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Evergrey Announce New Album, Drop Fun-As-Hell First Single


The last we heard from Gothenburg melodic power metallers Evergrey was the announcement of their 2020 album Escape of the Phoenix. But now the band are back with a new record and the infectious first single to boot.

Evergrey’s A Heartless Portrait (The Orphan Testament) drops May 20th via Napalm Records. The album is already available for preorder, and you can check out the full cover art and tracklisting below.

According to the band:

“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?

The album’s first single, “Save Us,” is a lot of fun. Not, like, Van Halen fun, but fun in that metalhead way, where it’s a kickass soundtrack to headbanging and claw-hoisting and stomping around your apartment feeling like some goddamn obsidian envoy of the cosmos. It seems like a fun song to hear at a metal bar (oooh, or a strip club — it’d just have to be a very specific type of strip club).

Check out “Save Us,” followed by the album info:

Evergrey’s A Heartless Portrait (The Orphan Testament)

1. Save Us
2. Midwinter Calls
3. Ominous
4. Call Out the Dark
5. The Orphean Testament
6. Reawakening
7. The Great Unwashed
8. Heartless9. Blindfolded

Evergrey Announce New Album, Drop Fun-As-Hell First Single
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