Richard Sjunnesson

Official blog of Richard Sjunnesson (The Unguided)

Are you stronger on this earth?

Kategori: Allmänt

Much things coming your way! The most spectacular happening at the moment, might be the Inception music video and single release. Check out the video right here:


The Unguided - Inception

The music video was directed by 11Frames Productions and the 10 sketches in the clip was made by Kuang Hong. You can check all the sketches out here. Here's also some behind the scene pictures that wasn't posted before.


Making the end scene walk

 


Trying the robot costume


Prisoner scene, same hangar as BOTC performance shots


Human experiment scene


Trying the lazors, pewpew

Here's the lyrics to the song:


"If death is the winner of every war, then it's death that I'll have to become..."


:: INCEPTION ::

As I readied my time-worn shield
And entered my old crown
I knew what had to be done
(What had to be done)
I was not plucked by the heavens
to be trained as a warrior
I was created knowing only war

IF DEATH IS THE WINNER OF EVERY WAR
THEN IT
S DEATH THAT ILL HAVE TO BECOME
BLACK ON TRACK, THROUGH THE GLOOM WE SOAR
THE END OF THEIR TYRANNY HAS BEGUN
ARISE MORTALS, LIKE A FLOOD OF VENGEANCE
BECOME THE LEVIATHAN, WHICH NOTHING CAN SHUN
THERE WILL BE NO HINDRANCE, ONCE THEIR TASKMASTER FALLS
AND THAT
S WHEN JUSTICE WILL BE DONE

If your hearts were really broken
You would all be dead
So even if your souls are crushed 
You must comprehend
That these could be your last days
Time is running short
Follow the song of the Angel cleaver
And let my dark wings fortify you

IF DEATH IS THE WINNER OF EVERY WAR
THEN IT
S DEATH THAT ILL HAVE TO BECOME
BLACK ON TRACK, THROUGH THE GLOOM WE SOAR
THE END OF THEIR TYRANNY HAS BEGUN
ARISE MORTALS, LIKE A FLOOD OF VENGEANCE
BECOME THE LEVIATHAN, WHICH NOTHING CAN SHUN
THERE WILL BE NO HINDRANCE, ONCE THEIR TASKMASTER FALLS
AND THAT
S WHEN JUSTICE WILL BE DONE

Fire burns many things, but it cannot touch a shadow
Let them run, let them hide, we will always be close behind
We will always be close behind

Justice will be done
Justice shall be done


 

The single artwork was also made by Kaung Hong. And is a bit of a revamp of an old artwork concept idea for the song "Jailbreak", which the sci-fi artist; Tom Weighil, began work on, almost 10 years ago. But never finished and sadly it was also never used. Since the motive worked really well with the current story, I decided to breathe new life in it with Kuang Hong's brilliant skills. After all, nostalgia is a welcome guest in our minds every now and then.


Tom Weighil's early sketch / Kuang Hong's finished illustration

 

There's also bundles to be pre-ordered of the new album! Both our own official web shop and Napalm's shop offers a lot of goodies. From the official shop, you can select between: Pack I, Pack II, Pack III.

 


Fragile Immortality Pack I - Machine Edition


Fragile Immortality Pack II - Wraith Edition


Fragile Immortality Pack III - Fallen Angel Edition
 

We've finally decided to make a hoddie (which you can find in pack III) and also a girly shirt, which we haven't had available before. Hope you like the new designs!

 


Fragile Immortality girly tee
 

The listening party is just a month away, hope we can meet as much fans as possible during this unique event in Stockholm. Get your tickets here.

 


Join the Facebook event
 

There's some other video features recently, check them out here:




Merry Xmas from The Unguided


Headbangers Latinoamerica greeting

I've celebrated Xmas at the west coast of Sweden in the deep woods of my mother's house. Was nice to meet some kindred again, since that's a rare occasion here in Stockholm. Hope everyone had great holiday celebrations!

 


Walking mom's stupid dog


Lovley Xmas tree


That creature again...


Super nice Xmas gifts!
 

Lastly some recent pictures from my everyday life.

 


Russian clock from Lilia. Thank you!


New fav beer; Narwhal (The jedi of the sea.)


3 years anniversary with my babe


Xmas coffee


Xmas shopping in Stockholm


"Headbangers latinoamerica" kitchen recording


Eye surgery :S eww


"Hobbit II - The Desolation of Smaug" at the cinemas


Heaven Shall Burn sweat pants, loving them!


Merry Xmas!!!
 
Song of the day: The browning - bloodlust

/Rich

With both your feet on the ground

Kategori: Allmänt

First everything is veiled in secrecy, there's practically nothing for ages, and then everything just comes at once? Flooding your brains, like a dam being blown with a dusted off; teleforce, straight from Nikola Tesla's very own attic. The questions were many, and still is, but at least there's a couple of answers out there as of now! And hope you've liked what you've discovered so far. Some have analyzed more than others and some people will just have to wait until the actual release to understand the complexity of this coming album. Because it's going to be one hell of a journey for you, I'll assure you that!

 


The Unguided - Fragile Immortality, photo by: Linus Pettersson

So; "Fragile Immortality", The Unguided's upcoming sophomore album. A contradictory and mysterious name, yet very meaningful. It's delicately tied to the present of this world, the actual story and our own current situation. I'm not really going to dive deeper into the subject, since I want you to walk down the road and explore it yourself eventually.  I will however beg you to support our campaign and pre-order this beast of an album. Obviously we have been bragging about our very dedicated hordes of fans to the label, and this is a golden opportunity for you to once again show your muscles, and allegiance to what we are trying to archive here, together.


