Germany’s Edguy is stronger than ever. In the past year, the band has had several new releases—a new studio album, Tinnitus Sanctus, a DVD and live album called Fucking with Fire, and a compilation of singles and past EPs simply called The Singles. If that wasn’t enough, charismatic frontman Tobias Sammet also has another band named Avantasia—sort of an ongoing rock opera. Yes, he’s been to the opera, he’s a “Superhero,” a member of the “Hellfire Club,” and most importantly, he’s now been “fucking with fire” for parts of two decades, but now is the time for Tobias Sammet and Edguy.
Edguy is currently on a North American tour supporting Tinnitus Sanctus as the touring cycle draws towards a close for the album. Sammet checked in with Live-Metal.net’s Jeff Maki while out on the road to discuss the album, the flurry of new Edguy releases, life on tour and more. (more…)