"In 2008 Andre was part of the Avantasia Live ensemble when we played the world tour which culminated in a headlining show in Wacken in front of more than 100.000 people. Half a year later we invited Andre and his band to be special guest on the first leg of Edguy’s European tour. I mean, we have known each other for over ten years now, our paths have crossed countless times, and I remember Andre had a huge influence for me in the early 90s when we founded Edguy. He was the key member in one of the few bands who dared to play traditional Melodic Metal when Nirvana and Pear Jam had killed any form of music that I loved. It was great for Edguy and me to be able to tour France with him in the late 90s. That was the time when we built the foundation for a strong relationship with Andre, with Brazil, and – not to forget – a very successful one with France! Now Andre is my guest again and I am really happy about this collaboration. He is special singer with a unique voice and he is a real friend and a class act! I am happy that our paths have crossed once again, his performance is great and am looking forward to hear people’s opinion on it!"
The new chapters of Avantasia will be called "The Wicked Symphony" and "Angel Of Babylon".
On April 3rd, 2010 they will be released as two separate albums and in a limited deluxe edition – in one box set!