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On April 18th, the new Edguy album "Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown" will be released worldwide.
Besides the regular CD edition, the album will be made available as a limited digibook edition containing 2 CDs.
Also available will be a strictly limited hardcover earbook collectors' edition (28.5x28.5cm) containing the two discs, a photographic history with more than 130 photos from the band's archive, liner-notes, touring history, and more. More details will be revealed soon.
On April 18th, Edguy will release tenth studio album "Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown," followed by a world tour to kick off in Hamburg on September 19th.
The album is also going to be available as a 2CD edition with 7 bonus tracks. More details about tour dates are to be revealed during the next weeks. The track listing is as follows:
1. Sabre & Torch
2. Space Police
3. Defenders Of The Crown
4. Love Tyger
5. The Realms Of Baba Yaga
6. Rock Me Amadeus
7. Do Me Like A Cavemen
8. Shadow Eaters
9. Alone In Myself
10. The Eternal Wayfarer More...
On April 18th, Edguy's 10th studio album "Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown" will hit stores worldwide, followed by a world tour starting in September.
The band has just released the cover artwork, which is available below.
Eguy's tour management has also confirmed the kick off date for the upcoming European “Space Police Tour“ on September 19th. In Germany Edguy will headline the Hamburg Metal Dayz, kicking off the band's first full-fledged European tour since the Age Of The Joker run in 2011.
Further tour dates will be announced soon. More...
German metallers Edguy have released the following statement on their website:
"On April 18th Edguy will release their tenth studio album 'SPACE POLICE - Defenders Of The Crown.' Last weekend some journalists had the chance to listen to the album for the first time and the press reaction was amazing. There are several good reasons to believe that this album is going to be one of the strongest and heaviest Edguy albums of all time. More details are going to be revealed soon."
The band have largely kept quiet about their studio activities, stating briefly earlier this month:
"We didn't waste any time with updates or distractions. There is no doubt that this album is going to be the album we'll be measured against in the future. And it makes us proud to say that as a band that has been existing for over 22 years now, fully aware that the best is yet to come."
"Space Police" will be Edguy's first studio album since 2011's "Age Of The Joker."
Edguy issued an update on the band's forthcoming album and follow up to 2011's "Age of the Joker." The album is recorded and currently in the mixing process right now and will be out in April 2014. More details will be revealed soon.
Mainman Tobias Sammet (Avantasia) issued the following update:
"This news has been a long time coming. Secretly, Edguy have sneaked into the studio to record the follow up to their chart breaking 2011 album 'Age Of The Joker' (eg. no. 3 in the German album charts). The band has issued the following brief statement from the studio:
"We have focused on what makes this band unique and recorded what we believe is going to be the strongest & heaviest album this band has ever recorded. We didn't waste any time with updates or distractions. There is no doubt, that this album is going to be the album we'll be measured against in the future. And it makes us proud to say that as a band that has been existing for over 22 years now, fully aware that the best is yet to come." More...
There‘s only one Wacken Open Air, and nothing heats up the summer quite like the world-renowned festival in the north of Germany.
2012’s edition saw heavy hitters like Volbeat, Edguy, and Testament tearing up the stages, with 75,000 moshing metalheads in attendance. The atmosphere was unique as always, the party legendary - and now you can be there, too! Relive the planet‘s biggest heavy metal festival in all its glory on DVD and CD, hitting stores on February 18th, 2014 in the US and Canada.
The CD version can now be pre-ordered at this location, and the festival featured appearances by Volbeat, Edguy, Suffocated, Decapitated, Leaves‘ Eyes, Schandmaul, Circle II Circle, Red Fang, Nasum, Unearth, Graveyard, Moonspell, Djerv, Riotgod, Warrior Soul, Cradle of Filth, and Hammercult.
The 3-DVD-set features 60 tracks from 25 bands as well as a 20 page booklet for a total of four and a half hours of music. The double-CD gives you 32 songs by 13 groups. More...
Continued from Part III...
10:00am. “Waking up” is one thing. “Getting up” is something else. These festivals involve a continuous stream of physical self-abuse of one kind or another – usually both, and more.
