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Evergrey

Formed: 1998
From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Evergrey is a progressive metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was founded in 1995 and released its debut album The Dark Discovery in 1998. Evergrey's lyrics have always been of the darker sort, and the same can be said of the band's imagery. While The Dark Discovery dealt with a variety of ideas, many later albums have been concept albums, dealing with issues like self-reformation (Recreation Day), paranoia, alien abduction (In Search of Truth), child abuse, cults and religion (The Inner Circle).

Latest Evergrey News

Below is our complete Evergrey 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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Voyager Gearing Up For Tour

Australian progressive metal quintet Voyager will hit the road later this month for a Revolver Magazine sponsored North American tour with Swedish outfit Evergrey, as well as Borealis and Oceans of Slumber in support.

The summer trek will kick off in Chicago on August 26 before wrapping up at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, GA on September 11. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

"We're beyond excited to be hitting North America again," commented Voyager frontman, Daniel Estrin. "We have some of the most amazing, dedicated fans there and we can't wait to deliver some Aussie action. With such a stellar lineup, you won't want to miss a note."

Voyager guitarist Scott Kay and bassist Alex Canion will also be offering guitar and bass lessons to fans on the road. Spots are limited, so email: voyagerlessons@gmail.com to reserve a personal lesson today.

Voyager will be playing songs from fifth album, "V" (reviewed here), which released in June 2014. More...

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Persefone Dropped From ProgPower USA

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Andorra's Persefone is the latest band to be cancelled from the 2015 roster, in part due to visa issues. The USCIS has reared its ugly head causing the most issues since 2009 for the annual festival.

Harveston explains: "Unfortunately, this situation is not a simple as the Morgana Lefay cancellation, although the visa process is once again at the root of things. It is no secret now the USCIS center in Vermont is running 4-6 weeks behind their normal schedule assuming there is no RFE (request for evidence). We technically still have three weeks we can wait to receive these visas and then schedule the mandatory interviews. However, Persefone booked a European tour in June with the assumption they would have completed the interviews prior to kicking off their tour. They cannot complete any interviews while on tour. I requested they wait until after the tour and then complete the interviews as there was still possibly time. I was informed the day job of one of the band members prevents him from traveling to Madrid during that time frame, especially with no specific date to schedule currently. Thus, I am left with no choice but to cancel the band now.

"I know these types of explanations are frustrating to you, the fans. There is simply nothing that can be done. In the immortal words of the great American poet, Jimmy Buffett, 'Breathe in..Breathe Out..Move On.' Please know that there is no animosity between the band and myself. I truly understand and empathize with their situation. I wish the band nothing but the best and will continue to support them in the future."

Within hours of the announcement, Canada's Unleash the Archers was added to the bill. The latest roster list is as follows: More...

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Jeff Scott Soto To Replace Morgana Lefay At PPUSA

Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden's Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.

Jeff stated: "Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I'm proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn't be more excited to rock Atlanta!"

Promoter Glenn Harveston added: "I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I'd also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time."

Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release "Inside the Vertigo," under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January. More...

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Evergrey Premieres "Black Undertow" Music Video

Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey premiered the new music video for the track "Black Undertow" over at Revolver Magazine's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest album "Hymns for the Broken," which is available via AFM Records (see review here).

Evergrey recently announced a North American tour run this August/September with Voyager, Gates of Slumber and Borealis, culminating in its appearance at the ProgPower USA Mid-Week Mayhem show (with Voyager, Ashes of Ares and Halcyon Way) on Wednesday, September 9th and a special acoustic set on Thursday, September 10th, both at the Loft in Center Stage, Atlanta, GA. For dates, head on over to this location.

Check out the video here:

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Evergrey Announces North American Tour

Sweden's Evergrey announced a tour of North America this Summer with Australia's Voyager, Canada's Borealis and Houston's Oceans of Slumber. The tour begins in Chicago and winds up in Atlanta as part of the Mid-Week Mayhem show (which features Evergrey, Voyager, While Heaven Wept and Halcyon Way) to kick off ProgPower USA in September.

Evergrey is supporting the latest album "Hymns For the Broken." A review for the album can be found at this location.

The tour is presented by Revolver Magazine and Infinity Concerts. Confirmed Dates are as follows:

Aug 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Aug 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora
Aug 28 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Aug 29 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Aug 30 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
Sep 1 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
Sep 3 – New York, NY – The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Sep 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Sep 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep 6 – Springfield, VA – Empire
Sep 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Sep 9 – Atlanta, GA – Midweek Mayhem @ ProgPower USA (The Loft) **

**Evergrey, Voyager, While Heaven Wept and Halcyon Way More...

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Evergrey Premieres "The Grand Collapse" Video Clip

Sweden's Evergrey premiered a new music video for the track "The Grand Collapse" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest album "Hymns for the Broken," which is available now via AFM Records. A review of the album can be found at this location.

