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, 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.