News Blog :: THE UNGUIDED - BIG News – Line-Up Change, EP Release & Music Video Premiere!
News, news, news!
THE UNGUIDED have a whole load of news to share!OK, let’s start from the very beginning. Sadly guitarist and singer Roland Johannsson has decided to leave the band. But no need to worry, as the band has already found his perfect replacement! Please welcome Jonathan Thorpenberg, who has previously performed with THE UNGUIDED on the last tour in the camp!
To mark a new chapter and to introduce Jonathan as well as honor everyone who had been part of the band over the past few years THE UNGUIDED have decided to release a digital two-track EP, well named “Brotherhood”! And guess what? It will be released on December 23rd 2016. What a nice Christmas present, huh?
Read what THE UNUGIDED have to say about their line-up change & find a full-length statement below: “The "Brotherhood" EP initiates a complete new chapter in The Unguided universe and paves way for the upcoming trilogy of albums. Not only is it a new beginning of the band with the addition of the very gifted vocalist/guitarists Jonathan Thorpenberg, who will take over the heavy and crucial crown of Roland Johansson. But it also continues the story that's been the pivot of which the lyrics and illustrations have orbited around since formation of the band. The 2 brand new compositions; "Nighttaker" and "Daybreaker", was the first songwriting initiative after the reformation and we'll always try our best to honor our past legacy whilst keeping our minds wide open in regards to all the excellent musicianship that exist within the boundaries of this band. We love all our 7 brothers that have ever been involved in this band, and everything they brought to the table. It all made The Unguided as great as it is today. "Brotherhood" is a huge homage to their hard work which will never be forgotten! You'll always be one of us.”
“Greetings everyone! First of all, I would like to thank the band for allowing me—a person who has never been involved with a major band, been on tours, or recorded in flashy studios—to be a part of this band’s new line-up. The task of filling Roland’s part in The Unguided will not be an easy one. Not only because I have the utmost respect for him as a musician, and a human being, but also because his style of singing and playing has become a defining factor in the band’s overall sound. However, I will do my absolute best to do the old songs justice while, inevitably, bringing my own expression into them. I have known the guys in the band for almost two years now and we have developed a sort of musical chemistry that allows us to write songs that we are very proud to present to you all. This is an exciting new chapter for me, the band, and hopefully for all of you. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!”
THE UNGUIDED have already unveiled the cover art, track listing of “Brotherhood” and first music video. Check it out below:
The track listing reads as follows:
Welcome Jonathan on bord & watch the brand new music video for the track “Nighttaker” HERE!
BTW – An upcoming album with Jonathan is in the making and scheduled for a 2017 release! Stay tuned!
Give a warm welcome to Jonathan and catch THE UNGUIDED with their label mates in DEADLOCK live:
Wild Escalation During Santas Vacation
27.12.2016 DE - Flensburg /Roxy
28.12.2016 DE - Jena / F-Haus
29.12.2016 DE - Munich - Backstage
30.12.2016 DE - Hagen - Stock1