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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 To Release Demo Compilation

Century Media Records is proud to announce the release of the complete demo recordings of Swedish death metal sovereigns Evocation. This compilation, entitled "Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years," includes the following tracks:

1. A Wind Has Risen
2. Through The Darkened Peril
3. The Ancient Gate
4. Desolated Spirits
5. On A Journey To Heaven
6. Where The Headstones Shine
7. Veils Were Blown
8. Spiritual Affinity
9. Outro
10. On A Journey To Heaven (rehearsal)
11. Where The Headstones Shine (rehearsal)
12. Spiritual Affinity (rehearsal)
13. Veils Were Blown (rehearsal)
14. Genesis
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15. The Ancient Gate (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
16. Genesis (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
17. Where The Headstones Shine (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)

Tracks 1 through 4 are taken from "The Ancient Gate" demo, tracks 5 through 9 are from the promo 1992 demo, tracks 10 through 13 are previously unreleased rehearsal tracks -- and as a very special addition to this compilation, the band has also recorded the previously unreleased track "Genesis," which was written in 1992. "Genesis" was recorded at IF Studios (In Flames, The Haunted, etc.) by producer Robert Laghi. All tracks were mastered at Fascination Street Studio, and the re-mastering of the demo tracks was done using the original master tapes. More...

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Bilocate To Contribute Recipe To Metal Cookbook

Hani Al-Abbadi from the Jordanian dark oriental metal act Bilocate is going to share a recipe in the upcoming book "For Those About To Cook Pure Metal" by Bruce Moore. The following press release was issued about the book:

"For Those About To Cook Pure Metal is a collection of recipes, anecdotes and pictures from metal musicians from around the world. With contributions from numerous musical genres and countries, this is truly a multi-ethnic collector’s cookbook. Readers will be presented with recipes ranging from appetizers to full course meals and desserts.

"Pure Metal is more than a cookbook: it is also a fan collectible as it includes short informative biographies, high quality pictures of the artists (mostly in a kitchen setting)), pictures of the food and, in some cases, a quote about why the recipe or food is important to the contributor. Readers and fans will gain an insider’s view into the lifestyle and habits of the artists and bands; a sort of backstage pass or behind-the-scenes look into the lives of their favorite artists far from the stage and the studio."

Read more about the book via Facebook. The following bands will be appearing in the collection: More...

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Evocation Signs With Century Media Records

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of Evocation, one of the vanguards of Swedish death metal!

Evocation's guitar player, Marko Palmén, comments: "It's time to kick in the year of the apocalypse with the writing of a new chapter and a new era in Evocation's history. We are very pleased to announce that we have signed a new worldwide recording agreement with Century Media Records. The label feels for us as a natural choice and a perfect partner due to their long experience and commitment with the death metal scene. To become a part of the CM family feels for us as coming home. Huge thankx to Jens Prüter, Philipp Schulte, Stefan Franke and CM for making this happen!" More...

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Evocation Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish death metal outfit Evocation has posted a new music video online for the song, "Psychosis Warfare." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's most recent studio album, "Apocalyptic," which was released last year.

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Inevitable End Completes New Album "The Oculus"

Sweden’s INEVITABLE END has completed work on their second full-length album entitled "The Oculus." INEVITABLE END recorded "The Oculus" at HoBoRec Studio in Huskvarna, Sweden with producer Ulf Blomberg. Song titles from the album include “Tell Us, Parasites,” “Dogmaties Paralies,” “While Surpassing Ether,” “Chamber of Apathy,” and “Cadaver Inc.” The follow-up to 2009’s "The Severed Inception" is expected to see an early 2011 release date.

INEVTIABLE END vocalist Andreas Gerden comments on the new album, “It's been great working with the new material and we're really satisfied with the sound Ulf has given it, it feels massive and maybe even more intense than our debut at points. We've allowed ourselves to experiment quite a bit this time around and combined a lot of different elements ranging from post-metal and doom to grindcore, and also mixing in some new, exciting instruments into our sound.”

