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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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More Tuska Open Air Details Revealed

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.

New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.

German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.

Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.

The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.

Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.

Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...

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Gotthard Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

GOTTHARD have been added to the Bloodstock Open Air lineup. This will be the million selling Swiss Classic Rock acts first appearance in the UK since their debut tour with Magnum in the early 1990's and is sure to please their many UK fans. They will be promoting their latest release 'Lipservice' due out on June 6th on Nuclear Blast. This will be preceded by a single in April, details of which are at gotthard.com. More...

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Dimmu, Evergrey Confirmed For Gates Of Metal

Dimmu Borgir has been confirmed for Gates of Metal. The Norwegian band will play the big stage at this years festival. Sweden's Evergrey is also confirmed. Gates of Metal is held in Hultsfred, Sweden between the fifth and sixth of August.

5000 tickets has been released, and foreign visitors can make their ticket reservation at the official festival website. The website is available in English.

For more information visit http://www.gatesofmetal.se.

Confirmed artists:
Edguy
Children of Bodom
Masterplan
Grave Digger
Amon Amarth
Dream Evil
Nocturnal Rites
Sabaton
Twilightning
God Among Insects
Pantokrator

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Evergrey, Mastodon On Gods Of Metal 2005 Fest

Gods Of Metal 2005 is scheduled for June 11th - 12th at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy.

According to all-about-chaos.net, the latest acts confirmed for the festival are EVERGREY and MASTODON. Acts confirmed for the festival now include:

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Evergrey To Hold CD Signing Session

CD Specialisten (Gothenburg, Sweden) is hosting an Evergrey CD signing session on Monday, March 14 at 6PM. Stop by and visit with the band who are promoting the release of their new Live CD "A Night to Remember".

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New Project Hate Album To Feature Evergrey Bassist

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, are currently recording their new album with producer Dan Swanö at Dan's studio in Örebro, Sweden. The band have posted the following studio update on their official web site:

A few days ago we considered ourselves completely finished with the guitars and made a back-up disc of all the material (actually the guitars have been finished longer than that but we never got around to make a back-up disc of it), so now we are safe in case anything unexpected happens to the computers.

Jörgen's vocals looks like they will be put down in Stockholm (in the same studio where Vicious Art — Jörgen's other band, recorded their debut album) at March 12th and 13th. Ms. Jo's stuff is planned to be recorded in Örebro the weekend after that, so we are definitely getting closer to completing this piece of domination.

Bassist Michael Håkansson of Evergrey has now gotten all of the material and has started to work with the bass for the album. Nope, he's not a member of TPH, he's just helping out as the good lad he is. We thank him for wanting in on this and can promise some excellent bass-work on this album.

When everything is done as far as vocals/bass and guitars goes, K and Dan Swanö will spend some serious amount of time with the mix, which will happen in Dan's own studio.

There's no set date for release, or even for when we will complete this album, but we are planning to have everything shaped up in April, and hopefully Threeman/Candlelight can have this monster out before summer.

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COB, Hammerfall To Headline Bloodstock 2005 Fests

BLOODSTOCK 2005 will comprise 2 separate festivals. The brand new outdoor show BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR ( B-O-A ) will take place on June 24th-25th 2005 at Catton Hall, in the Midlands, with the annual BLOODSTOCK05 – UK Metalfest taking place indoors at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on 2nd-3rd September 2005.

With the indoor festival now having reached capacity within the current location, the next logical step was to find an additional location, and the decision to go outdoors was an easy choice to make as the UK does not have an outdoor Euro-style Metal festival along the lines of Wacken, Bang Your Head and Summer Breeze (DE), Gods of Metal (ITA), Sweden Rock (SWE), Graspop (B), Dynamo (N) and so many more. The current choice of venue, Catton Hall, offers a fantastic location within a rural setting, centrally located within the UK for all areas to reach easily, and yes, camping will be provided. Our initial capacity is for up to 8,000 with further growth at the site to accommodate 20,000 within a few more years. More...

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Evergrey Posts DVD Preview Online

Sweden's Evergrey have posted a preview for their forthcoming DVD, "A Night To Remember", online here (Windows Media - 7.4 MB).

The band's forthcoming double DVD features their 19-song live performance in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, and was filmed with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil). The DVD will also include all 6 of their music videos to date.

The other DVD will include backstage-material, in-depth interviews with each of the members, gear-talk, live material from the beginning of their career, festivals, old demo songs and loads of photos.

"A Night To Remember" is scheduled to be released on May 23 through InsideOut Music.

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Evergrey Live Album Tracklisting Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for Evergrey's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music.

"A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) and will include all six of the group's videos to date. A second DVD disc will include backstage material, in-depth interviews with each of the members, gear-talk, live material from the beginning of their career, festivals, old demo songs and tons of pictures. A late April release is expected.

"A Night To Remember" track listing:

CD 1: More...

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Evergrey To Support James Labrie

Evergrey are pleased to announce new show dates including the support slot for James Labrie (Dream Theater) in Europe. This tour will be followed by a two week headline tour of Europe and a DVD release tour which will include some acoustic gigs/signing sessions. During some of these appearances they will have the DVD projected on large screens.

Tour dates:

Apr. 19 Treviso, ITA - New Age
Apr. 20 Rome, ITA - Qube
Apr. 22 Milan, ITA - Transilvania
Apr. 23 Pratteln, SWI - Z 7
Apr. 24 München, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle
Apr. 26 Tilburg, NETH - 013
Apr. 27 Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Apr. 28 Düsseldorf, GER - Tor 3
Apr. 30 London, UK - Mean Fiddler
May 01 Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmartre
May 02 Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos-Saal

Other Summer festivals and various live dates will be announced soon.

