Richard Sjunnesson

Official blog of Richard Sjunnesson (The Unguided)

As explosions broke in the sky

Kategori: Allmänt

Yesterday was quite an adventure! I had two objectives before I and Ella was suppose to leave for the Gothenburg gig. First priority was to change to winter tires on the car and the second one was to get my ass to the barber. But since the first snowfall caught us off guard here in Stockholm, everyone in the goddamned city got the brilliant idea to change tires… And of course I hadn’t booked any time and was forced to patently wait in a silly drop-in line at the car repair shop. So if anyone got their hopes up, that I’m saving out my hair again. I can correct you by revealing; I simply missed the barber time, hence of standing in a stupid car queue hehe. But no worries, this problem will be fixed to next gig!

Snow tires

Anyhow, the gig with Raubtier was great! It’s always nice to play in Gothenburg of course. We’ll see if the Stockholm crowd can surpass the intensity of energy at the Klubben gig next week. Since I’ve had somewhat of a change of heart and live in Stockholm now days I of course have my hopes up hehe. According to sales and interacting fans, Stockholm is by fact actually our number one market in Sweden. We’ll see if that resonates live as well next week. The Klubben gig with Raubtier is actually our debut show in Stockholm with The Unguided! Join the Facebook event if you are coming here.

Kyle Lord and his gf on merch duties yesterday

Roger showing off with his Summer Breeze artist shirt

Henric stealing focus from the photographer Robert

High-speed alien drum bunny

The stage is set


Photo by Robert Svensson

Kyle from Canada selling them merch

You might know him from the BOTC video

Now I’ll get back to the lyric sketchboard and later tonight I hope there’s some time for a peaceful evening with my dearest. The last couple of weeks have been really busy ones.


Song of the day: Linkin Park – Burn it down



Take my share of bleeding

Kategori: Allmänt

Yesterday I, Ella and our friend Mange Metal made a visit to Huset in Huddinge to stuff ourselves with as much metal as we possibly can muster. Magnus armed us with tickets, that he got from one of the young gentlemen’s in Blotting Out The Sun, which was indeed very generous. I always like to check out up and coming bands! And this format of gigs and atmosphere remind me a lot of my own “good old days”. A distant time when we pretty much played every little dwelling of Sweden. Just as long as they gave us hotdogs and fuel pretty much. I’m not saying I’m missing that, but It’s really nostalgic to visit the feeling again and to be remembered of a time, where things wasn’t as difficult as they are nowadays. Everyone was just in it for the music and fun. Anyways, there were three bands; Set Before Us, Blotting Out The Sun and Mexican Standoff. All of which executed excellent performances, keep up the good work! There’s a long road with a lot of mileage and hotdogs to go, but I’m sure all of you will love the ride as much as we did.


Mange Metal unt Punzi

Set Before Us

Blotting Out The Sun

Mexican Standoff

Song of the day: Cemetary – Caress the damned


Only with eyes of a pure heart

Kategori: Allmänt

So yesterday we checked out the parody glam metal band Steel Panther at Tyrol in Stockholm. It was good fun! I mean the music is not exactly my cup of tea, but at times the show was indeed very entertaining. I especially enjoyed the brilliant stand-up comedy between the songs and also the exaggerated acting during the songs. More than the actual music I suppose, but as said; overall good fun!


Lestat, James Hetfield and Punz, good company

Foo Fighters as opening act!

Chubby Dave Lee Roth or Skinny Vince Neil?

"If your head explodes you can't breathe!"

Tonight we’ll be checking out Blotting Out The Sun at Huset in Huddinge. I’ll get back with pictures tomorrow!


Random wickedness

Also don’t forget the Raubtier + The Unguided gig in Gothenburg at Trädgårn this Friday (26/10)!!! Check out the Facebook event here for more information and tickets.


Song of the day: Lost Horizon – Pure