"Broken Wings", the new video from Swedish metallers EVERGREY can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Sweden's Revolver Film Company who has previously worked with such acts as IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ARCH ENEMY and LACUNA COIL.
EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund told Headbanger's Blog, "[Patric] was totally into the story with all these strange rooms, masks, rocking chairs and quite a haunting feel to it all.
"We wanted the band shots to have an apocalyptic feel to them comparable to the vibe of the film 'Sin City', just so they wouldn't stray too much from the story. The basic idea of it could be interpreted in different ways for different people, which is exactly what we wanted. Since all of our lyrics are based on things we've been through, I think it would be great if even one single person seeing it could get some comfort knowing that we all have difficult times and that they are not alone.
"When I finally sat down to look at it for the first time, it hit me how much darker the video made the the song. It made me really feel for the female character in the clip. I hope it makes you do the same."
"Torn", the new album from EVERGREY, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 4. The CD was released in North America on September 23. The limited edition comes in a high-class digipack with one bonus track ("Caught In A Lie").
"Torn" was previously described by Tom S. Englund as a "modern mix of 'In Search Of Truth' and 'Recreation Day'." "The tracks are all guitar-oriented and very atmospheric," he said. "They have exactly the sound that our fans expect from us." According to Englund, the slightly more experimental direction of EVERGREY's previous release, "Monday Morning Apocalypse", has given way again to old strengths and virtues. "Two years ago we needed an album with a slightly different approach and an expensive producer, just to find out how that sort of thing works," he explained. "It was the right album at the time, but now we have returned to our typical trademarks." This is one of the reasons why the tracks on "Torn" were self-produced by Englund together with drummer Jonas Ekdahl. In addition, the band has a new bassist, Fredrik Larsson having been replaced by former STRATOVARIUS musician Jari Kainulainen.