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Unleashed

Formed: 1989
From: Kungsängen, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Unleashed News

Below is our complete Unleashed 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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Unleashed Posts Lyric Video Online

Unleashed has posted a lyric video online for the song "Rise of the Maya Warriors," which is taken from the upcoming album "Odalheim." Check out the clip below. Bassist/vocalist Johnny Hedlund had this to say about the song:

"After years of struggle and toil against the armies of White Christ, the Midgard Warriors went across the open sea to gather the battalions there, and to build an army big enough to fight in the final stand. At the end of the (Vinland) North American journey, the Midgard Warriors and their growing armies traveled through the Sierra Madre and into Central America to meet with the Toltecs, Olmecs, Aztecs and others.

"It seemed they had all joined forces to build a rebellion against White Christ. They were now known as the Maya Warriors. We joined for Blot and Celebrations to our common task and for life long freindship. We had now grown to be a very respectful army of warriors that set off to the European continent again..."

"Odalheim" is due out in North America on April 24th and Europe on April 20th. More...

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Unleashed Streaming New Track

Swedish death metal vikings Unleashed are streaming the new track "Rise of the Maya Warriors" exclusively with Decibel Magazine at this location. The song appears on the the band's forthcoming LP "Odalheim." The album will be released on April 20, 2012 (Europe) and April 24, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for "Odalheim" is as follows:

1. Fimbulwinter
2. Odalheim
3. White Christ
4. The Hour Of Defeat
5. Gathering The Battalions
6. Vinland
7. Rise Of The Maya Warriors
8. By Celtic And British Shores
9. The Soil Of Our Fathers
10. Germania
11. The Great Battle Of Odalheim

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Unleashed Unveils Album Art And Track Listing

Swedish death metal vikings Unleashed have unveiled the album art and track listing for the band's forthcoming LP "Odalheim." The album will be released on April 20, 2012 (Europe) and April 24, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The band previously commented on the album's continuation of the story on "As Yggdrasil Trembles":

And Yggdrasil did tremble. And during the three years of everlasting cold and darkness called the Fimbulwinter, Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers and life as we knew it was never the same again. It was Ragnarök, liberator and death. From the ashes of the old world, a new one began to take form. Here is where the story of Odalheim begins…

The track listing for "Odalheim" is as follows:

1. Fimbulwinter
2. Odalheim
3. White Christ
4. The Hour Of Defeat
5. Gathering The Battalions
6. Vinland
7. Rise Of The Maya Warriors
8. By Celtic And British Shores
9. The Soil Of Our Fathers
10. Germania
11. The Great Battle Of Odalheim More...

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Unleashed Reveals "Odalheim" Release Date

As was previously announced, legendary Swedish Viking death metal masters Unleashed have declared the title of their upcoming album to be "Odalheim."

"Odalheim" was recorded at the Chrome Studio in Sweden and produced by Unleashed guitarist Fredrik Folkare. The record will be released on April 20th (Europe) and April 24th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

“And Yggdrasil did tremble,” commented the band. “And during the three years of everlasting cold and darkness called the Fimbulwinter, Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers and life as we knew it was never the same again. It was Ragnarök, liberator and death. From the ashes of the old world, a new one began to take form. Here is where the story of Odalheim begins…”

Stay tuned for the artwork and track listing off "Odalheim."

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Unleashed Announces Title, Album Concept

Swedish death metal band Unleashed announced that the band's forthcoming album will be entitled "Odalheim" and is tentatively scheduled for an April 2012 release through Nuclear Blast. The following statement was posted on the band's official website:

"Warriors!!!

"The new Unleashed album is the story about the future of Yggdrasil and those who survive Ragnarök. It is the story of the Midgard Warriors who carry on the Viking tradition into the new world ODALHEIM, (which is also the name of the new album).

"Release in April, check in for album cover and song titles later. Johnny & The Boys"

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Unleashed Finishes Recording Album

Legendary Swedish Viking/death metal masters Unleashed have posted an update from Chrome Studios in Sweden where the band has finished recording its upcoming album.

