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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.
Unleashed have announced they will be performing at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany between the 19th and 21st of August 2010. The actual date of Unleashed's performance will be announced as soon it becomes available. More information on the Summer Breeze festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Suffocation, End of Green, The Black Dahlia Murder, Undertow, Macabre, Agnostic Front, Raised Fist, 1349, Anathema, Barren Earth, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, and Children of Bodom.
Sweden's Unleashed have announced they will be performing at the Walpurgis Metal Days in Hauzenberg, Germany. The festival will take place on May 7th and 8th, 2010. More information on the festival can be found here. Unleashed's upcoming tour schedule is as follows:
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
Unleashed have announced they will be headlining the metal stage at the "Minus 30°" indoor festival, which takes place on Saturday, March 20th 2010. The Festival will occur at Luleå Folkets Hus in Sweden. Unleashed have also announced that their upcoming 10th full-length album will be titled "As Yggdrasil Trembles," and it is set for an early 2010 release.
Unleashed has issued the following statement about their upcoming 10th album:
"Warriors!!! As the winter solstice occurs on Monday the 21st this year, the 'blot' begins on the darkest hour, at midnight, Sunday the 20th. Let's drink to family and kindred! And let's make a special toast to our dead! The evening before midnight is also perfect for decoration of the great world tree Yggdrasil symobolizing our cosmology and Mother Earth. She, senses troubled times ahead.....so perhaps it would be wise to make a special toast to Mother Earth on the night of the Midvinterblot. Battalions of the world, get ready! 'AS YGGDRASIL TREMBLES'....is the name of our 10th full length album to be released early next year. We wish you all a great Yule time and an amazing Midvinterblot come Sunday night. "
Swedish death metallers Unleashed have announced they will headline next years WinterNachtsTraum Festival in Arnsberg/Oeventrop. The festival will take place on February 19th - 20th, 2010. Unleashed also recently entered Fredrik Folkare's "Chrome Studio" to record their 10th full-length album. The album will be released via Nuclear Blast Records early next year.
Swedish death metal band Unleashed has announced that they are currently in guitarist Fredrik Folkare's "Chrome studio" recording their 10th full length album. The album will be released on Nuclear Blast records early next year.
the band comments on the new album, "Musically, it will be the logical continuation from 'Midvinterblot' and 'Hammer Battalion.' Lyrically, you will recognize what has become the Unleashed trademark since more than 20 years, the combination of the past, present and future of viking struggle and way of life. A few of the songs also mark the beginning of a story never before told. More details about the album and songtitles coming soon."
As was previously reported, Unleashed's tour bus caught on fire on September 30th. Unleashed continued on their tour with a different bus. The band has now posted a video clip online of the burning vehicle, which can be viewed below. More...
Unleashed's tour bus caught fire while on their way to the sold-out Milan yesterday (September 30). The band is fine and well and the tour continues with a new bus. Unfortunately, they were not able to make it to the show in Milan, but vocalist Johnny says that they we will be back in Italy soon for sure.
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following statement about the upcoming European Paganfest tour:
"We are all packed now, doing the last checks before boarding and heading Germany for the first show of this year's Paganfest. This big European tour will start off tomorrow in München. We will tour in many European countries and hope to see many of our old friends there, and meet new ones!
"We are asked to headline this Paganfest Tour together with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter. Of course more bands take part in this great tour: Unleashed, Alestorm, Ex Deo and our old Paganfest friends Swashbuckle. During some evenings we will have special guests, like our fellow countrymen Moonsorrow and Norway’s Einherjer.
"We will keep you all updated, and hope to meet you at Paganfest!"
Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Unleashed has issued the following statement about the upcoming Paganfest 2009 changing venues:
"Please note that there has been a venue change for the PAGANFEST 2009 show in Milan, Italy on the 30th of September. The venue has been changed from Musicdrome to Magazzinni Generali."
Swedish metal band, Unleashed, has signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The band comments:
"Unleashed are proud to announce the signing to Nuclear Blast records for our upcoming 10th album. We are very much looking forward to this new cooperation! The recording of the album is scheduled for October/November this year."
