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RIKARD ZANDER (EVERGREY): "It’s our responsibility towards our fans to give the best we have."

Swedish progressive metal bend Evergrey is going to visit us again on April 22 (in Zagreb). We got a chance to chat about all the interesting things that are happening to Evergrey in 2019. with their keyboard player Rikard Zander.

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RIKARD ZANDER (EVERGREY):

 

Before we start, I would like to thank you for this wonderful opportunity to talk to you.


2019. was an extremely special year in Evergrey's life. First of all, you've released your eleventh album ''The Atlantic'' in January. Please tell us what is the main idea behind this album? How does it complete the circle with the ''Hymns for the Broken'' and ''The Storm Within''?


I'm not sure it completes the circle… It was not our intention to do three albums that were related to each other. We just try to do our best every time and the main idea was really to take the next step from „The Storm Within“. We came up with the title quite fast though, so we had „The Atlantic“  in the back of our heads while writing so that helped for inspiration. I must also say that were very proud to have kept the same line up three albums in a row That’s a new record for us.

 


You've had breaking and entering in your studio before the whole album was recorded. What exactly happened? Do you think it affected the final product and how much?


The break in was actually  in our practice space.  To be honest I don’t really know what happened but I’m quite sure it didn’t affect the final product that much. A few recording sessions were a little bit delayed but I don’t think anything turned out any worse musically because of the break in.


This year was also special because you've shot four music videos. How did the shooting go? What, in your opinion, is the most important factor in a metal music video?


Well, we really only shot two videos with the band… Weightless and All I have. End of silence was live clips taken from our concert in Gothenburg. We worked with Patrick Ullaeus again for both videos. It’s very hard work during the days we shoot the videos but Patrick is such a professional guy and very inspiring so it's usually quite fun. I quess an important factor is that the video fits with the band… the song and the image. I personally like to see the bands  play in videos. But sometimes a video is great without seeing the band so it's hard to say…

 

 

You are well known for exploaring the „dark“ sides of human mind, soul and life with all its various and troubled sides. What does inspire you in your music creations in general? What musicians and bands do you listen to? Is there any „new“ interesting swedish metal band you would like to reccomend to our readers?


It might be different for who you ask in the band but for me I start to get inspired when we decide that were doing a new album. We listen to varied kinds of music like all types of metal, pop, rock, classical music… pretty much anything and I think that’s why we sound the way we do. And of course just living our lives with ups and downs also shows in our sound and lyrics.  Unfortunatelly I'm very bad at keeping track of new bands so I don’t really have a Swedish band to recommend right now. But on this tour were out with one Finnish band, Bloodred Hourglass and one Italian band, G.O.D they are both very good and worth checking out before we come to Zagreb.


You're hitting the road again and it's quite a massive tour if I may add. How do you prepare yourselves for such speed up work beat? Is there any country or city you're especially looking forward to? Does it ever get just ''too much'' - being on a road so much and how do you keep your energy levels up for all the shows?


Yes it's very long… First we did 3 weeks opening up for Kamelot and now we do 4 weeks headlining. Sometimes it's hard to keep up the energy on tour but we always do our best during the gigs. It’s our responsibility towards our fans to give the best we have. I’m actually looking forward to go to Croatia again. We have played in Split and one time in Zagreb several years ago but I remember the crowd was crazy! In a good way.


Zagreb is next to last on this long list of cities you're visiting. We are really looking forward to seeing you live. Do you have any messages for your croatian fans? I hope there'll be some merchandise left for us.

I’m sure there be plenty of merch left for you and I really hope you’ll give us that warm welcome like you did last time.


When it comes to Croatia, do you know any croatian bands? Have you ever visited us purely touristically?


I can't say that I know any bands from your country and I haven’t been to Croatia outside playing music but last time I went into the city of Zagreb by myself and walked around for a few hours. It was very nice!

 

Thanks again for this interview, it was really an honour. And see you in Zagreb!

 

 

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Kalendar

EVERGREY, 22.04.2019., Močvara, Zagreb

22.04.2019. - ponedjeljak

EVERGREY, 22.04.2019., Močvara, Zagreb

Zagreb, Močvara
110 kn / 130 kn

MONO, 25.04.2019., Močvara, Zagreb

25.04.2019. - četvrtak

MONO, 25.04.2019., Močvara, Zagreb

Zagreb, Močvara
90 kn / 110 kn

MARDUK, 25.04.2019., Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb

25.04.2019. - četvrtak

MARDUK, 25.04.2019., Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb

Zagreb, Vintage Industrial Bar

LENNY KRAVITZ, 27.04.2019., Arena Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenija

27.04.2019. - subota

LENNY KRAVITZ, 27.04.2019., Arena Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Ljubljana, Arena Stožice

JONATHAN, 27.04.2019., Pogon Kulture, Rijeka

27.04.2019. - subota

JONATHAN, 27.04.2019., Pogon Kulture, Rijeka

Rijeka, Pogon Kulture
60 kn / 80 kn

RAŠPA, 03.05.2019., Hard Place, Zagreb

03.05.2019. - petak

RAŠPA, 03.05.2019., Hard Place, Zagreb

Zagreb, Hard Place
Besplatno

LOVELY QUINCES, 07.05.2019., Močvara, Zagreb

07.05.2019. - utorak

LOVELY QUINCES, 07.05.2019., Močvara, Zagreb

Zagreb, Močvara

LAIBACH, 11.05.2019., Pogon Kulture, Rijeka

11.05.2019. - subota

LAIBACH, 11.05.2019., Pogon Kulture, Rijeka

Rijeka, Pogon Kulture
110 kn / 120 kn / 150 kn

DERVIŠ I SMRT - Zagreb, KD. Lisinski, 18.05.2019.

18.05.2019. - subota

DERVIŠ I SMRT - Zagreb, KD. Lisinski, 18.05.2019.

Zagreb, KD Lisinski
90, 120, 150 i 180 kn

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