Jan 302019
 

‘End Of Silence’, a new song from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters Evergrey, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, titled “The Atlantic”, which was released on January 25. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna CoilIn Flames and Kamelot, among others.

Evergrey again teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who — just like with the band’s previous releases, 2016’s “The Storm Within” and 2014’s “Hymns For The Broken” — took care of mixing and mastering. Continue reading »

Jan 192019
 

‘Currents’, a new song from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters Evergrey, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, titled “The Atlantic”, which will be released on January 25. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016’s “The Storm Within” (which entered the charts on high positions in numerous countries).

Evergrey again teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who — just like with the band’s previous releases 2016’s “The Storm Within” and 2014’s “Hymns For The Broken” — took care of mixing and mastering.

“The Atlantic” sees the five Evergrey members — frontman/songwriter Tom S. Englund, guitarist Henrik Danhage, bassist Johan Niemann, drummer Jonas Ekdahl and keyboardist Rikard Zander — manifest their excellent reputation as one of the most unusual and innovative progressive metal acts worldwide, presenting the third part of their “Hymns For The Broken” trilogy about the adventure of life, part one having been launched in 2014. Continue reading »

Jan 112019
 

The official music video for the song ‘Weightless’ from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters Evergrey can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, titled “The Atlantic”, which will be released on January 25 via AFM Records.

Evergrey again teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who — just like with the band’s previous releases 2016’s “The Storm Within” and 2014’s “Hymns For The Broken” — took care of mixing and mastering.

“The Atlantic” sees the five Evergrey members — frontman/songwriter Tom S. Englund, guitarist Henrik Danhage, bassist Johan Niemann, drummer Jonas Ekdahl and keyboardist Rikard Zander — manifest their excellent reputation as one of the most unusual and innovative progressive metal acts worldwide, presenting the third part of their “Hymns For The Broken” trilogy about the adventure of life, part one having been launched in 2014. Continue reading »

Evergrey – “The Atlantic”

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Dec 232018
 

With their 11th album, Evergrey have released a masterpiece of dark, progressive power metal in The Atlantic, an album destined to be on year-end top 10 lists.

Originating in the midst of melodic death metal bands like At the Gates, and Dark Tranquility, the Swedish band Evergrey formed in 1995 and released their first album The Dark Discovery in 1998.  Being a productive band, in their 23 years together, the band has released now 11 albums including a live double cd with the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, all the while enduring lineup changes and touring the globe. With the release of The Glorius Collision in 2011 guitarist Marcus Jidell and drummer Hannes van Dahl departed the band and were replaced by Henrik Danhage (guitar) and Jonas Ekdahl (drums).  This lineup has remained constant and produced  Hymns for the Broken (2014) and The Storm Within (2016).  Early 2019 will see the release of The Atlantic, which many are referring to as the third piece the trilogy combined with the other two albums from this iteration of the band.

To me, this album is what I had hoped The Storm Within was going to be when I first listened to it. Heavy and crushing while still providing an overall atmosphere that can best be described as from an epic tale.  Every performance, vocal, crushing riff, solo, pummeling drum rhythm, and beautiful atmospheric interlude on this album have been taken to a higher level.  This is a band in top form.  Even more amazing considering that the original recording was actually stolen from the band once completed, although that may have positively affected the final product. Continue reading »

Nov 232018
 

The official music video for the song A Silent Arc’ from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters Evergrey can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, titled “The Atlantic”, which will be released on January 25, 2019 via AFM Records. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016’s “The Storm Within” (which entered the charts on high positions in numerous countries).

Says the band: “We wanted to invite you into the world of ‘The Atlantic’ by listening to the music without a real music video. However, you can trust that those are coming as well. We have been waiting forever to give this to you, so let’s hear your thoughts!”

The cover art was created by Giannis Nakos and can be seen below. Continue reading »