A gig gone wrong, gone right

spinal-tap-unangel-live-uppsalaYesterday evening UNANGEL had the joy of playing with the local death/black metal band Incised. Despite having quite limited stage space, we managed to get a good soundcheck and both bands came out doing great gigs.

However, being we, we also managed to create a couple of laughs on stage.

Not only did we have fun doing our thang… but during the gig Johan enjoyed getting a microphone stand on himself and the drums, he also managed to almost fall behind the stage on his drum chair, Thomas amp decided to go Windows on him and lost it’s sound now and then – only getting up to work again doing a restart.

Well, we actually made it out and did quite well despite the minor adventures. It doesn’t match the time when we played for two friends and a janitor – but still worth mentioning!

Gig in Uppsala – 18th september

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The 18th of september Unangel will take the stage at Café Grand in Uppsala, rallying up with our metal brothers in the brutal death metal band Incised.

The event is drug free as we say here in Sweden. It virtually means you can take any dr..u… no, wait. Hang on. I got it wrong. Sorry, boys and girls. It’s the other way around. No drugs allowed.

In other words, if you are in the Uppsala area, and are up to some brutal music. Make sure to stay off the beer, liquor or other substances you find… hmm, seductive. But seriously, drugs are bad. Don’t do them at all. Stay away, simple enough.

Hopefully we will see you there at around 1900 o’ clock! Check out the Facebook event, right here.

Watch Oskar growl-rap

When we recorded the vocals I took the time to shoot a vid of Oskar putting some words down for the track “The Pain Grid”. The same track that you can see Johan play drums on, a couple of blog posts back. We shot it quite quick and Oskar took it home for some editing. It turned out really nice and gives a good display on how growl vocals really sound without all the extras. Its brutal stuff to put it simple!

Anyhow, the vocals sound amazing (As you can hear yourselves.), and David also managed to lay down some cool backing screams that puts on another dimension to the choruses. Otherwise we are pretty much done with the rhythm guitars and I am laying down the bass this week. Hopefully we can upload some cool vid of Thomas and I hammering 5- & 7-string. ‘Till then, ciao…

/ Chris

David leaves UNANGEL

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There have been several stuff happening in the UNANGEL-camp recently. Since when stuff sometimes happen, you also need to deal with them before you can really say anything about ’em. This is one of those things.

David is our bass player and he has been with this band since the beginning. Even before the band was known as UNANGEL and we went by the name Three Days In Darkness (which happen to be the name of one of our upcoming songs…) David handled the bass duties.

The reason is very simple and comes from David himself. We all have duties in life and must weigh our time in job, family and interests. Sometimes these things evolve and collide timewise. David feels that he cannot longer be true to himself as a musician and therefore chooses to prioritize his commitments outside the band. As long time friends and bandmates we are of course perfectly cool with this.

Good luck to future adventures!