Tobias Sammet

Tobias Sammet about Michael Kiske

"He is a very good friend of mine. We go back a while, but we became really good friends through the last Avantasia tour. He is a wonderful person. I grew up listening his song as a child. I would't have become a vocalist if he wasn't there. We spent a lot of times together during the last Avantasia tour, and I was convinced that he is a wonderful person as well as a wonderful singer. I can speak to him on anything. We talk for a long time on a phone, too.

In this scene, it is quite rare to be able to have a true friend, but he is it. Besides Oliver and myself, Michi is the only lead vocalist who has participated the all Avantasia albums. He is the premium member of the Avantasia family!"

Michael Kiske about Tobias Sammet

"My voice is different from Tobi's. Some people think our voices are similar but I don't get it. Maybe it is similar, but I don't know. Our voice sounds different to me from vibrato to attitude. We may have the similar range, but our voices are different. His lower voice sounds really different from mine. I always have my own interpretation to songs he assigns to me, but his strong melody remains the same. Tobi is very good at writing melodies. I don't want to change them because it is very catchy and very good, and I don't think I can write something better. So, I put my personality/idea here and there. Adding something, like hightone scream, or make it short or long... When Tobi composes a song with my voice in his mind, his songs always carry "Helloween" type of emotions."

"Whenever opportunities come up, we often talk about spiritual stuff. Spirituality is the essence of my life. I don't commit to a particular religion, but I have always been a very spiritual person from long time ago. I consider life as a school. It is a place to learn and build up who you are as a person in many ways. Tobi thinks the same way. So, we sometimes talk about spiritual ideas on and on."

Kiske about Tobias Sammet songwriting to Rockmetal4you: "He writes such great stuff and in so many different styles, too. He can write an almost Bon Jovi – kind of song and he can write a Power Metal song and I think that's part of the success. The material is just so good, the melodies are so great. I like that kind of stuff. AOR is also fun to sing. It's very melodic and you sing that love-lyrics I would probably never write by myself. It's always interesting. It's the same when you eat. You don't eat the same meal every day. You like to have something different every day. If you would eat the same meal every day you would probably even get sick. I think music is pretty much the same. You gotta keep the spirit up, you gotta keep the fire burning and keep it exciting for yourself. That's why you have to grow and you have to be brave enough to try new things, whether if it's accepted by the market or not. Because if you don't, you might loose the fire and then you get boring."
 

Tobias Sammet Kiskelized discography

Official releases
Backing vocals on Official releases : 
Bootlegs
Vocals on Bootlegs : 
Avantasia 2016-03-05 - Große Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany Audio
Avantasia 2014-08-02 - Wacken Open Air 2014, Wacken, Germany Proshot Video
Avantasia 2013-08-10 - Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-08-10 - Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-08-10 - Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK Webcast Video
Avantasia 2013-08-08 - Rock Pod Kamenom Festival 2013, Snina, Slovakia Video
Avantasia 2013-08-08 - Rock Pod Kamenom Festival 2013, Snina, Slovakia Audio
Avantasia 2013-07-27 - Rock Of Ages Festival 2013, Seebronn, Germany Audio
Avantasia 2013-07-14 - Masters Of Rock Festival 2013, Vizovice, Czech Republic Proshot Video
Avantasia 2013-07-14 - Masters Of Rock Festival 2013, Vizovice, Czech Republic Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-07-10 - Shinagawa Stellar Ball, Tokyo, Japan Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-07-10 - Shinagawa Stellar Ball, Tokyo, Japan Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-27 - Teatro Caupolicán, Santiago de Chile Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-25 - Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina Video
Avantasia 2013-06-21 - Hellfest Open Air 2013, Clisson, France Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-21 - Hellfest Open Air 2013, Clisson, France Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-21 - Hellfest Open Air 2013, Clisson, France Source 4 Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-08 - Sweden Rock Festival 2013, Sölvesborg, Sweden Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-01 - Sonisphere Festival, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-01 - Sonisphere Festival, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-05-10 - Full Metal Cruise, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-05-10 - Full Metal Cruise, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-05-10 - Full Metal Cruise, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands Source 4 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-26 - Stadthalle, Lichtenfels, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-25 - Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-23 - Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-22 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-22 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-20 - Esperanto Halle, Fulda, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-20 - Esperanto Halle, Fulda, Germany Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-19 - All-Karthalle, Kaufbeuren, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-19 - All-Karthalle, Kaufbeuren, Germany Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-18 - MPH Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-18 - MPH Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-16 - Alcatraz, Milano, Italy Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-16 - Alcatraz, Milano, Italy Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Video
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Source 4 Audio
Avantasia 2011-08-06 - Wacken Open Air 2011, Wacken, Germany ProShot V1 Video
Avantasia 2011-08-06 - Wacken Open Air 2011, Wacken, Germany ProShot V2 Video
Avantasia 2011-08-06 - Wacken Open Air 2011, Wacken, Germany ProShot V3 Video
Avantasia 2011-08-06 - Wacken Open Air 2011, Wacken, Germany Version 1 Audio
Avantasia 2011-08-06 - Wacken Open Air 2011, Wacken, Germany Version 2 Audio
Avantasia 2011-08-06 - Wacken Open Air 2011, Wacken, Germany Version 3 Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-19 - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-19 - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-19 - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Version 3 Audio Mix Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-18 - Esperantohalle, Fulda, Germany Video
Avantasia 2010-12-18 - Esperantohalle, Fulda, Germany Version 1 Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-18 - Esperantohalle, Fulda, Germany Version 2 Remaster Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-15 - El Teatro de Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-15 - El Teatro de Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina Video
Avantasia 2010-12-13 - Centro de Tradições Nordestinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-13 - Centro de Tradições Nordestinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Dual Layer Video
Avantasia 2010-12-13 - Centro de Tradições Nordestinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Source 2 Video
Avantasia 2010-12-10 - Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-08 - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-05 - Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden Audio
Avantasia 2010-12-04 - All Karthalle, Kaufbeuren, Germany Video
Avantasia 2010-12-01 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland Audio
Avantasia 2010-11-30 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland Audio