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Engel

Formed: 2002
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Engel News

Below is our complete Engel 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.

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Engel Posts Behind The Scenes Footage Online

Gothenburg, Sweden melodic death metal act Engel has posted a behind the scenes clip from its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Six Feet Deep" which is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Threnody." "Threnody" is set for release in North America on January 11, 2011 through Season Of Mist. You can view the documentary clip below:

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Engel Posts New Music Video Online

Gothenburg, Sweden melodic death metal act Engel has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Six Feet Deep" which is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Threnody." "Threnody" is set for release in North America on January 11, 2011 through Season Of Mist. You can view the video below:

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Engel Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has announced a record deal with Industrial metal act Engel. The band commented on the signing:

"We're extremely proud to say that we've inked a deal with the one and only Season of Mist! It feels really great to be a part of this company and we look forward to our continued success with them on board. With an established roster of some amazing artists already on their books and Season of Mist backing us up, we aim for World Domination, starting NOW!"

The Swedes' sophomore album is entitled "Threnody" and will be out on November 8th. You can listen to "Sense the Fire," a brand new track off the album on the band's MySpace page.

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In Flames Guitarist Enters Rehab

In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad has entered a rehab facility due to a battle with alcoholism. A post from the band reads as follows:

"As some may or may not know, (founding member/guitarist) Jesper (Strömblad) has struggled for some time with alcoholic abuse, and decided to sit this one out (South America/Australia/Japan) in order to seek help and focus on rehabilitation and all that comes with it.

"We all talked about it and together with Jesper we chose to ask our longtime friend Niclas Engelin (ENGEL), who helped us before, to complete the tour.

"We are all sad that it needed to come to this, but health comes first.

"Thanx for your understanding."

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Engel Mixing New Album

Gothenburg, Sweden based metal band Engel has issued the following end of year update and information about their upcoming album:

First of all we would like to wish you all a very happy New Year and hope that 2009 will be an exciting and prosperous one!

Despite the festive season being upon us, we have actually been quite busy working on the mixes for the new album and we hope to announce a release date quite soon. As they say, good things come to those that wait and I think its safe to say that it will be more than worthwhile. Also we are currently working on the designs for the Art Work cover and we have been spoilt for choice with the selection being presented to us. The problem now is deciding on which images to use as they are all so good but to be honest, it is a nice problem to have! More...

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Dark Tranquility Issues Post-Tour Message

Swedish metal act Dark Tranquility has posted the following message online:

"The Scandinavian leg of the tour, under the Close-up Made Us Do It flag is now complete.

"Thanks to ENGEL and DEAD BY APRIL for great company and great shows. Also, huge salutations to our beloved crew for making all of this possible and of course to all you people sometimes traveling very long distances to attend the gigs.

"Photos and video clips will be posted here as soon as time permits."

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Engel Parts Ways With Bassist

Engel have apparantly split with bassist Michael Håkansson. A statement from Håkansson reads as follows:

"To all you great people out there who has shown your big support and interest in my participation in Engel.

"I am sad to announce my departure from Engel. It hasn’t been an easy decision for me to make... It was a really hard one but at this time I felt it was the right one for me to make. I am not leaving for another band or for any personal or business related issues within the band. Not at all!!!
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Engel To Issue Debut Album In North America

Gothenburg, Sweden-based metallers ENGEL, featuring IN FLAMES touring guitar replacement Niklas Englin (PASSENGER), Marcus Sunesson (guitar, ex-THE CROWN), Michael Håkansson (bass, ex-EVERGREY), Mangan Klavborn (vocals) and Mojjo (drums), are set to issue album "Absolute Design" in North America on May 20th.

As previously reported, Engel has completed work on the promo videos for the songs 'Casket Closing' and 'Next Closed Door'. After a storming set at the prestigious Get In The Ring event in London, the band flew to Belgrade, Serbia the next morning to start filming the two videos. More...

