More news arrives today from Sweden as Evergrey unveil the cover artwork for their upcoming album Hymns For The Broken. They further announced that August 15th will mark the premiere of their new single and video entitled "King Of Errors". Those of you who are eager for a taste of what is to come, please direct your attention to the one-minute snippet here below. And check out the album cover too.
It's been three years since the release of Evergrey's last album Glorious Collision (2011). After signing with AFM records earlier this year, the band announced they would be releasing their ninth album before the end of the year. They entered the studio at the dawn of April and with production just about wrapped up, the announcement has arrived in the form of a 55 second video. The title of the new album is Hymns For The Broken and it will be released on September 26th!
Evergrey fans are probably impatient by now waiting for the follow-up to Glorious Collision (2011). Hopefully, this piece of news will make it a little bit more bearable. The unique Swedish progressive metal band is currently working on their brand new album which is planned to be released later this year via their new label, AFM Records. About time!
The last band has been announced for the Portuguese festival Vagos Open Air 2013 which will take place from August 9-10th, 2013 at Quinta do Ega in Vagos. Progressive metallers Evergrey will perform on August 9th.
Evergrey will embark on a North American headlining tour in September. Support on the trek comes from Sabaton, Powerglove, The Absence and, of course, Blackguard.
The tour kicks off with Evergrey's acoustic set at this year's ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia
Evergrey + Sabaton - North American Tour:
Sep. 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Vinyl (Acoustic Set - Prog Power)
Sep. 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (Prog Power Kick Off)
Sep. 16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
Sep. 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
Sep. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
Sep. 20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater**
Sep. 21 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques**
Sep. 22 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House**
Sep. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's**
"Restoring The Loss", a brand-new track from Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Radio Metal.
"Restoring The Loss" comes off the band's upcoming new album Glorious Collision, which will be released on February 22nd in North America, on February 25th in Germany, and on February 28th in the rest of Europe, through Steamhammer/SPV. More album details were previously reported over here.
"Wrong", the new video from Swedish metallers Evergrey, can be viewed at this location, The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.
"Wrong" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Glorious Collision, which will be released via Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates:
Glorious Collision, the eight studio album of Swedish metallers Evergrey, will be released in late February. Audio samples of all tracks appearing on the band's upcoming album can now be streamed over at this location.
Glorious Collision album details were previously reported here.
Occasionally a musician has to take a step back into the past to develop artistically. Tom Englund, guitarist and vocalist with Swedish rock group Evergrey, took this risk and reorganised his artistic environment. "The most recent Evergrey line-up had reached a point where we no longer had fun as a group," he confesses, adding: "So we went our separate ways to save our friendship. There were no angry words, and we're still friends privately."
Naturally, the decision to break up wasn't easy for these long-standing friends, especially for Englund and his remaining keyboardist, Rikard Zander, for whom a continuation of Evergrey was never called into question. Yet they both had to face a new challenge: "In the beginning, we weren't sure whether we'd be able to write a new album without the wealth of experience that the previous line-up brought in. But after Rikard and I had composed a full three numbers during the first week, we felt that was a real coup."
Swedish progressive metallers Evergrey, who are currently on tour through Europe, have cancelled their dates in in Spain (Llodio, A Coruña, Albacete, Madrid and Barcelona) and Portugal (Benavente) after their tour bus has been burglarized. The band's statement reads as follows:
"Due to a break-in in Evergrey's tourbus all gigs in Spain and Portugal are cancelled. Evergrey lost equipment and merchandise for a value BEYOND 35000 EUROS so it is impossible to continue… we pass Lyon on the way home and will use the equipment of the local support. MAYBE we can go home and get new equipment for the Holland shows and come back but this is still uncertain…
A list of ALL things stolen will be presented here together with the Police report.
Evergrey have finally made their "big changes" announcement. The full statement goes as follows:
"As promised here is the first part of news regarding Evergrey as a band. At first it might seem devastating and frightening as it did to us when making this decision. People change, evolve and grow, sometimes in different ways and in different directions. This happens to everyone and it has certainly happened to Evergrey as a band throughout the years.
Me and Rikard Zander (keyboards) have together with guitarist Henrik Danhage and drummer Jonas Ekdahl made the mutual decision that it was best for us all that they leave Evergrey. They wanted to and we wanted them to. The last tours, recordings and just hanging with each other has not been as fun and giving as earlier and before it would go too far, resulting in a collision in between friends, which could ruin everything we have built up during the years, we decided to call it quits. It's sometimes both smart and foreseeing to end situations before they get out of hand and create something that is totally unnecessary and irreparable. To be in a band must be experienced as fun, giving and fulfilling. There is so much time during a life as a touring musician that is boring that if you don't even enjoy yourself while playing then it's better to do something else.
Evergrey is currently busy on a new album, to be released at the end of this year. The band issued the following update:
"Been a long time since the last update but we are currently extremely deep into the songwriting and recording of the new album which should be released during the fall 2010. Do we need to tell you that it sounds good, great, fantastic... like always, right.
At the same time we are working with a lot of new people to ensure the best possibilities for a successful work for the new album. There will be more news about this soon. But there are some MAJOR changes in the world of Evergrey, and we are confident it will all be for the better.
Swedish metallers Evergrey have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"This month is getting embarrassing, for us and the people who we work with. We are sorry to announce, that for circumstances and reasons beyond our control, we are forced to cancel the scheduled Evergrey European Tour in April.
We would like to apologize to all the fans of both bands for the last minute decision and promise to work on getting new dates set up as soon as possible. Its always hard to let people down and both bands were extremely excited to play for all of their fans in Europe but sometimes things apparently dont go as planned. Which makes us in the band really frustrated and mad.
I hope all of you understand that we are a band nothing more. This is what we live off and for, to play and tour, therefore we can promise that we are more sorry than anyone. This might not ease the disappointment for some of you but as said it's out of our control and involves so much details that none of you would be wiser of knowing.
As posted on the official Evergrey site, due to unforeseen logistical issues, the Evergrey show scheduled for March 12 in Atlanta has been postponed until Friday, May 29th. Both the band and HoS Productions have explored all options in an attempt to salvage the situation. However, it was simply impossible given the constraints of the issues involved that normally are not an issue. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and frustration regarding theshow as everyone involved was looking forward to the special show that was planned.
Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored at the later date or refundable via Ticket Alternative.
Commented the band: "We are so fucking sorry for not being able to play, but the rules of USA's immigration prevents us from doing so. Normally this has never been a problem as the paperwork has always been swift enough, but now, for some reason we have yet to be approved.
Evergrey will team up with Novembre for a European tour in April 2009. Here are the dates:
April 03 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
April 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
April 05 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij
April 07 - London, UK - Underworld
April 08 - Paris, France - Nouvieau Casino
April 10 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
April 11 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
April 12 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
April 14 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
April 15 - Nova Gorica, Slovenia - Mostovna
April 17 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
April 18 - Beograd, Serbia - SKC
April 19 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
April 20 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
"Gothenberg, Sweden's meloldic power metal veterans, Evergrey, have "Greyced" us with the premiere of their new video for the song "Broken Wings," from their latest album, "Torn". The video can be viewed here.
Evergrey frontman Tom Englund commented: "When we decided to shoot a video for "Broken Wings," we immediately felt that we needed some sort of storyline that would graphically show the frustration of the main character in the song. We knew that the director who could make this happen was Patric Ullaeus. We've worked with him on several videos before, and he also shot our Live DVD a couple of years back as well as videos for other artists like In Flames, Children Of Bodom, Arch Enemy and Lacuna Coil.