Johnny Hedlund (bass/vocals) commented, “We are now ready with most of the recording, final vocals were done last week and we are very satisfied so far. We will now spend some real time on mixing this and creating a crushing sound. Anders just asked me if this might be the fastest unleashed album to date. I'm not sure but it's likely close anyhow.”

The upcoming album was produced by Unleashed guitar player, Fredrik Folkare, and will see a spring 2012 release on Nuclear Blast Records. Stay tuned for more information on Unleashed.

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Unleashed Begins Recording New Album

The legendary Swedish Viking death metal outfit Unleashed has started the recordings for an upcoming 11th studio album. The band commented on the upcoming release:

"The album name is still a secret - but you'd better get ready for another classic album. With their blend of melody and brutality Unleashed includes to the founder of the Viking death metal.

"Their riffs are pure shrapnel, but their choruses are epic, melting uncompromising brutality with anthemic odes to the Odin."

The new Unleashed album will be released in spring 2012 via Nuclear Blast. Additional details on the upcoming release will be announced as they are made available.

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Paganfest 2011 Promo Video Available

A promo video has been posted online for the upcoming Paganfest 2011 tour, which can be viewed below. The 2011 edition of the Paganfest tour will feature Korpilaani, Unleashed, Moonsorrow, Varg, Arafel, and Kivimetsan Druidi. Eluveitie will also appear as special guests on extended shows.

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Unleashed Comments On Winter Solstice Celebration

Sweden's Unleashed has issued the following statement about celebrating the winter solstice the Viking way:

"Warriors! The time has come for the celebration of the winter solstice, one of the most important traditions for the Viking. Come Tuesday the 21st, we decorate the great world tree Yggdrasil, and drink toasts to our friends and kin. And by night fall we gather around the stones and blot to our dead ones like so many times before.

"For those of you who have started the Yule celebrations around the 13th of December you have my utmost respect! (This was the approximate date of the winter solstice according to the Julian calendar before the year 1753 in Sweden). Continuing the ancient tradition of our forefathers, we now light the Yule fires on the 21st. Raise your horns and goblets and blot to those alike, and to prosperity in the coming year! Hail Odin! Hail Thor! It is MIDVINTERBLOT! Have an amazing Yule season!"

Unleashed also recently announced there has been a change of venue for the March 7th, 2011 Paganfest tour. The show will now take place at Rosenhof in Osnabrück, Germany. The upcoming Paganfest shows are as follows: More...

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Details Announced For 2011 Pagan Fest Tour

The 2011 edition of the European Pagan Fest tour will be headlined by Korpiklaani, with support from Moonsorrow, Unleashed, Kivimetsan Druidi, Varg, and Arafel. Eluveitie and Heidevolk will also be appearing on select dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:

3/4 - Wien, Austria - Arena
3/5 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3/6 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/7 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
3/8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
3/10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/11 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall (extended show with special guests ELUVEITIE and HEIDEVOLK)
3/12 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13 (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
3/15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
3/18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
3/19 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
3/20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/21 - Katowice, Poland - Studio
3/22 - Budapest, Hungary - WigWam
3/23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
3/24 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
3/25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/26 - Antwerpen, Bellgium - Hof Ter Loo (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)

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Unleashed To Play Pagan Fest 2011

UPDATE: The full lineup and tour schedule can now be found here.

Unleashed has checked in with the following update about playing the Pagan Fest 2011 in support of the band's new album:

"Warriors! We are proud to announce that Unleashed are once again confirmed for the Pagan Festivals. This will be the only European tour Unleashed will play on the 'As Yggdrasil Trembles' album. See you all in March 2011. The dates will be posted here soon as well as on our website."

The band's currently announced tour dates are as follows:

10/29 2010 Rockbaren/Nöjesfabriken Karlstad, SWEDEN
11/24 2011 70 000 Tons of Metal Miami, FL

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Unleashed Comments On Wacken Appearance

Sweden's Unleashed has issued the following statement about the band's performance at the Wacken Open Air festival:

"The bands were good... but the crew was brilliant! We couldn't agree more. And the Hammer Battalions present at Wacken open air were absolutely fantastic! The Wacken stage crew was as professional as always.