Unleashed has issued the following announcement about canceling their appearance at the Unholy Fest:
"World Management and Unleashed would like to announce that unfortunately the July 24th, 2009 appearance of the band at Unholy Fest in Ostrava, Czech Republic had to be canceled due to contractual problems with the Festival."
Unleashed has issued the following statement wishing their fans a happy Midsummer's Eve:
"We wish you all an amazing Midsummer's Eve this coming weekend!
"As nature stands erected, it is a perfect time for a blot to Frey and Freya. Come lust for ecstasy and unleash the seed of man! Drink to prosperity for kindred and friends.
Let the summer solstice be the turn of the tide, a new age in which good fortune will come to you!
"Hail Frey, Hail Freya!"
New Jerseys very own pirate thrash armada Swashbuckle is set to join this years issue of Paganfest Europe alongside label mates Korpiklaani, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Ex Deo, Unleashed and Alestorm.
Also check out the new songs “Scurvy Back” and “Cruise Ship Terror” from the upcoming album “Back To The Noose,” due on July 24th at www.myspace.com/swashbuckle. Also, check out the video for "Cruise Ship Terror" on YouTube.
PaganFest Europe 2009 dates: More...
Unleashed has issued the following update about their upcoming summer festival schedule:
"Warriors of Midgard !!!
"Unleashed celebrates 20 years of Viking Death Metal in 2009! So join us on the upcoming festivals. Raise your goblets and horns in a toast to the past, and blot to Odin for victory in the coming 20 years! Unleashed will always continue to represent the rebellion against all that is false and unjust.
"Wherever the oppression still has the upper hand against our kin, they need to understand that their actions will have consequences. The Battalions of the world are growing stronger by the day.....and retaliation will be merciless.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, will make their live debut this September/October on the special edition trek of Europe’s biggest pagan/folk-metal tour, PaganFest.
Co-headlining throughout will be Finland’s KORPIKLAANI and Germany’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. Support will come from Sweden’s UNLEASHED, United Kingdom’s ALESTORM, EX DEO and Canada’s BLACKGUARD.
Special appearances will be made by Finland’s MOONSORROW and Norway’s Einherjer on select dates (marked "Extended Show" below).
Here are the latest PAGANFEST EUROPE 2009 tour dates: More...
Guillotine is now confirmed to be one of the bands in support of Unleashed's second leg of the Hammer Battalion North Tour 2009. Due to the last-minute entry into this tour, GUILLOTINE will kick start the tour in their hometown at Umea onwards.
The dates where GUILLOTINE will appear are as follows:
07.03.09 (SWE) Östersund / Tingshuset
10.03.09 (SWE) Örebro / Kulturhuset
11.03.09 (SWE) Malmoe / Debaser
12.03.09 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
13.03.09 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
14.03.09 (SWE) Göteborg / Sticky Fingers
Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:
Best albums by genre:
Extreme Doom Metal
The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise
Special awards :
The Best Drama
The Hammer Battalion North Tour 2009 has been announced, with the line up including Unleashed, Belphegor, Devian and Diabolical. The tour dates so far are as follows:
27.02.2009 (EST) Tallin / Tapper
28.02.2009 (FIN) Tampere / Yo-Talo
01.03.2009 (FIN) Helsinki / Nosturi
03.03.2009 (FIN) Turku / Klubi
04.03.2009 (FIN) Joenasuu / Kellari
05.03.2009 (FIN) Oulu / Teatria
06.03.2009 (SWE) Umea / Midnight
07.03.2009 (SWE) Sundsvall / Pipeline
08.03.2009 (SWE) Östersund / TBA
10.03.2009 (SWE) Orebro / Kulturhuset
11.03.2009 (SWE) Malmoe / Debaser
12.03.2009 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
13.03.2009 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
14.03.2009 (SWE) Goteborg / Sticky Fingers
Decadence has issued the following statement about supporting Unleashed for two Swedish tour dates in 2009:
"Decadence will join in on Unleashed's two Swedish tour dates together with Belphegor and Devian the 13th-14th of March 2009. The first show will be in Stockholm at Klubben, Fryshuset and the other one will be in Gothenburg at Sticky Fingers. This was confirmed today so more information about these shows will be available shortly. We actually thought that our next show in Stockholm would be the release party but this will be an excellent warm up for that! Prepare for some brutal headbanging!"