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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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In Flames Looking Forward To U.S. Tour

In Flames have posted the following message on their website:

"Thanx a million to all of you that came out to our shows in Europe during the March/April tour. We had such a blast throughout this whole time and can´t wait to come back very soon and play some more for you all!

"It was totally cool to finally get to places like Ireland, Poland and Slovenia for the first time, and we´ll come back for sure as soon as possible.

"Our warmest thanx to the wonderful people in Crucifed Barbara, Dagoba and Sepultura for making this one of the most fun European tours we´ve ever done.

"As for the upcoming US tour: we can not wait to come back and play some more music for you guys and gals. This time we´ll go to places we missed on the last tour and we should have a lot of fun together.

"The Jan/Feb tour was awesome and we are really looking forward to this one as well. Being joined by our friends in Nevermore & Evergrey and our future friends in Throwdown is going to be amazing ,can´t wait for that. See you all very soon !"

Upcoming In Flames, Evergrey, Nevermore and Throwdown tour dates: More...

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Queensryche, Poison, Lacuna Coil Chart In Top 30

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime II" has sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 14 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is more than half of the total sales tally registered by the band's last studio album, 2003's "Tribe", which sold 20,000 copies in the first week and has shifted less than 75,000 units so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, the band's 1999 effort, "Q2K", opened with sales of 28,000 and has sold 150,000 copies to date.

QUEENSRŸCHE's top-selling album by far is 1990's "Empire", which was certified triple-platinum in October 1994 for sales in excess of three million copies in the United States. The original "Operation: Mindcrime" release (1988) attained platinum status in August 1991, while 1994's "Promised Land" reached the same plateau in December 1994.

In other chart news, LACUNA COIL's "Karmacode" shifted just under 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at No. 28 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The band's 2002 album "Comalies" has sold more than 230,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A representative for the group's record label, Century Media, recently told Billboard magazine that the album has sold 500,000 units worldwide.

LACUNA COIL will be on the cover of at least a half-dozen metal magazines this spring. In addition, an April appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and a segment of "The Mix" on ABC News are slated, according to Billboard.

Another notable debut on this week's chart is POISON's 18-track collection, "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock", which commemorates POISON's 20th anniversary and the band's career tally of more than 25 million albums and DVDs sold around the world. The album, which packs the group's biggest hits and fan favorites, opens with nearly 40,000 copies to debut at No. 17 on next week's chart.

POISON's "Greatest Hits 1986-1996" collection, which was originally released in November 1996, was officially certified double-platinum in November 2005 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of two million copies in the United States.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending April 9, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

QUEENSRŸCHE – "Operation: Mindcrime II": 44,000 (#14)
POISON – "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock": 40,000 (#17)
LACUNA COIL – "Karmacode": 34,000 (#28)
DEAD TO FALL - "The Phoenix Throne": 4,000
PANTERA – "3 Vulgar Videos From Hell" DVD: 1,700
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT – "The Village Lanterne": 1,500
CALIBAN – "Undying Darkness": 1,700
EVERGREY - "Monday Morning Apocalypse": 1,400
KATATONIA - "The Great Cold Distance": 1,100
VENOM – Metal Black": 1,100
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET – "21st Century Killing Machine": 100
TERROR 2000 - "Terror For Sale": 100

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Evergrey Announce First Live Show In Russia

Evergrey will be performing their first live show in Russia at Club Apelsin on June 17th. For more information, visit www.apelsinclub.ru.

Evergrey will be embarking on a U.S. tour this spring with In Flames, Nevermore and Throwdown. Dates are as follows: More...

