Shortly before Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED release their new studio album, No Sign of Life, the Einherjar legions of Asgard release their third single, “You Are the Warrior!”, talking about struggles in the life of a true warrior. This is another musical weapon in trademark UNLEASHED fashion – true old school death metal, transferring Viking values into modernity!
The new single is accompanied by an official performance video transforming the intensity and force of the song and the story behind it. The visual makes you dive deep into the song and transforms the strength of an UNLEASHED live show.
Johnny Hedlund on the story behind “You Are the Warrior!”:
”In the battle of life there will be moments, for the Warrior, when the whole world seems to be against you. When pain and suffering is at its peak and everything is pitch black. This is the time to recall the reason for the struggle, and to remember those before you, their resolve and will of steel. You aim for the most noble deed of all and strive toward greatness, the highest of all ideals. That…is the call to Odin.
As you sail into the great unknown of life, the great adventure, there will be dark clouds on the horizon, and know that sooner or later the winds will die down, and YOU will need to ROW. That…is the hour of the Midgard Warrior.
It is then your time to bear the axe of responsibility, and the shield of protection for those who cannot protect themselves. Your forefathers’ battle is over, this is now yours! You are the Warrior! And You FIGHT!”
UNLEASHED is led by founding frontman Johnny Hedlund, and features drummer Anders Schultz and two guitarists Tomas Måsgard and Fredrik Folkare – delivering and defining supreme death metal for over 32 years. On No Sign of Life, the band formed of Viking descendants transports the listener straight into an outraging battle with 11 forceful tracks that revive the essentials of death metal, facing the sheer brutality of war. UNLEASHED are back to defend their throne, forging another wrecking machine that continues the marvelous legacy of Vikings.
The silence gets crushed right within the first notes of the album opener “The King Lost His Crown” and invents a paving rage that leaves you no time to catch your breath during its entire playing time. Bare boned screams are accompanied by epic shouts praising Odin and heavy guitar riffs as the journey of clashes continues in “The Highest Ideal”, until the album reaches its glorious peak with “Here at the End of the World” as a fading hymn for the victorious march that leaves the battlefield behind in ashes.
The Chief Vikings of Swedish death metal leave no doubt that they are still true to their roots after 32 years of existence. UNLEASHED proves that they indeed are and will stay the unchallenged leaders of Sweden’s death metal forefathers!
UNLEASHED on the album:
“It is our hope that our warriors all over the world will enjoy the new album just like they have our previous ones. We have, as always, tried to stick to our roots while testing our steel to develop the genre of Viking Death Metal even further.
Johnny & The Boys“
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No Sign Of Life track listing:
1. The King Lost His Crown
2. The Shepherd Has Left the Flock
3. Where Can You Flee?
4. You Are the Warrior!
5. No Sign of Life
6. The Highest Ideal
7. Midgard Warriors for Life
8. Did You Struggle with God?
9. Tyr Wields the Sword
10. It is Finished
11. Here at the End of the World
No Sign of Life will be available in the following formats:
LTD Wooden Box Edition
1LP DieHard Gatefold GOLD
1LP Gatefold MARBLED RED WHITE
1LP Gatefold CLEAR GREEN
1LP Gatefold BLACK
Digital Full Length Album
10.12.21 NL – Eindhoven / Eindhoven Metal Meeting
07.01.22 CH – Zurich / Meh Suff Winter Festival
13.02.22 UK – Brimingham / Hammerfest 13
26.02.22 UK – London / Electric Ballroom
05.03.22 SE – Gothenburg / Monument
28.05.22 DE – Haag / Bavarian Battle Open Air
09.07.22 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz Open Air
14.07.22 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head Festival
16.07.22 SE – Gävle / Gefle Metal Festival
06.08.22 RO – Rasnov / Rockstadt Extreme Fest
Johnny Hedlund – bass, vocals
Anders Schultz – drums
Tomas Måsgard – rhythm guitar
Fredrik Folkare – lead guitar