Legendary Swedish trailblazers UNLEASHED are offering fans a taster of their forthcoming album ‘Dawn Of The Nine’ (set to be released on April 27, 2015 via Nuclear Blast), by releasing the first part in a series of track-by-track videos. Watch the trailer featuring snippets of new tracks, here:
Main man Johnny commented further on the ideas behind the first three songs on the new album:
A New Day Will Rise:
After the great battle of Odalheim (last song on the previous album), the storyline from the book of the world of Odalheim now continues. The great war is coming to an end. The ‘third power’ that entered the scene, forced both sides to retreat with tremendous losses. The only hope now is the avenger of Odalheim and the warriors of Midgard are convinced that their time will come.
They Came To Die:
In the aftermath of the great war, many of the soldiers for White Christ saw no future in returning to their leader. Surrendering to the Hammer battalions, knowing that they would get shot down on sight seemed like a better idea. They came to die.
Defenders Of Midgard:
As time passed, the Midgard Warriors prepared for life in this new situation. A time to heal and prepare for what is about to come. With the wisdom from their past and their current strength & determination, the time has come to rise and defend what is rightfully ours. The Althing initiated a campaign to hunt down all that is left of White Christ’s rule in Svithiod and to reinstate the Hammer and the Rule of Thor.
Dawn Of The Nine was recorded by producer and guitar player Fredrik Folkare in his own Chrome Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The forthcoming album will be released on April 27, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
Dawn Of The Nine track list:
1. A New Day Will Rise
2. They Came To Die
3. Defenders Of Midgard
4. Where Is Your God Now?
5. The Bolt Thrower
6. Let The Hammer Fly
7. Where Churches Once Burned
8. Land Of The Thousand Lakes
9. Dawn Of The Nine
10. Welcome The Son Of Thor!
With their blend of melody and brutality, UNLEASHED are credited as the founders of the Viking Death Metal movement from their inception back in 1989. Twenty six years later and their riffs are still pure shrapnel and their choruses just as epic – melting uncompromising brutality with anthemic odes to Odin.
Also check out “Where Is Your God Now?”
Mastermind Johnny states:
“This song is the 4th song on our new album continuing the story about the World of Odalheim. In the aftermath of the great battle at Uppsala fields and after some time has passed, the Battalions of the World hunt down White Christ to challenge him personally. Needless to say he needs to be faced with the atrocities he is responsible for. But just like most cowards it seems that he fled to higher ground. The Hammer Battalions are ready, waiting eagerly…… Where is your god now?”