Band Photo: Edguy (?)
From: Fulda, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Edguy News
Below is our complete Edguy news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Power metal act Edguy has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek is set to come from Kottak. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
Sep. 23 - SWE - Malmö, KB
Sep. 24 - SWE - Gothenborg, Trädgarn
Sep. 25 - SWE - Stockholm, Tyrol
Sep. 27 - GER - Hamburg, Docks
Sep. 28 - GER - Berlin, Columbia Club
Sep. 30 - GER - Essen, Grugahalle
Oct. 01 - GER - Fulda, Wartenberg Oval
Oct. 02 - GER - Bamberg, Arena
Oct. 04 - GER - Filderstadt, Filharmonie
Oct. 06 - CZE - Prague, KD Vitavska
Oct. 07 - GER - Langen, Stadthalle
Oct. 10 - ITA - Milan, Alcatraz
Oct. 11 - SUI - Pratteln, Z7
Oct. 12 - FRA - Lyon, Transbordeur
Oct. 14 - ESP - Madrid, Heineken
Oct. 15 - ESP - Barcelona, Apollo
Oct. 16 - ESP - Bilbao, Rock Star
Oct. 18 - GER - Saarbrücken, Garage
Oct. 19 - FRA - Paris, Bataclan
Oct. 21 - GER - Memmingen, Kaminwerk
Oct. 22 - GER - Straubing, Messehalle
Oct. 23 - CZE - Zlin, Rock Cafe
After a successful world tour with more than 100 concerts all over the globe, in support of the band's latest release "Tinnitus Sanctus" in 2008, Edguy has entered the studio to record a new album. Still under the influence of the arena tour as special guests of the Scorpions and the latest Avantasia world tour (featuring Tobias Sammet and Felix Bohnke), Edguy feels it's about time to squeeze the band's energy on tape in a recording studio again. This time the band has chosen the famous Peppermint-Park in Hannover (Scorpions, Phil Collins), according to the band "a recording temple with a tremendously great sounding room."
Tobias Sammet (also Avantasia) comments: "We have chosen the Peppermint Park to record the basics there. I had done a few little bits and pieces for Avantasia there, but it's so great to record drums and stuff like Hammond B3 with a big bad fat mean Leslie there. The room is big and the sound is mean! We were always striving for a powerful but natural sound. I guess we had a good sound recently, but I think there is always room to improve. The more I listen to what's going on in the Heavy Metal world these days, the more I long for drums that sound like drums. I want them to sound powerful without sounding like Atari. Sascha and I came to the conclusion that we have to start from scratch and do things the way they have to be done, not the fashionable way. I don't want a distorted master-copy, just so it is loud enough on an iPhone or on PC-speakers.
"If you talk to your most fancy producer he will say something like: 'Well, it's the sign of the times, you have to be able to compete in the loudness war…' What the fuck?! If I want it to be loud I turn up the stereo. I want dynamics, room, a real big sound, not that distorted trendy compression. Why don't we all move back a little and record great sounding music, not loud sounding music? Do a Google search for 'loudness war' and you'll see what I mean. Whatever, the new songs sound great, we have thirteen of them, and we'll pick maybe ten and put them on the album. We have anthemic melodies, although it's not kitsch. When you record anthemic music, you tend to be dangerously close to kitsch, it's a fine line and I think we balance on that fine line pretty well. To cut a long story a little insignificantly shorter: I just think it is great, and that's what counts. Real music, you know? We'll keep you informed, if you want it or not!"
Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic has been confirmed for this year's edition of Loud Park, the biggest metal festival in Japan. The festival is set to take place October 16-17 at Saitama Super Arena.
The line-up includes: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Motorhead, Angra, Dir En Grey, Edguy, Amon Amarth, 3 Inches of Blood and many more.
For more information, visit www.loudpark.com.
Arch Enemy are the latest band to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival. The festival will take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. Arch Enemy will perform on the 6th of August. The list of currently confirmed bands is as follows:
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
The Devil's Blood
Frontiers Records has announced the signing of Bruce Kulick for the European release of “BK3,” his third solo album, on January 29, 2010.
Kulick, who first gained notoriety as a member of Meat Loaf's “Bat Out Of Hell” touring band, may be best known for his twelve years (1984-1996) as lead guitarist of KISS, during which time he appeared on nine gold, two platinum and one multi-platinum KISS albums. It is, however, the wealth of experience he has gained in his 13 post-KISS years that shines through on “BK3.”
The album takes listeners for quite a ride over its twelve songs... from the frenetic and anger-fuelled "Fate" (co-written by Kevin Churko, known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne), to the philosophical and uplifting "Life." Never one to mind sharing the spotlight with other talented musicians, Kulick invited several guest artists to appear on “BK3”, including Gene Simmons of KISS on the anthemic "Ain't Gonna Die," Doug Fieger (lead vocalist of The Knack) on the soon-to-be pop classic "Dirty Girl," Tobias Sammett (Edguy, Avantasia) and Eric Singer (KISS) on the fierce "I'm The Animal," Nick Simmons (son of Gene) on "Hand of the King", former Union cohort John Corabi on the moody "No Friend Of Mine" and guitar legend Steve Lukather (Toto) on the exciting instrumental "Between The Lines."
