Tobias Sammet

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Tobias Sammet
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Background information
Birth name Tobias Sammet
Born (1977-11-21) 21 November 1977 (age 37)
Fulda, Germany
Genres Power metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, bass guitar
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts Edguy, Avantasia

Tobias Sammet (born November 21,1977) is a German musician and radio host. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the Heavy Metal band Edguy and the Rock Opera project Avantasia.

On his Avantasia project he has worked with numerous other artists such as Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Jørn Lande, Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, Alice Cooper, Joe Lynn Turner, Eric Singer, Eric Martin and Bruce Kulick.

In 2011 Burrn Magazine Japan ranked him ‘Best songwriter‘ in a list that only featured long-established legends such as Steve Harris, Slash and Jon Bon Jovi. Sammet also appeared in the lists of ‘Best vocalist‘, ‘Best live performance‘ and ‘Best group‘.

Sammet has sold more than 3 million discs worldwide and played more than 600 concerts in Asia, North-, Central and South America, Australia and Europe.


The German weekly paper Stern described Sammet‘s music in issue 16/2010: “It sounds like Richard Wagner has been given Speed and handed an electric guitar!“


Since August 2014 Sammet hosts his own weekly radio show on RadioBob, a commercial German radio station. In his show he tells little stories and plays his favourite Rock Classics. Along with Alice Cooper Sammet is one of two musicians who have their shows on RadioBob.


On July 14th 2012, when he was headlining the German Bang Your Head festival with Edguy, he fell off stage but returned immediately to continue with a broken nose and several other injuries for more than an hour. Later on he downplayed the issue: “It felt wrong to stop so we decided to go on and have the doctors repair me afterwards“.


Saxon vocalist Biff Byford once stated that Edguy is one of the few German bands he quite likes because of their good frontman Tobias Sammet. (Never Surrender or nearly good looking, the official autobiography by Biff Byford and John Tucker, Iron Pages Books, p.226 ISBN 978-3-931624-44-6)

When asked for his musical dream Sammet replied: "To start a band with Freddie Mercury and Falco"


In 2010, Sammet contributed guest vocals to a co-written song on former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick‘s solo album “BK3“ amongst other guests like Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Doug Fieger, Steve Lukather, John Corabi.



Main article: Edguy § Discography


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