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Formed: 1992
From: Fulda, Germany
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Edguy and Deicide Added To Monterrey Music Fest

German power metal band EDGUY and the legendary American death metal band DEICIDE have been confirmed to perform on the main stage of the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, set to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

SLAYER will headline and STRYPER will co-headline the event, which is being billed as "Hell and Heaven United". The concert promises to be the "biggest and baddest version yet," featuring eight of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world on the main stage and 12 up-and-coming international and Mexican bands on the second stage.

The official festival pre-party will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Cafe Iguana with mini-sets from bands that will be performing on the festival's main stage and second stage.

The main-stage lineup is shaping up as follows, with more bands to be confirmed:


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Road Report From Edguy

Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the group’s official web site:

"We’ve just come back from the Czech Republic and I am still speechless. It was unbelievable, well over 25,000 crazy people from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Scotland and even Sweden made this a crazy night for us".

"So, you wanna know what’s up in Edguy land!? We are playing concerts and relaxing in between. Our agency is working on a tour of South America but don’t ask me where exactly and when it will happen. The answer to the question ’When will you play our country?’ is: If there is a possibility, we will come. And if it’s going to be confirmed you’ll read it here! Our management is working hard to make it happen".

"If you got anymore questions, our webmaster is going to relaunch my website and there is going to be a section where we can talk to each other. It’s going to be launched one of these days, we’ll let you know".

"See you all at the Earthshaker Fest".

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Blind Guardian Confirmed For Earthshaker Fest

BLIND GUARDIAN, GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


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Hammerfall Write A World Soccer Championship Song

HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans has teamed up with former Helloween and current Masterplan drummer Uli Kusch to write a song for the upcoming soccer world championship. Entitled "Glorious," the song will feature Swedish singer Mikeyla as the main vocalist, with special guest appearances by Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY), Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN) and Oscar Dronjak (HAMMERFALL). The production is taking place in Sweden April 24-25. More...

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Edguy, Stratovarius and Rage Confirmed For BOA

Bloodstock Open Air has announced three headliners: Edguy, Stratovarius and Rage

Edguy will return to the UK to headline the Friday night (July 14, 2006) of Bloodstock Open Air with their full European Headline show.

"After gaining fantastic reviews from their recent tour with Dragonforce, we felt it only right that the freshest most exciting band to emerge from Germany in the last decade (Powerplay – issue 74 March), offer their disappointed UK fans the chance to see the full show as performed across Europe. Expect a few rockets tonight!"

STRATOVARIUS will be jetting in fresh from their Rockperry festival show in Finland the night before to offer their UK fans their only appearance here in 2006 on July 15. So for those of you who missed out on their London show last November, then now's your chance to catch their full European headline set.

Rage will be making a rare UK appearance on Friday 14th July, making this night one of the most Metal nights Bloodstock has ever seen.

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Edguy "Drug Bust" A Bust

Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following tour update at the band's official website:

"Hello from a hotel room in Madrid. Everything is going great so far, almost every show had been sold out or was at least close. Yesterday in Italy there was a weird thing going on. Around midnight, I guess it wasn't even ten in the morning, Italian police officers disturbed our beauty sleep on the tour bus asking for money. Weird, I thought the days of corruption in the civilized world were long gone. Half asleep I replied 'It's not Manni, it's Tobi!' Then one of the sheriffs asked me for drugs. I mean, even if I took drugs and had some, I wouldn't share them with a corrupted police officer, would you?! I was tempted to ask if he couldn't maybe specify what he was in need of exactly. But it seemed they weren't in a funny mood. I mean: we don't do drugs and I told him that all we had was some whiskey and beer. His answer was "Den I come widda dog!" Yes, each to his own, there's people who like to come with dogs. Anyway, the whole procedure took 45 minutes and they turned the bus upside down. We neither had a hostage by the name of Manni, nor did we have drugs. All we finally had was a bad mood and dog's hair everywhere and a terrible smell. Our lighting engineer said it was his first time having been woken up by a dog's asshole on his face. Weird shit happens!!! Anyway, the Italian fans have been worth it! Even a dog's ass on Holgi's face. It was a female dog anyway. This tour is great fun and it feels great to be out to see you guys! Take care, Tobi!"

