Edguy's Tobias Sammet on covering Falco and his favourite cover track

Edguy are releasing their new album Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown on 21 April that includes a power-metalled up version of Falco's Rock Me Amadeus. Not the obvious choice of a cover, so how did that come about?

It’s not often the worlds of power metal and 80s new wave collide, but on Edguy’s upcoming tenth album, they’ve gone and covered Rock Me Amadeus. We caught up with frontman Tobias Sammet to find out exactly how the idea came about and what other cover versions rock his socks.

You can pre-order a SIGNED copy of Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown here.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.