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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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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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All Ends Debut Show Photos Available Online

All Ends, the new Swedish band featuring Emma Gelotte (sister of In Flames guitarist Björn Gelotte) and Tinna Karlsdotter on vocals, Michael Håkansson (Evergrey) on bass, Fredrik Johansson (In Flames' "The Jester Race" album) on guitar and Josef Skanås on drums, made their live debut on July 19 at Bryggeriet in Motala, Sweden. Photos from the gig is availabe at here.

All Ends is unsigned but the band's debut demo was recorded at Studio Fredman/Queenstreet Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström and Patrick J. Sten.

The music is written by Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad of In Flames, lyrics written by Tinna Karlsdotter, Emma Gelotte and Björn Gelotte.

For more information, visit www.allends.com.

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Evergrey DVD Tops Swedish Music DVD Chart

Evergrey's brand-new DVD, "A Night to Remember", has entered the official Swedish music DVD chart at No. 1.

"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.

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The Project Hate Album Tracklisting Revealed

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have set Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists) as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to 2003's Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate was produced by Dan Swanö and features a special guest appearance by Evergrey bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed his tracks at his studio in Gothenburg before the entire recording was shipped off to Swanö to be mixed and mastered.

Armageddon March Eternal(Symphonies of Slit Wrists) track listing:

01. At the Entrance to Hell's Unholy Fire
02. The Bleeding Eyes of a Breeding Whore
03. I See Nothing but Flesh
04. Resurrected for Massive Torture
05. We Couldn't be Further from the Truce
06. Godslaughtering Murder Machine
07. Symphony of the Deceived
08. Loveless, Godless, Flawless

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Evergrey Schedules DVD Special-Event Screening

Evergrey's upcoming DVD, "A Night to Remember", will be screened in Gothenburg, Sweden for a one-night-only special event. The details are as follows:

Place: Biograf Draken, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Date/Time: May 27, 2005 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: www.pusterviksbiljetter.com

"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 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 May 23 release is expected.

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Evergrey Bassist Completes Project Hate Tracks

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have finished recording their new album with producer Dan Swanö at several studios in Örebro, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden. Assisting them during the recording sessions was Evergrey bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed his tracks at his studio in Gothenburg before the entire recording was shipped off to Swanö to be mixed and mastered.

Writing to Evergrey's official web site, Håkansson said, "I have now finished my work on the upcoming The Project Hate album and it turned out awesome!!! The album in now done for mixing by Dan Swanö. I was asked to join for the album and everyone seem very, very happy with my work and I´m really proud myself. Keep your eyes open for a killer album!!!"

The Project Hate's follow-up to 2003's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" will be released later in the year via Threeman Recordings.

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Bloodstock Collaborate With Wacken

The mighty German heavy metal festival, Wacken, has leant its European marketing muscle to the U.K. in a global demonstration of support for the launch of Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) — the leading independent U.K. festival that is dedicated to heavy metal music.

With Wacken's support, B-O-A will be an international Mecca for heavy metal music fans, producing a metal fest to match any in Europe. Thousands of fans are expected to converge on Catton Hall in Derbyshire on June 24-25 to experience an incredible lineup of European legends alongside fresh U.K. talent; solid rhythm making, blood-pounding, adrenalin fuelled metal! More...

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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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