Gothenburg’s EVERGREY Releases Third Top-Notch Track “Blindfolded”!
Gothenburg’s EVERGREY Releases Third Top-Notch Single “Blindfolded” + Gripping Official Video | Watch HERE!
New Album, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), out May 20, 2022 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order NOW!
[photo credit: Patric Ullaeus]
“Evergrey fucking slay.” Prog (UK)“…catchy as hell with the right amount of heaviness.” Metal Injection (US)“Evergrey at its best. A classic.” Teraz Rock (PL)“A massive record” EMP (GER)
“A genuine highlight of melancholic poetry” Rock Tribune (BE)
Positioned at the top of the scene for over 25 years with their prog-infused dark melodic metal mastery, worldwide chart-toppers EVERGREY – led by frontman Tom S. Englund – traverse new horizons with their new album, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), out May 20, 2022 via Napalm Records.
Today, after unveiling pounding album opener and first single “Save Us”, followed by powerful “Midwinter Calls”, EVERGREY conjure another overwhelming epos along their ongoing adventurous journey. The third single, “Blindfolded”, hits with pounding drums and flickering, synth-laden atmosphere. With its insanely grooving guitar solo topped by Englund’s incredible vocals, the track marks the perfect gateway into captivating soundscapes. The upcoming EVERGREY album makes it apparent: Tom S. Englund keeps outdoing himself. In “Blindfolded”, his singular falsetto choices elevate the whole vocal performance to “outstanding”. Leave what you know behind and get transported by EVERGREY’s enchanting new track.
Just like all songs released from A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) to date, “Blindfolded” is visually highlighted via a cinematic music video, closing the chapters of a three-video story and taking the listener to where it all started.
EVERGREY on “Blindfolded”: “This is the third and last video of our trilogy. It features our acting debut that you shouldn’t take too seriously! It’s also really the first episode of this three-piece story.
We hope you enjoy and share it and your thoughts about it!”
Watch the exciting official video for “Blindfolded”HERE:
A new era of EVERGREY: A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) is dark melodic metal mastery!
A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), the follow-up to the unit’s highly successful 2021 full-length, Escape of the Phoenix (which landed at numerous chart positions worldwide), reveals a 10 track mélange of which every note, every riff and every word seeps pure poetry – creating a ceaseless intensity that mesmerizes from the very first second.
The new album was recorded at Top Floor Studios Gothenburg, engineered by Jakob Herrman and produced by Tom S. Englund and Jonas Ekdahl, with mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios (Volbeat, Destruction, Epica and many more), whereas the hauntingly beautiful album artwork was conjured by Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Design. Nakos is known for creating artworks for acts like Oceans Of Slumber, Amaranthe, The Agonist and The Crown as well as merchandise for Morbid Angel, Suffocation or Cryptopsy – just to name a few.
EVERGREY on the new album: “Here it is! A new album! Yet again! This is what we love about music, it never ends! Our mission is to write music so here you are! 10 new songs! 10 new EVERGREY songs that we hope you will have by your side as your life continues to shift and grow. 10 songs that we wish will be part of the soundtrack when you’re creating new memories and new possibilities in your life. 10 songs that we feel privileged to have you listen to. 10 songs that have risen through the ashes of two years where our creativity has had more time than ever to flourish.
10 songs we really hope you will enjoy as much as we did writing them. As usual we have given it our best and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say! A new year, a new album, a new record label = new possibilities. All this can only be positive, right?
Tom, Jonas, Rikard, Johan & Henrik”
Get your copy of A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)NOW!
[Artwork by Giannis Nakos, Remedy Art Design]
A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) impresses with flawless, meticulous production that deftly depicts both heartfelt honesty and scorching metallic intensity, while its instrumental force of furious, technically driven riffs, skyrocketing solos and dramatic synths merges with the expert, brooding vocal performance of Englund. He skillfully balances harsh and heavy tones with an inarguably soulful approach, all topped by melancholic, thought-provoking lyricism that digs deeper with every spin, leaving a long-lasting impact. Songs like “Save Us” and “The Great Unwashed” draw the listener in with grooving instrumentation, while emotive “Wildfires” turns the volume down as a goosebump-worthy ballad that hurts and heals all at once. “Call Out The Dark” begins atmospherically with accented keys, suddenly evolving into an intense opus of symphonic and power metal attributes in the blink of an eye, whereas the record’s longest track, “The Orphean Testament”, impresses by revealing its heaviest facet. A sensitive introduction lures the listener into “Heartless”, and offers one of the album’s most engaging verses, followed by a hauntingly beautiful chorus and variety in pace to create a magnificent listening experience.
A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) tracklisting:
1. Save Us
2. Midwinter Calls
4. Call Out the Dark
5. The Orphean Testament
7. The Great Unwashed
A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) will be available in the following formats:
Deluxe Box (incl. Canvas, Pendant, Liner Notes on Pergament Paper) – limited to 500 copies worldwide
2LP Gatefold “Die Hard” Marbled Red/Black (incl. Slipmat + 7inch (black) w/ 2 exclusive Bonus Tracks) – limited to 500 copies worldwide
2LP Gatefold Glow in the Dark – limited to 500 copies worldwide
2LP Gatefold Black
2LP Gatefold Gold – Band exclusive, limited to 300 copies worldwide
[Deluxe Box (incl. Canvas, Pendant, Liner Notes on Pergament Paper) – limited to 500 copies worldwide]
A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) is a striking testament to the fact that while the Swedish five-piece doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone at this phase, they still impressively showcase that, after over 25 years of existence, their creativity sees no bounds – dropping yet another sensation within their impressive catalog!
Fans can look forward to seeing EVERGREY live, as in 2022, the powerhouse will go on an extensive tour through Europe!
EVERGREY – European Tour 2022 + special guest: Fractal Universe
+ Virtual Symmetry
16.09.22 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo 17.09.22 GB – London / 229 venue 18.09.22 GB – Nottingham / Rescue Rooms 19.09.22 GB – Bristol / Thekla 20.09.22 GB – Manchester / Academy 3 21.09.22 IE – Dublin / Voodoo Lounge 22.09.22 GB – Glasgow / Cathouse 23.09.22 GB – Newcastle / St Dom’s Social Club 24.09.22 GB – Birmingham / The Asylum 2
25.09.22 NL – Leiden / Gebr. De Nobel
27.09.22 DE – Bremen / Tivoli
28.09.22 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann Club
29.09.22 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
30.09.22 DE – Hamburg / Bahnhof Pauli
01.10.22 DE – Oberhausen / Resonanzwerk
02.10.22 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
03.10.22 FR – Colmar / Le Grillen
04.10.22 DE – München / Backstage Halle
05.10.22 DE – Hannover / Faust
06.10.22 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
07.10.22 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
08.10.22 DE – Mannheim / 7er Club
09.10.22 SI – Ljubljana / Orto Bar
11.10.22 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
12.10.22 AT – Graz / Dom im Berg
13.10.22 PL – Wroclaw / Akademia
14.10.22 AT – Wien / Viper Room
15.10.22 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
16.10.22 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof
17.10.22 CH – Luzern / Schüür
18.10.22 FR – Lyon / CCO Villeurbanne
19.10.22 ES – Barcelona / Boveda
20.10.22 ES – Madrid / Shoko
21.10.22 ES – Pamplona / Totem
22.10.22 FR – Toulouse / L’Usine
23.10.22 FR – Paris / Petit Bain