Engel (band)

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Engel@ Skogsröjet 2012
Background information
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Melodic death metal, industrial metal, alternative metal
Years active 2005[1]–present
Labels Gain/Sony, Season of Mist, Trooper/Avex, Frostbyte
Associated acts Gardenian, Headplate, The Crown, Evergrey, In Flames, Passenger, Marionette, Degradead
Website Official site
Members Niclas Engelin
Marcus Sunesson
Steve Drennan
Oscar Nilsson
Mikael Sehlin

Engel is a melodic death metal band with alternative and industrial influences from Gothenburg, Sweden. They are currently signed to Gain Records/Sony.


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.[3]

On April 18, 2006, Robert Hakemo was replaced by Johan Andreassen.[4] On August 5, 2006, Michael Håkansson became the new bass player.[5] 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 June 2014, Jimmy Olausson decided to quit the band and was replaced with Oscar Nilsson.[6]

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

Engel recorded its fourth album in Creahate Studios in mid-2014.[7] which was released on November 26, 2014 [8] through Gain Music/Sony in Europe and on January 27, 2015 in US and Canada. A video for the opening track Salvation was also released at the same time.[9]

The band has shared the stage with Still Remains,[10] and toured Europe with Amon Amarth and Dimmu Borgir.[11] They were also part of Paradise Lost's "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" tour, along with Katatonia[12] and Samael.

Band members[edit]





Title Release date Label
Engel 2005 Independent
Absolute Design 2007 SPV GmbH/Steamhammer Records
Threnody 2010 Trooper Entertainment (Japan)
Blood of Saints 2012 Seasons of Mist
Raven Kings 2014 Gain/Sony


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Engel: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release - Blabbermouth.net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2008-03-05. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Engel to Release 3rd North American Album Blood Of Saints out Sept 25th — FrostByte Media Inc". Frostbytemedia.net. 2012-07-04. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ "ENGEL: Announce New Drummer And Start Recording New Album | Metal Shock Finland (World Assault )". Metal Shock Finland. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  7. ^ "ENGEL: Recording New Album, First Studio Updates Posted | Metal Shock Finland (World Assault )". Metal Shock Finland. 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  8. ^ "ENGEL: "Raven Kings" Out Now, First Video "Salvation" Released | Metal Shock Finland (World Assault )". Metal Shock Finland. 2014-11-26. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  9. ^ "Engel - "Salvation"". YouTube. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  10. ^ "Parkerad hos Loopia". Engelpropaganda.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  11. ^ "Engel Added To Dimmu Borgir, Atreyu European Tours - Blabbermouth.net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2007-09-18. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  12. ^ "Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Music - Comedy - Events - Club Nights". Wolvescivic.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 

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