Tinnitus Sanctus

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Tinnitus Sanctus
Edguy - Tinnitus Sanctus -Front-.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 2008
RecordedGate Studios, Wolfsburg, Germany, May–September 2008
GenreHard rock, progressive metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerSascha Paeth
Edguy chronology
Rocket Ride
Tinnitus Sanctus
Fucking with Fire – Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net7/10 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.

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
7."Thorn Without a Rose"4:46
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. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-09.

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