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Pre-order new album

posted in September 2nd 2017

Official web-shop back in action and with it the pre-purchase of the upcoming album; "And The Battle Royale"! Get the bundle with the whole party (including new t-shirt design; "Death's Sting") or casually just pre-order the album + any shirt you want and you'll get an "And The Battle Royale" poster for free sent with your order. Thanks for your support! (Album out 10th November 2017)

Pre-order here!



Entire "Hell Frost" 2011 album up on YouTube!

posted in August 28th 2017

As we explained with our post from May this year; we intent to get as much of our music up at YouTube as possible. We humbly kicked off the initative with the “invaZion” EP from 2012. But now the entire “Hell Frost” album (2011) is uploaded, including all bonus tracks. Hopefully we can get even more up soon!

This was all made possibly by the awesome Robin Elmgren. Don’t forget to check his other impressive work at: www.robinelmgren.se

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"Pathfinder (Feat. Peter Tägtgren)" (Hell Frost 2011)


First Details Of Upcoming Album With Jonathan!

posted in August 11th 2017

Unveil First Details of Upcoming Album with New singer!

Sadly former guitarist and singer Roland Johannsson has decided to leave The Unguided, but with new frontman Jonathan Thorpenberg THE UNGUIDED have found the perfect replacement! After having released a very well received 2-track EP in December of last year, it’s time to get ready for the full-length studio album! Please welcome “And The Battle Royale” – scheduled for a worldwide November 10th 2017 release via Napalm Records!

Richard Sjunnesson states:
“We’ve without doubt sacrificed our five souls into this one. Everyone knew it would be a career defining record after the departure of our highly-acclaimed brother and we had no intensions to disappoint our fans nor ourselves writing and record this dynamic monster with innovative producer Dino medanhodzic. Everyone indeed brought their absolute A-game on this record and Jonathan over performed in every possible way whilst also bringing something completely new to the table. A table which much urgently needed it I’d say. Come November and the battle royale will make or break you!”

This is a new chapter! This is THE UNGUIDED 2017!

THE UNGUIDED incubate a heavyweight of Melodic Death Metal which will freak out all metalcore forerunners in their greatest era. Don’t miss out on all of the details and info including track listing and formats below! Keep your eyes open for more news soon!

1. Death's Sting
2. The Heartbleed Bug
3. Legendary
4. Dark Metamorphosis
5. A Link to the Past
6. Anchor Stone (of the World)
7. Manipulate Fear
8. Force of Nature
9. King's Fall
10. Nighttaker (Bonus Track)
11. Daybreaker (Bonus Track)
12. Nighttaker (Live) (Bonus Track)


But it doesn’t end there! There is more good news, as THE UNGUIDED have decided to deliver a full Live DVD with the limited Digipak version on top of this new release! The DVD captures Roland Johansson’s farewell show in Falkenberg (Sweden) with a unique 6-man strong setting of the band. This will be a killer package for sure! “And The Battle Royale” will be available as digital album download, as well as 6-page Digipak including the already mentioned bonus DVD!
 
The track listing of the DVD reads as follows:

1. Becoming Death (Intro) (Live)
2. Enraged (Live)
3. King of Clubs (Live)
4. Blodbad (Live)
5. Heartseeker (Live)
6. Green Eyed Demon (Feat. Christoffer Andersson) (Live)
7. Unguided Entity (Live)
8. Betrayer of the Code (Feat. John Bengtsson) (Live)
9. Operation: E.A.E. (Live)
10. Eye of the Thylacine (Live)
11. Inherit the Earth (Live)
12. The Worst Day (Revisited) (Live)
13. Nighttaker (Live)
14. Phoenix Down (Live)
15. Hate (and Other Triumps) (Live)
 
Pre-Orders will be available shortly!
 
In terms of excellent songwriting, both vocalists, Richard Sjunnesson and new addition Jonathan Thorpenberg, are building up a perfect symbiosis of brutal shouts and huge melodies! Stomping Industrial is gilded in heavy-handed synthesizers as a battle trophy. “And The Battle Royale”  is a must-have for all those who value pure harshness with a good portion of sex appeal!



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