"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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).

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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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.


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

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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.

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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Soilwork, Evergrey And More At Malmofestivalen

Soilwork, Evergrey, Misteltein, The Forsaken, Debase and Totalt Jävla Mörker have been confirmed for Malmöfestivalen in Sweden, a one-week festival from August 13 to 20. All the above-mentioned acts will perform on Monday, August 16. The schedule is as follows:

Bastionen I
18:40-19:40 - Evergrey
20:35-21:10 - Misteltein
21:45-22:45 - Soilwork

Bastionen II
18:00-18:35 - Debase
19:45-20:30 - The Forsaken
21:15-21:40 - Totalt Jävla Mörker

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Evergrey Swedish Tour Dates

The following Swedish Everygrey tour dates have been confirmed:

September 11 - Göteborg, Storan
September 15 - Stockholm, Nalen
September 16 - Malmö, KB
September 17 - Karlskrona, Kino
September 18 - Helsingborg, The Tivoli
September 25 - Linköping, Skylten

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Evergrey Post New Sound Clips

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have have posted sound clips for the tracks ‘A Touch Of Blessing’ and ‘The Essence Of Conviction’ at their official website. Both tracks come from the group’s forthcoming album, "The Inner Circle". To hear the clips go to the Audio/Video section on their website

InsideOut will release "The Inner Circle" on April 27th. The album will also be released in a limited edition version featuring three live acoustic tracks.

The album features the following tracklisting:

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North American Iced Earth Tour Will Go As Planned

ICED EARTH have confirmed that their headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada will proceed as originally planned. The tour begins on April 18 and runs for over a month. CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY will provide support. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Evergrey Working On New Album, 'The Inner Circle'

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY are back in the studio working on songs for their fifth CD, tentatively titled "The Inner Circle". The new album will be produced by singer Tom Englund and guitarist Henrik Danhage and engineered by Arnold Lindberg. A spring release through Inside Out Music is expected. In the meantime look for EVERGREY's new video, "I'm Sorry", to hit "Headbanger's Ball" and "Uranium" soon.

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