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


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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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 Announces Lineup Changes

Tom. S Englund of Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey has posted the following message on their website:

"As promised here is the first part of news regarding Evergrey as a band.

"At first it might seem devastating and frightening as it did to us when making this decision. People change, evolve and grow, sometimes in different ways and in different directions. This happens to everyone and it has certainly happened to Evergrey as a band throughout the years.

"Me and Rikard [Zander, keyboard] have together with Henrik [Danhage, guitars] and Jonas [Ekdahl, drums] made the mutual decision that it was best for us all that they leave Evergrey. They wanted to and we wanted them to. More...

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PTSD Reveals Tour Dates With Evergrey

Italy's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder had previously announced the band would be touring Europe alongside Evergrey. The details of the tour have now been revealed, which are as follows:

5/16 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD @ Ballroom (Café Keese) Hamburg, GERMANY
5/18 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Loch Ness Krakow, POLAND
5/19 2010 EVERGREY + RAVENCLAW + PTSD + EDGEND @ Colloseum Club Kosice, SLOVAKIA
5/20 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Escape MetalCorner Wien, AUSTRIA
5/23 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Olden Live Club Brescia, ITALY
5/25 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ La Marche Gare Lyon, FRANCE
5/26 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD +EDGEND @ Laudio Metal Llodio, EUSKADI, SPAIN
5/27 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD +EDGEND + OATH @ Coliseum (O Tunel) A Coruña, GALICIA, SPAIN
5/28 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD +EDGEND @ Side B Benavente, PORTUGAL
5/29 2010 EVERGREY @ GinetaRock 2010 Albacete, SPAIN
5/30 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Rock Kitchen Madrid, SPAIN
5/31 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Salamandra Barcelona, CATALUNYA, SPAIN
6/2 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Boerderij Zoetermeer, Zuid-Holla, NETHERLANDS
6/3 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Bosuil Weert, Limburg, NETHERLANDS

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Steel Panther
Devin Townsend
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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Evergrey Checks in With Album and Tour Update

Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey has checked in with the following album and tour update:

"As promised there will be a whole lot of news coming your way in the coming weeks and days.

"We have and still are undergoing some BIG changes in Evergrey at the moment. This involves everything you can possibly imagine, and can’t imagine. BUT we are also very determined and focused on making the best album we have ever accomplished! We have NEVER spent so much time on detail as we are doing on this album. Everything from sounds to song-structures is under the magnifying glass and nothing will be left to chance.

"Purely business related we are also undergoing changes, both big and small and the only thing we can and are allowed to say right now is that being us is very exciting for the moment :)" More...

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Evergrey Announces New Tour Dates

Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey has issued the following update:

"Been a long time since the last update but we are currently extremely deep into the songwriting and recording of the new album which should be released during the fall 2010. Do we need to tell you that it sounds good, great, fantastic… like always right."

"At the same time we are working with a lot of new people to ensure the best possibilities for a successful work for the new album. There will be more news about this soon. But there are some MAJOR changes in the world of Evergrey, and we are confident it will all be for the better."

"At the moment we are booking a short tour for EUROPE in May. Tour of South America in June and some dates for the USA in connection with that. Festivals on top of that and so far we have a couple we can’t go official with until we get the word, so be sure to visit us to stay on top of where you can catch us soon."

"Below are 2 dates that are CONFIRMED and more will pop up during the coming weeks.

25th of June: Graspop (main stage), Dessel (BE)
3rd of July: Unirock, Istanbul (TR)"

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Pagan's Mind Added To Triton Power Cruise

Pagan's Mind has replaced Circle II Circle on the billing of the first ever Triton Power Cruise. The cruise will set sail on the Carnival Imagination on Friday, April 30, 2010 and return to Miami on May 3rd.

