UNISONIC – the metal super group featuring Michael Kiske (vocals, ex-HELLOWEEN), Kai Hansen (guitars, GAMMA RAY, ex Helloween), Mandy Meyer (guitars, ex-GOTTHARD, ex-KROKUS), Dennis Ward (bass, PINK CREAM 69) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums, Pink Cream 69) – have announced tour dates for Asia, with shows in Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Their schedule is as follows:
6 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Ax
7 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Ax
8 – Osaka, Japan – Grand Cube
10 – Nagoya, Japan – Club Diamond Hall
11 – Hiroshima, Japan – Club Quattro
13 – Taipei, Taiwan – venue tba
15 – Seoul, Korea – V-Hall
Go to this location for ticket links and Unisonic’s complete tour schedule for 2012.
As previously reported, Unisonic have been nominated in three categories for the Metal Hammer Germany Awards. They include:
- Best German Band
- Best Debut Album
- God Of Riffs
Fans are able to vote for Unisonic here. The award ceremony will take place on September 14th in Berlin, Germany. More details will be available soon.
Unisonic will release their self-titled album in North America on May 22nd via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records.
See Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen discuss the band in the video interview below:
The new Unisonic album features 11 tracks, plus a bonus live version of Helloween classic ‘I Want Out’ only available on the domestic edition, cover art by Martin Häusler (MEAT LOAF, Gotthard, Helloween, MOTÖRHEAD), and marks the first musical union between Kiske and Hansen in 23 years.
‘Never too Late’
‘Never Change Me
‘King For A Day’
‘No One Ever Sees Me’
‘I Want Out’ (Live)
Unisonic released its debut EP, Ignition earlier this year. After the addition of Hansen to the group’s lineup in early 2011, Unisonic continued the songwriting process for its debut release, incorporating Kai’s talent for writing great anthemic rock songs into its existing material. Hardly Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 3, the Unisonic collective effortlessly fuse the many sides of heavy music they know and love. The band’s music is versatile and takes a broad approach to heavy rock without sacrificing the power and strong, catchy melodies that characterized the band members’ previous projects.
Check out the band’s video for album opener/anthem ‘Unisonic’, directed by Häusler in Heidelberg, Germany, below: