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Interview with Jens Ludwig of Edguy – March 30, 2014

April 7th, 2014

Interview with Jens Ludwig of Edguy

Interviewed on March 30, 2014 by Metalette

Jens Ludwig of Edguy

Jens Ludwig of Edguy

I got to speak with guitarist Jens Ludwig of Edguy about the band’s upcoming album, Space Police – Defenders of the Crown – out via Nuclear Blast records on April 18!

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EDGUY: TRACK LISTING FOR NEW ALBUM REVEALED

February 20th, 2014
EDGUY - Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown

EDGUY – Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown

German superhero heavy metal quintet EDGUY have revealed the track listing for their eleventh studio release, Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown, due out in North America this spring.

 

The album includes a cover – sung in German – of “Rock Me Amadeus,” the 1985 hit by Austrian pop musician Falco.  “That’s weird,” concedes EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet.  “My condolences.”

 

The track listing for Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown is:

01. Sabre & Torch
02. Space Police
03. Defenders Of The Crown
04. Love Tyger
05. The Realms Of Baba Yaga
06. Rock Me Amadeus (Falco cover)
07. Do Me Like A Cavemen
08. Shadow Eaters
09. Alone In Myself
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EDGUY: NEW ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED

February 7th, 2014
EDGUY - Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown

EDGUY – Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown

Self-described as “heavy, melodic, tongue-in-cheek, and unfashionable,” German superhero heavy metal quintet EDGUY have taken their trademarked sense of humor, packed it in a rocket, and headed for space – again.  The artwork for their eleventh studio album, Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown, has now been unveiled on the band’s website, including the first pixel of their new band photo.  Seriously.

“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,” states the band. “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, we are fully aware that the best is yet to come.”

Set for release this spring, Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown is the follow-up to 2011’s Age Of The Joker.

 

Visit EDGUY online at www.EDGUY.net

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AVANTASIA: NEW ALBUM TRACK LYRIC VIDEO NOW ONLINE

February 28th, 2013

A lyric video for the hard-rockin’ AVANTASIA track “Invoke The Machine” – featuring Tobias Sammet and guest vocalist Ronnie Atkins of Pretty Maids – is now up on Nuclear Blast’s YouTube channel:

 

AVANTASIA - The Mystery Of Time

AVANTASIA – The Mystery Of Time

“Invoke The Machine” comes from AVANTASIA’s upcoming The Mystery Of Time album, due out in North America on April 30th.

AVANTASIA’s latest rock opera features artwork by the highly-acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Thin Lizzy, Asia, Nazareth, Magnum) and includes guest appearances by the following rock & metal heavy weights: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad, ex-KISS, ex-Meat Loaf), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), Bob Catley (Magnum), guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth, and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

About Ronnie Atkins‘ guest appearance, AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet has previously stated:

“I have been a huge Pretty Maids fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw Pretty Maids live and they were a steam train on stage – unbelievable! After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy.  Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new AVANTASIA album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!”

Track listing for The Mystery Of Time is:

01.  Spectres

02.  The Watchmaker’s Dream

03.  Black Orchid

04.  Where Clock Hands Freeze

05.  Sleepwalking

06.  Savior In The Clockwork

07.  Invoke The Machine

08.  What’s Left Of Me

09.  Dweller In A Dream

10.  The Great Mystery

Avantasia

Avantasia

Video blogs from AVANTASIA‘s studio sessions are available at: www.youtube.com/AVANTASIAOFFICIAL

The Wicked Symphony and Angel Of Babylon, AVANTASIA’s last two studio albums, were released in 2010.  “Dying For An Angel” (featuring SCORPIONS’ Klaus Meine), “Carry Me Over,” and “Lost In Space” videos are available for viewing on YouTube.

Tobias Sammet also fronts the high humor/high energy heavy metal band EDGUY.

Visit AVANTASIA at:

www.AVANTASIA.net
www.facebook.com/AVANTASIA
www.youtube.com/AVANTASIAOFFICIAL
Twitter.com/_AVANTASIA
www.TOBIASSAMMET.com
Twitter.com/TOBIASSAMMET

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SAXON VOCALIST BIFF BYFORD GUESTS ON NEW AVANTASIA ALBUM

December 12th, 2012

NWOBHM living legend Biff Byford of SAXON will be performing guest vocal duties on the latest rock opera by AVANTASIA, The Mystery Of Time.  Watch studio footage taken by AVANTASIA frontman/mastermind Tobias Sammet in Brighton, England on AVANTASIA’s official YouTube channel.

