Tinnitus Sanctus

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Tinnitus Sanctus
Studio album by Edguy
Released November 14, 2008
Recorded Gate Studios, Wolfsburg, Germany, May-September 2008
Genre Heavy metal
Length 53:36
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Sascha Paeth
Edguy chronology
Rocket Ride
(2006)
Tinnitus Sanctus
(2008)
Fucking with Fire – Live
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 7/10 stars[3]
Metal Hammer (GER) 6/7 stars[4]

Tinnitus Sanctus is the eighth studio album by German power metal band Edguy, released on November 14, 2008 on Nuclear Blast. It continues the fusion of hard rock heard on their previous album Rocket Ride and the power metal elements found on previous albums.

The album was released in several formats. The standard edition was issued in a jewel case and included the 10 album tracks and a bonus track.[5] A digipak edition included the album with the bonus track, and a bonus live CD, recorded in Los Angeles during the Rocket Ride tour. A mailorder edition, available exclusively through the Nuclear Blast webshop, was issued in a tin case. A double LP version was also available.

Initial press reaction to the album was positive, with Tanja Weinekötter of Fury calling it "the strongest Edguy album so far",[6] whilst frontman Tobias Sammet felt that it "could be the album we'll be measured by in the future".[7]

A video was shot for the track "Ministry of Saints" in Belgrade, Serbia.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music by Tobias Sammet.

  1. "Ministry of Saints" - 5:02
  2. "Sex Fire Religion" - 5:55
  3. "The Pride of Creation" - 5:28
  4. "Nine Lives" - 4:26
  5. "Wake Up Dreaming Black" - 4:09
  6. "Dragonfly" - 4:56
  7. "Thorn Without a Rose" - 5:10
  8. "9-2-9" - 3:35
  9. "Speedhoven" - 7:40
  10. "Dead or Rock" - 4:57
  11. "Aren't You a Little Pervert Too?!" (bonus track) - 2:15

"Live in Los Angeles" Bonus CD[edit]

All tracks recorded live in Los Angeles during the Rocket Ride World Tour in September 2007.

  1. "Catch of the Century" - 5:14
  2. "Sacrifice" - 8:24
  3. "Babylon" - 7:29
  4. "Lavatory Love Machine" - 4:42
  5. "Tears of a Mandrake" - 7:42
  6. "Vain Glory Opera" - 6:26
  7. "Superheroes" - 3:24
  8. "Fucking with Fire (Hair Force One)" - 4:37
  9. "Avantasia" - 6:58
  10. "King of Fools" - 5:25

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
Production
  • Sascha Paeth - producer, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Miro Rodenberg - engineer, mastering
  • Simon Oberender, Olaf Reitmeier - engineers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Edguy Tinnitus Sanctus review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Edguy - Tinnitus Sanctus". Sputnikmusic. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  3. ^ Anisoglu, Scott. "Edguy - Tinnitus Sanctus (Nuclear Blast)". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Edguy Metal Hammer Suchergebnis" (in German). Metal Hammer. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  5. ^ Edguy:: Official Web (2008-08-13). "New interview with Tobias!". Retrieved 2008-11-04. [dead link]
  6. ^ Edguy:: Official Web (2008-10-02). "First Press Reactions of Tinnitus Sanctus!". Retrieved 2008-10-31. [dead link]
  7. ^ "EDGUY: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  8. ^ "EDGUY Films 'Ministry Of Saints' Video". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 24 September 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

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