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Unleashed

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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 and Krisiun To Tour The US

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED will be teaming up with KRISIUN for a US tour early next year. More details are expected to be announced shortly.

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Unleased Will Not Play X-Mass Festival

Despite published reports to the contrary, Swedish veteran death metallers UNLEASHED will not play the X-Mass Festivals in Europe this year. "We are concentrating on the 'Masters Of Death Tour' starting the 3rd of November, together with GRAVE, ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER," the group writes on its web site. "The dates will be posted as they get confirmed very soon."

UNLEASHED recently inked a deal with SPV Records. The group's eighth full-length album, entitled "Midvinterblot", is scheduled for release this fall.

"We have more qualified songs to choose from than ever before, and I am very confident that this will be the best UNLEASHED album ever," frontman Johnny Hedlund previously stated about the CD. "Our mission is to create one of the most memorable records in the history of death metal!!! This one will be slightly faster than 'Sworn Allegiance'. The songs will be anthems in the true traditional UNLEASHED way and will have you screaming along with the choruses. The guitar sound will be taking a step towards brutality and grind. The drums are the closest we have ever come to recording a 'live' kind of intensity. The vocals? Well, not far away from 'Sworn Allegiance'... just add a little harshness and a slightly deep aggression to that sound and you'll get the picture right there. Expect nothing but one of the most memorable records in the history of death metal."

UNLEASHED utilized the services of stand-in drummer Jonas Tyskhagen (INCARDINE, PELLE & THE POORBOYS) for their appearance at the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland in early March after the group's regular skinsman, Anders Schultz was hospitalized following a lung-collapse.

UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", was released in 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed" was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Folkare at Chrome Studios and mastered by Peter In de Betou of Tailor Maid Productions (DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA).

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Unleashed Sign With SPV Records

SPV has announced the signing of Swedish death metal masters UNLEASHED to a worldwide deal.

Known for their skillfully penned, Viking-themed songs and explosive live performances, UNLEASHED are poised to make a major impact this fall with the release of thier eighth full-length album, titled "Midvinterblot".

"We have more qualified songs to choose from than ever before, and I am very confident that this will be the best UNLEASHED album ever," frontman Johnny Hedlund had previously stated about the CD. "Our mission is to create one of the most memorable records in the history of death metal!!! This one will be slightly faster than 'Sworn Allegiance'. The songs will be anthems in the true traditional UNLEASHED way and will have you screaming along with the choruses. The guitar sound will be taking a step towards brutality and grind. The drums are the closest we have ever come to recording a 'live' kind of intensity. The vocals? Well, not far away from 'Sworn Allegiance'... just add a little harshness and a slightly deep aggression to that sound and you'll get the picture right there. Expect nothing but one of the most memorable records in the history of death metal."

UNLEASHED utilized the services of stand-in drummer Jonas Tyskhagen (INCARDINE, PELLE & THE POORBOYS) for their appearance at the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland in early March after the group's regular skinsman, Anders Schultz was hospitalized following a lung-collapse.

UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", was released in 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed" was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Folkare at Chrome Studios and mastered by Peter In de Betou of Tailor Maid Productions (DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA).

Upcoming Unleashed dates are as follows:

August 19 - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany at Summer Breeze Open Air
September 2 - Osnabrück, Germany at Hellflame Festival

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Unleashed Release New Record In October

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album, the follow-up to 2004's Sworn Allegiance, due out in October. Band management say a new record deal for the four-piece (featuring leader/bassist/vocalist Johnny Hedlund, guitarists Fredrik Folkare and Tomas Olsson and drummer Anders Schultz) will be announced soon.

Unleashed will be playing a brand new song from their as-yet-untitled new album at the Kaltenbach Festival tomorrow (July 15th) in Spital Am Semmering, Austria.

Upcoming Unleashed dates are as follows:
July
15 - Spital Am Semmering, Austria at Kaltenbach Open Air

August
19 - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany at Summer Breeze Open Air

September
2 - Osnabrück, Germany at Hellflame Festival

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Unleash Announce Replacement Drummer

Unleashed have announced the following on their search for a temporary replacement for drummer Anders, who had been hospitalized due to a lung-collapse:

"We have now found a temporary replacement for Anders for the Metal Mania festival in Poland.
An excellent drummer named Jonas Tyskhagen willjoin us on the trip toPoland for some deadly metal on Saturday the 4th of March.
Unleashed have waited a long time to finallycome backto Poland........you'd better believe we are ready to bang heads !!!"

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Harms Way Recording Debut Album

HARMS WAY, the new Swedish quartet featuring Fredrik "Eugene" Lindgren (guitar; ex-UNLEASHED, BORN OF FIRE, TERRA FIRMA, LOUDPIPES, CELESTIAL PAIN), Mr. Dim (vocals and bass; BORN OF FIRE), Erik Wallin (guitar; ex-MERCILESS) and Stefan Carlsson (drums; ex-MERCILESS, DIA PLASMA, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, BLACKSHINE), have inked a deal with Black Lodge Records. The band are currently at White Chapel Music Machine studio in Stockholm, Sweden recording their full-length debut, due later in the year.

According to a press release, HARMS WAY "creates a fresh and heavy form of catchy stoner/metal/rock in the vein of BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and early IRON MAIDEN but with an touch of the 21st century and bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE etc. without any boundaries whatsoever."

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Unleashed Seeking Temporary Replacement Drummer

Unleashed have posted the following message on their official website regarding drummer Anders Schultz and summer festivals:

"Somebad news first, Anders has been hospitalized for about a week due to a lung-collapse. He's been through some serious pain and literally been to Hell and back.
A few days ago when I spoke to him he had a cord stuck into his lungs through the ribs for repair reasons.
The damn thing left a hole in his body that still hasn't grown together. That's Death Metal for ya' right there folks !!!
However, he is recovering and has now left the hospital with Doctors orders to keep still for a number of weeks. Obviously, he wasn't ready for Valhalla just yet........
We are now looking to find a temporary replacement only for the Metal Mania festival in Poland next week. We will keep you posted on how we succeed in doing just that.

"The good news is that Unleashed is now confirmed for the 'Bang Your Head !!!' Festival in Balingen, Germany on the 23rd of June. Together with acts like Whitesnake, Helloween and Y&T.

"Unleashed will also headline the 'Queens of Metal' Open Air festival on the 17th of June in Kleinwenkheim, Germany. We are looking forward to another deathbanging summer !!!"

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Deicide, Ignite, Cataract For Metalliga Open Air

DEICIDE, IGNITE and CATARACT are the latest confirmed bands for this year's Metalliga Open Air festival, set to take place June 16-17 in Dornbirn – Lustenau, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

BITTERNESS (Germany)
BORN FROM PAIN (Netherlands)
CADAVERES (Hungary)
CATARACT (Switzerland)
CONTRAPTION (Germany)
DARK FUNERAL (Sweden)
DEICIDE (USA)
DEW-SCENTED (Germany)
ENDSTILLE (Germany)
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS (Germany)
EXCRUCIATION (Switzerland)
IGNITE (USA)
L'ESTARD (Germany)
NEAERA (Germany)
PROJECT PEACEMAKER (Germany)
TREMORS (Germany)
TYRANTS (Austria)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
V8 WANKERS (Germany)
VENDETTA (Austria)

More confirmations will be announced soon.

The two-day ticket will cost €38 (camping included). Pre-sale starts in February.

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Unleashed Confirm Festival Appearances

Unleashed are now booked for several festivals:

Poland:
Metal Mania festival in Katowice on March 4

Austria:
Kaltenbach Open air, Spital am Semmering on July 14 or 15 (exact date to be advised)
Metalliga Open Air, Dornbirn on June 16 or 17 (exact date to be advised)

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Testament Confirmed For MetalMania 2006 Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT are the latest confirmed band for the MetalMania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ACID DRINKERS
ANATHEMA
CALIBAN
CARPATHIAN FOREST
HIERONYMUS BOSH
HUNTER
MOONSPELL
NEVERMORE
PAINMUSEUM
SOILWORK
TESTAMENT
U.D.O.
UNLEASHED

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Unleashed 'Ordered Off' X-Mass Festival

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Since the beginning of this year we have announced and promoted our confirmed participation on the X-Mass tour 2005 [with HYPOCRISY, EXODUS, NAGLFAR, WINTERSUN and FEAR MY THOUGHTS].

