August 21, 2011
"THE REST OF THE WORLD CAN KISS MY..."
Interview with Tobias Sammet
On August 26th Edguy will release their new album AGE OF THE JOKER. As with every release from Edguy and Avantasia, the new album seemingly divides critics of the bands into two groups.  Friends of brave, anthemic and well produced Heavy Metal that's difficult to categorize are celebrating the album as the strongest Edguy release of the past ten years.  Of course on the other hand ever-complaining Edguy haters will remain unsatisfied with the new material on AGE OF THE JOKER.  The fact that the limited edition has been number one in the Heavy Metal sales charts on Amazon for weeks and the fact that the first run has now sold out completely proves that controversy doesn't do any harm to the ever-growing success of Edguy. In the following conversation with Edguy.net Tobias Sammet suggests every Edguy fan should check out the album themselves so they can form their very own opinion on the new album. Furthermore he says in a pretty honest way what he thinks about his critics...

Harmon Caldwell, Edguy.net: Tobias, let's talk about song writing process for the new album AGE OF THE JOKER.  How do you manage to jump out of AVANTASIA, a project that is mostly conceptual from start to finish, and directly into writing new EDGUY songs?

Tobias: "After I had finished my last AVANTASIA studio venture, it was obvious to me that this was as good as it gets in my world of music. After such an undertaking you are burned out, because you feel you have said everything. But after a while there is always an instinctive urge to compose new material. Not because I wanna compete with my past, but simply to be creative and have a good time coming up with great melodies in my little magical world at home. I do not think of the past or a certain goal when composing, and as much as fans would want it, I do not think of them either. I just wanna have a great time creating music, be it with EDGUY or AVANTASIA. The creative process is similar for both projects, only with AVANTASIA I have to be aware that it fits to a whole concept and the different singers involved. Also, with Avantasia I do not have to care what four other people say, in Edguy there are discussions at times."

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August 14, 2011
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE NEW ALBUM
On August 26th Edguy will release their brand new album AGE OF THE JOKER ("The best Edguy album in a very long time!" - Musikreviews). The limited edition of the album will come in a Digipak featuring the regular 11-track-album plus a 2nd CD which contains bonus tracks. As a special gift you will also feature a Joker-card, hand signed by all of the Edguy members. To check out this truly limited edition click here!
August 05, 2011
ROBIN HOOD SINGLE OUT NOW!
EDGUY's new single ROBIN HOOD is out now! You can get the full 8:30 min album version as a download on Amazon for ONLY 0,98 €!  If you like the video feel free to download the song for less than 1,- € and show your respect for honest and handmade music!  Many thanks, click HERE!
August 05, 2011
WATCH EDGUY'S ROBIN HOOD VIDEO NOW!!!
On August 26th Edguy will release their brand new studio album "AGE OF THE JOKER" ("finally a real big-time album masterpiece again" - Legacy-magazine). Click here to watch the video of the first single ROBIN HOOD (8:30min-album version available on Amazon for only 0,90 € on Monday, August 8th)!
July 30, 2011
COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW ALBUM
On August 26th Edguy's long awaited new album "AGE OF THE JOKER" will hit the stores. The press has already praised the album for being one of the best, perhaps THE best Heavy Metal album of the year. Certainly it is one of the strongest masterpieces Edguy have ever recorded. The first single "Robin Hood" will be available for download on iTunes on August 5th. The video will premiere on the screens at Wacken festival prior to Tobi's headlining show with Avantasia on the mainstage, next Saturday, 8:00 pm.

Click here to check or pre-order the new album.
July 22, 2011
EDGUY'S ROBIN HOOD - THE MOVIE...
Edguy have just returned from the video shoot for "ROBIN HOOD", the opening track from Edguy's forthcoming Album "AGE OF THE JOKER" (release August 26th). 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 a.o..

Robin Hood

Tobias 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!"

Robin Hood Edguys

The single "Robin Hood" will be out on the 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.

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