THE UNGUIDED — the new project featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals) and Roland Johansson (vocals), along with current SONIC SYNDICATE guitarist (and Richard’s brother) Roger Sjunnesson — will make its live dbut at this year’s edition of the Getaway Rock festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 in Gävle, Sweden.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALICE COOPER, AURA NOIR, BLOWSIGHT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, DEATH ANGEL, DESULTORY, DOCTOR MIDNIGHT AND THE, MERCY CULT, ENTOMBED, EVERGREY, F.K.Ü., GHOST, GRAVEYARD, HELLYEAH, IMMORTAL, KREATOR, MARDUK, NIFELHEIM, OPETH, PAPA ROACH, SONATA ARCTICA, THE UNGUIDED, VOMITORY
For more information, visit www.getawayrock.se.
THE UNGUIDED will release a two-track digital and physical single entitled “Nightmareland” later this month. The artwork for the single was created by the very talented graphic artist Kuang Hong from China, Beijing and can be seen below.
Commented Richard: “We already have about ten songs in the pipeline for the album and everything sounds really awesome! I will assure you it sounds nothing like the ‘new’ SONIC, and the people who liked the classic SYNDICATE will be familiar with the take on these songs, for sure. I don’t think we ever wrote this many songs in such a short period of time. And I believe it’s the fruit of having creative freedom and loving what we do — it certainly has upped the pace.”
Regarding THE UNGUIDED‘s touring plans, Richard said, “THE UNGUIDED won’t be a touring band in the terms of what SONIC SYNDICATE was. We will focus on random gigs and festivals when it comes to live shows. Touring was what made Roland quit in the first place, and I have no intentions of letting history repeat itself.”