"According to the promoter Metallysee, Nuclear Blast Records have now sponsored the tour and also have the right to choose which bands they want next to theirs on the bill. Accordingly, they ordered UNLEASHED off the bill, scared shitless of the competition UNLEASHED would cause, or just don't like us?

"Smart move either way, and quite understandable.

"We have tried to book a replacement tour for December as announced on our website. Unfortunately, time was not on our side to do so and we will have to reschedule for next year. We will now concentrate on the final details of the upcoming DVD release and also our eighth full length album. We plan to enter the studio in January 2006."

UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had also shot their July 1 concert at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany for the as-yet-untitled disc.

UNLEASHED recently completed the Harvest Festival 2005 European tour with NILE, PUNGENT STENCH, BEHEMOTH, INCANTATION and BELHEGOR. The band are continuing to tour in support of their seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", which was released last fall through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed" was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Folkare at Chrome Studios and mastered by Peter In de Betou of Tailor Maid Productions (DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA).

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Unleashed Confirm Shows In Mexico

Unleashed are now confirmed for a few shows in Mexico in the last week of October. Dates are as follows:

Oct 28 Tijuana - Box Underground
Oct 29 Mexico City - Circo Volador
Oct 30 Guadalajara, Jalisco - Hard Rock Live

Unleashed will be playing 34 000 Ton Metal (Sweden Rock Cruise), which takes place September 30 to October 1. Unleashed will also be performing at the Metallysee X-Mass Festivals this December.

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Unleash To Film Up From The Ground Fest For DVD

Unleashed will be recording some extra material for their upcoming DVD at the Up From The Ground Festival in Germany on August 27.

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More Bands Confirmed For Up From The Ground Fest

Hypocrisy, Mnemic and Misery Index are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.

The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
Antichrist
Dark Age
Defleshed
Ektomorf
End of Green
Ensiferum
Fearer
Hatesphere
Heaven Shall Burn
Hypocrisy
Koldbrann
Misery Index
Mnemic
My Darkest Hate
Napalm Death
Path of Golconda
Primordial
Unleashed

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Unleashed Confirmed For Metal Festivals

The worldwide success of Unleashed's still hot new album “Sworn Allegiance” once more proved the cult status of this legendary Death Metalheads. The short but intense tour with In Battle and Yattering and the two shows at the X-Mass Festivals this last December presented the four piece in over-the-top shape. Furthermore, Unleashed have now been confirmed for the following festivals:

May 13 - 15(D) Gelsenkirchen Rock Hard Festival
May 21 (S) Bengtsfors 2000 Decibel Festival
July 1 - 3 (D) Roitzschjora With Full Force
Aug. 26 - 27 (D) Gemünden/Main Up from the Ground

In other news, the band also got confirmed for the next edition of the X-Mass festival tour taking place December 2005. More information can be found here.

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"Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" Details

Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:

Disc 1:

01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"

Disc 2: More...

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More 2000 Decibel Fest Band Confirmations

The sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel-festival will take place in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg) the 21st May 2005. Twenty-two bands will play on three different stages. The first confirmed bands for the festival are Face Down, Grave, Loud N Nasty, The Storyteller and Unleashed. For more information, visit the festival website at www.mfdecibel.com.

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Overkill Confirmed For ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Long-running New Jersey-based metallers Overkill are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include The Haunted, Children Of Bodom, Unleashed, Amon Amarth, Masterplan, Ensiferum and Heaven Shall Burn. More information (in German) is available at this location.

Overkill's last studio album, "Killbox 13", was released in 2003 via Spitfire Records.

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Unleashed To Headline European Tour

Swedish death metal legends Unleashed are tentatively scheduled to set out on a two-week headlining European tour beginning on November 19 in France, and is expected to conclude in early December. It is not yet known what bands will be filling the support slot.

The band just released their seventh album, "Sworn Allegiance," in the U.S. this past Tuesday (September 7) through Century Media Records.

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