Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Last week EVERGREY released their newest album "Glorious Collision" on SPV/Steamhammer.  The band's latest masterpiece has been met with extremely positive fan reaction and critical acclaim.  "Glorious Collision" entered the North American Independent Charts at #125, the North American "Heat Seeker" Chart at #50, #36 in Finland and # 8 in their native land of Sweden.  Additional European tour dates as well as a North American tour announcement are expected soon. 

Check out EVERGREY's video for their new single "Wrong"

Occasionally a musician has to take a step back into the past to develop artistically. Tom Englund, guitarist and vocalist of 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 ofEVERGREY 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."

Listeners will feel this positive energy throughout "Glorious Collision", the band's eighth studio album, which is due for release on February 22nd in North America, February 25th in Germany, and the rest of Europe February 28th in Europe on SPV/Steamhammer.  The album will be released in A dynamic goody bag featuring the most diverse material ever released on an EVERGREY album. "This may sound like a contradiction in view of our personnel situation, but Rikard and I have allowed more influences on "Glorious Collision"than ever before. Some elements on "Glorious Collision" are classic rock, based on a metal format; sometimes the tracks are quiet and haunting, sometimes wild, demanding and gripping."

This diversity is also expressed in the instrumentation of this extremely dynamic studio production which presents the new band members Marcus Jidell (guitar), Hannes Van Dahl(drums) and Johan Niemann (bass). "It's great to hear what a breath of fresh air Marcus, Johan and Hannes have brought into the band," Englund enthuses. "Although the entire material, except for two songs to which Marcus contributed on the compositional side, had already been decided when we started recording, they all left their own, very personal mark on this album." The great experience of Jidell and Niemann, who have worked with acts such as Royal Hunt andTherion, among others, and have now contributed lots of positive energy together with the 20-year-old drummer, Van Dahl, can be felt throughout the album. 

10.03. FI-Jyväskyylä - Lutakko
11.03. FI-Oulo - Club Teatria
12.03. FI-Helsinki - Nosturi
19.03. SE-Västeras - Sidurdsgatan 25
26.03. SE-Jönköping - Zaragon Rock Club
27.05. NL-Dordrecht - Bibelot
28.05. NL-Dongeradeel - Dokk`em Open Air
08.-11.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
07.-09.07. SE-Gävle - Getaway Rock Festival

As special guest on the KAMELOT-Tour
22.04. F-Paris - Elysee Monmartre
23.04. NL-Amsterdam - Paradiso
24.04. B-Antwerp - Trix Music Hall
27.04. GB-Sheffield - Cooperation
28.04. GB-London - Koko
29.04. LUX-Luxemburg - Den Atelier
30.04. CH-Luzern - Schüür
01.05. I-Milano - Magazzini Generali
03.05. HUN-Budapest - Petöfi Hall
05.05. SK-Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
06.05. PL-Krakow - Kwadrat
07.05. D-Berlin - C Club
08.05. D-Stuttgart - Longhorn/LKA
10.05. D-Cologne - Live Music Hall
11.05. D-Hamburg - Markthalle
12.05. SE-Gothenburg - Trädgarn
14.05. NO-Oslo - Sentrum Scene
15.05. DK-Copenhagen - Amager Bio


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