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The Unguided music on YouTube!

posted in May 26th 2017

There's a lot of request about our music on YouTube since some countries does not really rock Spotify nor iTunes (or similar platforms) and in those cases the digital availability of our songs is not as good as we'd like it to be.
I know we've been a bit bitchy about our music on YouTube in the past. But since it's a bit different climate now and YouTube is in fact regulated by associations like STIM (Swedish Performing Rights Society) there's no reason for us to go into "Lars Ulrich"-mode at all. Sorry for any previous inconvenience!

We will set this off in a quite modest fashion and begin this initiative with the "invaZion" EP from 2012 (already online as we speak). Shortly hereafter we'll upload the "Hell Frost" debut album in its entirety for everyone to enjoy.
Robin Elmgren have helped us to make the visuals a bit fancy for this format. We really appreciate his help! Check his other awesome work at: www.robinelmgren.se

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"Eye of The Thylacine" (invaZion EP 2012)


STUDIO UPDATE – VOCAL RECORDING, THE "CYAN” ALBUM

posted in May 21th 2017

It’s been some eventful past days in Radionika Studios (Stockholm), to say the least. Dino Medanhodzic (the producer), Jonathan and I have diligently collected all our sweat, blood and tears in a gorgeous unguided-cocktail on those insignificant amount of square meters during well over 60 hours. And I’ve just now kind of landed back in life again from this very intense, creative and soul-emptying week. It’s indeed been long daily sessions and the few hours I’ve spent at home have just been functionality wise to sleep, eat (and to do my hearthstone quests hehe) basically. It’s no overstatement that after I laid down the last scream on the album yesterday I felt completely done as a human. But now when I regained some of my objectivity back and is listening to the rough fruit of our “hard labour”, it’s safe to say that you won’t be disappointed. This is good. This is in fact really good!

I didn’t spend a lot of time with the instrumental work until I got back from Spain and started to write the lyrics some 2 weeks ago. Getting more and more familiar to the songs it struck me then that there’s indeed new elements in the music and that it felt a bit adventures and exciting while still having the same integrity as the songs from the past three albums. There’s some really heavy stuff, and there’s the “standard” The Unguided songs that you all love, but there’s also some completely new aspects. I’m not even sure how we managed to get it together in this fairly short period of time and I don’t really remember how I got all the lyrics done during that week after my Spain vacation either, but all of a sudden all the pieces of the puzzle was in their correct place and all that I wanted to say with the album, lyrically, was right there.
Save from the “Brotherhood” EP I’ve not done much studio work with Jonathan or Dino in the past. So we needed to establish our method, like with every new individual you work with. It’s always a bit hard to say what that method is going to look like until you go in there and everyone start to do their thing. But I think we found a good way of working relatively early and they are both really pleasant to spend time with also in a studio environment. Towards the end of the week Jonathan and I joked about how we repeatedly came back to the same comment patterns, like two broken records, after a lot of takes. When he sang a part I always said: -“Don’t forget to do the one octave down harmony!”, whilst after my takes, he always asked: -“Can we try to do the screaming rhythm a bit more straight forward?” haha. Dino is an excellent producer and managed to get the best out of us without being “pushy” in any way. Very humble, but still attentive and there’s nothing that slips his eagle-eyes and bat-ears! Jonathan over-performed in every possible way on this record, both instrumentally and singing-wise. I’m so proud and impressed by his work on this album and can’t wait for everyone to hear it eventually.

Lastly I just want to thank everyone in the band that have worked extremely hard for this album. It’s a real honor to be among such amazing musicians and wonderful people. Everyone knew that this was a really important album and it’s been breathtaking to see how everyone just poured their soul into it in that regard.
Yours faithfully

/Richard



FIRST LEGACY SHOW WITH ROLAND JOHANSSON

posted in March 6th 2017

Just 2 weeks left until the very special celebration show in Falkenberg (Sweden). For a night you'll see Roland back behind the mic and guitar. We can assure you that the evening will be decked out with a lot of surprises and you really don't want to miss this!

More information can be found under "tour dates".

Ticket link: 
http://burl.nu/gmlk7v




NEW VIDEO "NIGHTTAKER"

posted in December 10th 2016




LINE-UP CHANGE

posted in December 10th 2016

"I suppose we owe you an explanation?

First and foremost; this is not going to be easy for anyone. It's actually going to be weird, awkward, and strange for all parties, including you, the fans. I'll try to walk you through it the best I can. You know all too well, that we are no strangers to our past. Neither are you. You have, in fact, been very clear about that detail. Perhaps we have been looking a bit too much in that direction as well. Perhaps we haven’t? Actually, it just might have been the energy that got this band to the point where it is today. I don’t think that it’s unlikely our progress was based on the lessons of old. They taught us awareness, and they made us visualize obstacles ahead before they even became a threat right in front of us.

But by now you understand that about us. We don't really leave the past behind. And we don't leave our brothers behind, nor do we abandon them. They will never be individuals to forget. They were a part of the machinery that made us. They are represented in all our history, and thus their spirit is essential to any present or future form of this band. We love them as individuals, and we love them as friends, even if we had our differences at times. (Who doesn’t? We’re only human…) However, in our case, our differences always have been our strength. It made us dynamic and diverse. We’ll always honor whoever is involved in The Unguided the best we can, and we will cherish the time we had together..."

READ THE FULL STATEMENT AT FACEBOOK
http://richardsjunnesson.blogg.se/2016/december/the-unguided-line-up-change.html