"Many albums lack cohesion with different vocalists, but I know that my guitar playing is the glue on BK3," Kulick says. "There was the clear goal of making absolutely the best record that I could put together. I feel like this is my Revenge."
“BK3” includes the following tracks:
Ain’t Gonna Die (featuring Gene Simmons)
No Friend of Mine (featuring John Corabi)
Hand of the King (featuring Nick Simmons)
Dirty Girl (featuring Doug Fieger)
I'm The Animal (featuring Tobias Sammet and Eric Singer)
And I Know
Between The Lines (featuring Steve Lukather)
Skydome (from the BK CD “Audiodog”) - Exclusive Bonus Track for Europe
Bruce plans to take “BK3” to his fans through as many avenues as possible, including live concerts, appearances at KISS Expos and media.
Mary Zimmer, vocalist of the Wisconsin metal band Luna Mortis, has issued the following pre-tour update:
"We are so excited to be getting ready for our North American tour with Edguy and Epicurean! Getting things off to a good start, so far, and we've got a couple of lineup changes to announce for the tour. First of all, our bass player, Jake Bare, wasn't able to hit the road with us this time, so we are very happy to have producer Don DeBiase filling in on bass guitar for the entire tour. He's an incredible musician and performer and has produced music for us as well as bands like Beneath the Sky (Victory) and Forever In Terror (Metalblade). He's a good friend of ours and we hope you will all enjoy watching him on stage with us this September." More...
Ensiferum have issued the following announcement about making an appearance at the upcoming Screamfest in Australia:
"Ensiferum are delighted to confirm their appearance at Sydney's Screamfest. The show is on New Year's Day 2010 (01.01.10) and the band share the stage with acts such as Sonata Arctica, Edguy & Destruction.
"For more info and tickets, please visit Screamfest here."
Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:
"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.
"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."
This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.
Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
Wisconsin progressive death/thrash metal band, Luna Mortis, has added the following off dates on their tour with Edguy and Epicurean:
6/26: Fort Wayne, IN
9/03: Louisville, KY
9/04: Detroit, MI
9/07: Rochester, NY
9/10: Virginia Beach, VA
9/14: Milwaukee, WI
9/26: Reno, NV
9/30: Mesa, AZ
10/1: Las Vegas, NV
German power metal band Edguy will be heading to North America in September of this year for a tour in support of their latest album, "Tinnitus Sanctus." Support on the tour will come from Luna Mortis and Epicurean.
The tour dates are as follows:
5 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
6 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
9 - The Blender Theater (at Gramercy) - New York, NY
11 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
12 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
13 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
15 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
16 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
17 - The Riddell Center (at Univ. of Regina) - Regina, SK
19 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
20 - Warehouse - Calgary, AB
21 - Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
23 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC
24 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
25 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
27 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
28 - Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
29 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
Eduy has announced two shows in the United Kingdom for next month.
The dates are as follows:
9 - Dudley, UK - JBs
10 - London, UK - Carling Academy Islington
Frontman Tobias Sammet is suitably excited: “It’s always a great feeling to tour England. England is not known for its appreciation of ridiculous Eunuch fronted European Metal, but if you don’t take yourself too seriously, have a good sense of humor and scarf-skin on your palate, England is the fucking place to be. Seriously, I love that country, I love castles, IRON MAIDEN, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Robin-Hood and British humor. And I am looking forward to set the clubs on fire and finally prove to the Brits - and even if only a few - that we are maybe the best, definitely the most entertaining band in the world! London and Dudley: Beware, the Krauts are coming!!!“
German power metal act Edguy has recently found success with their new album, "Tinnitus Sanctus" which has entered the German album charts at number 19. The album has also claimed the number 50 spot in Austria. A limited edition of the album is also available which contains a bonus CD of the band performing live in Los Angeles.
Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message online:
“Why should Hollywood fear us walking its unholy streets? You gotta ask Hollywood itself and it will tell you! Or better: What's left of Hollywood after we've played...
"For the Edguy tour with Kamelot, we'll mainly focus on older material as the new album (Tinnitus Sanctus) is not gonna be released at that point. People wanna come out, have fun, and sing along, so we'll focus on our classic material. Did we choose the set list via democracy or dictatorship? It's kind of both plus the principle of contingency: Every band member writes down his own list of songs he wants to play, we put ‘em into a voting box, and then I draw until I got the list I've written. Seriously, it's no big deal. Sometimes we sit backstage an hour before the show and throw song titles back and forth to keep it exciting to ourselves. We don't wanna impress people with complicated or extremely fast stuff… that's childish. We just wanna make ‘em have a good time, so the songs should have maximum impact. More...