The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Productions, who also directed the first video for the album - "King of Errors" - which can be seen at over here. Check out "The Grand Collapse" here:

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Evergrey Releases "Hymns For The Broken" EPK

Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey released an electronic press kit (EPK) video for the upcoming release "Hymns for the Broken." The album set for release on September 26th (EU) and September 30th (USA) via AFM Records. Vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund will present the album in a special listening party at the upcoming ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta on Thursday, September 11th just before the Kick Off Show featuring Draekon, DGM and headliner Pagan's Mind.

"Hymns for the Broken" marks the return of Henrik Danhage on guitar, who spent 10 years with the band from 2000-2010 and replaces Marcus Jidell (Avatarium), as well as, drummer Jonas Ekdahl, who was with the band from 2003-2010 and replaces Hannes Van Dahl (Sabaton).

The track listing for "Hymns for the Broken" is:

1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors (see music video here)
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
6. Barricades
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath

Check out the EPK here: More...

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Evergrey Premieres New Video "King Of Errors"

Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey premiered the music video for the new track "King of Errors" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming release "Hymns for the Broken," which is set for release on September 26th (EU) and September 30th (USA) via AFM Records.

The video was produced by Patric Ullaeus for Revolver Productions. it took 10 days to shoot with the use of helicopter and swing cranes. Frontman Tom Englund commented: "Patric understands it easy to implement our ideas. He did a great job and his enthusiasm is unparalleled."

The video also serves as the first showing of the band's new lineup, which now features the return of Henrik Danhage on guitar, who spent 10 years with the band from 2000-2010 and now returns to replace Marcus Jidell (Avatarium). Also, drummer Jonas Ekdahl (ex-In Flames (live)) was revealed, who was with the band from 2003-2010 and returns to replace Hannes Van Dahl, who left to join Sabaton.

Tom Englund and others will be on hand next month for ProgPower USA to present the album in an exclusive listening session for gold badge members.

The track listing for "Hymns for the Broken" is:

1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
6. Barricades
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath

Check out "King of Errors" here: More...

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Evergrey To Hold Release Party At ProgPower USA

Evergrey and ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston jointly announced that the festival will host an official release party for the new album "Hymns for the Broken" in Atlanta during this year's installment of the annual festival. Gold badge members will have an exclusive listening session hosted by vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund ahead of the September 26th release via AFM Records. .

Glenn Harveston commented: "I'm thrilled to host Tom Englund & one of the unnamed new members at ProgPower USA XV. There will be a private party for our Gold Badge members & VIPs on Thursday afternoon before our Kick-Off where they will have the chance to listen to the new disc in its entirety. Tom & company will be there for a private meet and greet immediately afterwards. We will then play the entire album for the general public over the course of the main two days of the festival between sets. In addition to a signing session, the band has informed me they will have an extremely limited number of special edition shirts designed specifically for ProgPower USA attendees that will be packaged together with an opportunity to pre-order the new disc. Further details will be announced over the coming weeks."

Evergrey's Tom Englund added: "We are beyond excited Glenn and AFM Records feel the same urge as us to boost this release. We can't wait to be among friends to share this beast of an album - see you - yes, again- in September!"

The annual progressive & power metal festival announced a sell-out over 10 months in advance of the annual four-day event being held September 10-13 in Atlanta, GA. Check out the preview clip for "Hymns for the Broken" here: More...

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Evergrey Unveils Art For "Hymns For The Broken"

Sweden's Evergrey unveiled the artwork for the upcoming new release "Hymns for the Broken" (seen below). The album was produced by Jacob Hansen and is set to drop via AFM Records on September 26th. A snippet of the first single "King of Errors" can be heard below.

The track listing for "Hymns for the Broken" is:

1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
6. Barricades
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath More...

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Evergrey Announces New Album, Track List

Sweden's Evergrey announced that the band's ninth full length studio release, and follow up to the 2011 release "Glorious Collision" (see review here), will be entitled "Hymns for the Broken." The album was produced by Jacob Hansen and is set for release on September 26th via AFM Records.

More information will follow, but the band did reveal the track listing (note: limited edition will contain bonus tracks) and post a short preview clip:

1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
6. Barricades
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath

Check out the clip here: More...