Musicians also confirmed to make appearances on The Mystery Of Time – slated for release in 2013 – include drummer Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth, and guitarist BRUCE KULICK (ex-KISS/GRAND FUNK RAILROAD).

AVANTASIA’s last two albums, The Wicked Symphony and Angel Of Babylon, were released in 2010 and included guest appearances by Klaus Meine (SCORPIONS), Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-ICED EARTH), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), and Jon Oliva (JON OLIVA’S PAIN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) among others.

Watch Tobi’s first studio report from Germany here.

For a taste of AVANTASIA, check out the following videos: “Dying For An Angel” (featuring SCORPIONS’ Klaus Meine), “Carry Me Over,” and “Lost In Space.”

 

When not crafting AVANTASIA albums, Tobias Sammet fronts the high humor/high energy heavy metal band EDGUY.

 

Stay updated on all things AVANTASIA at www.TobiasSammet.com.

 

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Edguy finished rehearsals for the forthcoming tour dates in Central and South America

October 6th, 2012

German metallers EDGUY have issued the following update:

“Edguy have just finished rehearsals for the forthcoming tour dates in Central and South America and the subsequent European dates with DEEP PURPLE and the two festivals with MOTÖRHEAD. While the Brazilian shows will be special guest shows to former GUNS N” ROSES guitarist SLASH and his solo band, in Mexico and Argentina Edguy will play full fledged headlining shows on their own! As some of you may have heard, Rocktober Festival in England unfortunately has been canceled due to organizational problems, the band is really sorry about that and promises to come back to the UK as soon as possible on their own again. Nevertheless Edguy are looking forward to heading to Mexico, Brazil and Argentina now!”

Edguy’s tour schedule can be found here.

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Helsinki Finland June 27-29, 2012

July 28th, 2012

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Tuska Open Air 2012

Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

June 27-29, 2012

The Tuska Open Air Festival is definitely a real metal festival institution amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. This current area, Sivulahti, almost located in the heart of Helsinki, only a few kilometers away from the downtown, is a new home for Tuska for the second time. Suvilahti is more like an industrial environment with the burning and hot asphalt underfoot. When raining, at least the area won’t turn to one hell of a big mud fest.

Another thing forcing Tuska to make a change was the date. Originally the festival was supposed to be at the beginning of July, but another big more international based festival took over the date and Tuska was postponed until three weeks later. Well at least some people got pissed off at the changed date. Obviously a few band negotiations needed to start all over. Hopefully Tuska will return back to the original date.

The line-up looked once again – amazing. Megadeth and Ministry and of course the Swedish war trad metallers were headliners, but Lamb Of God had to pull out of Tuska because of the arrest of the frontman in Republic Czechia and was replaced by Finntroll and Animals As Leaders had to cancel as the band managed to miss the flight. Of course a few cult metal bands like Saint Vitus, A.R.G. could be witnessed. The festival was an utter success although the event wasn’t sold out. All in all 26,000 people visited Tuska during three days.

Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and enjoy the sun and rain.

Review and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Petri  Da Costa


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Finnish Metal Expo 2012

March 31st, 2012
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The Finnish Metal Expo has become more an indoor metal festival in the heart of the Finnish nuclear winter. The line-up of the FME 2012 offered a great and wide deal of metal from the extreme to the more AOR based approach. Even though the whole idea of the metal expedition has dried out within these years, instead bands seem to draw more interest. Nearly 4000 metal worshippers have crawled thru the wintery Helsinki to attend the Finnish Metal Expo. Here is the brief article with a lot of great pictures from The Finnish Metal Expo.

Article and pictures by Marko Syrjala and Arto Lehtinen


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EDGUY @ O2 Academy Islington

March 16th, 2012

Edguy @ O2 Academy Islington

Supported by Voodoo Six and Primitai

4th February 2012

Reviewed by: Wolf ‘Annihilation’ Shankland

Photography by Michelle Murphy

Now this was a crowd!

Waiting in line with a few of my mates was a massive experience, the hundreds of ‘Edguy’ fans waiting for the legendary power metal band hailing from Fulda, Germany.

Each one eagerly waiting for the O2 Academy to finally open their doors. Even in the cold and the snow, their spirits were lightened up by the crazy Scotsman in the wheelchair, flying up and down the crowd, doing his best power metal scream and challenging people to a drinking contest: hold the can with your teeth and lean back and drink whilst air guitaring with both hands and not dropping it. Winner gets four cans. Loved it!!! Watching people spilling drinks down themselves made I chuckle. 

