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Formed: 1999
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Latest Dream Evil News

Below is our complete Dream Evil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Dream Evil Unveils "Six" Album Artwork

Just a day removed from announcing the new album "Six" and posting a trailer clip for the band's end to a long seven year slumber, Sweden's Dream Evil unveiled the album's artwork.

While the band is currently busy shooting video clips for the new album with longtime partner in visuals, Patric Ullaeus (Evergrey, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Within Temptation, etc.), it is time to unveil the cover artwork.

Below you can check out the cover, which was once again been created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, Firewind, etc.), who also created the cover for the band's 2010 album "In the Night."

Stay tuned for more album details to be unveiled soon. More...

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Dream Evil Unveils New Album

Seven long years have passed since the last time Swedish powerhouse Dream Evil unleashed an album. That silence is about to be shattered with the release of sixth album, aptly titled "Six," on May 26th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

Following 2010's "In The Night" release, "Six" has been once again produced by Dream Evil guitarist Fredrik Nordström at his own Studio Fredman facilities, which has been the birth place of many modern metal masterpieces by bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy, HammerFall, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Powerwolf, and more.

Dream Evil checked in with the following comment: "Finally, years after the release of 'In The Night' we started to record our new album entitled 'Six,' which is Dream Evil's album number six. We know it took us a while to get our thumbs out of our asses, but now the wait is over and we are sure the new material has made the waiting time worthwhile. On May 26th the time is here, it's time for 'Six.'"

While Dream Evil is currently busy shooting video clips for the new album with longtime partner in visuals Patric Ullaeus, today a first teaser trailer comes online. The upcoming album's front cover was created by Gustavo Sazes, while more album details will be revealed soon... More...

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Shadowside Announces Guest Musicians

Brazil's Shadowside has issued the following announcement about guest musicians from Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, and Dream Evil appearing on the band's upcoming album:

"We have great news to share! Shadowside recently received three very special guests in the studio. Singers Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Björn 'Speed' Strid (Soilwork) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) have been at Fredman Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, to record their performances on 'Inner Monster Out,' song that is going to be on the track list of the band's new album.

"At this moment, we have just finishing all recordings and are finishing touching up the last details on the third album. In charge of the production is Fredrik Nordström, one of the most important Rock/Metal producers nowadays. Record label SHP Records, distributed by Universal Music, has scheduled the release date for June 7th.

"We have uploaded videos from the recording process on YouTube and more will be available in the upcoming days. Visit this location to view them! See you all soon."

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Amaranthe To Play Rockbaten

Amaranthe has issued the following announcement about performing at Rockbaten 2011:

"Hey guys! Amaranthe just got booked to play Rockbåten alongside our good friends in Dream Evil and Avatar! This will be one hell of cruise, sailing from Gothenburg to Kiel, so don't miss out! Link with tickets will be up soon! Ship ahoy!"

More information on the 2011 Rockbaten can be found at this location.

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Dream Evil Posts "The Ballad" Video Online

Swedish metallers Dream Evil have posted it's new video for the "The Ballad" online. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company who is known for his recent work with Dimmu Borgir, In Flames and Kamelot.

You can view the video below:

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More Bands Announces For ProgPower 2011

Italy's Eldritch has announced an appearance at the 2011 edition of the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta. The festival is set to take place from September 14th - 17th, 2011, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Dream Evil
Mob Rules
While Heaven Wept
Red Circuit
Creation's End

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ProgPower USA XII Lineup Announced

The 2011 edition of the ProgPower USA festival line up has been revealed. The ProgPower USA XII event will include the first onstage performance from Norwegian progressive metallers Arcturus as well as performance from Therion and many others.

Therion's Christofer Johnsson commented by saying:
"ProgPower USA is definitely one of the better organized festivals we have attended and was a highlight on our first U.S. tour. We feel honored to have been invited again, and will prepare something special for the event, as this is the one and only chance for our US-fans to see us live in their country,"

ProgPower USA XII confirmed bands:

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Dream Evil Posts "Bang Your Head" Video

Having just finished a U.K. tour with HammerFall as well as some first European Summer festival appearances, Swedish metallers Dream Evil continue adding fuel to the fire of their newest studio album release “In The Night." The album entered the official sales charts in Sweden on #53 as well as in Greece on #19 upon release in January and the band is now ready to debut the album’s first video clip for the anthem “Bang Your Head," which can be viewed below. The video was shot with director Patric Ullaeus.