German metallers Edguy has posted the following message online:
"Edguy have just returned from Belgrade where they have shot a video clip for the song 'Ministry Of Saints' from their forthcoming new studio album Tinnitus Sanctus out on November 14th.
"As there will be no EP before the album release the video clip will be shown on this website during the next weeks."
Another message from the band reads: "Edguy have just revealed the tracklist of their new album Tinnitus Sanctus which will be released on November 14th.
The song titles read as follows: "Ministry Of Saints," "Sex Fire Religion," "The Pride Of Creation," "Nine Lives," "Wake Up Dreaming Black," 'Dragonfly," "Thorn Without A Rose," "929," "Speedhoven," "Dead Or Rock & Aren't You A Little Pervert Too."
New Jersey symphonic metal band, Operatika have moved the release date of their new album, "The Calling," to a sooner date of October 24, 2008 through Scarlet Records. Below is the list of all tracks from the album. You can now listen to song "Dark Horizon" on their Myspace page.
The tracklisting for "The Calling" is as follows:
3. Tears Of The Sun
4. Dark Horizon
5. Ice Queen
6. Life Saving Flame
7. No. 3/23 In A Minor
8. Mask In The Mirror
9. Secrets Of The Past
10. The Storm
11. The Calling
12. Last Quest More...
German power metal band, Edguy, have announced the following European tour dates:
01/10 - London - Carling Academy Islington
01/12 - Paris – Elysee Montmatre
01/13 - Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
01/15 - Granada - La Copera
01/16 - Madrid - La Riviera
01/17 - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
01/18 - Barcelona - Razzmatazz
01/20 - Lyon - Transbordeur
01/21 - Milano - Rolling Stone
01/23 - Filderstadt - Filharmonie
01/24 - Kaufbeuren - All Kart Halle
01/25 - Pratteln - Z7
01/27 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
01/28 - Cologne - Live Music Hall
01/30 - Bamberg - JaKo Arena
01/31 - Osnabrueck - Halle Gartlage
02/01 - Hamburg - Docks
02/02 - Gothenborg - Lisberghallen
02/04 - Stockholm - Arenan
02/05 - Malmoe - KB
02/07 - Fulda - Wartenberg Oval
Edguy has recently posted a new interview with frontman Tobias Sammet on their official website which contains information on the bands forthcoming new album. Check out some excerpts below:
Q: You mentioned that you won't go back to the roots, how would you describe the new material then?
Tobias: "We don't go back to the roots, we never denied who we are and where we come from, so I don't see a reason to go back to wherever. I go straight forward and follow my heart as I've always done, Tinnitus Sanctus is exactly the music we wanna play, we are happy and I don't give a fuck if it's gonna be our biggest selling album or not. It's so great, even if my career would go down the drain and this would be the last album, I'd be more than happy to be remembered as the guy who recorded Tinnitus Sanctus. I'd rather ruin my career with a creative killer album like that than trying to play safe with a boring stereotype Power Metal stinker constructed on a drawing table. We have a couple of song titles such as 'Dragonfly', 'Dead Or Rock', 'Wake Up Dreaming Black' or 'Sex Fire Religion' And we'll shoot a video for a very heavy mid-tempo-anthem by the name of 'Ministry Of Saints'. And there'll be a bonus track called "Aren't You A Little Pervert Too?" which is quite nasty." More...
Read the full article at TobiasSammet.com.
Ex-Stratovarius main man, Timo Tolkki's new band Revolution Renaissance is still seeking a bassist. Here is the update from the man himself:
"Having almost completed the line up for REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, we are still looking for bass players. You have to be quick, recordings and tours are awaiting. So please send 2 recently taken photos (one headshot and one fullbody shot) and 3 MP3's of your playing with a short desrciption about yourself. Don't send links, send the material exactly as requested. You can be from anywhere, but Scandinavians have the priority. Good luck! Send the stuff to: firstname.lastname@example.org"
As previously reported, Tolkii recenlty revealed the band's vocalist as Gus Monsanto, a 33-year old metal singer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More...
Edguy are currently preparing to hit the studio to work on the successor of their recent album Rocket Ride.
Frontman Tobias Sammet says: "People think that we are quite fast but that's not the truth. I completed the Avantasia album last autumn, the Avantasia song-writing itself was completed even way back in 2006. All the new ideas I've had since then could be taken for Edguy. In fact, this is a long time to refresh your creativity and gather new stuff. The material sounds very fresh, it embraces all the different trademarks of Edguy, I think it is a logical continuation of Rocket Ride and Hellfire Club. Maybe it doesn't come across as goofy as Rocket Ride, but I am sure if we have fun in the studio we'll have enough possibilities to ruin the day for notoriously bitter people, haha. Yet it's more bombastic and heavier, not too fast cause I really don't like pure speed metal that much anymore. I like 'Lavatory Love Machine', 'The Piper Never Dies', 'Mandrake' and 'Sacrifice'. There's three fast tracks, but they are all good, not 'just fast'! We'll enter the studio next week and work whenever producer Sascha Paeth and me come back from the Avantasia weekends."