Superheroes (EP)

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Superheroes
EP by Edguy
Released October 18, 2005
Recorded Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany, 2005
Genre Power metal
Length 26:04
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Sascha Paeth & Edguy
Edguy EP chronology
King of Fools
(2004)
Superheroes
(2005)
Superheroes
Video by Edguy
Released September 5, 2005
Genre Power metal
Length 77 min.
Label Nuclear Blast
Edguy chronology
Superheroes
(2005)
Fucking with F*** - Live
(2009)

Superheroes is an EP by the German power metal band Edguy, released in 2005. Michael Kiske of Helloween has a guest appearance. On this EP, the band has moved away from the sound they had developed on their previous album Hellfire Club. The songs on "Superheroes" are much less akin to the band's native style of power metal, but tends towards the direction of hard rock.

In addition to the title track, which also appears on the band's 2006 album Rocket Ride, the EP includes 5 other tracks. The fourth track, an epic track titled "Judas at the Opera", is somewhat reminiscent to Tobias Sammet's project Avantasia.[original research?] It also features vocals from Michael Kiske of Helloween and Avantasia fame. The fifth track is a cover of Magnum's song "The Spirit". The final track, an epic version of "Superheroes", is a slower version of the song with only orchestral backdrop and Tobias Sammet's singing, thus giving it a more balladesque and operatic feel.[original research?]

The publication of the EP was preceded by the release of a five-track DVD, which included the video of the song "Superheroes", footage from a Brazilian show and documentaries shot on tour and during the recording of Rocket Ride. It was the first video album released by Edguy.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Superheroes"   3:19
2. "Spooks in The Attic"   4:03
3. "Blessing in Disguise"   4:17
4. "Judas at the Opera" (feat. Michael Kiske) 7:21
5. "The Spirit" (Magnum cover) 3:50
6. "Superheroes (epic version)"   3:09[1]

DVD Track listing[edit]

  1. "Superheroes" (video clip)
  2. "Mysteria" (live in Brazil)
  3. "Under the Moon" (live in Brazil)
  4. "Navigator" (live in Brazil)
Special features
  • Superheroes - The Road Movie (including interviews with some of the bandmembers)
  • Studio report
  • Edguy slideshow
  • Making of the "Superheroes" video

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic.com