INEVITABLE END has also confirmed the following shows:

11/05 - Boras, Sweden - Puls - w/ Evocation, As You Drown
11/12 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers - w/ Moloken, Shiftlight
12/11 - Julslakten, Sweden - Kulturens Hus - w/ October Tide, Death Maze, Murdermarket

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Evocation Issues New Studio Video Update

Evocation has posted a new studio video report online. The video documents the recording of the song "Sweet Obsession" off their upcoming album "The Formation of Apocalyptic." Watch the video below:

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Evocation Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Swedish death metal act Evocation have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album "Apocalyptic." "Apocalyptic" is set for release on October 29th, 2010 through Cyclone Empire Records.

"Apocalyptic" tracklisting:
1. Sweet Obsession
2. We Are Unified Insane
3. Infamy
4. Parasites
5. Reunion In War
6. Psychosis Warfare
7. Murder In Passion
8. It Is All Your Fault
9. Curse On The Creature
10. Apocalyptic

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Evocation Issues Studio Update

Swedish death metal band EVOCATION are currently working on their new album. The band has finished the recordings a few weeks ago. Guitarist Marko comments about the recordings shortly before Thomas did his vocals:

“Everything was progressing just as we planned! For the drums we had some amazing help this time – Roberto Laghi (Producer for In Flames etc.). And the result - well to be honest I haven’t ever heard such an amazing drum sound… Prepare to be blown away… Same goes for the guitars and the bass as well – the sound has progressed and is more evil than ever! Next up to get to work is Thomas (vocals). After having heard his ideas for the vocal patterns together with the songs we all feel very confident that this album will become by far our strongest achievement up to date. It might sound like a cliché but trust me and wait until the album is released…”

At the moment the band is busy mixing and mastering the material. "Apocalyptic" will be released in late October/early November. More...

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Evocation Issues Studio Update

Swedish metal band Evocation has issued the following studio update:

"Hi there everyone, thought I would give you a short update on the situation in the studio. Everything is progressing just as we planned, yesterday we finished laying down all guitars except for solos which we are planning to do almost last. So far we have done drums, guitars and bass. By the way, for the drums we had some amazing help this time – Roberto Laghi (Producer for In Flames etc.). And the result - well to be honest I haven’t ever heard such an amazing drum sound… Prepare to be blown away… Same goes for the guitars and the bass as well – the sound has progressed and is more evil than ever! Next up to get to work is Thomas (vocals). After having heard his ideas for the vocal patterns together with the songs we all feel very confident that this album will become by far our strongest achievement up to date. It might sound like a cliché but trust me and wait until the album is released… Also we can now finally reveal that the new album title is – Apocalyptic. Release date will probably be sometime in October."

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Evocation Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metal band EVOCATION has issued the following update:

"Dear brothers and sisters it's January 2010 and it's cold, dark and kinda depressive. This is the perfect conditions for us to start recording our full length #3 which is also once again going to be released by the mighty Cyclone Empire in the fall this year, we're aiming at October. We have 11 new tracks and right now we are finishing up our pre-recordings and we have to say that it feels really good. The sound will be more raw but it will still be as Evocation as one can expect - plain, raw and brutal. Some of the new songs will hit your faces with such a force that you will have trouble recovering afterwards. We leave 2009 with proud faces, having such a good festival summer and last but not least the mighty European tour together with CANNIBAL CORPSE, DYING FETUS and OBSCURA. All of the bands were amazing both in private as on stage. This leaves us nothing but strength and confidence for the next album and hunger for more, more and more. So our dear friends we see you soon, and prepare yourselves for a reunion in war."

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Cannibal Corpse Announces European Tour

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced a headlining run of Europe for this Autumn. Dying Fetus will support the band on all dates with Trigger The Bloodshed and Annotations Of An Autopsy as additional support in Great Britain while Evocation and Obscura as additional support in mainland Europe.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 2 - Oberhausen, Germany - Death Feast Ultimate
October 3 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Way Of Darkness Festival
October 4 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
October 5 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
October 6 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
October 7 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
October 9 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
October 10 - Madrid, Spain - Heineken
October 11 - Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
October 12 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
October 13 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
October 14 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
October 16 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
October 17 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
October 18 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
October 19 - Bratislava, Slovakia - DK Dubravka
October 20 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
October 21 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
October 23 - München, Germany - Backstage
October 24 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
October 25 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
October 26 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
October 27 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
October 28 - Colchester, England - Arts Centre
October 29 - London, England - Koko
October 30 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
October 31 - Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
November 1 - Leamington, England Spa - Assembly

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Evocation Signs To Continental Records

Swedish metal band Evocation has signed with the international booking and management agency Continental Concerts where they become a part of a roster consisting of bands such as Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Children of Bodom, Exodus etc.

