EVERGREY Announce New Album, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)

EVERGREY Announce New Album, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)

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Gothenburg’s Finest Export of Darkness EVERGREY Announce New Album, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), out May 20, 2022 via Napalm Records

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Soaring First Single “Save Us” + Official Music Video Out Now. Watch below


A new era of EVERGREY: A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) is dark melodic metal



Gothenburg’s finest export of darkness, EVERGREY, enters an bewildering new chapter in the band’s history with their thirteenth studio album and Napalm Records debut, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), to be released on May 20, 2022 via Napalm Records. This overwhelming journey through progressive heaviness and searing emotionality reaches new heights and is preceded by the arrival of the soaring first single “Save Us”, in which heavy prog and melancholic beauty climax in a soulful chorus that proves EVERGREY to be top songwriters in their genre!


The pounding album opener reflects everything the new full-length stands for, as it kicks in immediately with stunning guitar work and unveils a chorus sure to top the annals of EVERGREY history. Listen carefully and you will hear the voices of hundreds of fans who were invited by EVERGREY to send recordings of their voices to later provide group vocals for the track – making their everlasting mark on EVERGREY history.


For the astonishing music video, the five-piece teamed up with longtime companion Patric Ullaeus to create a bewitching visual experience that exemplifies EVERGREY.


Tom S. Englund on “Save Us”:

“’Save Us’ is about us. It’s about you and I. It’s about how I see our minds becoming hostages in a world where painting optimal portraits of ourselves is more important than being who we really are. It’s about my observation of watching people around me who are feeling that they’re not good enough for the world, or for themselves. I’m afraid we’re lost, and I think we need to help each other to find our way back to what is important, to rediscover a true sense of self. As we, as artists, also contribute to content and social media as a livelihood, it’s about the paradox of being caught in a world which is hard to free yourself from. I can only wish that our music brings some balance to that equation.”

A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) impresses with flawless, meticulous production that deftly depicts both heartfelt honesty and scorching metallic intensity, while its instrumental force of furious, technically driven riffs, skyrocketing solos and dramatic synths merges with the expert, brooding vocal performance of Englund – one of the most distinctive vocalists in metal. He skillfully balances harsh and heavy tones with an inarguably soulful approach, all topped by melancholic, thought-provoking lyricism that digs deeper with every spin, leaving a long-lasting impact. Songs like “Midwinter Calls”, which also contains fan participation with atmospheric audience recordings from the band’s latest tour through Sweden, and “The Great Unwashed”, draw the listener in with grooving, glistering instrumentation, flowing between boisterous dynamics and a next level vocal performance, while emotive “Wildfires” turns the volume down as a goosebump-worthy ballad that hurts and heals all at once. “Call Out The Dark” begins atmospherically with accented keys, suddenly evolving into an intense opus of symphonic and power metal attributes in the blink of an eye, whereas the record’s longest track, “The Orphean Testament”, impresses by revealing its heaviest facet. A sensitive introduction lures the listener into “Heartless”, and offers one of the album’s most engaging verses, followed by a hauntingly beautiful chorus and variety in pace to create a magnificent listening experience.


A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) tracklisting:

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



A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) will be available in the following formats:
• Deluxe Box (incl. Canvas, Pendant, Liner Notes on Pergament Paper) – limited to 500 copies
• 2LP Gatefold “Die Hard” Marbled Red/Black (incl. Slipmat + 7inch (black) w/ 2 exclusive
Bonus Tracks) – limited to 500 copies worldwide
• 2LP Gatefold Glow in the Dark – limited to 500 copies worldwide
• 2LP Gatefold Black
• 2LP Gatefold Gold – Band exclusive, limited to 300 copies worldwide
• CD Digisleeve
• Digital Album


A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) is a striking testament to the fact that while the Swedish five-piece doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone at this phase, they still impressively showcase that, after over 25 years of existence, their creativity sees no bounds – dropping yet another sensation within their impressive catalog!



Fans can  look forward to seeing EVERGREY live, as in 2022, the powerhouse will go on an extensive tour through Europe!



EVERGREY – European Tour 2022

+ special guest: Fractal Universe

+ Virtual Symmetry


16.09.22 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo

17.09.22 GB – London / 229 venue

18.09.22 GB – Nottingham / Rescue Rooms

19.09.22 GB – Bristol / Thekla

20.09.22 GB – Manchester / Academy 3

21.09.22 IE – Dublin / Voodoo Lounge

22.09.22 GB – Glasgow / Cathouse

23.09.22 GB – Newcastle / St Dom’s Social Club

24.09.22 GB – Birmingham / The Asylum 2

25.09.22 NL – Leiden / Gebr. De Nobel

27.09.22 DE – Bremen / Tivoli

28.09.22 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann Club

29.09.22 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater

30.09.22 DE – Hamburg / Bahnhof Pauli

01.10.22 DE – Oberhausen / Resonanzwerk

02.10.22 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville

03.10.22 FR – Colmar / Le Grillen

04.10.22 DE – München / Backstage Halle

05.10.22 DE – Hannover / Faust

06.10.22 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal

07.10.22 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob

08.10.22 DE – Mannheim / 7er Club

09.10.22 SI – Ljubljana / Orto Bar

11.10.22 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra

12.10.22 AT – Graz / Dom im Berg

13.10.22 PL – Wroclaw / Akademia

14.10.22 AT – Wien / Viper Room

15.10.22 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch

16.10.22 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof

17.10.22 CH – Luzern / Schüür

18.10.22 FR – Lyon / CCO Villeurbanne

19.10.22 ES – Barcelona / Boveda

20.10.22 ES – Madrid / Shoko

21.10.22 ES – Pamplona / Totem

22.10.22 FR – Toulouse / L’Usine

23.10.22 FR – Paris / Petit Bain



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