EVOCATION releases new EP, ‘Excised And Anatomised’

After releasing Illusions Of Grandeur last year to critical acclaim, Sweden’s EVOCATION has now released a new EP, Excised And Anatomised,  in North America. Featuring five cover versions of metal classics, Excised And Anatomised can be purchased at iTunes and at CM Distro on black and dark red vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 100 copies). See below for the EP’s track-listing:

Excised And Anatomised track-listing

Side 1:

1. … For Victory (originally by BOLT THROWER)

2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by CARCASS)

3. You Suffer (originally by NAPALM DEATH)

Side 2:

1. Enigma (originally by EDGE OF SANITY)

2. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by AT THE GATES)

For a preview of Excised And Anatomised, fans can listen to EVOCATION’s cover of “Corporal Jigsore Quandary” here.

All songs on Excised And Anatomised were recorded at the band’s own Evocation Studios with Dan Swanö handling mixing and mastering at Unisound Studios. The cover and layout were once again created by Xaay, who previously worked with EVOCATION on their last two studio albums. The end result not only pays homage to other death metal legends, but also acts as a tribute to the scene that EVOCATION has been part of since the band’s founding in 1991.

EVOCATION online:

http://www.evocation.se

http://www.facebook.com/evocationswe

http://www.myspace.com/evocationswe

http://www.youtube.com/evocationswe

http://www.twitter.com/evocationswe

EVOCATION premieres cover version of CARCASS’ “Corporal Jigsore Quandary”

After releasing Illusions Of Grandeur last year to critical acclaim, Sweden’s EVOCATION is now ready to release a new EP, entitled Excised And Anatomised, featuring five cover versions of metal classics! Due out digitally on September 3rd in North America, Excised And Anatomised is available for pre-order at CM Distro on dark red vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 100 copies). See below for the EP’s track-listing:

Excised And Anatomised track-listing

Side 1:

1. … For Victory (originally by BOLT THROWER)

2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by CARCASS)

3. You Suffer (originally by NAPALM DEATH)

Side 2:

1. Enigma (originally by EDGE OF SANITY)

2. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by AT THE GATES)

For a preview of Excised And Anatomised, please visit Decibel Magazine.com for the premiere of “Corporal Jigsore Quandary”:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-evocation-corporal-jigsore-quandary/

All songs on Excised And Anatomised were recorded at the band’s own Evocation Studios with Dan Swanö handling mixing and mastering at Unisound Studios. The cover and layout were once again created by Xaay, who previously worked with EVOCATION on their last two studio albums. The end result not only pays homage to other death metal legends, but also acts as a tribute to the scene that EVOCATION has been part of since the band’s founding in 1991.

EVOCATION live:

8.15-17.2013 — Dinkelsbühl (DE) — Summer Breeze Open Air

EVOCATION online:

http://www.evocation.se

http://www.facebook.com/evocationswe

http://www.myspace.com/evocationswe

http://www.youtube.com/evocationswe

http://www.twitter.com/evocationswe

EVOCATION premieres video for “Divide And Conquer” on Decibel Magazine.com

After recently releasing their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION are now ready to premiere a new video for the album track “Divide And Conquer.” To watch the video, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/video-premiere-evocation-divide-and-conquer/

If you still haven’t heard Illusions Of Grandeur, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream. To purchase Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album in various CD/LP formats.

Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”

Evocation Guitarist Vesa Kenttäkumpu Answers PMM’s Burning Questions

One of the criticisms of Illusions of Grandeur among metal critics seems to be that your sound has changed on this effort and has been described as some to be “Amon Amarth meets Dark Tranquility”. How would you respond to these critics?

I´m honored because I love those bands. I think it is a natural way for Evocation to go, we are all from Sweden and Swedish death metal is quite similar to each other in a mystical way. And of course, all of us in those bands are the same age, so we have the same background and influences I think. The funny thing is when I write a song or a melody to Evocation, there always is a little bit of Finnish melancholy in it. I never think about how it sounds, I just write songs with a feeling I have. I think it is the same thing with Olli in Amon Amarth– he’s also Finnish like me, so maybe there is a connection to the roots somehow.

What type of influence did producer Robert Laghi have on the end product of Illusions of Grandeur?

Roberto supported us when we were recording and was kind of a mentor with tips about what we should think about in the recording session. He did not get involved in any kind of melodies on the album, just how to bring the melodies to the front. Roberto was also involved when Tomas did his vocals, and he was like a psychological mentor for him, supporting Tomas all the time and testing new kinds of grooves to the songs. And of course, he did the whole sound for the album with his beautiful mix, which I really love.