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First Acts For Tuska Open Air Confirmed

The eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival which takes place at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland from July 15-17th. Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT will headline on the 17th.

Other confirmed acts include: TESTAMENT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EVERGREY, NAGLFAR, SCARVE, FINNTROLL, ROTTEN SOUND, THUNDERSTONE, AJATTARA, TERASBETONI, TURMION KATILOT, DEATH CHAIN, PAIN CONFESSOR.

33,000 are expected to attend the event. Tickets for Tuska 2005 will go on sale later this spring through Lippupalvelu. For more information, grab a Finnish dictionary and head to tuska-festival.fi.

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Evergrey To Release Live CD In March

Evergrey's new live CD called "A night To Remember" will hit stores March 15. The upcoming DVD, which features the live performance in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, was filmed with 15 hi def cameras and will also include all of Evergrey's videos to date. Look for the DVD to hit stores in April.

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Edguy Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

EDGUY have now confirmed their appearance at the BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR on 25th June 2005. They join Sebastian Bach, Evergrey and Humanity. Eight more bands remain to be confirmed.

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Destruction's Greek Shows Cancelled

A Greek concert promoter has hit back at German thrashers Destruction over their claim that the group's previously announced shows in Greece were cancelled due to a "lack of communication between promoter and agency."

A statement issued by Destruction's booking agency, A.S.S./ Dragon Productions, had blamed the cancellation of the concerts — which were scheduled to take place January 8-9, 2005 — on a "lack of communication between promoter and agency. . . The promoter wanted to cancel [projected openers] Evergrey without giving a reason, he didn't come back to us on urgent details like flights for example. This and more forces us to lay down this sad decision. Both bands will come back to Greece at a later point in time. The bands apologize for this uncomfortable situation and will surley return to Greece next year!"

Responding to the above statement, Greece's premier concert promotion agency Astra Productions have issued the following press release:

"Astra, the promoter of the cancelled show of Destruction, which had been scheduled to take place at Gagarin Live Music Space, in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, 9th of January, 2005, would like to inform the public, as well as all parties involved, that the show has been cancelled due to sudden, excessive demands made by the group, which weren't included in the initial agreement. Therefore, the promoter had no other choice but to cancel the show".

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Vote For The Best Metal Videos Of 2004

MTV.com is currently running a poll for the "Best Metal Videos of 2004." Go here to vote and then tune into MTV2 for the premiere of Headbangers Ball Best of 2004 on Saturday December 25th at 10 p.m. EST to catch the winning videos.

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Evergrey Comment On DVD Shoot

To all of our wonderful fans visiting the DVD show this Saturday, YOU made this a night to remember for all of US. We are extremely blessed to have fans that travel all over the world just to catch a show with us and to make the night perfect! The same goes for the swedish fans who now proved to the world that Sweden fuckin'rules when it comes to metal and being louder then hell. The DVD will be fantastic, I spoke to Patric Ullaeus, our director, who said everything looked amazing so be ready when this thing hits the streets next spring. Before that though we will release an live album from the same night of course, probably looking at a February release date with the title, "A night to remember."

If anyone of you have good quality pictures from the show (or any show) please contact me tom@evergrey.net as we want to fill the album and DVD with a lot of great stuff!

We are looking at a smaller headlining tour of Europe this winter so keep your eyes open.

All the best
Tom

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Evergrey Issue Statement On Cancelled Israeli Gig

Evergrey vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund has posted this statement in response to an Israeli promoter's explanation for the cancellation of the band's appearance the second annual Metalist Festival in Tel-Aviv, Israel:

To clear things up, when the Metalist management contacted us about doing this festival we were VERY excited to be able to see Israel cause it is a country that we never had visited before, so when the oppurtunity came we jumped on it in a second.

I will now spill out ALL the facts concerning this trip:
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Evergrey Cancel Appearance, Open For The Scorpions

Posted on the official Evergrey website:

We are very sad to inform our friends and fans in Israel that we not will be performing at the Metalist Festival. The entire band had been looking forward to this event and it sounded like a dream come true to see Israel. Unfortunately there has been a lot of practical problems, and when the flight tickets were booked for the wrong day, there was simply no way we could travel to Israel. Please understand that this was totally out of the band's control and that we would do nothing rather than come to this festival. We will do our best to come to Israel in the autumn or the winter instead. The festival has also promised that they would explain to all at the festival that this was an error from their side and that Evergrey are not to blame. If this doesn't happen please let us know.

Sincerely,
Tom, Michael, Henrik, Rikard and Jonas

Evergrey have announced that they will be special guests at the September 2, 2004 show in Annexet, Stockholm for the Scorpions.

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Bloodstock Changes Set Times

Bloodstock has shuffled their set times, so take note if you are planning to attend. This means bands will start earlier in the day on both days. Nearly all stage 2 bands will be playing during changeovers of stage 1 so you should all get to see all the bands on the bill if you want to. The festival takes place 2 weeks from today in The UK.

Here are the new set times: More...

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Evergrey To Record Live DVD

Sweden's Evergrey are preparing to record a live DVD. Here is a posting from bassist Michael Hakansson on the band's official website:

Greetings Clan members,

On the 9th of October we will record our first Live DVD here in Gothenburg. We will for sure make this is a night to remember. It will be the most glorious thing in Evergrey history and we feel that we want to have all of you there to help us make this night perfect. So all of you people from outside of Sweden who want to attend at this special night, send an email to me with the subject DVD and you will be put on a special guestlist for the show.

Stay Grey and we'll see you on October 9th!

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