They say that when you're unhappy, time crawls by. When you're happy, however... this year must have been very ecstatic. Last entry in December 2015!? And it does feel like yesterday. Well, well… to do the most of compressing the time in between that and present day, I’ll have the entry as photo montage format rather, for you not to get too bored with all the rambling.
Some The Unguided highlights to start off with! We have no less than 3 music videos out from the “Lust and Loathing” album since I last wrote on this space.
First out was the “Enraged” video made by famous Patric Ullaeus (Phoenix Down) featuring his second work for The Unguided since the formation of the band:
The Unguided - Enraged
There’s been a complementary “making of” video to go with that one you can find it here:
Making of Enraged 2015
Second one up was the “Operation: E.A.E.” video made again by 11Frames, which marked the fourth The Unguided video from their team. Very special one, since it was recorded in a live environment on a homecoming show in Falkenberg last year.
The Unguided – Operation: E.A.E.
The third and last one “Heartseeker” was also created by 11Frames. Featuring ex-Deathstars member Cat Casino and very talented Emelie Ohlsson among others. The song and video is bit different from our usual format! But it felt like the fans kept an open mind and really accepted this one as well, which makes us infinitely happy.
The Unguided – Heartseeker
Here’s some pictures from the recordings of these MVs.
Backstage at the Falkenberg show for Operation: E.A.E.
It was an awesome release of Lust and Loathing, an album that in regards to recent polls is the number 1 fan favorite to date. It’s great to see that all the hard work for it paid off eventually! Also on the live side of the band we’ve been doubling our efforts 2016. Most cleared gigs a year since start, by far, and the year is not even over. 2017 we’ll see if we can double it once more, shall we?
New one is the winner!
(WANDER)LUST & LOAD-IN tour diary
We’ve recently announced a Xmas tour in Germany “WILD ESCALATION DURING SANTA’S VACATION” with our brothers and sisters in Deadlock, Dagoba, The Duskfall, Smash into Pieces and Cabin Boy Jumped Ship. Tickets are out now here.
Back to Germany!
27. December 2016: Flensburg – Roxy
28. December 2016: Jena - F-Haus
29. December 2016: Munich – Backstage
30. December 2016: Hagen - Stock
Don't miss our 2 upcoming Swedish show's either!
NOVEMBER.12.2016 - Palatset - Linköping
NOVEMBER.26.2016 - Bruket Rock - Gothenburg
I think by now we have a pretty good idea where we want to take the band and there’s a very interesting journey ahead of us these coming months. You’ll just have to sit tight!
Regarding the “Lust & Loathing in Europe” spring tour we’ve documented it well and here’s some pictures that was made from my own perspective:
Thank you so much for coming out to support The Unguided!
We’ve also had some great one-off shows during the year and here’s some pics from those events:
Metal Town : Indoors, photo by: Cat
There’s also a collection of really nice fan contributions that have been sent in! As always. Keep ém coming! It’s nothing that makes us happier than how your brand yourself on the flesh with our stuff haha.
On the more personal side of things, I’ve been to Iceland last summer! And now I feel a deep need to go back, so we’ll see what we can do about that in 2017. Words cannot describe how massive that country is. Luckily, I took some pictures:
And here’s a bunch of random pictures throughout the year:
Some Xmas & New Years Eve 2015 pics:
Song of the day: Rise Against - Collapse (Post-Amerika)