Engel (band)

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Engel
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Melodic death metal, alternative metal, industrial metal
Years active 2005[1]–present
Labels Season of Mist, Trooper/Avex, Frostbyte
Associated acts Gardenian, Headplate, The Crown, Evergrey, In Flames, Passenger, Marionette, The Haunted
Website Official site
Members Niclas Engelin
Marcus Sunesson
Steve Drennan
Jimmy Olausson
Mikael Sehlin

Engel is a melodic death metal band with alternative influences from Gothenburg, Sweden. They are currently signed to French label Season of Mist.

History[edit]

Engel released their debut album Absolute Design through SPV GmbH/Steamhammer on October 31, 2007. The album was released in North America on May 20, 2008.[2]

Their second album, Threnody, was finished by the end of 2008, but due to issues with their former label, SPV GmbH, the release was delayed. On April 7, 2010, Threnody was released in Japan through Trooper Entertainment. The album was released on the music streaming service Spotify on November 8, 2010, and in Europe on the same date, through Season of Mist. Threnody was released in North America on January 11, 2011, also through Season of Mist.

Their third album, Blood of Saints, was released in Japan on April 15, 2012, through Trooper Entertainment. It was later released in Europe on May 18, 2012, and in the United States through Frostbyte on September 25, 2012.[citation needed]

On April 18, 2006, Robert Hakemo was replaced by Johan Andreassen.[3] On August 5, 2006, Michael Håkansson became the new bass player.[4] On August 14, 2008, Håkansson left the band to pursue other opportunities. Steve Drennan (Amon Amarth) took over playing bass during November 2008. During 2010, the band replaced their drummer, Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen with Jimmy Olausson, who also plays drums for Marionette.

In mid-2012, Engel performed at several festivals in Europe, and led their first headlining tour, also in Europe. In late 2012, Engel is touring Sweden and Finland.[citation needed]

The band has shared the stage with Still Remains,[5] and toured Europe with Amon Amarth and Dimmu Borgir.[6] They were also part of Paradise Lost's "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" tour, along with Katatonia[7] and Samael.

Band members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Niclas Engelinguitar (2005–present)
  • Mikael Sehlin – vocals (2013–present)
  • Marcus Sunesson – guitar (2005–present)
  • Steve Drennan – bass guitar (2008–present)
  • Jimmy Olausson – drums (2010–present)

Former[edit]

  • Magnus "Mangan" Klavborn – vocals (2005–2012)
  • Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen – drums (2005–2010)
  • Robert Hakemo – bass guitar (2005–2006)
  • Johan Andreassen – bass guitar (2006)
  • Michael Håkansson – bass guitar (2006–2008)

Discography[edit]

Title Release date Label
Demo 2005 2005 Independent
Engel 2005 Independent
Demo 2006 2006 Independent
Absolute Design 2007 SPV GmbH/Steamhammer Records
Threnody 2010 Trooper Entertainment (Japan)
Songs of the Dead (EP) 2012 Seasons of Mist
Blood of Saints 2012 Seasons of Mist

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