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Evergrey
Evergrey
is a progressive metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was founded in 1995 and released its debut album, The Dark Discovery, in 1998. After a short hiatus the band returned with its ninth album Hymns for the Broken, released on September 2014.[1]

Contents

1 Lyrical themes 2 Recent events 3 Personnel 4 Timeline 5 Discography 6 References 7 External links

Lyrical themes[edit] Evergrey's lyrics have always been of the darker sort, and the same can be said of the band's imagery. While The Dark Discovery
The Dark Discovery
dealt with a variety of ideas, many later albums have been concept albums, dealing with issues like self-reformation (Recreation Day), paranoia, alien abduction (In Search of Truth), child abuse, cults, and religion (The Inner Circle). Recreation Day
Recreation Day
is an album that covers many issues, ranging from death and mourning to general fear and sorrow, all of which contribute to a greater concept of re-creation of oneself. These ideas are explored from many different points of view, such as someone contemplating suicide ("As I Here Lie Bleeding"), mourners after a funeral ("I'm Sorry," a cover of Dilba
Dilba
Demirbag's hit), and dying people's looking back on their "unforgivable" sins ("Unforgivable"). "Unforgivable" also acted as a catalyst for the next album, (The Inner Circle), which dealt with the same two issues described in the song: religion and child abuse. Recent events[edit] On 4 April 2006 Evergrey
Evergrey
released their sixth studio album, Monday Morning Apocalypse. The album was produced and mixed by Sanken Sandquist and Stefan Glauman, former producers of Rammstein, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard, among others.[citation needed] Tom S. Englund
Tom S. Englund
said, regarding the collaboration: "We feel honoured to work with such amazing producers. We are sure that they will succeed in making us sound better than ever before."[citation needed] The album debuted at No. 6 in Sweden.[2] During summer 2006, Evergrey
Evergrey
played at many festivals throughout Europe: among others, Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festival, Arvika Festival, Masters of Rock, Storsjöyran and Sziget Festival. From 5 to 30 May the band toured the United States with In Flames, Nevermore
Nevermore
and Throwdown. On 15 September they headlined Prog Power VII in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] On 24 October 2006 Evergrey
Evergrey
started a new European tour. They were supported by fellow Swedish death metal band Avatar,[4] and they visited Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden.[5] Evergrey
Evergrey
released their seventh studio album, Torn, in September 2008, continuing with their trademark lyrical themes of desperation and despair. Jari Kainulainen
Jari Kainulainen
permanently filled the role on 6 August 2007, who also played bass on Torn.[6] On 8 May 2008 Evergrey
Evergrey
announced that they had signed a deal with Steamhammer/SPV. This included the release of their new album and the entire back catalogue. It also was announced that the new album, Torn, would be released early in September 2008.[7] As the deal includes the band's entire back catalog, there is the possibility of re-releases of previous Evergrey
Evergrey
albums with the inclusion of added bonus material. In July 2008 Swedish/Danish band Amaranthe
Amaranthe
announced that keyboardist Rikard Zander, along with In Flames
In Flames
bassist Peter Iwers, would make a guest appearance on their upcoming album. In May 2010 it was announced that Jonas Ekdahl, Henrik Danhage and Jari Kainulainen
Jari Kainulainen
have all left Evergrey
Evergrey
by mutual decision because of problems with the band members interacting with each other. They called it quits as to not ruin the friendship they all have with each other.[8] An article posted on 13 November 2010 on Evergrey's blog contained dates for upcoming concerts as well as the confirmation of a new album titled Glorious Collision
Glorious Collision
on 28 February 2011.[9] Via Facebook
Facebook
posts in November 2013, while writing the next Evergrey album due for release in 2014, the band first confirmed that drummer Hannes Van Dahl would be leaving the band to join Sabaton full-time, and then due to "problems working together" guitarist Marcus Jidell would also be leaving. In August 2014 the release of the music video for King of Errors from the forthcoming Hymns For The Broken
Hymns For The Broken
revealed that Henrik Danhage and Jonas Ekdahl had returned to the band. Personnel[edit]

Current lineup

Tom S. Englund
Tom S. Englund
- vocals, guitar (1995–present) Henrik Danhage - guitar, backing vocals (2000–2010, 2014–present) Rikard Zander - keyboard, backing vocals (2002–present) Jonas Ekdahl - drums (2003–2010, 2014–present) Johan Niemann
Johan Niemann
- bass, backing vocals (2010–present)

Guest musician

Carina Kjellberg-Englund - female vocals (1996–Present)

Former members

Patrick Carlsson - drums (1996–2003) Dan Bronell - guitar (1996–2000) Daniel Nöjd - bass, vocals (1996–1999) Will Chandra - keyboards (1996–1998) Sven Karlsson - keyboards (1998–2001) Michael Håkansson - bass (1999–2006) Christian Rehn - keyboards (2001–2002) Fredrik Larsson
Fredrik Larsson
- bass (2007) Jari Kainulainen
Jari Kainulainen
- bass (2007–2010) Marcus Jidell - guitar, backing vocals (2010–2013) Hannes Van Dahl - drums (2010–2013)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit] Main article: Evergrey
Evergrey
discography

The Dark Discovery
The Dark Discovery
(1998) Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
(1999) In Search of Truth
In Search of Truth
(2001) Recreation Day
Recreation Day
(2003) The Inner Circle (2004) Monday Morning Apocalypse
Monday Morning Apocalypse
(2006) Torn (2008) Glorious Collision
Glorious Collision
(2011) Hymns for the Broken
Hymns for the Broken
(2014) The Storm Within (2016)

References[edit]

^ " Evergrey
Evergrey
To Release 'Hymns For The Broken' In September". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-08-22.  ^ "#6 debut on the Swedish charts!". Evergrey.net. 2006-03-31. Archived from the original on 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2006-10-24.  ^ " Evergrey
Evergrey
tour dates archive". Evergrey.net. 2006-10-06. Archived from the original on 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2006-10-24.  ^ " Evergrey
Evergrey
European tour announced". Evergrey.net. 2006-09-28. Archived from the original on 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2006-10-24.  ^ " Evergrey
Evergrey
European tour dates". Evergrey.net. 2006-09-28. Archived from the original on 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2006-10-24.  ^ "So, here he is!". Evergrey.net. 2007-08-06. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-06.  ^ "Evergrey.net - The Official Home of Evergrey". Evergrey.net. 2008-05-08. Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2009-05-11.  ^ "Time for some changes". Evergrey.net. 2010-05-07. Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-05-10.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Evergrey.

Official website Interview With Tom Englund

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Evergrey

Tom S. Englund Rikard Zander Johan Niemann Henrik Danhage Jonas Ekdahl

Patrick Carlsson Dan Bronell Daniel Nöjd Will Chandra Sven Karlsson Michael Håkansson Christian Rehn Fredrik Larsson Jari Kainulainen Marcus Jidell Hannes Van Dahl

Studio albums

The Dark Discovery
The Dark Discovery
(1998) Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
(1999) In Search of Truth
In Search of Truth
(2001) Recreation Day
Recreation Day
(2003) The Inner Circle (2004) Monday Morning Apocalypse
Monday Morning Apocalypse
(2006) Torn (2008) Glorious Collision
Glorious Collision
(2011) Hymns for the Broken
Hymns for the Broken
(2014) The Storm Within (2016)

Live albums

A Night to Remember ( Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Concert CD&DVD) (2005)

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