Amadeus Awad (real name Ahmad Awad) is a multi-instrumentalist from Lebanon. Inspired as a child by Richie Blackmore, he started his own hard rock band (Thorn Birds) at the age of 14, covering Deep Purple, Dio and Rainbow. A few years later, he would move to Beirut, aiming to become a professional musician – starting with the launch of his solo career in 2010. In 2011, he released his first solo work, the EP Ghost Stories, followed in 2012 by Time of the Equinox, a full album. In 2013 another EP, Schizanimus followed. These three got him some initial fame in the (progressive metal) community. Where on the first EP he played all instruments himself, he later sought cooperation with musicians from all over the world. This included people like Gavin Harrison, Mark Boals and Timo Somers, but also vocalist Elia Monsef, who has been involved in all Amadeus’ releases so far. In 2015, he released Death Is Just a Feeling, a very personal and far less metal oriented concept album, about his personal experiences with death. A rock opera in the vein of Ayreon, but in Amadeus’ own style. On this album, he extended his list of musical partners further, by taking on board Anneke van Giersbergen, Marco Minneman, Jimmy Keegan, and Arjen Lucassen.
Time Of The Equinox (2011)
Amadeus Awad’s Eon – The Book of Gates (2014)
Death Is Just A Feeling (2015)