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The Project Hate Complete 7 Songs For New Album

THE PROJECT HATE — the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), guitarist Petter S. Freed (2 TON PREDATOR), singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS) and drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA, RUNEMAGICK, LORD BELIAL, ENGEL) — has issued the following update:

"All the seven songs [for the new THE PROJECT HATE album] are now finished. Seven songs of the music you love when it comes to the HATE. It's time to complete the lyrics now, something that will definitely take some time. During the coming months (or more thruthfully; until we actually record the album) we will enhance the material as we go along, making everything even better, more infernal and all-around even more utterly dominating. We dig to work like that, you know."

"All vocal parts have been decided and both Jo and J are hard at work with what they will deliver next time. We have even contacted some of the planned guest musicians that we want on the next masterpiece. Some of them being childhood heroes actually. Maybe..."

THE PROJECT HATE's last album, "In Hora Mortis Nostræ", was released in September 2007 via Stormvox Records, the label owned by Swedish actor Peter Stormare.

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Engel Complete Work On Two New Music Videos

Swedish industrial metallers ENGEL have completed work on the promo videos for the songs 'Casket Closing' and 'Next Closed Door'. After a storming set at the prestigious Get In The Ring event in London, the band flew to Belgrade, Serbia the next morning to start filming the two videos.

Produced by Ivan Colic and Josip Colic at CODE (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DEATHSTARS, SYMPHONY X, MOONSPELL), and Rock The Nation, the band are very pleased with the outcome.

Says guitarist Niclas Engelin: “We got to Serbia/Belgrade in the afternoon, tired from the day before gigging in London so we weren’t quiet up for a video shoot, let alone two! But as soon as we meet up with Stanimir and the crew from Rock The Nation it felt like we were really beginning to fire it up. The scripts they’d written were hand in hand with the lyrics/music for Casket Closing and Next Closed Door." More...

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Engel Schedules Gothenburg In-Store Performance

ENGEL, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY), will take part in an in-store performance and signing session at Media Markt in Gothenburg on Saturday, November 10 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

ENGEL is currently streaming its debut album, "Absolute Design", in its entirety on the band's new web site (in the "Album" section).

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Engel Post More Album Samples Online

ENGEL, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY), has posted two more tracks from its upcoming debut album, "Absolute Design", on the group's MySpace page. Check out the songs "Casket Closing" (full song) and "The Paraclet" (clip) at this location. Also available at the same location is the group tour blog from their current European tour with DIMMU BORGIR and AMON AMARTH.

SPV/Steamhammer will release "Absolute Design" on the following dates:

Sweden: October 31
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: November 2
Rest of Europe: November 5 More...

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Amon Amarth Bus Breaks Down


Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have been forced to cancel tonight's concert in Madrid, Spain with DIMMU BORGIR and ENGEL. According to a press release, "the band's bus broke down so that they won't be able to make it to the venue in time!"

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Engel Sign With Steamhammer/SPV

Steamhammer/SPV has announced the worldwide signing of ENGEL, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY).

Already touted as one of the "Best Unsigned Bands 2006" by the readers of Metal Hammer U.K. and crowned winners of Rock Hard Germany's "Demo Contest" 2006, ENGEL is set to take the metal world by storm. Hailing from Sweden's famous breeding ground for riffs and groundbreaking bands — Gothenburg — the members of ENGEL have years of combined experience and a uniquely mesmerizing heavy-as-hell melodic sound to take over the world's metallic hearts and minds. More...

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Engel Post New Song Online

ENGEL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH) and vocalist Mangan Klavborn, have launched a MySpace.com page featuring a brand-new song, "Poisoned Design". Also available on the site are the previously released tracks "Walk the Wounded" and "Someone Died (And Made You God)".

ENGEL, who had previously recorded a self-produced demo that Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED etc) mixed at Denmark's Antfarm studios in February, are currently working on new material which is "coming out real strong," according to a posting on the group's web site. New songtitles include "Propaganda", "Shatterday" and "My Hero". The bandrecently supported ARCH ENEMY and on the Scandinavian leg of thier European tour. Also appearing on the bill were TRIVIUM.

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