9. Marcus says:

    Another great episode! Many styles… awesome songs. Enjoy it guys! ❗ 😎

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