March 18th, 2017
First ever live performance of new song "Dagsmeja" posted on YouTube!
The only better thing than enjoying a new song from the band is watching a video of it! The for a YouTube video of the first ever live performance of a new composition entitled Dagsmeja has been posted in our VIDEO SECTION and also can be seen below. For those of you wondering about the meaning, it can be loosely translated to English as “When the snow starts to melt”. Amazing so much can be said with a single word in Swedish!
It’s a video of a single camera, but the video quality is excellent and the sound is also good. Remember you have to change the YouTube player resolution to enjoy it at full 4K quality.
March 7th, 2017
Rained out performance during Cruise to the Edge 2017 posted on YouTube.
This is a video of the Änglagård's extra short first performance during Cruise to the Edge, once again cut short by the rain (As usual is also included in our VIDEO SECTION). This time around they managed to play two full songs (The night was super windy and messing up the flute's sounds as well) and just a fragment of a new composition never played live before and entitled "Dagsmeja".
My apologies for the crappy video sound, but the wind was implacable that night.
March 3rd, 2017
Cruise to the Edge 2017: A recap
It’s not a secret the band wasn’t specially lucky for the second time in a row. The first performance was scheduled to start at 11:45 PM and due to problems with the sound check it started way past midnight… and the mighty nature sent us the rain again… No one was ever happy after that (And “not happy” is kind of an understatement). The conditions were far from being ideal as it was also a super windy night and Anna was having the heck of a nightmare with the flute… but anyways, that’s water under the bridge now.
Next day the band played again, in the same stage, and they did a full set, despite it was shorter than the previous one would have been and they were closing the night before. It was also windy, but at least sunny and went down without major issues. The sound was also fairly good considering the outdoor venue, once again Alar Suurna managed to do some magic tricks for them to sound as good as possible.
For the rest of the experience, we had a blast. The moment when Thijs van Leer (Founding member of Focus, for those of you unfamiliar with the name) came down to the merch stage to tell the guys how much he had loved the set took the cake!. They were in heaven, specially Anna who loves Focus’ music (Don’t we all?). I was around and took some other candid shots, you might want to head out to the MEDIA SECTION to check them out.
January 14th, 2017
Änglagård officially announces first ever live video recording "Änglagård Live: Made in Norway" to be released next February 10th, 2017
Legendary Swedish symphonic progressive rock band ÄNGLAGÅRD is proud to present their first ever professionally filmed concert, set to be released worldwide on February 10th, 2017. "Live: Made in Norway" was captured at Musikkflekken, Sandvika, Norway on February 21st, 2015, marking the band's return to Norway stages after an absence of 23 years.
Edited by Martin Gustafsson, with audio production and mixing by world renowned audio engineer Alar Suurna, and art design and production supervision by band’s long-time collaborator Joel Barrios, the two-hour performance is a stellar capturing of live art through and through; a perfect testimony of Änglagård's unique take on progressive rock, showcasing their swirling, angular crescendos along with frenetic rhythms and howling mellotron, blended with truly emotional sudden softer passages.
A sonic rollercoaster of aggressive music in odd meter, subtle parts and melancholic beauty, building suspense and abrupt stops, with a wondrous interplay of sounds, this visual presentation is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Änglagård's extreme level of delicacy in phrasing and dynamic is a tough match to beat in progressive music and should hold up even in the face of the snootiest of music connoisseurs.
A promotional video has made its debut in the Official Fan Community YouTube Channel. You can also watch it by visiting our VIDEO SECTION.
January 3rd, 2017
Interview with Jonas Engdegård posted on our Media Section
Joel Barrios' interview with Änglagård's founding member and guitarist Jonas Engdegård is online. It was originally published in The Prog Report website and you can also check it out by visiting our INTERVIEWS SECTION.
October 28th, 2016
Official announcement of the upcoming live DVD / Blu Ray
Swedish progressive rock pioneers Änglagård have officially announced today the arrival of their first ever live recording in the form of a DVD / Blu Ray; alongside with the opening of their Official International Fan Club Page. The live recording took place during the band's concert at Norway last year 2015, and is expected to be released before the band embarks next February 2017 as part of the line-up of Cruise to the Edge. The band added: “Our fans have been waiting for decades to have access to recordings of any of our shows, and now we are pleased to offer them with two, one from our early beginnings and one from our present”. You can read the complete article here.