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Dragonforce, Edguy Expand UK/Irish Tour Dates

Dragonforce have expanded their upcoming UK/Irish tour with supporting act Edguy. The full list of tour dates is now:

January 24 - Oxford Zodiac
January 27 - Manchester MDH
January 29 - Nottingham Rock City
January 30 - Leeds Metropolitan University
January 31 - Glasgow Academy
February 3 - London Astoria
March 18 - Dublin Ambassador
March 19 - Belfast Spring & Airbrake

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Edguy Finalize New Album Tracklisting

German melodic metallers Edguy have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rocket Ride," due on January 20, 2006.

"Rocket Ride" (view cover) track listing:

01. Sacrifice (8:01)
02. Rocket Ride (4:47)
03. Wasted Time (5:48)
04. Matrix (4:09)
05. Return To The Tribe (6:06)
06. The Asylum (7:38)
07. Save Me (3:47)
08. Catch Of The Century (4:03)
09. Out Of Vogue (4:36)
10. Superheroes (3:19)
11. Trinidad (3:28)
12. Fucking With Fire (4:22)

Edguy will support Dragonforce on six U.K. dates, while the rest of the European tour Edguy will headline with Dragonforce as support. In addition, Edguy have confirmed Savage Circus (the new band featuring former Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch and Persuader members Jens Karlsson and Emil Norberg) as the support act for their previously announced three Japanese dates in March.

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Edguy Chart Positions & New Album Title Revealed

German metallers Edguy continue ripping up the charts all over the place with their "Superheroes" EP. The EP has reached #10 in Sweden. The EP has entered the German Media Control Single-Charts at #25 and climbed to #52 on the official charts in Switzerland.

In other news, Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet revealed to Greece 's Metal Temple magazine during a phone interview that the band's upcoming full-length album will be titled "Rocket Ride." The follow-up to 2004's "Hellfire Club" is being recorded with producer Sascha Paeth (who also worked with the band on "Superheroes") and is scheduled for release in early 2006.

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Into Eternity: Tour Was 'A Success'

INTO ETERNITY guitarist/vocalist Tim Roth has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"We made it home after a 40-hour trip from our last show in the USA. The HAMMERFALL/ EDGUY/ INTO ETERNITY tour was a success for us. I think we converted a few new fans onto our bans and that's really what touring is all about. It is important for us to try and grow our fan base. It was amazing to meet each and everyone of you on the road over this past year. We have made a lot of life long fans/friends I'm sure.

"Next up is our USA/Canada tour with STRATOVARIUS. I think this will be a cool package for all fans of heavy metal. There will be plenty of clean vocals, guitar solos and death metal to be heard on these shows. The whole band is excited to be a part of these events. See you all soon!!"

Check out the band's web site for pictures of the guys with Neil Turbin (ex-ANTHRAX), Oscar Dronjak of HAMMERFALL, Tobias Sammet of EDGUY and porn star Ron Jeremy.

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Edguy Show Report From BB Kings, NYC

The date was August 16, 2005. I was at BBkings in New York City, New York to see one of my favorite bands, Into Eternity, open for a band I enjoyed listening to, Edguy. While waiting for the show to start, I headed back stage to interview Edguy, unfortunately they were not ready for me and I should come back at 7pm, when the show started. After seeing the first song from Into Eternity, Splintered Visions, I go back stage again to do my interview. I finish as they start their last song, Beginning of the End, which also happened to be one of my favorites. Though I only caught two songs in the end, it was amazing. Those two songs satisfied my appetite for seeing Into Eternity live, since I had seen them before and they will be around again shortly. More...

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Into Eternity to Join Edguy/Hammerfall Tour

Into Eternity will be opening for the Hammerfall/Edguy tour next month. Dates are as follows:

08/10 The Opera House- Toronto, ON
08/11 Medley- Montreal, QC
08/12 L’Imperial- Quebec City, QC
08/13 The Palladium- Worcester, MA
08/15 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA
08/16 BB King’s- New York, NY
08/17 The Trocadero- Philadelphia, PA- New Date
08/18 Penny Arcade- Rochester, NY (Into Eternity only)
08/19 House of Blues- Cleveland, OH
08/20 Madison Theater- Covington, KY
08/21 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
08/22 Fine Line Music Café- Minneapolis, MN
08/25 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
08/26 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
08/28 DNA Lounge- San Francisco, CA
08/29 Galaxy Theatre- Santa Ana, CA
08/30 The Avalon- Hollywood, CA
08/31 Marquee Theatre- Tempe, AZ

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Ex-Helloween Frontman To Guest On Edguy Album

Edguy's upcoming EP "Superheroes," due on September 5, will feature a special guest appearance by former Helloween frontman Michael Kiske.

