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Tobias Sammet Comes Clean On "Space Police" Prank, Reveals Actual Album Details

Tobias Sammet, singer/songwriter for German power metal act Edguy, has revealed that his near six month twitter campaign for the band's new album "Space Police - Defenders of the Crown" was actually part of an elaborate April Fool's prank. By utilizing a marketing strategy filled with song clips, sarcasm and wit, Sammet was able to boost pre-sales for the band's album by 800%, most of which are angry fans desiring to obtain the album that they are doomed to despise.

Sammet revealed all on a Twitter post today: "APRIL FOOLS DAY...there is no 'SPACE POLICE'"

The new album is actually entitled "The Joke Is On You!" and is the follow up to the 2011 release "Age of the Joker," but will be a concept album about DC Comics' most famous villian. Sammet explained the marketing direction: "With 'Age,' I received a lot of flak from fans and press even though the album sold fairly well. I decided I would take a different approach. I brought in artists and label representatives and told them my vision. What we needed was to poke fun at the band's history and come up with a wildly inventive cartoon world set in space and then proclaim it to be the greatest power metal album of all time. It worked because pre-sales for what is now 'The Joke's On You' went through the roof - mostly because those fans with the most complaints were curious to prove me wrong."

The album is still set for an April 18th release, but the actual song titles are:

1. Mirthless Grin
2. Thieving Trickster
3. Defenders Of The Clown Prince Of Crime
4. Gotham's Finest
5. The Bat Must Be Destroyed
6. The Life And Times Of 'Dear Old Jack'
7. Martha Wayne Is A Whore
8. Born Of Red Hood
9. Harle(y)quin
10. The Only Good Bat Is A Dead One

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1. MU trollwire writes:

According to metal injection his twitter account was " hacked"

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2. OverkillExposure writes:

Tobi is an evil genius!

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