THE UNGUIDED — the Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson (guitar; Richard‘s brother) — will release its new album, “And The Battle Royale”, on November 10 via Napalm Records.
THE UNGUIDED last year parted ways with guitarist/singer Roland Johannsson (also ex-SONIC SYNDICATE) and replaced him with Jonathan Thorpenberg.
To mark a new chapter and to introduce Jonathan as well as honor everyone who had been part of the band over the past few years, THE UNGUIDED released a digital two-track EP titled “Brotherhood” in December.
Richard Sjunnesson states: “We’ve without doubt sacrificed our five souls into this one. Everyone knew it would be a career defining record after the departure of our highly acclaimed brother and we had no intensions to disappoint our fans nor ourselves writing and record this dynamic monster with innovative producer Dino Medanhodzic. Everyone indeed brought their absolute A game on this record and Jonathan over performed in every possible way whilst also bringing something completely new to the table. A table which much urgently needed it I’d say. Come November and the battle royale will make or break you!”
“And The Battle Royale” track listing:
01. Death’s Sting
02. The Heartbleed Bug
04. Dark Metamorphosis
05. A lINK TO THE pAST
06. Anchor Stone (Of The World)
07. Manipulate Fear
08. Force of Nature
09. King’s Fall
10. Nighttaker (bonus track)
11. Daybreaker (bonus track)
12. Nighttaker (live) (bonus track)
A THE UNGUIDED concert DVD will be made available with the limited digipak version of “And The Battle Royale”. The DVD captures Roland Johansson‘s farewell show in Falkenberg, Sweden with a unique six-man-strong lineup of the band.
The track listing of the DVD is as follows:
01. Becoming Death (intro) (live)
02. Enraged (live)
03. King Of Clubs (live)
04. Blodbad (live)
05. Heartseeker (live)
06. Green Eyed Demon (feat. Christoffer Andersson) (live)
07. Unguided Entity (live)
08. Betrayer Of The Code (feat. John Bengtsson) (live)
09. Operation: E.A.E. (live)
10. Eye Of The Thylacine (live)
11. Inherit the Earth (live)
12. The Worst Day (Revisited) (live)
13. Nighttaker (live)
14. Phoenix Down (live)
15. Hate (And Other Triumphs) (live)