 

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EDGUY – Guitarist Jens Ludwig

February 23rd, 2012

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The German metallers, Edguy, have developed their sound from traditional German power metal more into the melodic hard rock approach. The band’s latest effort AGE OF THE JOKER is an excellent output and a testimony of the band’s skills and talents to create catchy metal with a hard rock approach. Edguy have always had the good following in Finland, but the five piece haven’t visited that often. Therefore visiting the Finnish Metal Expo was definitely godspeed for both band and above all fans. Before Edguy took to the stage, Metal-Rules.com had an excellent opportunity of talking to the guitarist of the band Jens Ludwig. So here we go.

Interview and pics by Marko Syrjala and Arto Lehtinen

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EDGUY and SAPIENCY confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL

January 12th, 2012

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!

 

So far 37 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:

ALESTORM

AMORPHIS

ANNIHILATOR

ATHEIST

CANNIBAL CORPSE

CHANNEL ZERO

CHILDREN OF BODOM

CORONER

CROWBAR

DARK FUNERAL

EDGUY

ELUVEITIE

EXCITER

GOD DETHRONED

GRAVE DIGGER

HAMMERFALL

IN EXTREMO

KAMELOT

KATAKLYSM

MOONSORROW

MY DYING BRIDE

NIGHTWISH

ORPHANED LAND

OVERKILL

PESTILENCE

PRETTY MAIDS

RIOT

SAMAEL

SAPIENCY

STRATOVARIUS

SUFFOCATION

TANKARD

THERION

TRISTANIA

VENOM

VIRGIN STEELE

WHIPLASH

 

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.

 

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

 

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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Edguy with support on Age Of The Joker European Tour 2011 at Kulturbolaget Malmoe, Sweden

November 23rd, 2011

 Edguy

Age Of The Joker European Tour

Kottak – Special Guest

Fullforce – Support Act

Kulturbolaget, Malmoe, Sweden

September 23, 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Edguy launched their European tour at Kulturbolaget in Malmoe Sweden. I was there and saw the world premier of the new tour and it was amazing. Along with Edguy were special guests Kottak and the support act Fullforce. Read below and see what happened during the show.


 

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EDGUY’S ‘ROBIN HOOD’ IS “A TRIBUTE TO IRON MAIDEN, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP, AND. . . SPINAL TAP”

August 25th, 2011
Edguy - "Age Of The Joker"

Edguy - "Age Of The Joker"

In Tobias Sammet’s new interview with MSN Entertainment, EDGUY’s dynamic frontman shares how he juggles two bands, relives AVANTASIA’s headlining performance at Wacken Open Air to an audience of over 100,000 people, discusses the writing process for the new album The Age Of The Joker, and reveals why the band chose to write a song about Robin Hood.

States Sammet in the following excerpt from the interview:

“If you look at the topics that are used in heavy metal songs, you come to those historical figures, like Attila the Hun or Alexander the Great, or Odin, or Thor, Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella. [laughs]  Elves and dwarves and dragons, whatever is ridiculous, heavy metal bands surely have sung about it. But Robin Hood is so ridiculous, that heavy metal bands have never sung about him as far as I know.  So I thought we should dedicate a song to the real true master of all swashbucklers in tights.  We had a serious song, and it didn’t have a title or a topic, it was just a great song.  And I thought, I’m going to make this Robin Hood.  As soon as there was this shadow of Robin Hood over the song, there were so many more ideas.  All of a sudden, we didn’t have to take that song so seriously anymore.  It’s seriously a great song with a lot of musicianship and a great melody, but all of a sudden we were allowed to play with clichés that are used in heavy metal, that make rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal what it is.  That song is a tribute to Iron Maiden, to Rainbow, to Uriah Heep, and probably a tribute to Spinal Tap.  It doesn’t really make sense, but a lot of things in heavy metal don’t make sense. That’s what’s cool. [laughs]  It embraces everything that is tongue in cheek about heavy metal.”

Read the entire interview here.  Watch the hilarious video for “Robin Hood” here.

The Age Of The Joker, EDGUY’s tenth studio album, will be released in North America on September 13th.  Fans can pre-order it for $10 from Nuclear Blast USA’s webshop.

Members of the Hellfire Club at EDGUY.net will have the opportunity to view new promotional band photos and listen to a worldwide exclusive of excerpts from seven new songs off Age Of The Joker.  If you’re not already a member, register here with a valid e-mail address.

Follow EDGUY online at www.EDGUY.net, on Facebook, & on Twitter.

