The chief Vikings of Swedish death metal defending their throne!
Here comes the second strike of UNLEASHED’s new album. It’s the title track of “The Hunt For White Christ”, which will be out on October 26th via Napalm Records!
Singer and bass player Johnny Hedlund explains the story behind the new song:
“After the despicable acts of terror against women and children in the South, and the devastation of the villages (as seen on the album cover), The Midgard Warriors decide to hunt down White Christ, all the way to Jorsala if need be.”
Watch the video below:
“Unleashed at their darkest and most ambitious. Raise your horns and let the hammer fall – the hunt is on!” – LOUDWIRE
“With THE HUNT FOR WHITE CHRIST Unleashed underscore their position as reliable standard-bearers of Swedish Death Metal.”
– METAL HAMMER GERMANY
When it comes to Swedish Death Metal, the traditional Stockholm way and death metal per se, there is one band you have to mention: UNLEASHED! Formed in 1989 by vocalist / bass player Johnny Hedlund, UNLEASHED have been delivering supreme death metal from day one. Dealing with Viking traditions and values, and honing their craft, they have become extreme metal pioneers, musically and lyrically, inspiring legions of other bands with their sound.
“The Hunt For White Christ” is the fourth album in the continued story line of the World of Odalheim and their Midgard warriors – a story authored by Johnny Hedlund himself, comprising of the past, present, and what Hedlund’s deems as the future of the Viking traditions and values. The album was recorded in the spring of 2018 at Chrome Studios, and does not simply mark the Swedes` 13th full-length album: it also solidifies the bands impact on history, paving the way to their 30th anniversary in 2019! Three decades of metal onslaught, and they have neither lost their bite, nor their love for pure death metal mayhem!
Pre-Order The Hunt for White Christ HERE!
1 Lead Us Into War
2 You Will Fall
3 Stand Your Ground
5 Terror Christ
6 They Rape The Land
7 The City Of Jorsala Shall Fall
8 The Hunt For White Christ
10 By The Western Wall
11 Open To All The World
4 Page Digipack
1 LP Gatefold BLACK
Deluxe Box: 4 Page Digipack, Thor Hammer Logo Pendant, Album Cover Flag & woven cut out Thorhammer/Logo arm patch & band photo card
1 LP Gatefold GOLD (100 copies)
1 LP Gatefold ICE BLUE (2000 copies)
Digipack & Album cover shirt bundle (US Webstore Only)
1 LP Gatefold BLACK & cover shirt bundle (US & World Webstore)
07.12.18 CL – Santiago / Spider Inferno Fest 2018
09.12.18 BR – Sao Paulo / Extreme Hate Festival 6
23.03.19 DE – Heidelberg / Deathfest 2019
21.04.19 DE – Munich / Dark Easter Metal Meeting
Johnny Hedlund: Bass, Vocals
Tomas Måsgard: Guitar
Fredrik Folkare: Guitar
Anders Schultz: Drums