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Artist News: Edguy Enter Studio, Tour With Kamelot

Posted on Saturday, May 10 @ 19:00:00 UTC by nightowl

German melodic metallers Edguy are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2006's Rocket Ride.

Commented frontman Tobias Sammet: "People think that we are quite fast but that's not the truth. I completed the Avantasia album last autumn, the Avantasia songwriting itself was completed even way back in 2006.

"All the new ideas I've had since then could be taken for Edguy. In fact, this is a long time to refresh your creativity and gather new stuff. The material sounds very fresh, it embraces all the different trademarks of Edguy, I think it is a logical continuation of Rocket Ride and Hellfire Club.

"Maybe it doesn't come across as goofy as Rocket Ride, but I am sure if we have fun in the studio we'll have enough possibilities to ruin the day for notoriously bitter people, haha. Yet it's more bombastic and heavier, not too fast 'cause I really don't like pure speed metal that much anymore.

"I like 'Lavatory Love Machine', 'The Piper Never Dies', 'Mandrake' and 'Sacrifice'. There's three fast tracks, but they are all good, not 'just fast!' We'll enter the studio next week and work whenever producer Sascha Paeth and me come back from the Avantasia weekends."

Edguy will be on tour in North America with Kamelot in October. Tickets are now on sale. To see if they'll be dropping by a city near you, please visit www.myspace.com/edguy.

[Source: Nuclear Blast USA]

Posted in Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc)