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Evocation

Formed: 1991
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Evocation News

Below is our complete Evocation 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.

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Evocation Releases New Video

Next week (March 10th), Evocation will celebrate a return to death metal with new full-length album "The Shadow Archetype." For a preview of the album, a new video for the track "Condemned To The Grave" can be viewed below.

Evocation's Marko Palmen (guitar) comments: "The video for 'Condemned To The Grave' was shot with Greenworks Television on the 4th of February at a deserted house in the small village of Golingstorp, Sweden. The deserted house was actually something that we found through a friend who specialized in photographing deserted buildings.

"According to villagers the house has been deserted for at least 30 years. It's a beautiful house and the ageing has perhaps added even more character to the house. The day of the video shoot was freezing... But it added a special eerie feeling since there is a small layer of snow in the landscape, and on many of the shots with the actors you can see their breaths in the air. The end result became quite spectacular (not for the weak hearted I might add...), and we all hope you enjoy the video for 'Condemned To The Grave!'

"Huge thanks to Greenworks Television and all involved in the making of the video for 'Condemned To The Grave'; Rene U Valdes (Director), Johan Falklind (Camera), Ida Johansson (Actor), Anders Olsson (Actor), Gustaf Jorde (Screenplay & Actor), Thomas Josefsson (Actor), Simon Exner (Actor), Marko Palmen (Actor), Farideh Javanbakht (Make-Up) & Maria Bexdal (Make-Up)!" More...

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Evocation Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

On March 10th, Evocation will release new full-length album "The Shadow Archetype," For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, Evocation has now released the 2nd (and final) video with excerpts from the studio and in-depth explanations from guitarist Marko Palmen. Check it out below.

1. Into Ruins
2. Condemned To The Grave
3. Modus Operandi
4. Children Of Stone
5. The Coroner (streaming here)
6. The Shadow Archetype
7. Blind Obedience
8. Survival Of The Sickest
9. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise More...

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Evocation Posts New Song "The Coroner"

On March 10th, Evocation will release new full-length album "The Shadow Archetype." For a preview of the album, fans can hear second single "The Coroner" below.

Guitarist Marko Palmen comments: "'The Coroner' is in my eyes a classic Swedish death metal track in the sense that it incorporates a lot of fast 2-beat verses alongside some cool double bass drum parts. What makes this track stand out in comparison with the rest of the album and perhaps also other death metal tracks is that it's tuned down to flat-A (flat-B tuning on the rest of the album).

"The down tuning of the guitars and the BOSS HM-2 pedal buzzsaw tone makes the riffs on 'The Coroner' sound as if they were forged by Lucifer himself in hell... The track also features in my opinion the best guitar solo on the entire album. Simon really managed to capture the tracks feeling with his melancholic guitar solo. This is definitely one of my favourite tracks on 'The Shadow Archetype'!" More...

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Metal Blade Launches 6 Bands In 60 Seconds Clip

In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new edition of the "6 Bands in 60 Seconds" campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label's roster every three months.

The goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the series features Anaal Nathrakh, Ravencult, Wovenwar, Oni, Evocation, and Nova Collective. Check out this new clip below. More...

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Evocation Launches Behind The Scenes Video

On March 10th, Evocation will celebrate a return to death metal with stunning new album, "The Shadow Archetype." For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, Evocation has now released a video with excerpts from the studio and in-depth explanations from guitarist Marko Palmen.

Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay, "The Shadow Archetype" was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing while George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson. "The Shadow Archetype" also features veteran drummer Per Moller Jensen (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) on session drums.

Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in Evocatin's own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings. "We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with 'The Shadow Archetype'," explains Palmen. "In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!"

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Evocation Streaming "Children Of Stone"

On March 10th, Evocation will celebrate a return to death metal with the stunning new album, "The Shadow Archetype." While honoring the group's Swedish death metal roots, "The Shadow Archetype" also adds thrash metal elements for an addictive, heavy sound.

For a first preview of the album, the single "Children of Stone" can be heard below. Evocation guitarist Marko Palmen comments: "In my opinion, the new album is a step towards the roots of the band, although it also has a footing in the future. I think the sound of the new album in many ways reflect the dynamic of me and Simon, who wrote the music for the album.

"I'm more of an old-school death metal kind of guy and Simon comes from the younger generation of death metal freaks who enjoy technicality and brutality. Somehow, we just merged those two sides of death metal into the creation that will be known as 'The Shadow Archetype'. But I also have to point out that the album is a creation made by all the members of Evocation and I think we all pushed ourselves to the very limit of what is achievable. I'm certain that we all can stand proud of the album in the future."

Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay (Behemoth, Nile, etc.), "The Shadow Archetype" was recorded at three different studios and features the following track listing: More...

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Evocation Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish death metallers Evocation, with the band looking to release a new album via Metal Blade in early 2017.

Evocation's Marko Palmen (guitars) comments: "We are extremely proud to announce the signing of a new world wide recording agreement with Metal Blade Records. Evocation will from this day on be part of a legendary roster consisting of bands such as Behemoth, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Mercyful Fate, etc.

"For us it was a natural choice to join Metal Blade Records since we already for several years had a successful co-operation with them for the licensing of Evocation's first three albums in the USA & Canada. Metal Blade Records is also a label that is widely known for its commitment within the death metal scene, which for us means a lot.

"On behalf of Evocation, I can only say that we are very pleased to have found a new home for the band. Huge thanks to Brian Slagel, our old friend Andreas Reissnauer and all the people at Metal Blade Records for making us a part of the Metal Blade family!" More...

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Evocation To Record New Album

Sweden's Evocation has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to record a new full-length album:

"Sorry for the lack of updates these past few months. The pre-production for Evocation's upcoming album is finally done and studio has been booked from June 22nd and onwards!

"10 death metal tracks have been forged in the evil pits of Borås, Sweden. Expect something brutal and aggressive with a touch of new blood! More updates will follow shortly..."

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Evocation Posts Rehearsal Footage

Swedish death metal outfit Evocation has released rehearsal footage of the band's new lineup, which can be seen below.

The band is currently working on a new studio album, (which will follow the 2012 release "Illusions of Grandeur), with a previously posted pre-production teaser available at this location.

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Evocation Posts Pre-Production Teaser

Evocation has released a short pre-production teaser for the band's upcoming album, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"As you may know we are working hard on our next album, and we would like to give you a small preproduction preview of this upcoming beast! This is from one of the first tunes we wrote out of today seven completed. A couple of more to go and we'll be ready to hit the studio later this summer!"

The band also recently recruited a new drummer and guitar player. More...

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Evocation Recruits New Drummer

After bringing on new guitar player Simon Exner, Evocation has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Ladies and gents, it's time to reveal our new drummer and finally announce that Evocation has a full line-up! Please welcome Conny Pettersson! You might recognize him from his awesome work with the technical death metal act Anata (Earache Records). Man are we proud to have this guy!"

Here's a few words from the man himself, plus a video of him playing "Weak Aside" by Bloodbath (audition request):

"I'm proud to be the new drummer of Evocation and I have much respect for Janne and Vesa and the work they have done this far. Now I'm looking forward to face the challenges we have before us and excited to see what music we can create together!" More...

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Evocation Posts New Guitarist Footage

Evocation recently announced the departure of Janne Bodén and Vesa Kenttäkumpu, and now the band has released footage of new member Simon Exner performing an At The Gates cover. Check it out below, and Evocation comments:

"Let us introduce our new guitarist! Here is Simon's guitar cover of 'Slaughter of the Soul' by At The Gates upon request! Enjoy!"

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Evocation Saying Farewell To Two Members

Evocation recently announced the recruitment of two new members, and now the band has revealed a farewell performance for the departing Janne Bodén and Vesa Kenttäkumpu. Evocation comments:

"As a small Christmas present from us to you we are very pleased to announce a farewell show for Janne & Vesa at the club X&Y in our hometown Borås, the 31st of January.

"This will be the very last chance to see the two brothers of metal perform with Evocation and also the last chance to see the original line-up from 1991.

"Support act on this special evening will be the excellent Rentokiller also from Borås. Be there and let’s raise some hell together! Join and share the Facebook event and receive updates of details concerning the show."

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Evocation Recruits New Guitarist

Evocation announced the band was splitting with two members earlier this month, and now the Swedish outfit has checked in with the following update:

“The time has come to reveal the identity of the new guitar player of Evocation – please welcome Simon Exner! Simon is previously known for his amazing guitar work in the Swedish Death Metal outfit As You Drown (Metal Blade Records).