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In Flames Announce New Tour Dates with Nevermore

As previously reported, IN FLAMES will embark on a second North American headlining tour in supprt of their new album, Come Clarity, with EVERGREY, NEVERMORE and THROWDOWN as support. Several new dates have been confirmed via the official In Flames website. The tour schedule is now as follows:

May
5 - Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom (NEW DATE)
6 - South Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
8 - North Myrtle Beach, SC at House of Blues
9 - Jacksonville, NC at Planet Rock
11 - Cincinnati, OH at Bogart's
12 - Fort Wayne, IN at Piere's Entertainment Center
13 - Grand Rapids, MI at Orbit Room
15 - Lawrence, KS at Granada
16 - Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep
18 - Spokane, WA at Big Easy (NEW DATE)
19 - Eugene, OR at McDonald Theatre (NEW DATE)
20 - Chico, CA at Senator Theatre (NEW DATE)
21 - Sparks, NV at New Oasis (NEW DATE)
23 - Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre
25 - Tulsa, OK at Cain´s Ballroom (NEW DATE)
26 - Memphis, TN at New Daisy Theatre (NEW DATE)
27 - New Orleans, LA at House of Blues (NEW DATE)
28 - Tallahassee, FL at The Beta Bar
29 - Jacksonville, FL at Club Rain (NEW DATE)
30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution

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In Flames and Nevermore Tour Dates Updated

More dates have been confirmed for IN FLAMES' upcoming North American tour with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY. Known dates are as follows:

May 6 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 8 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 9 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
May 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 12 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
May 13 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 15 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
May 16 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
May 20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
May 21 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
May 23 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
May 27 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 28 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar (formerly the Cow Haus)
May 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

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Dark Tranquillity Confirm Umea Gig, Evolution Fest

The following message was posted on the official Dark Tranquillity website:

"Shows for 2006 are beginning to get booked now. First out is a gig together with Evergrey and Bloodbound at the SkyCom Arena in Umeå, Sweden on April 28. Click below for ticket information:
http://www.seosov.nu/Evenemang.asp?EID=516

"Also, we're glad to announce that we'll be back at Italy's great Evolution festival, which takes place between the 14th and 16th of July. Exact schedule will be available soon, but check the homepage in the meantime:
http://www.evolutionfest.it"

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Coldtears Posts 5-Song Demo Online

COLDTEARS, the new Swedish band featuring 19-year-old drummer Adam Gelotte (brother of IN FLAMES guitarist Björn Gelotte), have posted their five-song demo on their official web site, coldtears.se. The tracks available for download are as follows:

01. Inside My Head
02. Insecure
03. No Tomorrow
04. Beg
05. My Own Grave

COLDTEARS is:

David Johansson - Guitar
Gustav Alander - Vocals
Ivar Anås - Guitar
Marcus Dahlström - Bass
Adam Gelotte - Drums

Adam and Björn are not the only Gelotte siblings to be actively involved in playing heavy rock music. Their sister, Emma Gelotte, is one of two female vocalists fronting the Gothenburg-based band ALL ENDS, which also features in its ranks Tinna Karlsdotter on vocals, Michael Håkansson (EVERGREY) on bass, Fredrik Johansson (IN FLAMES' "The Jester Race" album) on guitar and Josef Skansås on drums. Currently unsigned, ALL ENDS' debut demo was recorded at Studio Fredman and Queenstreet Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden by producers Fredrik Nordström and Patrick J. Sten. The music on the CD was composed by Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad of IN FLAMES, while the lyrics were written by Tinna Karlsdotter, Emma Gelotte and Björn Gelotte.

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First In Flames, Throwdown, Nevermore Tour Dates

Sweden's IN FLAMES have announced a second North American headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "Come Clarity". The trek is slated to commence on May 5 and follows the band's recent sold out North American tour of the same name. Support on the IN FLAMES tour will be provided by THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY. A full tour routing will be announced soon and is expected to include live dates in the following markets: Burlington, VT, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jacksonville, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Ft. Wayne, IN, Grand Rapids, MI, Lawrence, KS, Colorado Springs, CO, Spokane, WA, Tucson, AZ, Tulsa, OK, Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA, amongst others. The North American tour will follow the band's upcoming 35 city European headlining tour — featuring support from SEPULTURA — set to begin March 12 in Oslo, Norway. Additionally, IN FLAMES will launch a U.S. commercial radio campaign — the first in the band's storied history — in late April. The radio blitz will initially focus on the "Come Clarity" roll-out track, "Take This Life", with a second single from the album to follow.

