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November 15-19th 2015: Cruise to the Edge, Norwegian Pearl, departing from Miami, USA
Saturday, February 21st 2015: Musikkflekken, Sandvika, Norway (tickets)
Saturday, February 7th 2015: Teatro Giovanni XXIII, Milan, Italy (tickets)
Friday, February 6th 2015: Teatro Elsa Morante, Rome, Italy (tickets)
Tuesday, December 9th 2014
Concert news! Änglagård have announced an Italian tour presented by Progressive World, Live eXperiment, and Suoni Paralleli. It starts with a concert in Rome at the Teatro Elsa Morante on Friday, February 6th. It ends with a concert in Milan at the Teatro Giovanni XXIII on Saturday, February 7th. Balletto di Bronzo will also be performing. Online pre-sale will start soon at i-ticket.it. There is also a crowd funding opportunity in order to cover the costs.
Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
Änglagård have been added to the line-up of Cruise to the Edge 2015. This means that the band will play on a cruise ship (the Norwegian Pearl) sometime between November 15th and 19th 2015. The ship departs from Miami. Check the Cruise to the Edge homepage for details (as they become available).
Thursday, October 16th 2014
Änglagård just announced the return of guitarist Jonas Engdegård. The band plans to continue as a six-piece, remarking "We are all very excited returning to the original dual-guitarist concept. This opens up for arrangements and timbers that lies very close to our hearts, as well as giving the audience all the full original guitar scores of the old songs." Hooray!
Wednesday, August 20th 2014
Änglagård will return to Norway next year for a concert with Wobbler on February 21st! The show will be at Musikkflekken in Sandvika. Tickets are available now. Some of last year's tour shirts are now available from Syn-Phonic (in S, L, and XL).
Tuesday, June 4th 2014
Änglagård were added to the line-up of the 2Days Prog + 1 Festival in Veruno, Italy. From what I can read on the web site, the band will play on September 6th, and the show is supposed to be free.
Monday, May 12th 2014
The 2-LP version of "Prog på svenska - Live in Japan" can be pre-ordered at RecordHeaven.net (release date June 20th). They also have some of last year's tour shirts in XL left. To order the 2-CD version (release date May 14th), please go to Alvarsdotter.com or ask your favourite mailorder shop.
I added a new interview with keyboard player Linus Kåse to the site. It's all about music, Genesis and socks.
Monday, April 14th 2014
Änglagård will make their U.K. debut in August at the Resonance Festival in London on August 3rd. Meanwhile, the new live album "Prog på svenska - Live in Japan" has its own page now with some additional info.
Saturday, April 5th 2014
Check out the trailer for the upcoming live album (2CD) "Prog på svenska - Live in Japan". It will be released on May 14, 2014. Preorder starts on April 28th on Alvarsdotter.com. The release of the 2LP version is scheduled for June.
Tuesday, March 18th 2014
More concert news: Änglagård will play a show in Mexico on May 23rd, 2014. Check out the Facebook event for details.
Meanwhile, the new live album (2CD/2LP) has a title: "Prog på svenska - Live in Japan". And a release date: May 14, 2014. A first review on Progulator is already online.
Thursday, March 7th 2014
Änglagård are scheduled to play at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg (NL) on April 11th. The event homepage is a bit confusing when it comes to clear information (e.g., when do they play, what kind of tickets are still available). It looks like a lot of tickets have already been sold. I only found tickets for multiple days left - but I might be wrong (maybe it's already sold out, maybe there's still plenty of tickets). I won't keep you posted, because I'm about to go on vacation. Still, I like these news!
Thursday, November 28th 2013
All is quiet in Änglagård land. Well, there is some noise because Linus is trying to tune the Mellotron. And then there is the new live album coming up, the band's second after "Buried Alive", which was released back in 1996. Some band members are positive that the new live record is better than the old one. Some band members are still trying to figure out how to write 3-minute songs. And I better stop writing this update now as it makes less and less sense.
Monday, September 2nd 2013
The last gig of the summer will be this weekend on the Melloboat, which departs from Stockholm on Friday. If you can't make it, you will get the chance to catch a glimpse of the Änglagård live experience in the near future. A live album recorded in Japan this year is currently being produced and will presumably be released through Disk Union.
If you don't want to wait, you might want to take a look at a behind-the-scenes video in Japan filmed by Erik and Linus or indulge in this extensive documentation video of this year's Baja Prog with an excerpt of "Jordrök". Finally, I found the Thieves' Kitchen family tree worth a look.
Thursday, June 20th 2013
From Änglagård's Facebook page: "We want to congratulate our drummer Erik who becomes a father again this summer! He'll be on paternity leave and can not play live for some time. Therefore, we can now proudly present the excellent drummer Jaime Salazar, who is taking over the drumsticks. Welcome to the club Jaime!"
Mr. Salazar has previously played with the Flower Kings, Karmakarnic, Last Tribe, Midnight Sun and Allen/Lande among others. You can see the previous line-up with Erik on drums in this live video of "Sorgmantel" (filmed at the Belgian gig on April 27th).
Monday, March 18th 2013
Änglagård have played their first shows with the new line-up! There are a couple of reviews of the Japanese shows, as well as pictures from Kawasaki and Stockholm online. Meanwhile, Änglagård are now listed on the billing of Ino-Rock in Poland, which will take place on August 31st this year. The band posted a complete song filmed at the Stockholm gig on February 23rd: "Längtans klocka".
Friday, February 15th 2013
A quick reminder: Änglagård will be playing in Stockholm at Bryggarsalen next Saturday, February 23rd. The band posted a rehearsal snippet of "Jordrök" over at YouTube.
On a slightly different note, there's this nice write-up of the "Epilog" album by Michael Ostrich (of ProgScape fame) that I enjoyed reading. Maybe you enjoy reading it, too?
Friday, January 11th 2013
The tenth video of the making of Viljans Öga is online: Percussion and Noise. And Mattias considering leaving the band. And huge classical drums! (aka timpani.) As mentioned earlier, all three studio albums have been released in mini LP-sleeves in Japan. They are now available in a box. The band remarked that they will be selling some copies during the upcoming concerts this year.
Tuesday, December 25th 2012
The ninth video of the making of Viljans Öga is online: Saxophone and Bass Guitar. Also, the band announced a concert in Stockholm on February 23rd next year. This will be the first gig featuring the new line-up. Tickets are for sale online.
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