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THE UNSLAIN releases new single and video "Into The Unknown"

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Dutch metal band The Unslain returns with a post-apocalyptic tale in “Into The Unknown”, an epic song about interstellar travel. Reigniting their old school metal facet, the song’s grandiosity brings memories of classic 80’s bands like Iron Maiden, transforming their sound through a modern perspective.

Watch “Into The Unknown” below.

When questioned on the song’s topic, the band members had a specific scenario in mind, “The idea of going into space or having to flee into space because of the apocalypse is what inspired us”. The lyrics dwell on the implications of such a scenario, considering a first person perspective which also wished to portray what the band describes as a “feeling of courage”.

“Into The Unknown” was one of the band’s first songs written after the release of their first LP “We Will Battle”, the song was written by band member Bart Foppes, with some riffs and melodies added by Jeroen Hermsen and a final version developed by the whole band.

Watch the previously released ‘(In) Hell I Am’ below.

Recorded in August 2020 in the Hillroad Records studio in The Netherlands, the band enlisted the help of producer Daan Nieboer and featured singer Tracy Tchai, who the band praised, “she is an amazing vocalist with a really soulful voice”.

The Unslain debuted with the LP “We Will Battle” in 2018, in 2019 they earned the audience prize in the Dutch Wacken metal battle contest, they also released various singles in 2020 and 2022.

In 2022 they signed with Rexius Records.

The Unslain is:
Jeroen Hermsen (Guitar & lead vocals)
Bart Foppes (Guitar & screams)
Luc Builtjes (Bass)
Indy Wessels (Drums)

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