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Evergrey Inks Deal With AFM Records

AFM Records proudly announces the signing of Swedish metal act Evergrey, which is led by front man Tom S. Englund. Currently Evergrey is working on a brand new studio album to be released later this year. The band issued the following statement:

"I am sitting here in what feels like the black heart of distorted guitars and heavy drums trying to sort what material to be chosen for the new Evergrey album that will be brought to you by our new record label AFM!

"While the music might be the most contemplated and dark pieces we have written -and while the sheer amount of music we have the pleasure to choose from is more than ever, we are super psyched and pleased to have chosen a label that believes in Evergrey!

"AFM are certain that we have a lot more to contribute to the world of music and we can promise you that they are right. On top of that it is about damn time that our fans get some new and fresh metal!

"While we at this moment are hindered to speak about the new members - this will be totally understandable when we announce it - they are known to some people and some might never have heard of them B U T we can tell you that they are as excited as the rest of us and have already brought in 50% of the material written so this album will be a 100% band effort! More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Delain And Heidevolk Confirmed For 70K Tons Cruise

Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:

Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ensiferum
Evergrey
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween More...

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Tiamat And Evergrey Playing 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.

So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:

ANACRUSIS
ANGRA
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
EVERGREY
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
GOTTHARD
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
KREATOR
LACUNA COIL
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
NILE
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SABATON
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TIAMAT
TURISAS
TÝR

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Evergrey Streaming Two Disc Collection

Sweden's Evergrey will be releasing a two disc greatest hits collection tomorrow on SPV/Steamhammer. This deluxe package features previously unreleased songs, live tracks, and an extensive booklet.

GuitarWorld.com is hosting an exclusive stream of this two disc collection, which can be accessed at this location. The track listing is as follows:

CD 1
01. The Masterplan
taken from "In Search Of Truth"
02. Blackened Dawn ( Live )
taken from "A Night To Remember"
03. Rulers Of The Mind
taken from "In Search Of Truth"
04. A Touch Of Blessing
taken from "The Inner Circle"
05. Frozen
taken from "Glorious Colission"
06. For Every Tear That Falls ( Live )
taken from "A Night To Remember"
07. More Than Ever
taken from "The Inner Circle"
08. Blinded
taken from "Recreation Day"
09. Faith Restored
taken from "The Inner Circle"
10. These Scars
taken from "Torn"
11. Broken Wings
taken from "Torn"
12. Words Mean Nothing
taken from "Solitude, Dominance & Tragedy"
13. Wrong (live) 03:12 (unplugged - previously unreleased) More...

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Evergrey To Release Greatest Hits Collection

Swedish metal band Evergrey are set to release a two disc greatest hits collection called "A Decade and a Half." The artwork for the release is shown below. The deluxe package will contain previously unreleased songs, live tracks and an extensive booklet and will be available in North America on November 22, 2011.

The track listing for "A Decade And A Half" is as follows:

CD 1:

1. The Masterplan (taken from "In Search Of Truth")
2. Blackened Dawn (Live) (taken from "A Night To Remember")
3. Rulers Of The Mind (taken from "In Search Of Truth")
4. A Touch Of Blessing (taken from "The Inner Circle")
5. Frozen (taken from "Glorious Colission")
6. For Every Tear That Falls (Live) (taken from "A Night To Remember")
7. More Than Ever (taken from "The Inner Circle")
8. Blinded (taken from "Recreation Day")
9. Faith Restored (taken from "The Inner Circle")
10. These Scars (taken from "Torn")
11. Broken Wings (taken from "Torn")
12. Words Mean Nothing (taken from "Solitude, Dominance & Tragedy")
13. Wrong (Live) 03:12 (unplugged - previously unreleased)

CD 2:

1.The Great Deceiver (taken from "Recreation Day")
2. Monday Morning Apocalypse (taken from "Monday Morning Apocalypse")
3. Wrong (taken from "Glorious Colission")
4. Waking Up Blind (Live) (taken from "A Night To Remember")
5. Solitude Within (taken from "Solitude, Dominance & Tragedy")
6. Recreation Day (taken from "Recreation Day")
7. Still In The Water (taken from "Monday Morning Apocalypse")
8. Leave It Behind Us (taken from "Glorious Collision")
9. Fear (taken from "Torn")
10. When The Walls Go Down (Live) (taken from "A Night To Remember")
11. Frozen (Live) (unplugged - previously unreleased)

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ProgPower USA XII: Kick-Off Day

For the long-running USA metal festival, ProgPower USA, metalheads typically have no problems driving or flying from all across the country. Where else can you see sixteen mostly international bands, all of whom are pushing their own abilities and the boundaries of metal, over a two-day period? Now in its twelfth year, ProgPower takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage venue. Run by Glenn Harveston, who is first and foremost a fan, the festival spans the days of Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th, but officially kicked off on Thursday. The Swedish band Evergrey also performed an all-acoustic show at The Loft on Wednesday.

