Tobias Exxel

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Eggi Exxel
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Tobias Exxel performing live in 2010
Background information
Birth name Tobias Exxel
Born (1973-02-27) 27 February 1973 (age 45)
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, Guitar
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Edguy, Squealer, Taraxacum, Everleaf, Galen

Tobias "Eggi" Exxel (born 27 February 1973) is the current bass player for the power metal band Edguy. Tobias was hired by Edguy in 1998 when vocalist Tobias Sammet, who had played bass since the band's formation in 1992, decided the band should have someone who could focus on playing the instrument full-time.

Tobias had previously played guitar and bass in the band Squealer and would also go on to perform both roles in his side-project, Taraxacum, which was active between 2000 and 2005. After Taraxacum was put to rest, Tobias formed Everleaf. Prior to these bands, he played in Galen from 1988 to 1993.[1]

During Wacken Open Air on 7 August 2010, Tobias left the stage briefly to take a call relating to his new family. On 13 August 2010, Tobias and his girlfriend gave birth to their first child, son Julian. Markus Grosskopf of Helloween replaced Tobias until his return. He has also played live with bands Gamma Ray and Unisonic as bass player and guitarist, respectively.[2]




  • Wrong Time, Wrong Place? (1995)
  • The Prophecy (1999)


  • Spirit of Freedom (2001)
  • Rainmaker (2003)




  1. ^ "Official Web". Edguy. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Tobias Exxel - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 

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