Edguy singer Tobias Sammet comments:

One of the tracks is a bombastic uptempo epic that's reminiscent of a mixture of heavy Queen, Richard Wagner and Avantasia. So it was a MUST to ask Michael Kiske to do some guest vocals.To me, music is about goose bumps, and I had a lot when listening to Michi! To make it fair, we have decided that the CD shall be out in stores for the price of a CD single only! So make sure you persuade your friends that they buy it and don't copy it, maybe quality and value for money could be a promising kind of 'copy-protection!

The "Superheroes" DVD — also due on September 5 — will contain the brand new video clip 'Superheroes', a couple of songs filmed live in Brazil, plenty of "behind-the-scenes" footage, a slide show, an extensive studio report with interviews and a chance to follow Edguy backstage. "Our fans will love the fun part of it and I'm sure to them it's a classic," states Sammet. "And I am sure Edguy haters will hate us even more and will think we are a bunch of wanna-be-funny-gay-idiots."

The DVD will have a running time of approximately 80 minutes and will be available for the price of a DVD-single as well.

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Edguy To Appear In Metal Hammer Meet & Greet Forum

Edguy is the third band scheduled to appear in the Meet & Greet Forum section of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine.

Starting June 17th, fans are invited to post their questions until July 1st. The questions will be answered later by the band members themselves. You can post your questions in English or German. Please note that a free forum registration is required to create a topic, and make sure to read the Meet & Greet regulations before posting your question.

Fans posting questions will be entered in a raffle. The prizes aren't determined yet, so watch out for announcements while the meet & greet session!

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Edguy's "Superheroes" EP/DVD Details

Edguy has left this message on their official website:

Hey fellows, don’t forget about the EP and the DVD to come out on September 5th. They are called “Superheroes” and “Superheroes – The DVD”. The title track will be the same on both, but the rest of the material of the CD will NOT stand on the DVD and vice versa. They are two completely different releases, so NO RIP OFF ;)!!! On the CD you will have six first class songs, also exclusively featuring some of my Avantasia-friends on vocals as it seems. Stuff sounds great. The title track “Superheroes” is a groovy mid tempo song with a killer hookline in the chorus. Our producer Sascha Paeth added some new sound elements to that song. But hold your breath: I mean in a good way! Powerful and fresh and up to date if you can say that! I liked it, I am already 27 and still single, so this may help me to get married, or – worst case – just laid at least! Just kidding. ;) It’s a good song, one of the few that isn’t too heavy and adds some new flavour to our sound. Just like “Holy Water” two years ago. Then we got a song called “Judas At The Opera”, it’s a long epic song with choirs, orchestral elements, tempo changes from fast to slow and majestic anthemic melodies. I am really amazed of how diversified we sound in 2005. Later on we will let you know about how we record this time. You wouldn’t believe – many bands are proud about how many months they record, we can brag that we recorded the basics live - all at the same time! I know, you may think that’s usually the case. Well, in 1968 it was, now we got the age of auto tune, when every tone-deaf crow can become a teenage idol! And we do our shit live in the studio and just spice it up with third and forth guitar tracks, replace a few fuck-ups and add vocals and keyboards. It’s so groovy, sounds so “real” and powerful.

On the DVD there’s gonna be the video for “Superheroes”, this will be the most hilarious piece of a music film ever done since Twisted Sister’s old clips. You wouldn’t believe how much money we ‘waste’ on it, just to have so much fun. And if you think music and humor don’t go together, don’t even dare to watch it, haha!

“Superheroes – The DVD” is gonna be a special item. As it will be a kind of DVD-EP (more info below - in the News section), we talked our record label into releasing it at a very special nice price at first. So if the stores sell it for 20 Euros, give ‘em the finger (Although it would be worth it!) ;) Or just steal it. But don’t burn it please. I just had a car accident, need a new car maybe! ;) Anyway, the DVD will contain the clip in 5.1 sound, then a few tracks live in Brazil (12 cameras, 5.1 sound), an extensive studio report (we got camera people sneaking around in the studio all the time), interview stuff, a making-of-the-video-clip and a tour-documentary. Let’s see what else. And always keep in mind: Both, DVD and CD will be available at a very special price, if not – burn your record store (Just kidding! Don’t do, they’d call it incitement to vandalism!). But don’t let them cheat you!