I drag myself like a cranky newborn from my tent and stretch, feeling drawn and quartered. By now, I have no problem pulling out my unit and pissing in the open air, on the slight hill next to our Embassy. Bashfulness went right out the window a while ago. More...
Germany's Edguy was named the "Surprise Act of 2012" for Wacken 2012. The festival, in its 23rd year this year, begins Thursday, August 2, 2012. Edguy is scheduled to perform on the True Metal Stage on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
The official announcement on the festival Facebook Page reads:
"The SURPRISE ACT 2012 is...
A lot of you asked who would be the surprise band playing the True Metal Stage on Saturday night at 2pm. Some of you even found out by detective moves that would‘ve made that Sherlock dude proud: You discovered their singer on a pic from the Backstage-Tweet Respect.
The Surprise Act 2012 should be well known to Wacken guests, because this group has played here already five times since 1998!
Ladies & Gentlemen, the surprise act for 2012 is: EDGUY"
We were greeted with the first hints of summer upon arriving at Suvilahti for day one of Tuska Open air metal festival. Ahead was three full days of metal, with a lineup that would please even the trickiest of metal fans. With program guide in hand, with the most interesting acts already chosen; Day one began.
Starting the festival was Finnish thrash metallers Profane Omen. They were a perfect choice to start the weekend, and although the start time was quite early for many, Profane Omen infused the crown that arrived with enough energy to shake off even the most persistent drowsiness. Jules didn’t allow for lethargic audience members with his typical stage antics of headbanging and giving each and every song his all. They played a healthy mix of old songs and new and thus began Tuska 2012.
One thing that was quite difficult was managing take in all the festival had to offer. Having a nasty case of strep all weekend, I was lucky to be able to keep up the pit hopping and running from stage to stage to see as many acts as possible. Starting a mere 15 minutes after Profane Omen was Alcest. More...
Germany's Edguy has checked in with the following announcement about heading down to South America for several live shows with Slash:
"South America has always meant something special to Edguy and their crew. For more than ten years Edguy have toured the continent in support of each album and even though some fans were afraid it wouldn't happen this time, Edguy's booking agency finally announces a short tour of Brazil.
"Some more dates may follow depending on the schedule. Confirmed shows are:
4.11. Brasilia - Opera Hall
6.11. Sao Paulo - Espaco das Americas
7.11. Curitiba - Master Hall
"Edguy will be heading out with ex-Guns'n Roses guitarist Slash and his band!"
After being in Finland for a full year now, I once again was able to attend the annual Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki. A good omen for the weekend was the fact that for the first time in weeks, the weather was not so freezing that my fingers would be tempted to fall off.
Perhaps a difference from last year, that I had noticed immediately was the fact the exhibition itself had shrunk a bit. Less guests, and less retail stands of course means smaller crowds and I wondered just what that would mean for the rather exciting lineup this year, which featured Swallow the Sun, ICS Vortex, Turisas and many more! More...
A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder
German power metal band Edguy has announced a string of 2012 European tour dates in support of the band's latest album "Age of the Joker." The following dates are confirmed:
Feb 2, 2012: Manchester, United Kingdom @ Academy
Feb 3, 2012: Birmingham, United Kingdom @ The Library
Feb 4, 2012: London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2 Islington
Feb 17, 2012: Helsinki Finland @ Finish Metal Expo
Apr 27, 2012: Sankt Wendel, Germany @ Walpurgisnacht Festival
Jun 6, 2012: Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock
June 8, 2012: Eersel, Netherlands @ E3 Beach
June 27, 2012: Borlaenge, Sweden @ Peace and Love
July 17, 2012: Vizovice, Czech Republic @ Masters of Rock Cafe
Nov 15, 2012: Köln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
Nov 16, 2012: Bremen, Germany @ Halle 7
Nov 17, 2012: Hannover, Germany @ AWD Hall
Nov 20, 2012: Kiel, S-H, Germany @ Sparkassen Arena
Nov 22, 2012: Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle Frankfurt
Nov 23, 2012: Oberhausen, Germany @ Königspilsner Arena
Nov 24, 2012: Hamburg, Germany @ O2 World
Nov 26, 2012: Leipzig, Germany @ Arena
Nov 27, 2012: Berlin, Germany @ O2 World
Nov 29, 2012: Augsburg, Germany @ Schwabenhalle
Nov 30, 2012: München, Germany @ Olympiahalle
Dec 01, 2012: Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle
The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.
