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Unexpect

Formed: 1997
From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Unexpect News

Below is our complete Unexpect news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Unexpect Reveal Song Titles For New Album

The End Records report that Montreal’s eclectic black/classical/technical outfit UNEXPECT have revealed song titles for their upcoming debut on the label, due out in the first half of 2006.

In a band update, spokesperson syriaK reveals:

“Greetings…
In A Flesh Aquarium will be composed of these following songs: ‘Chromatic Chimera’ (Band version ), ‘Feasting Fools, ‘Desert Urbania’, ‘Summoning Scenes’, ‘Silence_011010701’, ‘Megalomaniac Trees’, ‘The Shiver’ and ‘Psychic Jugglers (In A Flesh Aquarium)’ – an audio debauchery totaling approximately 60 minutes.

In other Unexpect news, a Canadian tour is being planned for April 2006 with Montreal mates AUGURY. Some dates are already confirmed. We’ll follow later on with more of the dates. Besides that, we still have a show scheduled on January 10th, 2006 in Quebec City, QC at L'imperial with FINNTROLL and SODOM.

Also, the band has revamped the Myspace.com and Purevolume.com sites and added MP3s: www.MySpace.com/UneXpecT, www.PureVolume.com/UneXpecT . Cheers!”

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Unexpect Nearly Finished Recording Debut

Montreal’s eclectic/classical/black metal act UNEXPECT offer up an update on the recording of their debut album for The End Records. The update comes from band spokesperson syriaK:

“Only one and a half weeks of recording left before the mix....we FINALLY have arrived at our destination after a long and rather intense trip in audioland. We're completely satisfied with the mood and feeling of the album....some heads will explode I can assure you...We're gonna play two new songs from the upcoming album at the Day of the Equinox ( www.dayoftheequinox.com ) on October 14th in Toronto....t'will be funnnnnnnnn... By the way the new album is going to be titled "In A Flesh Aquarium" and will be approximately 60 minutes in length. That's it for now!” – syriaK, unexpecT

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Impaled Nazarene Live Album News, Fest Cancelled

Impaled Nazarene celebrates 15 years with the release of "Death Comes in 26 Carefully Selected Pieces," the band's first official live album.

Recorded last December at Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland, "DCI26CSP" features 26 songs from the bands catalogue, including songs from their 7” EPs.

The album was mixed (at Sonic Pump studio) by band's own soundman, Tapio Pennanen. Mika Jussila mastered the album at Finnvox studio.

Final tracklisting of "Death Comes in 26 Carefully Selected Pieces": More...

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Usurper, Hammers of Misfortune On Nothern Lights

Chicago's USURPER and San Fransisco's HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have been added to the lineup of the third installment of Northern Lights Festival, set to be held July 2 at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival include IMPALED NAZARENE, UNEXPECT, LILITU, WOODS OF YPRES, BRAVE, THE FIFTH SUN, AUGURY, WIDOW and ENDORPHINS.

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The End Records Sign Unexpect

Unexpect, an original band rooted in the creative soils of Quebec. This metal laboratory uses many musical ingredients which correspond to the human shifting mood. Mixing elements of black, death, core and melodic metal; classical, operatic, medieval, electro, ambient, psychotic, noise and circus music with a progressive edge and an occasional jazzy touch. With a crew composed of 7 different beings, the atmosphere sometimes takes a form of symphonic proportions by its sound diversity and arrangements. Their vocal performance range from an extreme to the other as they alternate between glorious choirs; inhuman screams of deep, high, mid-growl and delirious intensity; theatrical narrations; and clean/sober sections strewn with bewitching feminine singing pleasures.

The ideas traveling in their art are related to the imagination and the inherent creative power of all human beings, subjective faraway fantasy tales, trancelike sensorial exploration, undercover denunciation of social aspects and subconscious realities. Soul-travel being one of the prime reason of music’s existence; they give attention to the individuality and personality of each song, to better sail these multiple emotional states of ours. Different destinations breathing on the same vessel. A torrent of diverse feelings, Unexpect is a band that can't be classified with a generic label, but more of a musical feeling that will take you on a journey to new places.

Since their origin, Unexpect released a full length album called "Utopia," which saw the day in 1999, critically acclaimed by many countries around the world with no distribution whatsoever and with internet as only support. A new era began for these sound-painters with the release of a new surreal opus called ‘’ _wE, Invaders ‘’ in November 2003. This EP, released on the label Galy Records in America, caused quite a positive stir with the critics and is the glorious introduction to the following album currently in progress that will smash the dull boundaries of vile standards. In May of 2004, they were signed to The End Records; a new relation that should lead their ambitions to their far reaching goals…the future is set for a coloured ride.

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Confirmed Trois-Riviere Metalfest Acts

The Canadian Trois-Rivière Metalfest has started announcing bands again for it's now annual festival which is taking place from November 5th-6th. Confirmed thus far are the following acts:

Cryptosy
Magister Dixit
Ghoulunatics
Despised Icon
A Perfect Murder
Torn Within
Unexpect

...with many more expected to round out the 14 band total. The Trois-Rivière Metalfest will again be taking place at Le Maquisart in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

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