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Edguy To Release First Official DVD

German melodic metallers Edguy have posted the following message on their official web site:

There's not only a 5-track EP "Superheroes" going to come out this year! Edguy plan to release the first official DVD in September, too, featuring different material than what's going to be found on the EP. Besides the video clip of "Superheroes," the DVD will feature various live tracks in 5.1 sound filmed at their show in Sao Paulo during their world tour 2004 when the band flew their whole big stage over to Brazil.

Furthermore there will be a lot of never-before-seen 'behind-the-scenes' footage — they have a camera team filming their recording sessions of the forthcoming EP and album right now. This DVD - that will have plenty of other little features as well - is going to be called "Superheroes - the DVD" and should be out early September.

Commented the band:

You asked for it, so we do it! It will be some kind of a 'special item' for our fans and ourselves to 'soothe the wait' for the new album. We keep you updated on the plans. At this point our record label is considering to change the release date for EP and DVD to September 5th. No problem for us, we are working at full tilt anyway. And it's all feeling so great!

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Edguy To Headline Deep Impact Festival

The 2005 edition of Germany’s Deep Impact festival is scheduled for July 30th at Kultfabrik in Munich.

Acts confirmed for the festival include: Edguy, Clawfinger, Subway to Sally, Eisbrecher, Crystal Ball and Shade.

For more information, including details for the festival after party, can be found at www.deep-impact-openair.de and at www.garagedeluxe.de.

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Hammerfall to Tour wtih Edguy

Hammerfall have been confirmed to tour this summer with Edguy. Dates for the Edguy and their headlining tour and the Edguy tour are as follows:

5/26/05 Guadalajara - Hard Rock Live (MX)
5/28/05 Monterrey - Monterrey Metal Fest (MX)
5/29/05 Mexico City - Circo Valador (MX)
5/31/05 Santiago - Cupula del Parque O´Higgins (CL)
6/2/05 Curitiba - Master Hall (BR)
6/3/05 Sao Paolo - Olympia (BR)
6/4/05 Sao Paolo - Olympia (BR)
6/5/05 Belo Horizonte- Chevrolet (BR)
8/10/05 Toronto, ONT - tba

(on tour with Edguy)
8/11/05 Montreal, QUE - Medley
8/12/05 Quebec City, QUE - Imperial
8/15/05 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
8/16/05 New York, NY - B.B. Kings

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Edguy Working On "Superheroes" EP

German traditional metallers Edguy are working all guns blazing on their forthcoming EP "Superheroes" which is scheduled for September. Producing is Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Aina, Rhapsody) at the Gates Studio in Wolfsburg. Apart from the mid-tempo title track none of the featured songs will be found on the forthcoming album.

About the material singer Tobias Sammet says: "Working with Sascha is incredibly refreshing. The new shit kicks ass, sounds cheeky at times but always fresh. An up-to-date production, still pompous and big... On the EP there will be five songs, one is going to be an overlong up-tempo epic track, for which we are maybe going to invite some of my Avantasia buddies to share some vocals with me. This would suit this song so damn well, so it’s a must. That being said: We won’t need to hype it as an all-star super project, there have been much too many already anyway. And I think the stuff is strong enough to speak for itself."

Edguy will embark on an US tour with Hammerfall in the summer. Tour dates can be found here.

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Hammerfall Add More Tour Dates

Hammerfall will be touring North America in August with Edguy as the opening act. Dates are now as follows:

Aug. 10 in Toronto, ONT at Opera House
Aug. 11 in Montreal, QC at Medley
Aug. 12 in Quebec City, QC at Imperial
Aug. 15 in West Springfield, VA at Jaxx
Aug. 16 in New York, NY at B.B. King's
Aug. 17 in Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero
Aug. 19 in Cleveland, OH at House of BLues
Aug. 21 in Chicago, IL at House of Blues
Aug. 25 in Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
Aug. 29 in Santa Ana, CA at Galaxy Theatre
Aug. 30 in Hollywood, CA at Avalon Hollywood

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