Power Metal Veterans Edguy ‘Wrestle the Devil’ in New Video
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Edguy are one of Germany’s most enduring power metal acts with 11 albums to their credit since forming 25 years ago in 1992. It’s been three years since the band last delivered a new album, Space Police – Defenders of the Crown, and while a new studio album isn’t in the cards for now, they’ve got a new compilation coming, Monuments, which will feature career-spanning hits as well as five new songs, one of which is “Wrestle the Devil,” which can be heard above.
In more recent years, Edguy have foregone some of their full-throttle fury in favor of a more hard rock, arena-ready sound. Soaring choruses have always been a hallmark of the band’s sound, an element which is in play here. “Wrestle the Devil” lies on the cheekier side regarding the lyrics (Take your loin cloth on), but is irresistibly fun with its riff-hungry verse and immediately memorable chorus that will find you miming the words by the end of the track.
Commenting on the Monuments multi-disc CD/DVD compilation, frontman Tobias Sammet reflected on Edguy’s career, stating, “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 lineup 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.”
Monuments will be released on July 14 through Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders are available now at the label’s webstore where fans can explore a variety of options including vinyl and CD box sets as well as a CD/DVD Digipak alongside other Edguy related items.
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