Ullaeus has been previously working with Dream Evil for all visual matters since the clip for “The Book Of Heavy Metal” and also took care of the “Gold Medal In Metal” DVD release in 2008. He comments on the clip as follows: "We had a blast shooting this video. Here's Dream Evil at its best!"

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Black Majesty Added To Basinfirefest Lineup

Australian power metal act Black Majesty is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Basinfirefest, which takes place from July 2nd - 4th in Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic. Other confirmed bands include Testament, Dope Stars Inc., Dream Evil, Ektomorf, Venom, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Dream Evil Shooting New Videos

Swedish metal group Dream Evil will now head out to U.K. shores to support fellow Swedes HammerFall on the following dates:

03.05.2010 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
04.05.2010 Nottingham (UK) - Rescue Rooms
05.05.2010 Wolverhampton (UK) - Wulfrun Hall
06.05.2010 London (UK) - Electric Ballroom

Additionally, Dream Evil is currently busy shooting two video clips for songs off “In The Night” with director Patric Ullaeus. Ullaeus has been working with the band for all visual matters ever since their clip for “The Book Of Heavy Metal” and also took care of their “Gold Medal In Metal” DVD release in 2008.

Drummer Pat Power checks in and comments as follows about the tour and the video production: “Greetings all metalheads! Dream Evilis soon off to Great Britain to spread our hymns of metal! A tour that will carve the name Dream Evil in stone, and assure the world that Dream Evil is a force to be reckoned with! To all you fans who plan to meet us on the road, we bring new metal anthems and a big Hail for supporting our metal crusade! For those who are coming to the London show: look your best and wreck the place because we are planning to shoot a video at this gig!!! Right now we are shooting yet another video for the song 'Bang Your Head' with video director/magician Patric Ullaeus. It’s gonna blow your mind! See you all soon and stay metal!”

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Dream Evil Updates Tour Schedule

Swedish metallers Dream Evil have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

5/1 2010 with Hammerfall - Academy Manchester (UK)
5/2 2010 with Hammerfall - Cathouse Glasgow (UK)
5/3 2010 with Hammerfall - Corporation Sheffield (UK)
5/4 2010 with Hammerfall - Rescue Rooms Nottingham (UK)
5/5 2010 with Hammerfall - Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton (UK)
5/6 2010 with Hammerfall - Electric Ballroom London (UK)
5/15 2010 Sigrudsgatan 25 Västerås (SWE)
5/29 2010 Ginetarock Festival Albacete (SPA)
6/9 2010 Sweden Rock Festival Sölvesborg (SWE)
6/19 2010 Metal Town Festival Gothenburg (SWE)
7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Plzen (CZ)
7/30 2010 Storsjöyran Festival Östersund (SWE)
8/13 2010 Jalometalli Festival Oulu (FI)
8/19 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl (DE)
8/28 2010 Elsrock Festival Rijssen (NL)
9/25 2010 Militärpalatset Borås (SWE)

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Jalometalli Festival

Norwegian black metal act Gorgoroth has been confirmed to perform at the Jalometalli festival in Oulu, Finland this summer. The festival takes place on August 13th and 14th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Suffocation, Carcass, Destruction, and Dream Evil.

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Dream Evil Launch Trailer for New Album

Swedish power/heavy metal band Dream Evil has launched a new trailer as a promotion for their latest release, In The Night. They also announced that In The Night has reached #53 on the Swedish sales charts. It was not specified exactly which sales chart they achieved that rank in.

“ ‘In The Night’ is available as CD, Digital Download and also as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with alternate cover artwork, extended booklet, two bonus tracks (‘Good Nightmare’ and ‘The Return’) as well as an exclusive patch!

“Dream Evil are currently on tour promoting ‘In The Night’ on shows with Stratovarius and Tracedawn... Dream Evil’s drummer, Pat Power, quickly checked in as follows:

"Finally the roads are seeing Dream Evil again! The tour has been amazing so far! The crowd is wild and the metal anthems run like thunder, crushing all non-believers! People in the cities salute our arrival with mighty roars. Hail all the fans who join our crusade! Hope to see you out there too! Until then, metal forever!

“ ‘In The Night’ was once again produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by Dream Evil axeman Fredrik Nordström, and the stunning artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Krisiun etc.).”
The band has added the songs ‘Band Your Head’ and ‘Immortal’ on their MySpace page."

