On January 5th, NIGHTRAGE will perform at The Gothenburg Sound Festival at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden, alongside DREAM EVIL and THE RESISTANCE.
Earlier today Nightrage issued the following announcement:
“Due to our main singer Antony Hämäläinen’s scheduling conflicts, he will not be able to make the show (read his statement below). But we have a replacement singer only for this show… our old legendary singer Tomas Lindberg from the mighty AT THE GATES (pictured below). We are super excited about this!”
Antony’s statement is as follows:
“So as some of you may already know the band has been selected to play the Gothenburg Sound Fest in January. Unfortunately due to some scheduling conflicts I was unable to resolve, I will have to miss this show. It will be the first Nightrage show in six years that I will miss and it completely sucks! This festival’s lineup is of legendary proportions (CEREMONIAL OATH, GARDENIAN). But fear not… I am proud to announce that we are going to just tack one more to that list of legends for our friends and fans in Sweden. That’s right, the one and only Tomas Lindberg will be helping us for this one off show. And it’s safe to say I am jealous as fuck not to see this take place. I have also seen the set list for this show, and let me tell you, no one will be disappointed.”
DREAM EVIL, ENGEL, THE RESISTANCE, GARDENIAN, NIGHTRAGE, DEATHDESTRUCTION and MINORA are the latest acts confirmed for the first edition of the new Gothenburg Sound Festival, which will take place at Trädgårn in Göteborg January 4th – 5th.
Confirmed acts now include: CEREMONIAL OATH, DEATHDESTRUCTION, DREAM EVIL, ENGEL, GARDENIAN, MINORA, NIGHTRAGE, THE RESISTANCE.
Besides the actual shows, there will be other metal-related activities. More information will follow at Gothenburgsound.com.
Metal Shock Finland‘s Blackdiamond had a very nice and friendly talk with metallers, vocalist Nick Night, guitarist Ritchie Rainbow and drummer Pat Power from Swedish heavy metal band DREAM EVIL when the band was in Hammerfest IV on March 2012.
“WE COULD CALL THEM THE ‘METAL JOKERS” was the reaction of some of Metal Shock Finland‘s members after listening to this interview. You can listen to the whole of this conversation on Soundcloud player below:
Swedish metallers DREAM EVIL have canceled their appearance at the ProgPower USA XII festival — which is set to take place September 14-17, 2011 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia — and have been replaced by reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN.
Commented DREAM EVIL: “First of all, we can’t describe our frustration in this sad matter. We can’t come to ProgPower for the show on September 17 because we had problems getting our visas. We did all we could yesterday, August 18th, when we all took the day off from our jobs and went by car over five hours in the worst rain storm in years to Stockholm for a visit at the American embassy for the interview which is necessary for the visa. After waiting in the long line of people for over four hours at the embassy, they told us that we had applied for the wrong kind of visa. We asked them politely to help us change the application so that we could get the right type of visa, but they told us that we had to go back and do it all over again. As the booking for the interviews are made a long time in advance, we then checked to find out that there were no available spots for new interviews until late September and that is too late. This sucks! We paid a lot of money for the visa applications and for the trip to Stockholm, all for nothing, and the worst part of all is that we can’t come to Atlanta on September 17. At this time the American embassy has blocked us from travelling to the U.S. before September 17th, so we are not able to come to the U.S. at all until after the festival. We’re so sorry and so frustrated and there is nothing we can do. To all the fans and the promoter at ProgPower, we’re really really sorry.”
Confirmed bands for ProgPower USA XII:
THERION ** SANCTUARY IHSAHN ** EVERGREY (playing “In Search of Truth” in its entirety) FORBIDDEN VANDEN PLAS ** LABYRINTH ** MOB RULES ** WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
RED CIRCUIT ** VOYAGER
DARKWATER ** ELDRITCH ** HAKEN ** CREATION’S END
** U.S.-exclusive appearances
Ticket and show information can be found at the ProgPower USAweb site. Source: Blabbermouth.net
DREAM EVIL, AVATAR and AMARANTHE have been confirmed for the Rockbåten cruise, which will leave the Gothenburg, Sweden port on March 4, 2011 for Kiel, Germany and return two days later. For more information, click here – Source. Blabbermouth.net
Swedish metal band Dream Evil has released a new video “The Ballad”, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (who has worked e.g. with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot).
Dream Evil comments: “After bringing most of the summer on the road doing festivals, camp Dream Evil decided to release another video! On the U.K. tour with Hammerfall in May we brought our good friend and video director Patric Ullaeus along for the ride. We decided to just do a ‘rockumentary’ video, capture a typical day on tour.
“You guys will get a chance to see the true colors of Dream Evil both on and off stage! We had a really good time doing this and hope you will too, watching it!”
“The Ballad” comes off Dream Evil’s new album, “In The Night”.
Dream Evil line-up is:
Nick Night – Lead Vocals
Dannee Demon – Guitar
Pat Power – Drums
Ritchie Rainbow – Guitar
Pete Pain – Bass