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AVALON was founded by Frontman Many Stürner, 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.
Production of the MC "One Night", containing the songs "One Night", "Ever And Ever" and "Follow Me".
Southern Germany and Canadian Tour.
Debut CD "Why Now" is recorded.
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.
AVALON signed a contract with the Hamburg Music Publishing House Limb Music Publishing (LMP).
More live performances e.g. as a support group to GOTTHARD in the "Augsburger Rockfabrik" and performances in Switzerland.
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.
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).
1997 saw the departure of drummer Ringo Kei as well as the singer Many Stürner because of health problems. Replacement was found in drummer Ronny Dehn and singer Chitral "Chity" Somapala.
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, MOTÖRHEAD, 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. The first and successful show in France.
... to be continued ...
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