Here are all the exact upcoming Dream Evil dates:

Dream Evil + Stratovarius & Tracedawn:
SA 06.02.2010 Lund (Sweden) – Mejeriet
SU 07.02.2010 Göteborg (Sweden) – Brew House
MO 08.02.2010 Oslo (Norway) – Rockefeller
TU 09.02.2010 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben

Dream Evil - Festivals 2010:
SA 14.08.2010 Catton Hall Derby (UK) – Bloodstock Open Air

SA 28.08.2010: Rijssen (NL) – Elsrock Festival

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Dream Evil Posts New Song, "Immortal," Online

Swedish metal band DREAM EVIL has released their new album “In The Night” in Europe and has posted the album’s opener, “Immortal,” on their MySpace page. “In The Night” was produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by DREAM EVIL axeman Fredrik Nordström and the artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Krisiun etc.).

The album is also available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with alternate cover artwork, extended booklet, two bonus tracks (“Good Nightmare” and “The Return”) as well as an exclusive patch. More...

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Gojira Announces Only UK Show For 2010

GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:


The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.

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Dream Evil Posts New Song Online

Swedish power metal band DREAM EVIL has premiered a new track on their MySpace page from their new album “In The Night.” The band comments, “Hey metalheads! We got a new appetizer-song for you: 'Bang Your Head' taken from our upcoming new album "In The Night", but make sure your neck isn't sore before you hit play!”

DREAM EVIL’s new studio album “In The Night” was once again produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by DREAM EVIL axeman Fredrik Nordström. The album will be released on the following street dates via Century Media Records:

SWEDEN: January 20, 2010.
NORTH AMERICA / SPAIN: January 26, 2010.
FINLAND / HUNGARY: January 27, 2010.
UK: February 1, 2010.

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Headliners Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom and industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be headlining the 2010 edition of the event.

Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho comments: "I'm really glad we're playing Bloodstock next year – it's the only UK show for us in 2010, and the crowd over there has been awesome for us lately!"

The lineup is now as follows:

Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Dream Evil
Fear Factory
Leaves' Eyes
Ross The Boss
Devin Townsend

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Dream Evil Reveals New Album Details

Swedish power metal band DREAM EVIL has revealed a brand-new studio album entitled “In The Night.” DREAM EVIL’s “In The Night” was produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by DREAM EVIL axeman Fredrik Nordström, and will be released via Century Media Records on January 25th, 2010 in Europe and January 26th, 2010 in North America.

The artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Krisiun etc.). The tracklisting for “In The Night” is as follows:

01. Immortal
02. In The Night
03. Bang Your Head
04. See The Light
05. Electric
06. Frostbite
07. On The Wind
08. The Ballad
09. In The Fires Of The Sun
10. Mean Machine
11. Kill, Burn, Be Evil
12. The Unchosen One More...

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Gwar And Korpiklaani Confirmed For Bloodstock

Bloodstock Open Air has confirmed a further two acts for next years festival. After being forced to pull out in 2009, the organizers have confirmed Gwar will be making an appearance. The Grammy-nominated Scumdogs Of The Universe will be flying in from Antarctica to unleash hell on all in attendance. Frontmonster Oderus Urungus warns us of the impending orgy of bodily fluids, nuclear waste and all manner of murder and vulgarity:

"Greetings people of Earth, it is I, ODERUS URUNGUS, lead singer of the Bloodiest band in metal history, the mighty GWAR! And it is with a sense of toe-curling delight and impending DOOM that I announce the addition of the GWAR to the mammoth BLOODSTOCK Open Air Metal Festival to be held this summer in England. Thats right, from the frozen depths of Antarctica, GWAR brings what BLOODSTOCK needs...BLOOD! Prepare yourself for the most colossal, disgusting, and completely politically incorrect show in metal history! We'll bring the swords, you bring the bodies, and together we shall turn the slam-pit into a seething mass of DEATH not seen in Europe since the fall of Berlin! GWAR is playing BLOODSTOCK...and may the Pope choke on it!"

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will also be bringing their band of merry metal to Derby this summer for their only UK appearance of 2010. The band commented: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Confirmed For Bloodstock 2010

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be performing at next years edition of England's Bloodstock Open Air festival. Fans will want to be attending this event as it will be the bands only show in the United Kingdom in 2010. The festival will be taking place between August 13th and August 15th at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire.

Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated: "We are extremely excited to be playing Bloodstock! It will be our first ever festival appearance in the UK and we can't wait to tear it up for the masses!"

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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