Evergrey frontman Tom S Englund has revealed that the band was very close to splitting before guitarist Henrik Danhage and drummer Jonas Ekdahl returned to the band.
The pair left the band in 2010, along with bassist Jari Kainulainen, but returned when Englund contacted them out of desperation to help him fulfil some dates – and now they are soon to be releasing the band’s ninth studio album!
Englund says: “We needed a drummer for a few shows, so I called Jonas to see if he was available. We also needed a second guitarist, so I asked Henrik and he was fine with it.
“While we were doing those shows, we released we were having a lot of fun with the music again.
“The guys coming back saved Evergrey. I wasn’t set on doing an album. I’m amazed – the band sounds hungry, the album sounds awesome, and I can say there’s not a weak song on it.”
Here is the first track from the album:
Hymns For The Broken tracklist
1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath
After all the drama I’m surprised they can keep in time together without arguing, here’s hoping for a bright future for the band!
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