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.
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. It was recorded in August 2020 in the Hillroad Records studio in The Netherlands with the help of producer Daan Nieboer.
After their LP debut in 2018, The Unslain earned the audience prize in the Dutch Wacken metal battle contest in 2019, they also released various singles in 2020 and 2022. In 2022 they signed with Rexius Records.
And now the second single comes out: "Into The Unknown".
Dutch metal band The Unslain creates an amalgam of sounds that connects classic heavy metal with more modern metal and metalcore sounds. With a broad range of influences that go from Metallica, Megadeth and Iron Maiden to newer sounds like Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Lamb of God, their eclecticism provides a great new perspective of the past.
“We like to talk about the darker sides of society”, confess the band members, reflecting on the variety of their lyrics. Exploring topics such as misery, depression, drug abuse, war and the human mind, the band goes into a great degree of detail about the dark night of the soul, the more troubling sides of humanity.
Their 2018 LP debut “We Will Battle”, displayed their more classic sound. “When we released our first album, we sat down and took a look at The Unslain and what direction we wanted to go. That’s when this idea of Modern Old School Metal was born”. This signified a turning point in their style.
The Unslain is:
Jeroen Hermsen (Guitar & lead vocals)
Bart Foppes (Guitar & screams)
Luc Builtjes (Bass)
Indy Wessels (Drums)
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