"If death is the winner of every war, then it's death that I'll have to become..."

"Fragile Immortality" will be out via Napalm Records at the current dates:
Jan. 31 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux
Feb. 05 - Spain, Sweden, Norway
Feb. 03 - Rest Of Europe
Feb. 11 - USA/Canada
 

Here are some pre-order solutions for the Fragile Immortality LTD/Digipack CD:
Sweden: Bengans, Sweden Rock SHOP, Ginza
Germany: EMP.
Austria: Napalm Records.

 

If you are looking to buy the strictly limited THE UNGUIDED - Fragile Immortality/PURPLE 2-LP Gatefold vinyl; this URL is your best friend.

 


"Inception" music video
 

Here's a look at the track list of the album:
1. Inception
2. Defector DCXVI
3. Granted
4. Eye Of The Thylacine
5. Unguided Entity
6. Carnal Genesis
7. Enforce
8. Blodbad
9. Only Human
10. Singularity
11. Oblivion
12. Deathwalker (Feat. Hansi Kürsch)*
13. Unguided Entity (Zardonic Remix)*
14. Deathwalker (Zardonic Remix)*
15. When All The Seraphim Cry (Zardonic Feat. The Unguided)*

* = Bonus track on LTD/Digipack CD

Some fans have been really cleaver about this and posted me those pictures. I'll be sure to post the "Hell Frost" version as well since it's kind of a fun thing! Thank you, Козлов Кирилл for sending those in.

 


"Fragile Immortality" refrences


"Hell Frost" refrences

There's been a lot of questions regarding package solutions (album + t-shirt + poster,) and we did not have it ready for the pre-order launch unfortunately. But both the band and Napalm is working hard to get that up asap. So please be patient!


Exclusive "Listening Party" t-shirt
 

Regarding the music video and single release of "Inception", the single will be out on December 20th (unfortunately North America have to wait until January 21st,) so that's a nice Xmas gift from us to you as well! About the video, 11Frames Production is working hard to get it ready in time, but since it's a massive production; it just will have to take the time it need! To sate the hunger already now, we've released this trailer of the video:


"The Unguided - Inception" music video trailer

On top of all this, we are dying to see you at our "Listening Party" in Stockholm at 25th of January. You can buy your tickets here and also be sure to join the event here, for more information.


Can't wait for this day to meet you all!
 

So that's that! We've also recently been having two gigs. Let's start with some pictures from the Falkenberg headline show. It was a glorious event! And it was the first time we ever played the new track "Blodbad". Which the audience seemed to enjoy greatly! Thanks for coming out to support us, and hope we can do this to a nice tradition, in the very hometown of the band. Was also awesome to share the stage with the people we grew up with in A Silent Escape and What Tomorrow Brings, there was so much love! Million of thanks to Rossi the metal titan and his crew for making this evening possible.

 


Soundcheck! Rille and his "spacebar" presser slave


Our number one fan frontrowing on the soundcheck!


Mr. Johansson


What Tomorrow Brings soundcheck


Mother, tell your children not to walk my way!


Almost show time!


Stage is set


And it's on!


Gentlemen; destroy!


Hold the line


Rawwr!


Roger is doing his special moves


Rille bombing those drums


Best fans in the world <3


616 in action


Was an awesome show 
 

The night before the Falkenberg gig we had a onslaught in Huskvarna as well with our friends in Amaranthe. This was obviously a great evening as well and we had good fun with both old and new fans! Huge thanks to Cat Cooke who was glued to merch duties those two nights. Also bless Dead By April for letting us borrow this wonderful person! And wicked hails to Lilia Krylova, for coming all the way from Russia to attend to those two shows. As well as giving us lovely parcels. Thank you!

 


Guitar engineering


Happy Roland on soundcheck


Serious Sam


Larry the looner


Unleash the fury


Rechyyy and his friend was here!


Wait for it...


It's on!


Captain Morgan move


Hank the tank and Rollebolle


Cuts & Stiching it up


All hail the true lord

I've been checking out some shows myself just recently. Ella and I got to see Black Sabbath in Stockholm with our friends Magnus and Anna. Was a really good evening, and I can't believe those guys still can hit the stage full-on and make a awesome show! Thanks Anna for the tickets, we will honor your kindness in best way possible!


Some sushi and beer before the show


At Friends Arena


Support band; Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats


Lost my count, but looked like more people than on The Unguided shows!


Bromance


Sabbath on stage


Ozzfather


Iommi shredding it up


Geezus Christ
 

We also went to see Soilwork at Fryshuset some weeks ago. By no doubt the best show I've seen 2013, so that was just awesome! If you get the opportunity to check them out during their current tour, cease the chance, since it's just a brutal show!

 


When you see this guy on shows, you know eveything will work smooth!


Support; Manowar


Support II; Keep of Kalessin


Soilwork


Björn was on fire!


New line-up was wicked


Skull of Gul'dan

And to the life matter! All is well, I had a small toss of stomach illness the last week. But that gave me the chance to finish the campaign in Starcraft II: Heart of Swarm, so no damage done! hehe Great story that. I really enjoyed it. Hope you all have a good time in those stressful Xmas times!


Got a new phone, fuck off Apple haters


Adding some protein to the gym


Sausage party...


Is nice!


3 years anniversary the other day! Love you <3 
 

Song of the day: Dead by april - As a butterfly

/Rich