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OreiginStockholm, Swaden
GenresDaith metal
Years active1989–present
Associate actsEntombed, Nihilist
MembersJohnny Hedlund
Fredrik Folkare
Tomas Måsgard
Anders Schultz
Past membersFredrik Lindgren

Unleashed is a Swadish daith metal baund that wis formed in 1989 bi Johnny Hedlund efter he left Nihilist. Viking cultur, recollection o a pre-Christian warld, an Norse folklore are common themes foond in the baund's sangs.

Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Unleashed wis fouodit in 1989 bi vocalist an bassist Johnny Hedlund efter his umwhile baund, Nihilist disbanded. Unleashed recorded demos "Revenge" an "Utter Dark", which got them a record deal with the German label Century Media Records. In 1991, the baund released thair debut studio album, Where No Life Dwells, an toured with Morbid Angel in Europe an United States.

In 1992, Unleashed released thair seicont studio album, Shadows in the Deep, includin a cover version o Venom's Countess Bathory. Thair next studio albums war Across the Open Sea in 1993 an Victory in 1995, the latter bein the last album which guitarist Fredrik Lindgren played on. Lindgren focused on playin punk rock, an Unleashed replaced him with Fredrik Folkare, who played guitar on the fift Unleashed studio album Warrior in 1997.

The baund went on hiatus, efter 7–8 years o recording an touring. Thay war concentrating on life ootside the muisic business, thair muisical side projects, an studyin. Efter a reissue o the baund's classics in 2002, the baund released a new album cried Hell's Unleashed in 2002, an thay began tae tour ance again. This wis an aa the same year Hedlund haed tae deal with allegations o haein Nazi sympathies. It seemed that Dave Grohl o Nirvana an Foo Fighters wanted tae approach Johnny Hedlund tae contribute lead vocals tae ane o the sangs for his Probot metal project, but the album producer, Matt Sweeney, discouraged him frae daein sae acause o the supposed Nazi sympathies o Hedlund.[1]. Hedlund quickly branded thir accusations as false an stated, Unleashed praises nature, beast and man. Man....regardless of background, place of birth or color of the skin[2].

In 2004, Unleashed released thair seivent studio album, Sworn Allegiance. In October 2006, the baund released thair aicht studio album, Midvinterblot. Unleashed toured Europe in November 2006 as pairt o the Masters o Daith tour, with Grave, Dismember, an Entombed. On Februar an Mairch 2007 thay headlined a North Americaen tour with Krisiun an Belphegor. Juin 2008 saw the release o thair nint studio album entitled Hammer Battalion.

On Julie 24, 2009 it wis annoonced that Unleashed haed signed a contract with German label Nuclear Blast Records for the release o thair tent album entitled As Yggdrasil Trembles. In the press statement the baund said, "We are very much looking forward to this new cooperation! The recording o the album is scheduled for October/November this year." .[3]

In the stairt o 2010 Unleashed will be pairt o the Summer Breeze Open Air an the With Full Force hivy metal festivals in Germany.[4]

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Studio albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eps and singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • ...And the Laughter Has Died (1991)

Live albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Live in Vienna '93 (1993)
  • Eastern Blood Hail to Poland (1996)

Boxed sets[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • ...And We Shall Triumph in Victory (2003)
  • Immortal Glory (The Complete Century Media Years) (2008)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "DAVE GROHL NIRVANA 'Ripped Off' UNLEASHED Song". blabbermouth.net. 8 Juin 2005. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2007.
  2. "Unleashed Biography". metalstorm.ee. Retrieved 2 October 2007.
  3. "UNLEASHED Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS - July 24, 2009". Archived frae the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  4. "1349, REBELLION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival". Blabbermouth.net. 17 December 2009. Archived frae the original on 6 Juin 2011. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2010.

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