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A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)

Swedish metal powerhouse EVERGREY returns with album number thirteen, "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)", a release that continues along the band's proven path of producing extremely heavy, soulful progressive heavy metal that's true to form yet fresh and inventive all at once. Yet again...
May 16, 2022
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EVERGREY's TOM ENGLUND: 'The World Is Becoming Increasingly Hostile, Vile and Ruthless'

By David E. Gehlke The "progressive metal" tag has never quite done Gothenburg, Sweden's EVERGREY justice. While such elements exist within the band's framework, EVERGREY was never built to run with the DREAM THEATERs and SYMPHONY Xs of the world. Instead, EVERGREY has leaned heavily upon the soulf...
May 5, 2022
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EVERGREY Announces 'A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)' Album, Releases 'Save Us' Music Video

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will release their thirteenth studio album, "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)", on May 20 via Napalm Records. This overwhelming journey through progressive heaviness and searing emotionality reaches new heights and is preceded by the arrival of the soaring firs...
February 24, 2022
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EVERGREY Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Swedish progressive metal juggernauts EVERGREY. EVERGREY is Gothenburg's finest exports, having been commanding the scene for over 25 years and have released twelve full-length records to date — starting with their blistering debut "The Dark Discovery" in...
August 26, 2021
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EVERGREY Releases Music Video For 'Where August Mourn'

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26 via AFM. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Where August Mourns", can be seen below. Written and recorded during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, "Escape Of The Phoe...
February 4, 2021
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EVERGREY Releases Music Video For 'Eternal Nocturnal'

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26, 2021 via AFM. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Eternal Nocturnal", can be seen below. Written and recorded during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, "Escape Of The...
January 8, 2021
Review

Satellites

His voice is the heavy metal equivalent of a languorous hot bath and only the irrevocably dead inside could resist. Tom S. Englund has spent over 20 years breaking hearts with the perennially underappreciated EVERGREY, mixing emotional fervor with crushing riffs and rarely leaving a dry eye in the h...
December 11, 2020
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EVERGREY To Release 'Escape Of The Phoenix' Album In February

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26, 2021 via AFM. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Forever Outsider", is available below. Stomping and grooving forward, this song takes no prisoners — inevitably dragging...
December 5, 2020
Review

Epitaph

Increasingly regarded as leading lights in a still-flourishing prog metal world, PYRAMAZE haven't taken the easiest route to prominence, with persistent line-up issues seeming to slow their well-deserved ascent. By this point, no such problems exist. The arrival of vocalist Terje Harøy for 2015's "D...
November 10, 2020
Review

The Broad And Beaten Way

You really don't need to be a fan of AMORPHIS to enjoy the new SINISTHRA album, but it would definitely help. Tomi Joutsen has been one of the finest vocalists in metal for a long time now, and his magnificent contributions to this album can only bolster his reputation as a contemporary great. The F...
May 14, 2020
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EVERGREY Frontman On 'The Atlantic' Album: 'It's A Personal Story Of Where I Am In My Life'

In an interview conducted by Heavy Talk prior to EVERGREY's November 23 concert at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil, frontman Tom Englund and bassist Johan Niemann discussed their latest studio album, "The Atlantic", which was released last January via AFM Records. "It's the continuation from the '...
January 2, 2020
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TALISMAN Reunites For New Song In Memory Of MARCEL JACOB

TALISMAN, the band founded and created by the late Marcel Jacob in 1989, has written, produced and recorded a new song titled "Never Die (A Song for Marcel)" for their fallen brother who took his own life 10 years ago on July 21, 2009. You can view the lyric video below. Surviving members Jeff Scott...
December 20, 2019
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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (t...
November 3, 2019
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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released tw...
September 9, 2019
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EVERGREY Drummer: 'We're Not Afraid To Go Down Different Roads We Haven't Been Before'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with drummer Jonas Ekdahl of Swedish melodic metallers EVERGREY. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest studio album, "The Atlantic": Jonas: "I'm very ha...
September 2, 2019