VERY excited about this news to be honest. Evergrey have been one of my favorite bands for years but the last two albums were just OK by their previous standards IMO, and I think this shake up could be just the thing Tom needs to get Evergrey back on track. Based on what they've said about the next album (in the previous news) and who the new members are, I think it's safe to say they are headed back towards their more true prog metal days and less like the last couple, rather modern sounding records. This is added to by the fact that these changes occurred and Rikard remains - the keys were very downplayed as of late and I was worried that one of these changes would inevitably be his departure. Marcus Jidell is a killer and underrated guitarist, and as has been said before - ultimately Tom IS Evergrey. I actually am probably the most excited and optimistic about Evergrey that I have been in several years.