IN FLAMES' "Come Clarity" has sold 50,000 units in the United States in its first month of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

IN FLAMES tour dates with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY:

May 05 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
May 06 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 08 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 09 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock

More dates will be announced soon.

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In Flames To Tour U.S. Again In May

In Flames will be back in the US on a headling tour in May in support of their latest album, "Come Clarity." Support will come from Throwdown, Nevermore and Evergrey. Tour dates will be announced as soon as they get confirmed.

In other news, In Flames are also confirmed for three festivals so far: Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany (June 2-4) and the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium (June 25).

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Evergrey Announce Listening, Signing Sessions

Evergrey have announced two listening and signing sessions for "Monday Morning Apocalypse." Details are as follows:

Mar. 24 Paris, France - Black Dog Bar @ 8:30pm
Mar. 25 Bochum, Germany - Matrix Club @ 10pm

The follow-up to 2004's "The Inner Circle," "Monday Morning Apocalypse" will be released on April 4th via InsideOut Music.

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Jorn Lande To Replace Nevermore At ProgPower USA

Jorn Lande has been tapped to replace Nevermore as the Saturday night headliner at ProgPower USA VII. The singer, whose credits include Masterplan and ARK, will close the show with a unique set covering not only his solo career but songs from the various bands and projects over the course of his entire career.

"I hated to lose Nevermore, but I am ecstatic over being able to get one of the best voices in metal today," said Promoter Glenn Harveston. "After speaking with Jorn, I am convinced that this will be a once in a lifetime set that you won't see anywhere else in the world."

Added Lande: "It's an honor to play ProgPower USA this year. The festival is well known around the world for keeping progressive metal and hard rock alive. We will do our best to give you a few surprises and make it one of the most memorable sets in the history of the festival."

Nevermore was forced to pull out of ProgPower USA when the Disturbed/Nevermore European was postponed until September, conflicting with the festival date.

Evergrey - complete with a choir and string quartet - will headline the first night of the two-day festival, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta.

The rest of the lineup is German power metal band Savage Circus, Dutch symphonic metal band Epica, Pyramaze, Wastefall, Sweden's Freak Kitchen, Finland's Thunderstone, Italy's Vision Divine, and Denmark's Mercenary.

The festival's annual pre-party will take place on Thursday, September 14 at The Vinyl Club inside of Earthlink Live and will feature performances by Theocracy, Circus Maximus, Leatherwolf, and Circle II Circle.

Tickets for ProgPower USA VII will go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. EST via all Ticketmaster outlets. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the public. Advance Gold Badges, which presently have a two-year wait list, are sold out. ProgPower USA has sold out more than four months in advance for the past four years. Last year's festival sold out in a record four days.

Tickets are for the pre-party are $20 and go on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. EST. There will only be 600 tickets available in advance.

ProgPower USA VII is sponsored by Pacific Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Shure Microphones, Evans Drumheads, D'Addario Strings, and Planet Wave Cables. Interested sponsors may contact ProgPower USA via progpowerusa.com.

Information is available on the website for parties interested in participating in the CD Showcase sampler or advertising in the official program.

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Evergrey To Perform In London, England

Sweden's Evergrey will make their first headline show in England. This event will take place on March 7th at The Underworld in Camden, London. Ticket info and other details at www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk.

Evergrey's sixth studio album, "Monday Morning Apocalypse," will be due out late March/early April via InsideOut Music.

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Evergrey Perform In Helsinki, Reveal Album Title

Evergrey will be performing at the annual Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki on February 17th. Evergrey will perform at 11 PM and they will do a 60 minute set. More details can be found at www.fme.fi.

Evergrey have set "Monday Morning Apocalypse" as the title of their sixth studio album, tentatively due late March/early April via InsideOut Music. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Monday Morning Apocalypse", "Unspeakable" and "At a Loss for Words."

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Humanity Records New Album With Thomas Englund

UK progressive metallers HUMANITY will be recording their second album at the Division One studio in Gothenburg, Sweden with Thomas Englund of EVERGREY undertaking the production duties.

The band are very excited to be working with someone of the stature of Thomas Englund and the recording will get under way in early February, 2006.

