Edguy (Pronounced "Ed-gai") is a German {{power metal}} band that was founded in 1992. Their music is heavily influenced by both Music/IronMaiden and Music/{{Helloween}}, although they tend to have a more symphonic sound with greater use of keyboards.

Tobias Sammet also has a RockOpera side project, Music/{{Avantasia}}.


[[folder: Members: ]]

* Tobias Sammet (vocals, keyboards, bass until 1998)
* Jens Ludwig (guitar)
* Dirk Sauer (guitar)
* Tobias Exxel (bass)
* Felix Bohnke (drums)


[[folder: Albums: ]]

* 1995 - ''Savage Poetry''
* 1997 - ''Kingdom of Madness''
* 1998 - ''Vain Glory Opera''
* 1999 - ''Theater of Salvation''
* 2000 - ''The Savage Poetry'' (re-recording)
* 2001 - ''Mandrake''
* 2004 - ''Hellfire Club''
* 2006 - ''Rocket Ride''
* 2008 - ''Tinnitus Sanctus''
* 2011 - ''Age of the Joker''
* 2014 - ''Space Police: Defenders of the Crown''
* 2017 - ''Monuments''[[note]]Created to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. Technically it's a GreatestHitsAlbum, but it contains new material as well as rare and unreleased tracks.[[/note]]
!!Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the Freakshow!
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: In this case, a ''highspeed alien drum bunny''.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "''This is the boring part of the show, the part where you have to sing along to whatever comes to my mind, allright?''" makes for midtros or intros for many songs.
** Also, all of their choruses. Most notably, ''Tears of a Mandrake'' and ''Out of Control''.
* BoundAndGagged: Tobi gets taped to a chair in the "All The Clowns" music video.
* BreakupSong: "Trinidad". And it is ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awe]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny some]]''!
* [[ChildPopstar Child Rockstar]]: They were 14 year old students when they formed the band and released their first demos two years later.
* ClusterFBomb: "New Age Messiah" and "Life and Times of a Bonus Track", and of course, "Fucking With Fire".
* CoverVersion: "Hymn," which was originally an Ultravox song, and was turned into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeZPbH6A5D8 something awesome.]]
* EpicRocking: "Eyes of the Tyrant," "The Pharaoh," "Theater of Salvation,", "The Piper Never Dies", "Speedhoven" and "Robin Hood". Their longest by far is "The Kingdom", which is over eighteen minutes long.
* EroticEating: In the "Superheroes" music video, some PlayboyBunnies eat carrots suggestively. So does Tobias.
* {{Faust}}: "The Devil and the Savant" is based on this.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Monuments'' is a 2 CD set which also includes some new songs, rarer tracks from their [=EPs=], a previously unreleased track. and a DVD featuring a show in Brazil from their ''Hellfire Club'' tour.
* HeavyMithril: Several of their songs, though not as many as [[Music/BlindGuardian some]] [[Music/GammaRay other]] power metal bands.
* IntercourseWithYou: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3CMlvrkN0 "Lavatory Love Machine"]] is rather obvious...
** ... but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_fwFMVLpY "Fucking With Fire"]] [[ICallHimMisterHappy ("Hair Force One")]] is even more blatant.
* LargeHam: In a [[PowerMetal genre]] practically ''defined'' by OTT, Tobias Sammet is unquestionably one of the largest hams in the business, arguably topped only by [[Music/RhapsodyOfFire Fabio Lione]].
* LighterAndSofter: The latest couple of albums have moved from power metal towards a more hard rock sound. Also, their later albums usually have at least one joke song.
* LonelyPianoPiece: "Standing In The Rain"
* LongRunnerLineup: The last line-up change was in 1998, and that was to add a full time bassist (Tobias Exxel) so that Tobias Sammet could focus on singing.
* LoudnessWar: ''Tinnitus Sanctus'', badly. [[JustifiedTrope Might be intentional]] given the name, the cover, and the fact that the band describes the album as "a penetrating wall of sound."
* MileHighClub: Again, "Lavatory Love Machine".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Recent material is mostly in the 5-6 range, prior albums tended to vary between 6-7.
* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Sex, Fire, Religion" most explicitly, but also "Lavatory Love Machine" a bit.
* PlayboyBunnies: In the "Superheroes" music video.
* PowerBallad: "Scarlet Rose," "Holy Water," "Forever," "When A Hero Cries," "Save Me," and the incredibly awesome "The Spirit Will Remain."
* ReligionRantSong: They did a few of these on their early albums, most notably "The Kingdom" from ''Kingdom of Madness'', the title track of ''Theater of Salvation'' (and arguably the entire album could count), and "Down to the Devil" from ''Hellfire Club''. All of these are type 3. The first two Music/{{Avantasia}} albums are Religion Rant ''Albums''.
* RightThroughTheWall: "Do Me Like a Caveman".
* ShoutOut: Given that the structure of the songs are almost identical, "Vain Glory Opera" commonly gets its first verse replaced by the first verse from [[{{Music/Europe}} The Final Countdown]] when performed live.
** "Vain Glory Opera" often gets introduced as the song the stole or ripped off.
** Also, Felix Bohnke creates drum solos to the soundtracks of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and ''Franchise/StarWars''. During the latter, he sports [[VaderBreath an iconic mask, complete with sounds]].
* SexyStewardess: In "Lavatory Love Machine".
* {{Take That}}:
** "Judas At The Opera", while first appearing like a barrage of random lyrics, is actually an attack against the critics who accuse them of being too happy and upbeat with their music. Unsurprisingly, critics then [[{{Completely Missing The Point}} attacked the song for being too cheerful and uptempo.]]
** "Catch Of The Century" is a TakeThat to the record labels that refused to sign the band in their infancy and predicted that they would have no future.
* SympatheticPOV: [[InvertedTrope Inverted ]] in "Robin Hood"; as it shows that by taking away the POV from the eponymous character, you can easily turn the LovableRogue into TheDreaded.
* {{Tuckerization}}: The name "Edguy" is an affectionate epithet for Mr. Edgar Siedschlag, their math teacher from when they were young.
* VillainSong: "RobinHood", as it portrays the eponymous character as TheDreaded... While still set to an [[LyricalDissonance incredibly heroic tune]]! (and [[StealthParody some surprisingly humorous lyrics]])
* YeOldeButcheredEnglish: In "Robin Hood," Tobi tells the audience to "bewareth."
While not necessarily reflected in lyrics...
* MonsterClown: A wicked looking jester seems to have become their mascot lately. One features prominently on the cover of ''Age of the Joker'' (seriously, what would you expect?), ''Mandrake'', and ''Monuments''.
** ''Rocket Ride'' got one, well, riding a RetroRocket -- with classical toothy NoseArt, a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe in LatexSpacesuit (and the same hat) on back "seat" and [[SpacePirate crossbones flag]] in the image of a jester's skull too.
* SlasherSmile: Also on the cover of ''Mandrake'' and ''Monuments''.