Edguy - Mandrake tour
Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
December 8, 2001
By: Anders Sandvall
I think that Edguy
breaks down all the resistance in German eighties power metal genre.
There is no band that can compete with them. Last night was the official
end of the tour at Mejeriet in Lund, Sweden. The first leg of their
European tour has been about a month long. Dirk/Jens/Tobias/Felix and
Tobias went on stage and totally blew the audience away with their power
metal. A lot of people had gathered on Mejeriet. The concert was almost
sold out. Edguy has a lot of fans here in Sweden. This was also
the first headlining tour for Edguy.
It was full speed ahead from the beginning. Jens and Dirk are
impressive on the guitar especially when both of them share both leads.
Tobias on bass is like a rock and the same goes for Felix on drums.
These two keep a strong foundation for the music. Everyone in the band
are clever musicans. Tobias Sammet sings like a God! Nobody can touch
him. The capacity of his voice is tremendous plus he’s a genius. He
writes all the music and all the lyrics in Edguy. His only downside is
that he copy’s Bruck Dickinson a lot with his stage presence. Tobias
hasn’t completely found his own style but I am sure that it will come.
All four in the front moved around and ran over the whole stage. The
band had a lot of equipment on stage for running purposes. The concert
was very entertaining.
The band mixed both old and new material but they played a lot of
songs from their latest effort MANDRAKE. Even songs from, in my opinion,
the masterpiece Theater of
salvation were played for example songs like ”Land of
Miracles” and ”Wake up the King.” Old stuff was also played for
example ”Vain Glory Opera”, ”How Many Miles” and as a gift for
the audience in Lund ”Fairytale.” The audience kept asking for
them to play that, even though they hadn't rehearsed it for the show.
Tobias promised us to comeback next year and play for us again and he
thanked the Swedish fans for all the support that they have got through
A brilliant show! They played a bit over two hours. I haven’t got a
setlist because I haven’t heard everything they have made so I
didn’t recognize all the songs. Edguy deserves to be the greatest in
their genre because Edguy is THE BEST. Thanks to AFM records for their