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The Unravelling

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Formed: 2008
From: Calgary, Canada
Last Known Status: Active


The Unravelling is an eclectic progressive rock/metal band from Calgary, Canada. Described by Pure Grain Audio as “overflowing with a bloodthirsty passion”, and inspired by diverse artists such as Dead Can Dance, Tool, Opeth, Nine Inch Nails, and Dillinger Escape Plan, the Unravelling's music ranges from the engaging and inviting to the aggressive and controversial (Their Tibetan protest video for "Fire Breather" went viral on Youtube with over 60,000 views). A confidante of the band remarked that "The Unravelling sounds like the illegitimate love child of Lisa Gerrard And Zack de la Rocha". SMN News says "The Unravelling have created a cult-like following", and Music Connection Magazine named them in their top 25 new music picks of 2009.

The project's founder and instrumentalist, Gustavo De Beauville, composes and records the music while singer Steve Moore (also of Inner Surge & Post Death Soundtrack) writes the lyrics and vocal parts. In order to take their music from the studio to the stage, they have recruited three other professional Calgary musicians, solidifying The Unravelling's live line up. Having moved to Calgary from Barbados in 2006, Gus spent the greater part of 2007 composing the material for the first album. "Until meeting Steve in the fall of 2008 - I had not met any musicians who were this driven and hungry for progress. He definitely inspired me to be as industrious as I could in the pursuit of music." says De Beauville.

Their debut full length album "13 Arcane Hymns", a psycho-analytical concept album in the tradition of Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Nine Inch Nails's "The Downward Spiral" and Faith no More's "Angeldust", was released May 13, 2010. The album features many reoccurring lyrical themes, particularly the theme of being buried alive and presumed dead, then crawling your way out, and "moving forward". Stalker Magazine calls the album "an excellent debut", while Pitch Black Magazine calls the album "a 13-track emotional and industrial-infused metal masterpiece". Music Connection Magazine says "The weapons-grade riffage and wailing vocals make a serious impact." The Unravelling have shared the stage with respected heavy acts such as Helmet. "13 Arcane Hymns" was nominated for three 2010 Alberta Metal Awards and topped the CJSW Metal Charts in July 2010.


Latest The Unravelling News

Below is our complete The Unravelling 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.

The Unravelling Releases Full Album Early

The Unravelling recently returned from the dead with two new singles (read all about it our recent interview here) and now months ahead of its planned release, the new full-length "Tear a Hole in the Collective Vision" is online early.

You can stream all the songs below, or grab a free digital copy over at The Unravelling's Bandcamp page.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Hydra's Heart 04:52
2. Lucky Me 03:32
3. Tear a Hole in the Collective Vision 03:40
4. Out of the Depths 04:48
5. The Fearless Seed 04:38
6. Enough is Enough 02:48
7. Master Drone 05:37
8. No One's Song 03:00
9. Revolt 04:37
10. We Have No Problems 04:19 More...

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The Unravelling Streams New Single

Following debut album "13 Arcane Hymns" (reviewed here), The Unravelling's lead vocalist Steve Moore was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. He spent the next year and a half in surgery/recovery, sending his collaborative partnership with the project's co-founder and instrumentalist, Gustavo De Beauville, into a hiatus.

Following Moore’s recent recovery from cancer, The Unravelling is now back and more focused than ever, celebrating with the menacing and forceful "Master Drone" single. Complete with new artwork from Shaun Friesen, the project is moving forward with it's own eccentric and mysterious artistic sensibility.

About the single, Moore says, "The 'Master Drone' is certain of his reality, and therefore living through an artifact. He is opinionated, and likely a respectable, ambitious member of society. He could be a motivational speaker, an atheist, a religious leader, a 'life coach' or a serial entrepreneur. He thrives within identity and strives for new identities as he grows old. He's in all of us. He represents our human programming."

Gustavo comments, "'Master Drone' turned out quite dark, heavy and to the point - I think it's gonna be a doozy to perform live." More...

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