Leave this world behind
Dutch metal band The Unslain returns with a post-apocalyptic tale in “Into The Unknown”, an epic song about interstellar travel. Reigniting their old school metal facet, the song’s grandiosity brings memories of classic 80’s bands like Iron Maiden, transforming their sound through a modern perspective.
When questioned on the song’s topic, the band members had a specific scenario in mind, “The idea of going into space or having to flee into space because of the apocalypse is what inspired us”. The lyrics dwell on the implications of such a scenario, considering a first person perspective which also wished to portray what the band describes as a “feeling of courage”.
“Into The Unknown” was one of the band’s first songs written after the release of their first LP “We Will Battle”, the song was written by band member Bart Foppes, with some riffs and melodies added by Jeroen Hermsen and a final version developed by the whole band. It was recorded in August 2020 in the Hillroad Records studio in The Netherlands with the help of producer Daan Nieboer.
After their LP debut in 2018, The Unslain earned the audience prize in the Dutch Wacken metal battle contest in 2019, they also released various singles in 2020 and 2022.
In 2022 they signed with Rexius Records. They’re now preparing for the release of “Into The Unknown” on February 24th.
Artwork: Daan Nieboer
Photo: Marco Teunissen