Established in 1992, Swiss band Unhold have logged more than a quarter century of riff-laden mayhem on the earth, all of it presented in the form of four LPs, a demo and an EP. Now the post-metal band have a new effort to celebrate, Here is the Blood, their first longplayer in three years. Stream it below for the first time (order yours via Czar of Bullets).
Unhold can best be classified as post-metal, though the band's scope is much larger than just regarding the last Isis LP as a textbook. Over the course of eight new tracks on Here is the Blood, the band delves into atmospherics, harmonic vocals, indie and even lean heavily on their vocalist Miriam Wolf's smoky, Chrissie Hynde-esque delivery to create new textures and directions. Sure there are moments of chugga-chugga where the band excels and draws comparisons to Neurosis, Cult of Luna and more, but it's the contrast of the styles that make Unhold so unique and compelling, and not just another "Neur-Isis" casualty.
Stream the new LP below for the first time ahead of it's November 9th release date.
16.Nov.2018 CH - Basel, Kaschemme, w/ Tyrannosaurus Globi
24.Nov.2018 CH - Olten, Coq D'Or, w/ Celeste
29.Nov.2018 CH - Meiringen, Sherlock Club
30.Nov.2018 CH - Bern, Dachstock - Tribute to Uristier
21.Dec.2018 CH - Winterhur, Gaswerk, w/ Killbody Tuning
22.Dec.2018 CH - Bern, Dachstock, Record Release Show w/ Ølten
05.Jan.2019 CH - Luzern, Sedel, w/ Abraham
15.Jan.2019 CH - Thun, Cafe Mokka