October 27th, 2016
Brand new interview with Anna, Tord, Jonas and Johan posted on our Media Section
Gunilla Härefelt just published his interview with Änglagård after the King Crimson concert in Sweden. It was originally posted in The Swedish Side Artrock website (in Swedish), but you can read the whole English translation (Once again courtesy of our good friend Emil Holmgren) by visiting our INTERVIEWS SECTION.
September 30st, 2016
Reharsal videos number 6 and 7 uploaded to the YouTube Channel
The sixth and seventh rehearsal videos have been uploaded to the YouTube Channel. You can also take a look at them in by visiting our VIDEO SECTION.
August 28st, 2016
Acclaimed Prog magazine shares the new of Änglagård headlining ROSFest 2017 and Johan Brand hints at the new record
The news of Änglagård set to headline Gettysburg's ROSfest next year have spread and the highly revered online magazine Prog feature an article about it. The article also contains the first hints for the long-awaited follow-up to the band's 2012 album, in the words of our very own Johan Brand.
Johan said: “Everyone in Anglagard is writing music now – and very interesting music. We have a lot of ideas. I think it’s going to be a very interesting album with a lot of energy. Maybe we will do a triple album. Every member of the band gets one side of the album, so I get my own side for my own song and all the other members can contribute and add their feelings and special sounds. Like a concept album.”.
You can click in the image above to be taken to the original article.
August 26st, 2016
Änglagård officially announced to wrap up next year's Rites Of Spring Festival (ROSfest) headlining on Sunday, May 7th!
It is OFFICIAL! US Fans rejoice! "We’re excited to announce that legendary Swedish band Änglagård will be the Sunday night headliner at ROSfest 2017, concluding the festival as the final band. Änglagård was one of the driving forces behind the revival of progressive rock in the early 1990’s, and it’s a pleasure for us to welcome them back to the USA for ROSfest 2017. We’re as eagerly looking forward to seeing them live as everyone else, and expect to see a packed house when we have the honor of watching them conclude the 2017 edition of ROSfest."
You can read the official ROSfest announcement here
March 31st, 2016
Another sick band jam has been released!
To celebrate the news of our involvement in the recently announced Cruise to the Edge festival, we are posting the fifth rehearsal video. Have you noticed they have been getting longer and longer? At this pace soon we will post a new song in its entirety! Our webmaster is solely responsible for the vintage film look fo this one. Now you know whom to complaint to! Take a look at the video in our by visiting our VIDEO SECTION.
March 23rd, 2016
Änglagård confirmed to appear in Cruise to the Edge, February 2017!
The countdown for the sail of the legendary Cruise to the Edge festival has started and a few handful of band have been announced, and we are happy to confirm we will be appearing again at this prestigious event! This likely will be the only live performance of the band for next year 2017 as we will be focusing 110% in the release of the new album. Do not miss our shows! Come, sail with us and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!
March 18th, 2016
New band's rehearsal video posted in The Prog Report webpage
February 26th, 2016
Third band-taped video of Änglagård's rehearsals
The long awaited third video of the series arrived to our MEDIA SECTION. The fourth album is coming along nicely... ENJOY IT, share it, like it and subscribe to the Official Fan Community YouTube Channel! More to come soon!!!!!
February 19th, 2016
Second video of new album's sessions
Rehearsals and new music compositions for Änglagård's new record keep happening. You can watch another video snippet of the band's rehearsals here. ENJOY IT, share it, like it and subscribe to the Official Fan Community YouTube Channel! To be continued!!!!!
January 30th, 2016
First rehearsal towards the 4th Änglagård's record!
Here it is! The first glimpse of which might become the long-awaited fourth album! The band has recorded a video snippet of their first rehearsal after Cruise to the Edge and we just added it to our newly developed VIDEO SECTION. We hope you enjoy it as much as the band did while filming it!. But that's not all! We also have a handful of pictures of that first rehearsal as well! Please share the video and the pics, like them and subscribe to the Official Fan Community YouTube Channel! More to come soon!!!!!