THE UNGUIDED surprise with 616 digital EPs; Music videos + Documentary streaming
Swedish melodic death metal band, The Unguided, jump in with an unexpected release – their new digital EP, 616, released today. Tracing their own history, the salient Swedes offer this collection of reimagined and re-recorded versions of their most beloved songs from their incredible musical catalog. Bringing back their notorious, angry and energetic sound, 616 promise a fresh start without neglecting their heavy roots. Their legacy stands on its own, placing their unique fusion of melodic death metal, metalcore and electronic sounds at the pinnacle of the genre.
In their new video, The Unguided takes fans on a tantalizing behind-the-scenes look that not only includes new videos for “Iceheart Fragment” and “Unguided Entity,” but also gives a deeper look into its members and production. Unabashed and rebellious as usual, they release reimagined versions of their most beloved works, strutting around with haunting screams and epic riffs to create explosive soundscapes. Always caught in the heat of the action, this documentary lights a fire like no other.
The unguided on 616:
“Hands down one of the proudest moments of my time on The Unguided! Everyone’s performance is top notch and the production turned out to be excellent. I can’t wait to play these songs live in the future!” -Jonathan Thorpenberg
“So excited to finally share these beloved Unguided classics!! We’re super happy with the results and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them. So close your TikTok, give it a listen, and drop us a comment RIGHT NOW -Roger Sjunnesson
“The original versions were stellar, but it’s breathtaking to finally unlock the true potential of these songs, enjoy them in a modern 2022 production, and play with the decade of experience this band has archived.” -Richard Schill)
Watch the videos below.
After forming in 2010, the Nordic heavyweights – all of whom are former members of Sonic Syndicate – prove their metal expertise time and time again. Pushing the boundaries left and right, they continually develop and improve their own sound, significantly and relentlessly shaping the scene. With their explosive yet brutally honest sounds, The Unguided rush forward without fear, following only the beat of their own drum: louder, faster, but always precise.
The four re-imagined and re-recorded tracks that encompass 616 show The Unguided’s never-begun stagnation. From songs like 2012’s “Phoenix Down” to 2017’s “Iceheart Fragment,” they embark on a sonic journey to reaffirm their own heritage. Delighting in their own anthems, “Unguided Entity” offers worthy instruction in their works and explosive soundscapes, culminating in “Eye of the Thyclavine” – the EP’s final song. The Unguided prove time and time again that they are here to leave a lasting impression and bring the scene back to the roots of modern metal!
List of tracks 616:
“Ice Heart Fragment”
“Eye of the Thylacine”
The unguided are:
Jonathan Thorpenberg – Vocals, Guitars
Richard Sjunnesson – Vocals
Roger Sjunnesson – Guitars
Richard Schill – Drums
(Photo – Patrick Ullaeus)