Open For Business

In February 1992, a group of German kids founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe.

Twenty five years on, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA), Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, accompanied by Tobias “Eggi” Exxel and Felix Bohnke, can look back at their hugely successful career with shows in more than 40 countries, countless tours across Asia, Australia and America, ten studio albums and top 10 chart entries from all over the world.

To celebrate such an exceptional career with their fans, EDGUY have released a 2-CD/DVD-package called Monuments. The album includes 5 brand new songs, a collection of their best tracks over the last 25 years and old rarities that have never been published before. In addition, the DVD includes an entire show from their ‘Hellfire Club’ tour in 2004, as well as the complete collection of their official videos. The limited edition includes an extensive coffee-table book containing material from throughout the entire history of EDGUY.

 

 

Tobias Sammet commented on the track and new album: “I am extremely proud of Monuments and the journey that it portays. ‘Open Sesame’ is a song I wrote after looking back at the journey and my attitude throughout our career. Painting a lyrical picture of the burning ambition that a young musician needs. Armed with a dream, a Casio keyboard and a large amount of Bugs Bunny’s self-confidence. Stuck in the middle of nowhere in Germany but willing to tear down the gate to the magic world of the music business! Ready to sign the first record deal, no matter what the details are. I love this track, not only because I think it’s got great energy, but also because it’s a very autobiographic lyric and it says a lot about the determination you need to make things happen!”

Order Monuments on Mail Order Edition Earbook (inc 4CD, DVD) & Canvas Print or Limited Edition 4 x NB Anniversary Green Vinyl Box Set from the Nuclear Blast UK store http://bit.ly/EDGUYstore
Order on Limited Edition Earbook (inc 4CD, DVD), Vinyl or Limited Edition Digipack from Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/EdguyAMZ
Order the album digitally from iTunes:  http://bit.ly/MonumentsDigi

Track list:

CD1
01. Ravenblack
02. Wrestle The Devil
03. Open Sesame
04. Landmarks
05. The Mountaineer
06. 9-2-9
07. Defenders Of The Crown
08. Save Me
09. The Piper Never Dies
10. Lavatory Love Machine
11. King Of Fools
12. Superheroes
13. Love Tyger
14. Ministry Of Saints
15. Tears Of A Mandrake

CD2
01. Mysteria
02. Vain Glory Opera
03. Rock Of Cashel
04. Judas At The Opera
05. Holy Water
06. Spooks In The Attic
07. Babylon
08. The Eternal Wayfarer
09. Out Of Control
10. Land Of The Miracle
11. Key To My Fate
12. Space Police
13. Reborn in The Waste

DVD
01. Mysteria
02. Under The Moon
03. Navigator
04. Wake Up The King
05. Land Of The Miracle
06. Lavatory Love Machine
07. Vain Glory Opera
08. Fallen Angels
09. The Piper Never Dies
10. Babylon
11. King Of Fools
12. Chalice Of Agony
13. Tears Of A Mandrake (feat. André Matos)
14. Out Of Control

Official Videos: 
15. Love Tyger
16. Robin Hood
17. Two Out Of Seven
18. Ministry Of Saints
19. Superheroes
20. Lavatory Love Machine
21. King Of Fools
22. All The Clowns

Frontman Tobias Sammet states: “Whilst collecting all of this picture material together we were once again made aware of how proud we are of what we have created. There are probably not many musicians who are lucky enough to be able to look back on a 25-year-old band history at the end of their thirties. And especially without any line-up changes in the last 20 years! This is even more incredible considering that we’re not from Birmingham, New York or a German metropolis but from a small town called Fulda, a place where you normally only know about the insights of the music business by hearsay. I mean, as kids we started to play Edguy shows even before we had visited concerts as fans ourselves! Then we started to play shows outside our home town, then outside Germany and all of a sudden we found ourselves touring in Asia, America and Australia on a regular basis, because apparently there were people who liked our music. And they became more and more. For us, this always felt quite normal, the next step was all that mattered. We didn’t think about what happened while things were happening…

But if you look back now, you will realise how lucky we were! It’s now time to celebrate our anniversary with our fans. We’ll celebrate our quarter century with the release of »Monuments« and LIVE in some selected cities! We’ll perform a best-of set list, a journey throughout our past, with a lot of fuss and at full throttle! The first quarter century is over and we want to honour these years with our fans! To the next 25 years!”