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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).

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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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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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Evergrey Announces North American Headlining Tour

Swedish prog metal ensemble Evergrey will travel to North America to promote the band's latest opus, "Glorious Collision." Support will come from Sabaton, Powerglove, Blackguard, and The Absence. The tour starts with an acoustic set at Prog Power Fest in Atlanta, Georgia and ends October 12th in Dallas, Texas.

Evergrey front man Tom Englund commented on the upcoming North American tour:

"Finally Evergrey are touring North America again! We can´t wait to spend some time in the USA and Canada together with our fellow country-men in Sabaton! On top of that we also bring Powerglove and The Absence, and on some shows Blackguard!"

Here are the latest Evergrey tour dates with Sabaton, Powerglove, The Absence and Blackguard:

9/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Vinyl (Acoustic Set - Prog Power)
9/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (Prog Power Kick Off)
9/16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
9/17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
9/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
9/20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater**
9/21 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques**
9/22 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House**
9/23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's**
9/24 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's**
9/26 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
9/27 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/28 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
9/29 - Regina, SK @ Exchange
9/30 - Edmonton, ALB @ Starlite Room
10/2 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/3 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
10/5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
10/6 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
10/7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
10/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/9 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/11 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
10/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

*No Sabaton or Blackguard
**No Blackguard More...

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Evergrey To Play Entire "In Search Of Truth" Live

Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey have announced that they will be performing their 2001 concept album, "In Search Of Truth", in its entirety at the ProgPower USA XII kick-off show on September 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Evergey vocalist Tom Englund commented by saying:

"Glenn (Harveston, ProgPower USA festival promoter) asked me for a special show,….what else is new as he always does… hrmpff. So to pay tribute to one of our most loved albums, we decided to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 'In Search Of Truth' by playing the whole damned thing. This will be an exclusive for Atlanta and the ProgPower USA show alone.

"One thing I do need to mention is that the backing tracks for the songs are long gone, BUT we will try to do it justice as well as we can.

"Don't miss this shit as it will be an EPIC milestone....or failure!

"This is Tom signing out from the rehearsing room, trying to learn the damn string-skipping part of 'The Encounter'."

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One Without Posts Tour Footage

Sweden's One Without has posted a video clip online with footage of the band performing with Evergrey in Europe in December, 2010. You can check out the clip below.

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Evergrey Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish metal act Evergrey has teamed up with MetalInjection to debut its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Wrong," which is taken from the band's forthcoming album "Glorious Collision." "Glorious Collision" is set for release on February 22th, 2011. You can view the video and the album's track listing below:

1. Leave It Behind Us
2. You
3. Wrong
4. Frozen
5. Restoring The Loss
6. To Fit The Mold
7. Out Of Reach
8. The Phantom Letters
9. The Disease ...
10. It Comes From Within
11. Free
12. I'm Drowning Alone
13. ... And The Distance

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Darkwater To Play ProgPower USA

Darkwater has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the 2011 ProgPower USA festival:

"We were just confirmed for this year's edition of ProgPower USA! We'll perform at the festival together with bands like Therion, Sanctuary, Evergrey and Vanden Plas to name a few. We're looking forward to this a lot, and we hope to see many of you there!"

Check out this location for more information on the festival, which is set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia from September 14-17th, 2011.

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Evergrey Posts New Studio Webisode

Evergrey is set to release the new album "Glorious Collision" on February 22nd, 2011. The band has now posted the fifth in a series of studio webisodes online, which can be viewed below.


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Evergrey | Myspace Music Videos

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Evergrey Streaming New Song "Wrong"

Decibel Magazine is currently hosting an exclusive premiere of the new Everygrey song "Wrong," which can be heard here. The song is taken from Evergrey's upcoming release "Glorious Collision." The new album will be available on February 22nd in North America. In addition the song "Wrong" will be made available as a digital single Tuesday February 8th.

Tom Englund, guitarist and vocalist of the Swedish band, commented on recent changes in the band: "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 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, 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."

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Kamelot Comments On Upcoming Shows

Kamelot has issued the following statement about recruiting Amaranthe's Elize Ryd again for the band's upcoming tour dates:

"We are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will join Kamelot again, this time on their European and South American tour dates. Elize joins the band on this very special and unique tour that includes some special guests singers like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire), Simone Simons (Epica) and many more."

Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "I am very pleased to hear that Elize will be touring with us again, she toured with us for the entire year of 2010 and was amazing at every show!"

Elize also stated: "I am very exited about going on tour with Kamelot, I had so much fun during the 2010 performances on all the great stages with this awesome band in front of all their amazing fans! It’s a real honor to be able to do that once again!"

Elize’s band Amaranthe will also be on the billing along with Evergrey and Sons of Seasons.

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