The currently line up for the Triton Power Cruise is as follows:

Crimson Glory
Jon Oliva's Pain
Pagan's Mind
Seven Witches
Futures End
The Element

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Evergrey Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's Evergrey have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

9/16 Matrix Bochum
9/17 Exit Chmelnice Prague
9/18 Dürer Kert Budapest
9/19 Hristo Botev Sports Hall Sofia
9/20 The Silver Club Bucharest
9/21 Stage Club Larissa
9/22 Acoustic / MTV Headbangers Ball Athens
9/22 Sin City (ex-Texas Club) Athens
9/24 Irish & Music Pub Cluj Napoca
9/25 SKC Belgrade
9/26 Club Kocka Split
9/27 Metalfest at JB’s (headlining Sunday) Dudley
9/29 Alcatraz Milano
9/30 TBA Collombey

10/1 Nouveau Casino Paris
10/2 Le Grillen Colmar
10/3 Le Coliseum Charleroi
10/4 ProgPowerEurope Baarlo
10/5 The Rock Copenhagen
10/9 Union Scene Drammen
10/23 Sticky Fingers Gothenburg

4/30 2010 Triton Power Cruise Miami, Florida

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Chaoswave to Support Evergrey in Europe

Chaoswave has been chosen as the main support for the upcoming European tour of Evergrey. Chaoswave comments, "We are very honored with this possibility and want to thank Tom from Evergrey for giving us the chance". Here are the tour dates that have been confirmed so far:

09/16 - Matrix, Bochum - Germany
09/17 - Exit Chmelnice, Prague - Czech Republic
09/18 - Dürer Kert, Budapest - Hungary
09/19 - Hristo Botev Sports Hall, Sofia - Bulgaria
09/20 - The Silver Club, Bucharest - Romania
09/21 - Stage Club, Larissa - Greece
09/22 - Acoustic / MTV Headbangers Ball, Athens (Evergrey only)
09/22 - Sin City (ex-Texas Club), Athens - Greece
09/24 - Irish & Music Pub, Cluj Napoca - Romania
09/25 - SKC, Belgrade - Serbia
09/26 - Club Kocka, Split - Croatia
09/27 - Metalfest at JB’s (headlining Sunday), Dudley (Evergrey only) UK
09/29 - Alcatraz, Milano - Italy
09/30 - TBA / Switzerland
10/01 - Nouveau Casino, Paris - France
10/02 - Le Grillen, Colmar -France
10/03 - Le Coliseum, Charleroi - Belgium
10/04 - ProgPowerEurope, Baarlo (Evergrey only)
10/06 - TBA / Copenhagen - Denmark

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Line Up Announced For Triton Power Cruise 2010

The first U.S. Triton Power Cruise will take place on the Carnival Imagination on April 30th - May 3rd, 2010 and will launch from Miami, FL. The currently announced line up will consist of Jon Oliva's Pain, Evergrey, Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Circle II Circle, Vougan, and Eumeria. Further information on the cruise can be found here.

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Evergrey Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Evergrey has issued the following announcement about their upcoming tour dates:

"Here are finally some concert dates for some of you to look forward to.

"ALL these dates are confirmed by us and if nothing extraordinary happens (even if luck lately has not been on our side) they will all go on as planned. So run, crawl or do whatever you see fit in order to get your tickets before the promoters get cold feet ;)

"Hope to see all of you and there will probably be some more dates added but don't take that as a promise!

"If anyone feels like they want to join as opening acts and have finances to support such a thing to there is still time even though we are right now sorting out a few bands. Send a mail and bio/anything else you feel is necessary to tom@evergrey.net and you'll get a fair chance. Last day for applications is July the 30th."

The announced dates are as follows (venues TBA): More...

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Evergrey to Support Deep Purple in Sweden

Evergrey has just been confirmed to support one of the most classic rock bands, Deep Purple, in Västerås, Sweden on July 14th. The show will be held at the Bombardier Arena and tickets are already available from ticnet.se.

