Tinnitus Sanctus

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Tinnitus Sanctus
Edguy - Tinnitus Sanctus -Front-.jpg
Studio album by Edguy
Released November 14, 2008
Recorded Gate Studios, Wolfsburg, Germany, May-September 2008
Genre Hard rock, progressive metal
Length 53:29
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Sascha Paeth
Edguy chronology
Rocket Ride
(2006)Rocket Ride2006
Tinnitus Sanctus
Fucking with Fire – Live
(2009)Fucking with Fire – Live2009
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. This album combines progressive-oriented hard rock heard on their previous album Rocket Ride with elements of speed metal.

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 tracks written by Tobias Sammet.

No. Title Length
1. "Ministry of Saints" 5:02
2. "Sex Fire Religion" 5:57
3. "The Pride of Creation" 5:28
4. "Nine Lives" 4:26
5. "Wake Up Dreaming Black" 4:05
6. "Dragonfly" 4:56
7. "Thorn Without a Rose" 4:46
8. "9-2-9" 3:48
9. "Speedhoven" 7:42
10. "Dead or Rock" 4:59
11. "Aren't You a Little Pervert Too?!" (bonus track feat. Granato Rambocco And The Killers) 2:20
Total length: 53:29


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


  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!". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  6. ^ Edguy:: Official Web (2008-10-02). "First Press Reactions of Tinnitus Sanctus!". Archived from the original on May 16, 2013. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  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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