What are your favorite tracks from your catalog of songs to play live and why?

I think my favorite track is from our new album Illusions of Grandeur. The song’s name is “Divide and Conquer.” This song has everything; it has a groove, suitable melodies that the listener will remember, and it has a nice solo which I like very much. I love to do solos live because you have to be focused when you are playing it and that’s a challenge for me.

If you could tour with any three bands (existing or defunct), who would be on that “dream tour”?

A dream tour would be Entombed, Evocation and Edge of Sanity.

For the death metal uninitiated, what songs/artists would you recommend?

My favorite album that will always give me goose bumps is Entombed’s Left Hand Path. This album really has an epic sound, and it has melodies which are both very harmonious and brutal in a depressing kind of way. When I heard Left Hand Path for the first time, I said to myself, “I will start a band like this.” This album got me to do death metal, and I will never regret that.

What guitar gear setup are you using for this tour?

My setup is two guitars: Gibson Les Paul custom (black), ESP Eclipse (black and grey), which I always play on. The Gibson is for fun and for recording sessions at my home. The thing is that the guitar itself is very heavy on the shoulder, which is bad when you play a lot. The guitar gives you a twisted spine. The amp I use is an ENGL Savage 120, which is really good and it has a crispy nice sound. The cabinet I use is a Marshall 1969 with 25w greenback elements. And for my solos and lead stuff, I use an effect rack TC Electronics G-major, which is good to bring up the leads live.

Favorite thing and worst thing about touring in the U.S.?

I don’t know because I have never been to the US, so that’s a tricky one. 🙂 But we would love to come to the US for a tour. Let’s see what happens in the future.

EVOCATION releases new album, ‘Illusions Of Grandeur,’ today

Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION have released their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, today in North America via Century Media Records! To purchase Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album in various CD/LP formats.

If you still haven’t heard Illusions Of Grandeur, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream.

Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
Illusions Of Grandeur
Well Of Despair
Divide And Conquer
Perception Of Reality
Metus Odium
I’ll Be Your Suicide
Crimson Skies
Into Submission
The Seven Faces Of God
Final Disclosure

Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”

EVOCATION is currently working on a new video for the track “Divide And Conquer.” Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming video coming soon.

EVOCATION Streams New Album, ‘Illusions Of Grandeur’

Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, on October 22nd in North America via Century Media Records! Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”

To hear Illusions Of Grandeur in its entirety, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-evocation-illusions-of-grandeur/

Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
1. Illusions Of Grandeur
2. Well Of Despair
3. Divide And Conquer
4. Perception Of Reality
5. Metus Odium
6. I’ll Be Your Suicide
7. Crimson Skies
8. Into Submission
9. The Seven Faces Of God
10. Final Disclosure

To pre-order Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit CM Distro for various CD/LP formats.

EVOCATION is currently working on a new video for the track “Divide And Conquer.” Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming video coming soon.

EVOCATION Launches 2nd Studio Report for ‘Illusions Of Grandeur,’ Online

Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, on September 24th in Europe and on October 23rd in North America via Century Media Records. Illusions Of Grandeur is the band’s first studio album for their new label and further proof of why the five-piece band from Borås has become a leading force in the death metal scene. The album includes 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics.

To watch the second half of EVOCATION’s studio report (created by Anders Björler of THE HAUNTED/AT THE GATES), click here:

http://www.metal-hammer.de/magazin/features/article321627.ece

Part 1 of the studio report can be viewed here.

Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.).

As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.” The track-listing for Illusions Of Grandeur is below.

Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
Illusions Of Grandeur
Well Of Despair
Divide And Conquer
Perception Of Reality
Metus Odium
I’ll Be Your Suicide
Crimson Skies
Into Submission
The Seven Faces Of God
Final Disclosure

EVOCATION launches studio report for new album, ‘Illusions Of Grandeur,’ online

Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, on September 24th in Europe and on October 23rd in North America via Century Media Records. Illusions Of Grandeur is the band’s first studio album for their new label and further proof of why the five-piece band from Borås has become a leading force in the death metal scene. The album includes 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics.

http://www.metal-hammer.de/magazin/features/article320412.ece

Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.). To hear the album’s title track, click here.

As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.” The track-listing for Illusions Of Grandeur is below.

Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
Illusions Of Grandeur
Well Of Despair
Divide And Conquer
Perception Of Reality
Metus Odium
I’ll Be Your Suicide
Crimson Skies
Into Submission
The Seven Faces Of God
Final Disclosure