The show lineup, as announced on ProgPowerUSA.com, is as follows:

Thursday - Powerglove, Vanden Plas, Evergrey
Friday - Creation's End, Darkwater, Voyager, Eldritch, Mob Rules, Ihsahn, Sanctuary
Saturday - Haken, While Heaven Wept, Red Circuit, Labyrinth, Forbidden, Therion

On Thursday morning, I had packed and left Nashville, TN, driving four hours to get down to Atlanta, which was further away than I thought. Upon reaching the venue, I was instantly impressed. Center Stage has air conditioning, several bar areas, a spacious interior, and seats as well as a pit area. By metal’s standards, this was the music venue equivalent of a Four Seasons hotel. I met with Swedish melodic metal kings Evergrey for a very entertaining interview before the show. Immediately after, I also met with the well-spoken and well-trained video-game metal iconoclasts, Powerglove.

During sound check, the speakers in the lobby were playing what was coming off of the sound board, which meant that guests checking in or buying tickets were treated to Evergrey and Vanden Plas warming up. The Evergrey sneak preview was definitely notable, because the band was warming up material from their album, “In Search of Truth,” which they were to play through from start to finish in their first set. This was the first time they had done such a set, and as I learned in the interview, not expected to be done again in the near future. More...

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Evergrey Kicking Off North American Tour

Swedish metallers Evergrey are officially kicking off their North American tour today in Atlanta, GA as part of the Prog Power Festival. Following their Prog Power performance, Evergrey will be criss-crossing North America through October 12th with support coming from The Abscense, Sabaton, and Powerglove.

Drummer Hans Van Dahl is ready to take on North America and commented, "Man, It´s been quite a while since Evergrey polluted the North American ears last time! Now we´re out with a new record called 'GLORIOUS COLLISION' and all I can tell you that we're super psyched to crush every venue on this North American collision tour down to the ground"

Guitarist and vocalist Tom Englund also commented on the band's lineup changes, "The most recent Evergrey line-up had reached a point where we no longer had fun as a group," he confesses, adding: "So we went our separate ways to save our friendship. There were no angry words, and we're still friends privately. In the beginning, we weren't sure whether we'd be able to write a new album without the wealth of experience that the previous line-up brought in. But after [keyboardist] Rikard and I had composed a full three numbers during the first week, we felt that was a real coup."

"This may sound like a contradiction in view of our personnel situation," said Tom, "but Rikard and I have allowed more influences on 'Glorious Collision' than ever before. Some elements on 'Glorious Collision' are classic rock, based on a metal format; sometimes the tracks are quiet and haunting, sometimes wild, demanding and gripping."

You can catch Evergrey live on the following dates: More...

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Neverborne Reveals New Album Details

London-based melodic death metallers Neverborne have set "Self Destruct Syndrome" as the title to their forthcoming debut full length album, tentatively due out December 2011.

The CD features guest appearances by Henrik Danhage (DEATHDESTRUCTION, ex-EVERGREY) and Antony Hämäläinen (NIGHTRAGE) and was recorded at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey England late 2010.

Commented the band: "We decided to re-enter Thin Ice Studios and to again enlist Karl Groom (HAMMERFALL, DRAGONFORCE) to produce the new album. We were really impressed with the work he did for us on our 2009 EP and the atmosphere and environment there is awesome. It allowed us to be relaxed, creative and make the best possible recordings. We returned there earlier this year to finalise the mixes."

Neverborne had the pleasure as well to work with Henrik Udd (ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg Sweden to complete the final masters. "In Am My Own," a limited edition bonus track from those sessions is now available for streaming on the band's Facebook page, while an album track "Embers To Ashes" can be found on the band's official MySpace page.

Neverborne also announced that the band is now endorsed by Mayones Guitars and Basses. Brand new custom instruments were manufactured and supplied to Stuart Manicom, Jacques Fourie and Sharne Manicom as part of their full band endorsement.

The "Self Destruct Syndrome" cover art was created by Johan H Liebenberg, responsible for the design of the band's previous EP.

Here is the "Self Destruct Syndrome" track listing:

1. Mechanical Ruin (w/Antony Hämäläinen)
2. Forget To Live
3. Black Roses
4. Beneath The Scars
5. With Nothing Left
6. Interlude
7. Embers To Ashes
8. The Enemy That We Keep (w/ Henrik Danhage)
9. Nature Of Destruction
10. My Confession
11. A Touch Of The Divine

Limited edition and digital only bonus tracks:
12. I Am My Own
13. Forever In The Storm

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