Keep abreast of all things Tobias Sammet at: www.TOBIASSAMMET.com

 

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EDGUY’S “ROBIN HOOD” VIDEO UNVEILED!

August 6th, 2011

Edguy - "Age Of The Joker"

Edguy - "Age Of The Joker"

The hilarious new video by EDGUY for the song “Robin Hood” is available for viewing here.  The track comes off their forthcoming album Age Of The Joker, set for release in Europe on August 26th and in North America on September 13th.

EDGUY members and video director Oliver Sommer (Avantasia, Helloween) satirized Errol Flynn’s classic Hollywood film “The Adventures Of Robin Hood” and features bows & arrows, sword fighting, electric guitars and Marshall amps!  German television actor & comedian Bernhard Hoecker stars as Friar Tuck and Maid Marian.

About the video shoot, EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has previously stated:

“When you decide to do things like that, of course you have to be aware that you will most likely make a fool out of yourself.  We had to wear tights and looked a bit like four idiots and one transvestite. But we have come to a point we don’t care so much anymore. The shooting was one of the funniest days in our career, and that means something. It was hard work: the rain, the mud, soaking wet tights, angry horses, a carriage, a lot of travesty, sword fighting, and hurting smile muscles. You gotta check it out!”

The video version of the song “Robin Hood”was cut down to five minutes, but the album version has a running time of more than eight minutes.  Buy the MP3 single (available on August 9th) on Amazon.com!

 

EDGUY fans can pre-order the Age Of The Joker album on the band’s Facebook page.

 

Members of the Hellfire Club at EDGUY.net will have the opportunity to view new promotional band photos and listen to a worldwide exclusive of excerpts from seven new songs off Age Of The Joker.  If you’re not already a member, register here with a valid e-mail address.

 

Visit EDGUY online at www.EDGUY.net, on Facebook, & on Twitter.

 

Keep abreast of all things Tobias Sammet at: www.TOBIASSAMMET.com

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EDGUY Report On ‘Robin Hood’ Video Shoot; Single Artwork Revealed

July 23rd, 2011

EDGUY have just returned from the video shoot for ‘Robin Hood’, the opening track from the band’s forthcoming new album, Age Of The Joker.

Video director Oliver Sommer (AVANTASIA, NENA, HELLOWEEN) and the band decided to satirize the Errol Flynn version, The Adventures Of Robin Hood. The miniature epic was shot in the forest with a large number of additional actors, starring German TV-comedian Bernhard Hoecker in two different leading roles.

Tobias Sammet says: “When you decide to do things like that of course you have to be aware that you will most likely make a fool out of yourself. We had to wear tights and looked a bit like four idiots and one transvestite. But we have come to a point we don’t care so much anymore. We feel like being in a luxury position where the record label gives us a lot of money to waste for really silly things like sneaking through the forest and looking like idiots. The shooting was one of the funniest days in our career, and that means something. Although It was hard work – the rain, the mud, soaking wet tights, angry horses, carriage, a lot of travesty, sword fighting and hurting smile muscles. You gotta check it out!”

The single, ‘Robin Hood’ will be out on August 5th and will be available as download and on green vinyl. The video version of the song was cut down to 5 minutes, but the album version has a running time of more than 8 minutes.

Check out the single artwork below:

On August 26th, Edguy will release their brand new studio effort, Age Of The Joker. The album will be released as a normal CD and as a limited edition double album featuring six additional songs. In addition, it will also be available as a double LP. Various journalists already consider the album the heavy metal highlight of the year and one of the strongest Edguy albums of all time.

In the Hellfire Club section at edguy.net fans can listen to the worldwide exclusive release of excerpts from seven new songs in total. Three songs have been added to the playlist since the stream became active on July 4th. All you have to do is register with a valid email address or simply login if you’re already a member.

The album will feature 11 songs with a total running time of over one hour. The limited edition digipack will contain a bonus disc with six additional songs.

The album tracklist reads as follows:

‘Robin Hood’
‘Nobody’s Hero’
‘Rock Of Cashel’
‘Pandora’s Box’
‘Breathe’
‘Two Out Of Seven’
‘Faces In The Darkness’
‘The Arcane Guild’
‘Fire On The Downline’
‘Behind The Gates To Midnight World’
‘Every Night Without You’

Tracklist for the limited edition bonus disc:

‘God Fallen Silent’
‘Aleister Crowley Memorial Boogie’
‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ (SLADE cover…or to many of us Quiet Riot who covered Slade!)
‘Standing In The Rain’
‘Robin Hood’ (single version)
‘Two Out Of Seven’ (single version)

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