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Postby Mirador » 13 Mar 2017 17:30

The news is out!

25 YEARS OF EDGUY: "MONUMENTS" out JULY 14th

There'll be a double cd including tracks from the past 25 years of Edguy, some brand new songs and some old rarities that are previously unreleased! And even more so ... There'll be a dvd which will contain a full show that was filmed in 2004 during the Worldwide Hellfire Tour :cheer

In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!
Today, 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA) and the two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back at their hugely successful career to shows in more than 40 countries, countless tours in 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 will get back on the road. And while the live program will only contain the best material of their entire career, the new release will not be just a 'Greatest Hits' album one would expect to accompany such a tour: The 2-CD/DVD-package »Monuments« (release: July 14th) will include brand new material, their best tracks of 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 video clips. The limited edition will include an extensive coffee-table book containing material from throughout the entire history of EDGUY!
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!“



Also the first tour dates were revealed today:

08.06. SWE Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock
16.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
15.09. D Bremen - Aladin
16.09. D Hamburg - Markthalle
17.09. D Bochum - Zeche
19.09. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.09. D Saarbrücken - Garage
22.09. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
24.09. D Munich - Backstage
26.09. D Erlangen - E-Werk
27.09. D Berlin - C-Club
29.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
30.09. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
03.10. D Fulda - Wartenberg-Oval

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Postby lordpigeon » 13 Mar 2017 20:36

First of all, that artwork is a thing of beauty. Absolutely fantastic. Probably the best they've ever had (either that or The Savage Poetry re-release). Like Hall of Flames before, I like the little nods to previous cover arts.

Secondly, I really cannot wait for this. Wondering whether the DVD will be the full show from the Superheroes DVD. 12 years have passed since then, maybe technology has advanced enough to enable the footage to be touched up for commercial release.
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Postby tobsam » 15 Mar 2017 15:26

Yeah, this release includes the whole DVD show in Brazil 2004! Can't wait to have it!
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Postby Aniland » 18 Mar 2017 20:02

holy fuck I wonder how much new material there will be?
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Postby Eddie's Bitch » 23 Mar 2017 08:10

Looking forward to it! :headbang
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Postby Larissa » 23 Mar 2017 10:00

@ lordpigeon:

I agree, the artwork is amazing!
Finally a great cover and not one of those ugly "creations" they used for Space Police or Rocket Ride.

I already bought a ticket for Hamburg.
Not sure I will be able to see any more gigs. Maybe Bremen as well, since it is on a Friday.

Anyway, looking forward to the concert and of course the whole CD / DVD package!
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Postby Thierry » 26 Apr 2017 18:30

Unfortunately, won't be able to attend any of the gigs, but I'm still VERY curious about what the setlist will look like! :)

The artwork is AMAZING, I love all the previous albums' references hidden here and there.

So we will have unreleased material... I'm really wondering what kind of rarities they still have hidden, after all the EPs, Japanese versions and so on :P
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Postby Mirador » 23 May 2017 18:36

Since Nuclear Blast starts the pre-order for the new Blind Guardian live album and the new Rage album on friday, and „Monuments“ is released in between these two albums, maybe we will also get an update about tracklist, formats, pre-order etc. … What we know so far: There will be a 2-CD/DVD edition including 5 brand new songs (30 minutes of new music) with one of the songs being about a Sasquatch encounter, from the Sasquatch's perspective :lol: Another new song, called "Open Sesame" (lyric-excerpt: „All it takes is a fire and a pie in the sky and rage and a Casio and bad eye-sight: So the fine print mumbo jumbo disappears next to the 'numbo' and you just sign so the whole world knows your name“) … :lol: 22 old songs, the best of part of „Monuments“, partially remastered … About the rare stuff: One unreleased song which was recorded for the „Savage Poetry“ demo album, will be included … There is a DVD (playing time: about 130 minutes) from the „Hellfire Club“ tour recorded in 2004 in Brazil (parts already released on the „Superheroes“ DVD-Single) with André Matos as a Special Guest during „Chalice of Agony“, which was not released in full back in the day because one camera wasn't working into the first few songs. Also including all Edguy music videos.
Besides the standard version, the will be a limited edition coffee table book with more than 160 pages and 500 pictures and 2 additional CDs, making it a 5 disc package … No information what will be on CD 3 and 4 … (Maybe some more live material? Some shows on the „Space Police“ tour were recorded for a live album, but remained unreleased – so far)
Also a 4-LP version will be released, according to Tobi.

Hopefully we'll get some news soon, since the album is already available for pre-order at CDJapan for some days now and the (festival) tour already starts in about two weeks with the start of the Sweden Rock … :)
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Postby Mirador » 26 May 2017 09:21

Available for pre-order now at Nuclear Blast:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/arti ... +MONUMENTS

2-CD + DVD Digibook
4-CD + DVD Earbook (the additional CDs include the audio from the bonus DVD)
4-CD + DVD Earbook + canvas
4-LP Boxset (Black Vinyl)
4-LP Boxset (Green Vinyl)


CD1
01. Ravenblack
02. Wrestle The Devil
03. Open Sesame
04. Landmarks
05. The Mountaineer
06. 929
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 (Savage Poetry Outtake)


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

Video clips:
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


I didn't know there is a video clip for "Two Out of Seven" ... I think this one is also previously unreleased?
Can't wait for July!
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Postby Muppet » 26 May 2017 10:00

Mirador wrote:Available for pre-order now at Nuclear Blast:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/arti ... +MONUMENTS

I was just coming to post this myself as i just put my order in.
Thanks!
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Can't wait!
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Postby Muppet » 26 May 2017 10:02

Mirador wrote:I didn't know there is a video clip for "Two Out of Seven" ... I think this one is also previously unreleased?
Can't wait for July!

