Edguy is a power metal band from Fulda, Germany. Featuring Tobias Sammet on vocals and, occasionally, keyboard, Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer on guitar, Tobias Exxel on bass and Felix Bohnke on drums. They released their first album, Savage Poetry, in 1995 (re-recorded in 2000), and followed up with Kingdom of Madness in 1997, both when all members were still in their teens. EDGUY GENRES
With Vain Glory Opera (1998) the band started to gain some worldwide attention, and even moreso the next year upon they released another classic; Theater Of Salvation, which was considered an even bigger breakthrough.
The success continued with Mandrake (2001). With their subsequent albums; Hellfire Club (2004) and Rocket Ride (2006); Edguy have developed their sound in a more heavy and hard rock direction. This has caused some resistance from old power metal fans, but has also brought new fans from different fields of music.
Edguy recently completed a tour with fellow European heavy hitter power metal band Dragonforce and the great band Sabaton.
EDGUY LYRICAL THEMES
Epic stories, Fantasy, Individuality, Humour
Germany (Fulda/Hessen), formed in 1992
EDGUY CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Nuclear Blast Records
EDGUY CURRENT LINE-UP
Tobias Sammet - Vocals & Keyboards (Bass 1992-98) (Avantasia)
Jens Ludwig - Lead Guitar
Dirk Sauer - Rhythm Guitar
Tobias Exxel - Bass (Taraxacum, Everleaf, ex-Squealer (Ger), Galen)
Felix Bohnke - Drums (ex-Taraxacum)
EDGUY PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Dominik Storch - Drums (1992-98) (Vex (Ger))
Frank Lindenhall - Session Drums (1998) (Blues Power)