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11-18-2010, 04:50 AM
Glorious Collision

February 22: US/Canada
February 25: Germany
February 28: UK/Europe

Tom Englund: “The most recent Evergrey line-up had reached a point where we no longer had fun as a group. So we went our separate ways to save our friendship. There were no angry words, and we’re still friends privately.

"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.

"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.

"It’s great to hear what a breath of fresh air Marcus [Jidell, Royal Hunt], Johan [Niemann, ex-Therion] and Hannes [van Dahl] have brought into the band. 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."

'Leave It Behind Us'
'Restoring The Loss'
'To Fit The Mold'
'Out Of Reach'
'The Phantom Letters'
'The Disease ...'
'It Comes From Within'
'I'm Drowning Alone'
'... And The Distance'
'... And The Distance (Carina Bonus track)

11-18-2010, 06:14 AM
Cover art kinda sucks, definitely not what I want for an Evergrey album cover. But I have a strong feeling this is definitely gonna be by far their best album since The Inner Circle. Really excited to hear it.

11-18-2010, 12:09 PM
I'm going to be very optimistic about this album. Sometimes bands need a fresh start to put out their best work.