I had no idea either.
They definitely kept that one quiet.
:P
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Postby Muppet » 26 May 2017 12:22

First song off the new release:
Ravenblack.

The official lyric video is below:
https://youtu.be/BzjxZ0JBasU

What do you all think?
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Postby Jarhara » 26 May 2017 14:23

Muppet wrote:What do you all think?
<3 :woohoo:


i already can't get the song out of my head^^

Muppet wrote:
Mirador wrote: I didn't know there is a video clip for "Two Out of Seven" ... I think this one is also previously unreleased?
Can't wait for July!

I had no idea either.
They definitely kept that one quiet.
:P

now i am realy exited, i love "2 out of 7" ^^

i preorderd the Earbook but without the Canvas.... caus i just wouldn't know where to hang it....
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Postby Thierry » 26 May 2017 15:33

I don't really like music videos, but I love the font used for it! Looks really original!
Harmon did you create the video?

The song is good, probably a grower :)
The main riff sounds like déjà-vu to me, though.
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Postby The Stranger » 27 May 2017 04:43

Ravenblack kinda feels like a Tinnitus Sanctus song to me :P Main riff is kinda Let The Storm Decent Upon Youish

I'm probably going to be picking up the earbook again, I just need some more money :)
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Postby Muppet » 27 May 2017 06:21

Jarhara wrote:i preorderd the Earbook but without the Canvas.... caus i just wouldn't know where to hang it....

I went with the deluxe like always.
I don't know WHY i get the canvas edition.
I like the artworks, i truly do BUT i can't hang them as the smell of the paint doesn't fade and it is really offensive to my sense of smell. I get headaches from it. I'm guessing this Canvas won't be any different BUT i still ordered it.
*shrugs*

Besides, when i have to pay €28 for postage, that's AUS$43, regardless of package size, i'm gonna get my money's worth!!!
:lol:

I must be honest though, i used a €5 (AUS$8) coupon thingy.
If NB are giving it to me, i might as well use it as i only order from them directly for Avantasia or Edguy.
I figured shaving that off it, is better than nothing after the years NB have ripped me off for shitty postage.
:P

@Everyone,
As for the song and lyrical video, i thoroughly enjoyed it and still am.
I agree it has a similar sound but i don't see that as a bad thing as it is still different and fresh enough for me.
It has a distinct Sammet sound, which for me isn't a bad thing.
Actually, when i listened to it the first few times it had EXACTLY what i needed from Edguy.
It's slightly heavy and lyrically, slightly dark.
Describes me to a tea... A little heavy(overweight) and a little dark (emotionally/humour).
:lol: :lol: :lol:

But all jokes aside, i'm excited to hear the other tracks now.

And i LOVED the clip.
Anything Raven/Crow or Owls i have an affinity with.
Just like other certain animals.
AND it was done really well.
Like Titi, i looooved the font chosen for the writing.
So 2 thumbs up from me along with a slight tingling of anticipation for what else is to come!
Or is that just my carpal tunnel playing up?
:lol: :P

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Postby beowulf » 27 May 2017 22:38

Do both earbook editions have the 160 pg book to it? I don't want to get the one with the canvas just the non-canvas earbook one. Thanks.
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Postby Muppet » 28 May 2017 04:38

beowulf wrote:Do both earbook editions have the 160 pg book to it? I don't want to get the one with the canvas just the non-canvas earbook one. Thanks.

Yes, there is only ONE Earbook/Coffee Table book that is 160 pages and 500+ photos hand selected by Edguy themselves.
It is the same in both Earbook editions.

The Digibook is the different one as it is smaller and has substantially less pages/photos/discs.

Tobi mentioned it in response to someone asking on the comments section over at Facebook, even if he did say he had no idea, he did say there was only the one Earbook.

NB also has it listed in both descriptions as the 160 page Earbook.
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Postby Mirador » 29 May 2017 08:59

The Stranger wrote:Ravenblack kinda feels like a Tinnitus Sanctus song to me :P Main riff is kinda Let The Storm Decent Upon Youish


That's exactly what I was thinking when I first heard the song :lol:
But I like it nevertheless, as Muppet said, it is not a bad thing :) and I especially love the lyrics!

Btw, if anyone wants to order the Vinyl Boxset, you might want to take a look at the EMP-shop since it is A LOT cheaper there (23,99€) than at the Nuclear Blast-shop (39,99€), at least as of right now, I don't know for how long this will be the case ...
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Postby Jarhara » 13 Jul 2017 16:34

I got my Earbook today!!! (a day early)
but i notice two small mistakes... for one, the sticker on the packageing says "20th anniversery"... and my discs one and two got their prints switched...
nothing big and i still love it^^
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