Upcoming Evergrey shows:

Jun. 22 - 27 Borlänge, SE - Peace and Love Festival
Jun. 27 Gothenburg, SE - Metaltown festival (at Frihamnen)
Jul. 9 - 12 Vizovice, CZ - Masters of Rock Festival
Jul. 14 Västerås, SE - Bombardier Arena
Jul. 27 Dudley, GB - JB’s
Oct. 04 Baarlo, NL - JC Sjiwa (ProgPowerEurope)

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Mind Key Readies Sophomore Album

Frontiers Records has announced the return of the Italian prog metal band MIND KEY with the release of the band’s second studio album entitled “Pulse for a Graveheart” on July 3rd in Europe, August 11th in the USA with a Japanese release to follow on King Records.

The band began the recording of the second album “Pulse for a Graveheart,” simplifying their songwriting and giving the chance to Fierro to showcase his immense vocal potential which can be described as a powerful mix of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and Jorn Lande. The album was later mixed and mastered by none other than Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Angra, Krokus, Place Vendome etc.) to ensure the best sounding quality. According to guitarist Emanuele Colella “We knew from the beginning that Dennis was the right choice! Since the first communication together a perfect synergy was built. He could understand our need and desire to combine a modern melodic metal sound with our progressive roots and an heavier edge. He could totally deliver what we and the music needed, he’s just great.”

“Pulse for a Graveheart” also features some guest musicians appearing such as Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), who plays a keyboard solo on “Citizen of Greed”, Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger) on “Now Until Forever” and Tom Englund from Evergrey, dueting with Elio Fierro on “Graveheart.” Mind Key’s line-up now includes: Aurelio Fierro on vocals, Emanuele Colella on guitars, Dario De Cicco on keyboards and Andrea Stipa on drums.

“Pulse for a Graveheart” introduces to the fans a completely re-designed band, with a mature attitude and astonishing songwriting. “I hope the new record will give Mind Key the chance to get rid of the label of 'prog metal band in the style of....' and bring us to a different status. We aim to be a Metal band - still staying true to our diverse influences ranging from progressive to hard and melodic rock – but with a personal and trademark sound” concludes Andrea Stipa.

The final tracklisting includes: "Sunset Highway," "The Seventh Seal," "Citizen of Greed," "Crusted Memories," "Dead Fame Hunter," "Ventotene (The Island)" "Graveheart," "Eye Of A Stranger," "Now Until Forever," and "A New Generation."

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Evergrey Cancels 2009 European Tour Dates

Evergrey has issued the following announcement about canceling all but two of their upcoming European tour dates:

"This month is getting embarrassing, for us and the people who we work with. We are sorry to announce, that for circumstances and reasons beyond our control, we are forced to cancel the scheduled Evergrey European tour in April.

"We would like to apologize to all the fans of both bands for the last minute decision and promise to work on getting new dates set up as soon as possible. Its always hard to let people down and both bands were extremely excited to play for all of their fans in Europe but sometimes things apparently don't go as planned. Which makes us in the band really frustrated and mad.

"I hope all of you understand that we are a band nothing more. This is what we live off and for, to play and tour, therefore we can promise that we are more sorry than anyone. This might not ease the disappointment for some of you but as said it's out of our control and involves so much details that none of you would be wiser of knowing.

"As with the canceled date in Atlanta we promise to make up for it as soon as we can and get a chance. More...

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Evergrey Postpones Atlanta Show

Evergrey will be unable to perform their scheduled show in Atlanta, Georgia on March 12th as a result of a delay with the immigration paperwork. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We are so fucking sorry for not being able to play, but the rules of USA's immigration prevents us from doing so. Normally this has never been a problem as the paperwork has always been swift enough, but now, for some reason we have yet to be approved.

"Even more frustrating (if possible) is that we will be there, in Atlanta, but not be able to perform. We have all our shit with us and everything as we are also going to Mexico BUT WE CAN'T PLAY. We are so terribly sorry for this, as we are not and have never been a band that cancels, anything. However this is out of our hands... we are looking to make this up by returning in May to perform for you guys and also try to fit some more gigs in there. More...