Evocation has released the following statement about the signing:

“The next natural and important step for us has been taken with this cooperation with the widely known and well renowned booking and management agency CONTINENTAL CONCERTS. From now on we will be able to focus more on what is important for us – creating Death Metal and do live shows! We are really looking forward to working and sharing our future with all the people at CONTINENTAL CONCERTS!”

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Evocation Posts "Angel Of Torment" Video Online

Swedish heavy metal act Evocation has posted the following message online:

"In case you already didn't notice we uploaded a new video on YouTube for the track 'Angel Of Torment', taken from our new album Dead Calm Chaos. The video features footage with us taken from the recording sessions along with guest artist Anders Björler from At The Gates / The Haunted as well as a bunch of friends from the early 90s Death Metal scene...

"Hope you enjoy cause we sure did!" More...

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Evocation To Release New Album on Halloween

The follow up to the EVOCATION's highly acclaimed debut-classic "Tales From The Tomb" is entitled "Dead Calm Chaos." The release is scheduled for Halloween 2008. The album will be available from the start on on both CD and LP. Honorable guests featured on this recording were Anders Björler (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) and legendary Dan Swanö (Ex-BLOODBATH, Ex-EDGE OF SANITY).

The album was recorded by the band in their own studio under the supervising eyes of guitar player Vesa who previously has also been working with SUICIDAL WINDS.

Here's the tracklisting of "Dead Calm Chaos":

1. In the Reign of Chaos
2. Silence Sleep
3. Angel of Torment (Featuring Anders Björler of At the Gates/The Haunted)
4. Boundead
5. Dead Calm Chaos
6. Truth Will Come Clear
7. Dust
8. Protected by What Gods
9. Antidote (Featuring Dan Swanö of Bloodbath/Edge of Sanity)
10. Tomorrow has no Sunrise
11. Astray Masquerade
12. Razored to the Bone (Featuring Anders Björler of At the Gates/The Haunted)

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Contraband Candy Posts Part 2 of Wacken Report

Contraband Candy has posted the second part of Wacken Assault, their 2008 Wacken Open Air Festival video report. Listen to what the likes of Erik Danielsson of Watain has to say about Americans, what Massachusetts Metalcore gods Unearth think about whale sex, who legendary producer/performer Peter Tägtgren fancies, what your band needs to impress the head of A&R at Century Media and lots more.

In part 2 Contraband Candy talks to:

The Berzerker
Peter Tägtgren
Steve Hughes (Comedian)

You can watch the half hour video report on Contraband Candy or below. More...

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Evocation Readies New Album, "Take Your Soul"

Evocation's album, "Take Your Soul," will be released in Singapore through MourningSound distribution in the near future.

Evocation was founded in 2004. The first performance Evocation participated in was the Punk+Metal+Hardcore Festival in 2004. After numerous line up changes, Evocation finally entered the studio to record its long anticipated debut album "Take Your Soul."

This debut from the Hong Kong extreme metal band, promises to deliver a great black/ death metal sonic voyage for all supporters of mid 90s black/death metal. Evocation comprises Tomy (Guitar and vocal), Tai (Guitar), Chung (Bassist) and BS (Drum).

You can listen to some tracks from the album on the band's MySpace page.

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Germany's Devil's Revenge Festival Cancelled

According to a posting on the web site of German thrashers DESTRUCTION, the Devil's Revenge Festival — which was to take place December 29, 2007 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany — has been cancelled. "The band is dissapointed by this last-minute cancellation beyond their control 'cause this was supposed to be the last German show until summer/autumn 08," reads a posting on the site. "DESTRUCTION will now start working on the 25th anniversary album that will have a worldwide release in August 2008 on AFM, Candlelight and King Records!"

In addition to DESTRUCTION, Devil's Revenge was scheduled to include performances by GOREFEST, EVOCATION, DEMONICAL, IMPERIOUS REX, DEATHRONATION, VOMITORY and THE DUSKFALL.

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Before The Dawn Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.


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