"Evocation is extremely proud to add such a raw and pure talent who has lived and breathed Death Metal since he was spawned. Simon and all the guys from AYD have been close friends of Evocation since the reunion in 2005 and Simon has also worked for Evocation as crew and studio engineer. So for Evocation it was an easy and obvious choice since his guitar playing is brilliant and the chemistry between him and the rest of the band has always been great. More...

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Evocation Splits With Two Members

Sweden's Evocation has issued the following announcement about parting ways with two members:

"We have some sad and glad news to announce from Evocation. We’ll start with the sad news; since some months ago we received word from Janne and Vesa that they would no longer be a part of the band after 2013.

"There is no big drama behind the departure of the two brothers, it’s just that they no longer have the energy or motivation to continue and also they have different priorities in their lives nowadays. You can read their comments about leaving Evocation below. We all feel sad but we respect their decision and want to wish them good luck with their future endeavours. Also we want to thank them for all their contributions and being a part of the band ever since the beginning in 1991. Thank you and good luck Janne & Vesa! More...

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Evocation Streaming Carcass Cover

After releasing "Illusions Of Grandeur" last year to critical acclaim, Sweden's Evocation is now ready to release a new EP, entitled "Excised And Anatomised," featuring five cover versions of metal classics.

Evocation's rendition of "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" can now be heard below, thanks to Decibel Magazine.

Due out digitally on September 3rd in North America, "Excised And Anatomised" is available for pre-order at CM Distro on dark red vinyl (USA exclusive color limited to 100 copies).

The track listing is:

Side 1
1. ... For Victory (originally by BOLT THROWER)
2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by CARCASS)
3. You Suffer (originally by NAPALM DEATH)

Side 2
1. Enigma (originally by EDGE OF SANITY)
2. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by AT THE GATES) More...

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Evocation To Release Covers EP

Evocation will release a special EP on vinyl and as digital download on August 19th entitled "Excised And Anatomised" through Century Media. The EP includes various cover songs, and the track listing is as follows:

Side 1:
1. …For Victory (originally by Bolt Thrower)
2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by Carcass)
3. You Suffer (originally by Napalm Death)

Side 2:
1. Enigma (originally by Edge Of Sanity)
2. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by At The Gates)

Evocation also recently released a lyric video for the track "I'll Be Your Suicide," which can be found below. More...

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Evocation Releases "Divide And Conquer" Video

After recently releasing fourth studio album, "Illusions Of Grandeur," the Swedish death metal overlords in Evocation are now ready to premiere a new video for the album track "Divide And Conquer."

Watch the video over at Decibel Magazine.com or in the player below. If you still haven't heard "Illusions Of Grandeur," a full album stream is also available at this location.

"Illusions Of Grandeur" was recorded at IF Studios & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi, and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth laid down guest vocals on the song "Into Submission." More...

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Evocation Streaming New Album Online

Swedish death metal overlords Evocation will release their fourth studio album, "Illusions Of Grandeur," on October 22nd in North America via Century Media Records.

"Illusions Of Grandeur" was recorded at IF Studios (In Flames, The Haunted etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Lagh. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth laid down guest vocals on the song "Into Submission."

To hear "Illusions Of Grandeur" in its entirety, head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream right here.

The track listing is:

1. Illusions Of Grandeur
2. Well Of Despair
3. Divide And Conquer
4. Perception Of Reality
5. Metus Odium
6. I'll Be Your Suicide
7. Crimson Skies
8. Into Submission
9. The Seven Faces Of God
10. Final Disclosure

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Immolation Confirmed For Hell Inside Festival

U.S. death metal bulldozer Immolation (which is currently hard at work on the band's next album for Nuclear Blast) will play Hell Inside Festival on October 6th, 2012 in Würzburg, Germany. Tickets are available for pre-sale over at this location. The lineup is:

Friday, 05.10.2012
13:30 - 14:00 DEMOGORGON
14:15 - 14:45 CEREBRAL BORE
15:00 - 15:30 IZEGRIM
15:45 - 16:15 ZOMBIE INC.
16:30 - 17:15 CRIPPER
17:30 - 18:15 REVOCATION
18:30 - 19:15 EVOCATION
19:30 - 20:15 JOB FOR A COWBOY
20:35 - 21:35 ONSLAUGHT
21:55 - 22:55 DYING FETUS
23:30 - 01:00 ARCH ENEMY
01:20 - 02:00 KROW (Aftershow) More...

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