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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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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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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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