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Eyes Wide Open

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Latest Eyes Wide Open News

Below is our complete Eyes Wide Open 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.

Eyes Wide Open Posts "You Still Are You"

Following the release of two previous singles from upcoming album "And So It Begins," Eyes Wide Open is now back with an animated video for latest offering "You Still Are You."

Vocalist Erik Engstrand states: "This track is about the terrible past of someone who was bullied and now carries this burden for life. It describes how he has built an impenetrable wall of self contempt to protect himself from further disappointment. When someone tells them they are good enough, they won't hear it. Don't let the ghosts haunt you forever, you still are you."

New album "And So It Begins" will be released on September 1st, 2017 via Sony Music Distribution and Headbang Entertainment. More...

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Eyes Wide Open Releases New Music Video

“Defining Me” is the first single from Eyes Wide Open's upcoming album “And So It Begins," which is” due for release on September 1st 2017 via Sony Music Distribution and Headbang Entertainment.

The music video for "Defining Me" - available below - was produced by Erik Engstrand, with further camera work by Jesper Lindgren and Andreas Bryske

"Defining Me" is a song about overcoming hardships and dealing with our mental state and emotions. Erik is battling against his inner demons to find the light, and to let go of the wrath. In the end we are all defined by our actions, love and hate combined.

Guitarist Kristofer says: "We thought that it was really cool to shoot the video in a snowy landscape, to get that kinda lonely feeling. It also reflects my favourite lyrics from the song, 'I brave the harshest winter.'"

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Eyes Wide Open Signs With Sony

Eyes Wide Open is thrilled to announce the band just signed a distribution deal with Sony Music for an upcoming release. Guitarist Kristofer Strandberg comments:

"We are super stoked about this cooperation with Sony Music and together we will take EWO to the next level. Further information about the upcoming release is yet to be publicized and we are eagerly anticipating the next announcement!"

Since humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open has offered clear melodies and catchy riffs with an immense sound leading the way in melodic death metal. In 2017 E.W.O comes back to life with the third and final part of an album trilogy. More...

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Eyes Wide Open Parts With Vocalist

Eyes Wide Open just issued the following announcement about parting ways with vocalist Patrik M. Fahlin:

"We have some sad news to tell you. Patrik has decided to step down and leave his place as the lead singer of Eyes Wide Open. There are no issues in the band or bad blood between us what so ever. He leaves us as a friend and will always be a big part of us.

"Eyes Wide Open will continue as a band and we will still go on the tour with The Unguided, that starts on April 14. This with Erik handling the vocals instead of the guitar. Our upcoming album however will be delayed, more info about that coming later."

Patrik had this to say: "Wow, this is hard to write... As stated above, I am leaving Eyes Wide Open as of today. It has been terribly hard to make this decision, trust me on that. And if there was any other way, I would never make this decision. More...

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Eyes Wide Open Releases New Music Video

Eyes Wide Open just released an official music video for "New World Order," which can be seen below. The band also had this to say:

"We are very happy of the outcome of the video, it really clarifies what the song is all about. We are trying to make people more aware of that corruption and abuse of power is so much more common then we think.

"The common man often feels that he can't do anything to fight it, but time and time again it has been proven that when people come together and question the existing order great things can happen." More...

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Eyes Wide Open Posts New Music Video

"Wings of Redemption," the new video from Swedish metallers Eyes Wide Open, can now be seen below. On December 11th, Eyes Wide Open will release debut album "Aftermath," which will contain the "Wings of Redemption" single.

Eyes Wide Open consists of:

Patrik Fahlin - Vocals
Kristofer Strandberg - Guitar
Erik Engstrand - Guitar
Jesper Lindgren - Bass
Karl Adamsson - Drums More...

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Eyes Wide Open Posts New Album Trailer

Eyes Wide Open has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Aftermath," which can be found below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Wings of Redemption
2. Avalanche
3. Foxdie
4. The Altruist
5. New World Order
6. Red
7. No More Stars
8. The Dark Inside
9. Sink or Swim
10. Shangri-La
11. Aftermath

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Eyes Wide Open Releases "Revelations" Clip

Sweden's Eyes Wide Open has released a video clip for the song "Revelations," which features performance footage shot at a gig in Karlstad on October 6th, 2012.

The video was produced by Robert Olsson from The Digital Devils and can be viewed below. For more info on the band, head over to the Eyes Wide Open Facebook profile here.

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