The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.
The track list is as follows:
01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...
The 70,000 Tons of Metal organizers have checked in with the following update about confirming Sapiency and Edguy for the floating festival:
"While 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival is steaming at full speed course West through the Mediterranean Sea, they received news from their European Scouting Party. After passing through Frankfurt am Main, where they made friends with some new hopefuls that go by the name of SAPIENCY, they continued further East to the city of Fulda to meet the EDGUY! Having a feeling that there is still more in store for them, the Scouting Party continues moving East...
"Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"
The following 37 out of 40 total bands have been confirmed:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
MY DYING BRIDE
Voodoo Six has issued the following announcement about supporting Edguy on several upcoming U.K. dates:
"We are very pleased to announce that we will be special guests for 3 UK shows with EDGUY:
2nd Manchester - Club Academy
3rd Birmingham - HMV Institute
4th London - 02 Islington Academy
"Tickets available here. The newly released EP - Falling Knives - reached number 2 in the Amazon rock chart. Many thanks to everyone who bought it. Check out the new multi lingual website at this location."
You can also watch the Voodoo Six music video for "Falling Knives" by clicking here.
Edguy has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the Masters of Rock festival in the Czech Republic:
"Edguy have just been confirmed to return to the Czech Republic at the prestigious Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice.
"It will be the fourth time that Edguy is going to hit the main stage for a prime time show at the biggest Metal festival in the Czech Republic. The festival is going to take place in Vizovice from July 14th to July 17th 2012!"
For more details on Masters of Rock, head over to the festival's official website at this location.
Edguy is rescheduling three German dates on the band's current tour due to the illness of singer Tobias Sammet. The official press release reads:
"Due to a virus infection and an accute laryngitis that Tobias Sammet has been diagnosed with, Edguy have to postpone the concerts in Essen, Fulda and Bamberg this weekend. The band is working on rescheduling the concerts in late October. Tickets remain valid!
'I am really sorry, it is the second consecutive tour this shit happens to me! I have just returned from the phoniatrics unit of the university hospital Essen, because I so desperately wanted to play those shows this coming weekend, but my throat just says 'no'. It doesn't work. I sincerely apologize to all of you who might be disappointed, be sure I must be the most disappointed one myself. We'll do everything to reschedule those dates after the regular tour is finished, we keep you updated regarding the dates.'
"The shows that were supposed to happen this weekend and had to be postponed are already rescheduled:
"Edguy will play Essen on Oct 25th, Fulda on Oct 26th and Bamberg on Oct 27th.
"Tickets remain valid, if you wanna go there and don't have a ticket yet. Fulda is sold out, for the other two shows tcikets are still available in pre-sale."
Edguy's Tobias Sammet (vocals) and Jens Ludwig (guitars) recently sat down for an interview with Barbara Caserta of Italian web radio Linearock.it recently to talk about the band's new LP "Age of the Joker." The video of the interview is posted below:
Edguy posted a video on YouTube that contains audio samples of the entire "Age Of The Joker" LP which is scheduled for release in North America on September 13, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was previously released this past Monday, August 26, 2011 in Europe.
Edguy is scheduled for a tour of Europe with supporting act Kottak (featuring Scorpions drummer James Kottak) this September. Metal Underground previously listed the tour dates at this location.
The track listing for "Age Of The Joker" is:
1. Robin Hood
2. Nobody's Hero
3. Rock Of Cashel
4. Pandora's Box
6. Two Out Of Seven
7. Faces In The Darkness
8. The Arcane Guild
9. Fire On The Downline
10. Behind The Gates To Midnight World
11. Every Night Without You
The exclusive bonus track version contains the following:
1. God Fallen Silent
2. Aleister Crowley Memorial Boogie
3. Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade Cover)
4. Standing In The Rain
5. Robin Hood (Single Version)
6. Two Out Of Seven (Single Version)