On October 6, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with Tom Englund and Marcus Jidell of Swedish metallers EVERGREY at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below.EVERGREY will release "A Decade And A Half", a two-disc greatest-hits collection, in North America on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. This deluxe package contains previously unreleased songs, live tracks and an extensive booklet.
Since the band arrived on the scene with its first album in 1998, EVERGREY has brought out eight studio albums and one live release. All of them made the Top 20 in their native Sweden and the last two landed in the Top 10. On top of that, their DVD, "A Night To Remember", was No. 1 for four weeks and nominated for an the Swedish Grammy equivalent.
EVERGREY's latest album, "Glorious Collision", sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 49 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. EVERGREY's current lineup includes Englund and keyboardist Rikard Zander alongside new members Marcus Jidell (guitar), Hannes Van Dahl (drums) and Johan Niemann (bass).