"The same goes for the rest of the Wacken crew who also showed great hospitality during the bands stay. Especially considering that Johnny suffered from a pretty severe pain in his back during and after the show. Again...thank you all for a great time!"

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Unleashed To Headline Metal Grandola Festival

Sweden's Unleashed has issued the following announcement about headlining Portugal's Metal Grandola festival:

"Warriors! Unleashed headlines Festival Metal Grandola in Portugal on the 12th of June! The band is looking forward to seeing as many Hammer Battalions as possible from the southern Europe. It will be a crushing night."

The upcoming Unleashed tour dates are as follows:

6/12 2010 Festival Metal Grandola
7/2 2010 With Full Force Open Air Leipzig, DE
7/10 2010 Rockweekend Festival Söderhamn, ., SWEDEN
8/7 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
8/18 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl, DE

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Unleashed Streaming Entire New Album

Swedish metallers Unleashed have made their new release "As Yggdrasil Trembles" available for streaming in its entirety through Metal Sucks. "As Yggdrasil Trembles" will be released on April 6th in North America and is currently available in Europe. The band also issued the following statement about the album:

"The new album continues on the same unstoppable path that was forged by their previous two releases Midvinterblot and Hammer Battalion, with infectious pagan themed death metal and the amazing lead work of Fredrik Folkare, while also freshly adding a few black metal flourishes here and there."

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Unleashed To Play Rockweekend Festival

Unleashed has issued the following announcement about appearing at the 2010 edition of the Rockweekend Festival:

"Warriors! Unleashed are proud to announce that they will be playing at the Rockweekend Festival in Söderhamn, Sweden on the 8th-10th of July. More information about the exact date on the website as soon as it becomes available."

Additional details about the Rockweekend Festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands include Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Saxon, Annihilator, Danger Danger, Astral Doors, and more. Unleashed also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Unleashed Streaming New Song Online

Swedish Viking death metal horde Unleashed have uploaded the title track for their upcoming release "As Yggdrasil Trembles." The song is available for streamign via their MySpace page. "As Yggdrasil Trembles" will be released on March 19th (Europe) and April 6th (North America).

The upcoming Unleashed tour dates are as follows:

3/20 2010 MINUS 30° Festival Luleå
5/8 2010 Walpurgis Metal Days Hauzenberg
7/2 2010 With Full Force Open Air Leipzig
8/7 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein
8/18 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl

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Unleashed To Play Wacken Open Air

Unleashed has been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival. Unleashed will be performing on Saturday August 7th. The Wacken Open Air festival takes place from August 5th - 8th and more details on the gathering can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include 1349, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Alice Cooper, Astral Doors, Caliban, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Despised Icon, Equilibrium, Evile, Ghost Brigade, Hackneyed, Ihsahn, Iron Maiden, Kataklysm, Overkill, Slayer, and many more.

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Mob Rule To Perform At Winternachtstraum Festival

Germany's Mob Rules have announced they will be performing at the Winternachtstraum Festival on February 19th, 2010 in Arnsberg Oeventro. Other bands confirmed to appear at the festival include Unleashed, Tyr, Dark Age, Sacred Steel, Highland Glory, Thunderbolt, and Jack Slater. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Unleashed Reveals New Album Release Dates

Swedish metallers Unleashed have announced that their upcoming full-length album will be titled "As Yggdrasil Trembles." The new album is currently set to be released on the 19th of March in Europe and on the 6th of April in the U.S.

Unleashed also have the following upcoming tour dates:

2/20 2010 WinterNachtsTraum Festival Arnsberg/Oeventrop
3/20 2010 MINUS 30° Festival Luleå
5/8 2010 Walpurgis Metal Days Hauzenberg
7/2 2010 With Full Force Open Air Leipzig
8/19 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl

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