News on the album's release and the band’s new label will follow in due course.

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Evergrey DVD Nominated For Swedish Grammy

Swedish metallers Evergrey have been nominated for a Swedish "Grammy" in the "Best Music DVD" category for their "A Night to Remember" set, which came out earlier in the year. Other nominees in the "Best Music DVD" category are ABBA, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Marit Bergman and Timbuktu.

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Evergrey Return To The Studio

Evergrey recently returned to Division One Studios to record their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album. The producing and mixing will be handled by the experienced and extremely successful team Sanken Sandquist / Stefan Glauman (Rammstein, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard).

The band's vocalist/guitarist/mastermind Tom S. Englund had this to say regarding the new collaboration: "We feel honoured to work with such amazing producers. We are sure that they will succeed in making us sound better than ever before."

Evergrey have renewed their deal with InsideOut Music for one more album. The release is planned for April 2006.

In other news, Evergrey will perform at Sweden Rock Festival's kick-off party at Annexet in Stockholm on December 3rd.

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Evergrey Prepare To Enter Studio

Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal band EVERGREY are prepating to enter the studio to record their sixth studio album, tentatively due in April 2006 via InsideOut Music. The production duties will be handled by the experienced team of Sanken Sandquist and Stefan Glaumann, who have previously worked with such artists as RAMMSTEIN, BON JOVI, BRITNEY SPEARS and DEF LEPPARD.

Commented EVERGREY mainman Tom S. Englund: "It feels amazing to work with such an experienced team and we are convinced that they are able to lift us even higher than before."

EVERGREY recently signed a new one-album deal with InsideOut Music. The band will also participate at the kick-off party for the Sweden Rock Festival at Annexet in Stockholm on December 3, 2005. Also scheduled to appear are SAXON, CLAWFINGER and KROKUS.

EVERGREY's "A Night to Remember" DVD topped the official Swedish music DVD chart in its first week of release last May.

"A Night to Remember" was filmed on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden with 15 high-definition cameras by video producer Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR) and includes all six of the group's videos to date. A second DVD disc includes 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.

EVERGREY's next live appearance will take place on November 12 at the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival in Haugesund, Norway.

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Evergrey Postpone Mexico Tour

The following message has been posted on the official Evergrey website:

"To all our Mexican fans, we would like to let you know that the Mexico dates have been postponed until January 2006. We do not have the exact dates right now but as soon as everything is finalized we will post them here on the site.

"Until then...stay grey!"

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The Project Hate Add Evergrey Bassist

The Project Hate has announced the addition of Evergrey bassist, Michael Håkansson, as an official member of the band. The band writes on their website: "We are very happy to have him in the band considering the work he did on the coming album, and we welcome him to the Hate."

The Project Hate will be releasing their forthcoming album, "Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists)," on October 5th.

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Nocturnal Rites New Album And Tracklisting

Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have set "Grand Illusion" as the title of their new album, due in Europe on September 19 via Century Media Records.

The follow-up to 2004's "New World Messiah" was recorded and mixed at Toontrack Studioin Umeå, Sweden and features guest appearances by Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Henrik Danhage (EVERGREY), Kristoffer W. Olivius (NAGLFAR) and Swedish cross-country skiing world champion, Per Elofsson.

"Grand Illusion" will include a bonus DVD featuring three videos from "New World Messiah", the brand-new "Fools Never Die" video, a "Making of Grand Illusion" segment and extra footage from the "Demons of the Opera" show.

"Grand Illusion" track listing:

01. Fools Never Die (3:54)
02. Never Trust (4:43)
03. Still Alive (4:02)
04. Something Undefined (4:08)
05. Our Wasted Days ((5:17)
06. Cuts Like A Knife (5:10)
07. End of Our Rope (5:26)
08. Never Ending (4:29)
09. One by One (4:23)
10. Deliverance (5:00)

NOCTURNAL RITES will support NIGHTWISH on their Swedish tour in September. The dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 – Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Sep. 09 - Göteborg, SWE @ Lisebergshallen
Sep. 11 - Umeå, SWE @ SkyArena

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