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Evergrey Announces European Tour Dates

Swedish metal act Evergrey has announced a string of headlining shows throughout Europe this year. Joining them on the tour will be Novembre.

The tour dates are as follows:

3 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
4 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
5 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij
7 - London, UK - Underworld
8 - Paris, France - Nouvieau Casino
10 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
11 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
12 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
14 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
15 - Goriza, Slovakia - Mostovna Nova
17 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
18 - Beograd, Serbia - SKC
19 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
20 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp

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Novembre Announces Tour With Evergrey

Italian doom metal band Novembre has issued the following statement about touring with Evergrey in April of 2009:

"We regret to inform you that due to reasons out of our control, will Novembre not participate on the Hellhounds festival tour in February.

"But with that said we have some positive news for you as well: Novembre will now team up with EVERGREY for a European tour in April 2009! We believe this will make a lovely package for you. So keep your eyes open for updates on this one!

"Apart from this, we must also apologize for the lack of updates on the Novembre home page. This is something we'll do better this year with a new webmaster!"

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3 Inches of Blood Plans First Show In Mexico

March 14, 2009 will be a historic day for 3 Inches of Blood, as they play their first show ever in Mexico.
The show is at Circo Volador in Mexico City. Other bands playing are Evergrey, Shining, Dark Lunacy. The headliner has yet to be announced.

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Evergrey To Perform Warm Up Show In Georgia

Evergrey will be performing an intimate warm-up show in Marietta, GA on March 12th en route to Mexico City for a festival appearance. This will be a true “Night with Evergrey” as the band will remain at the club after the show to party with the fans the rest of the night. Tickets will be limited and will go on sale next week (exact date TBA).

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Evergrey Signs With SPV Records

This press release has been posted on EVERGREY's official website:

Following intense and very constructive discussions, Steamhammer/SPV have announced their future collaboration with Swedish dark melodic metal act, EVERGREY. The deal includes not only the group's brand-new studio album, "Torn", which will arrive at the stores at the beginning of September, but also EVERGREY's complete back catalogue. EVERGREY mastermind Tom S. Englund is looking forward to a productive cooperation with Steamhammer, explaining: "After long and intense negotiations, we feel that we have arrived at optimum conditions for everybody involved. We are confident that EVERGREY will continue to grow artistically under the terms of this contract, that SPV will enjoy our cooperation and – this is definitely the most important aspect - that our fans will thoroughly benefit from the new deal."

The first stage of this ambitious target will see the release of EVERGREY's new studio album, "Torn", at the beginning of September, featuring eleven compositions, described by Englund as a "modern mix of In Search Of Truth and Recreation Day". "The tracks are all guitar-oriented and very atmospheric. They have exactly the sound that our fans expect from us." According to Englund, the slightly more experimental direction of EVERGREY's previous release, "Monday Morning Apocalypse", has given way again to old strengths and virtues. "Two years ago we needed an album with a slightly different approach and an expensive producer, just to find out how that sort of thing works. It was the right album at the time, but now we have returned to our typical trademarks." This is one of the reasons why the tracks on "Torn" were self-produced by Englund together with drummer Jonas Ekdahl. In addition, the band has a new bassist, Fredrik Larsson having been replaced by former STRATOVARIUS musician Jari Kainulainen.

Since the band arrived on the scene in 1998, EVERGREY have brought out six studio albums and one live cut. All of them made the top 20 in their native Sweden and the last two made the top 10 (no. 6 and 3, respectively). On top of that, their DVD was number 1 for four weeks and nominated for a Grammy in Sweden. The band has toured around the globe several times, together with IN FLAMES, NEVERMORE, THROWDOWN, ARCH ENEMY, CHILDREN OF BODOM and ICED EARTH, among others. Along with "Torn", their new contract with Steamhammer/SPV includes the band's complete back catalogue, so top-quality reissues featuring a selection of bonus tracks are likely in future. "There is so much additional material for each album that we could theoretically re-release it on an extra DVD. Whatever we manage to do - premium reissues are certainly a possibility."

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