Capital Chaos has posted video footage (see below) of Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED performing the song "Hammer Batallion" at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California on September 26, 2008. Also on the bill were OBITUARY, CARNIFEX, DAMAGE OVER TIME and JACK KETCH.
As previously reported, UNLEASHED will embark on the "Hammer Battalion Europe 2008" headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from KRISIUN and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET.
UNLEASHED's ninth full-length album, "Hammer Battalion", sold 370 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Recorded in Sweden and produced by the band's guitarist Fredrik Folkare, "Hammer Battalion" takes a battle-hardened axe to the misguided concepts of self-subjugation, transparent corruption and unneeded suffering in the name of religious figureheads and provides a perfect link between the ancient struggles of their Nordic forefathers and the ills of our modern society. The blistering "The Greatest Of All Lies" and "Long Before Winter's Call" take on old religious myths re-cast as pure fact, while "Your Children Will Burn" serves as a warning of the consequences of blind faith. "Whatever is done in the name of different religions is often done against Mother Nature," notes vocalist/bassist Johnny Hedlund. "And she has the means of striking back."
UNLEASHED's current lineup:
Johnny Hedlund: Bass, Vocals
Tomas Måsgard: Guitar
Fredrik Folkare: Guitar
Anders Schultz: Drums