New album finished!!! Out on September, 14th!!!
- New album RISE out on 14 September 2018 -
- "No Hero" first single out on 10 August 2018 -
- Tour with Axel Rudi Pell from October 2018 -
Only about a year and a half after the presentation of their self-titled debut album in spring 2017, German-Italian melodic metal act The Unity are ready to strike again: 14 September
2018 will see the release of their current album Rise on SPV/Steamhammer. The recording features 13 brand-new songs and was cut by drummer Michael Ehré (Gamma Ray)
at the B Castle Studio. Rise was produced by the band themselves and, like its predecessor, mixed and mastered by Spanish sound engineer Miquel A. Riutort at the
Psychosomatic Recording Studio. The first single to be released from the album will be ‘No Hero’ on August 10th, the second single will be supported by an elaborate video clip.
Aside from Ehré, The Unity continue to consist of guitarists Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray) and Stef, vocalist Gianbattista Manenti, bassist Jogi Sweers and
keyboardist Sascha Onnen.
“The new songs reflect the amazing energy and extremely enthusiastic responses at our shows, but also the very positive media reactions,” Michael Ehré sums up the material on Rise. With their debut album The Unity were unanimously voted into the “Newcomer of the Year” category by the two leading German metal magazines, Metal Hammer and Rock Hard. Subsequently the six-piece enthralled their fans at tours with Edguy and Sinner and cleaned up at festivals such as Bang Your Head, Metalfest and Winter Masters Of Rock.
Talking of which – soon after its release, Rise will also be presented to The Unity’s rapidly growing fan base as part of an extensive tour: from mid-October 2018, The Unity will accompany Axel Rudi Pell and his band, and the date of the big release show at Ehré’s home town of Nordenham has already been announced (see tour dates). So the second round of The Unity’s triumphal march is about to kick off!
"Rise" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on September 14th as limited Boxset (incl. CD, 2LP, flag, handsigned photocard, 6 track bonus CD, patch, sticker etc....), CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold, download and stream.
01. Revenge 01:25
02. Last Betrayal 04:19
03. You Got Me Wrong 03:49
04. The Storm 04:52
05. Road To Nowhere 07:06
06. Welcome Home 04:26
07. All That Is Real 03:59
08. No Hero 05:17
09. The Willow Tree 04:23
10. Above Everything 03:52
11. Children Of The Light 04:51
12. Better Day 03:46
13. L.I.F.E. 05:20
THE UNITY supporting AXEL RUDI PELL in June
Before THE UNITY will support AXEL RUDI PELL on his 2nd leg of his "KNIGHTS CALL-TOUR 2018" starting in October, we will play a one-off-show on June, 24th in Burglengenfeld/VAZ. We will enter the stage at 7pm!
The day before we´re headlining the SICKING HIGH ROCK-FESTIVAL in Weselberg...this is going to be a great weekend ;-)
The next dates so far:
16.05.18 (DE) Hamburg, Logo
18.05.18 (DE) Oldenburg, Cadillac
23.06.18 (DE) Weselberg, Sicking High Rock-Festival
24.06.18 (DE) Burglengenfeld, VAZ
12.-15.07.18 (CZ) Vizovice, Masters Of Rock-Festival
THE UNITY confirmed for METAL HAMMER PARADISE-Festival
We´re happy to announce that THE UNITY is confirmed for this year´s METAL HAMMER PARADISE-Festival!
The METAL HAMMER PARADISE will take place on 02. and 03. November in the beautiful surroundings of the holiday resort Weissenhäuser Strand situated right at the coast of the Baltic Sea. As some of us do appreciate a bit of comfort and do not necessarily need camping grounds, clammy sleeping bags, canned soup and waiting in line to use a porta-loo to get the real festival feeling, the resort provides fully equipped apartments, hotel rooms and several restaurants, cafés and bars.
The concerts and performances take place indoors on three stages. And when, after a long night of dancing and headbanging the neck feels a bit stiff and the head a bit heavy, a nice walk on the
beach or a jump in the pool followed by some time in the sauna or a relaxing massage will feel just right and help to get one’s energy back.
The METAL HAMMER PARADISE combines the fun part of a true festival with the recreational effect of a short trip. It is a metal festival - but you won’t have to take a couple of days off to recover afterwards.
THE UNITY on tour with AXEL RUDI PELL - new album in making
We have some fantastic news for you:
THE UNITY will hit the road again in October/November 2018 as special guest for AXEL RUDI PELL!
This is what we call "perfect timing" as we´re in the middle of the songwriting process for our second album, which will come out shortly before the tour with Axel starts!
“Chris Bay” (Freedom Call vocalist) will perform some acoustic songs on selected dates * !
The pre- sales just started! Make sure you get your tickets!
18.10. (DE) Bremen, Aladin
19.10. (CZ) Prag, Palac Akropolis
20.10. (CZ) Zlin, Masters Of Rock Cafe
21.10. (HU) Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
23.10. (SK) Zvolen, Music Garden
24.10. (AT) Wien, Szene
26.10. (DE) Memmingen, Kaminwerk
27.10. (DE) Leipzig, Hellraiser
30.10. (DE) Langen (Frankfurt), Neue Stadthalle Langen
31.10. (DE) Karlsruhe, Substage
02.11. (DE) Emden, Live Music Center
04.11. (DE) Köln, Essigfabrik
THE UNITY livedates for 2018 so far...more to follow!
THE UNITY confirmed for this years ROCK ONE WORLD, SICKING HIGH ROCK and MASTERS OF ROCK!!!
We´re proud and happy to announce that THE UNITY is confirmed for this years ROCK ONE WORLD (03.03.18) in Esslingen, Germany, SICKING HIGH ROCK (23.06.18) in Weselberg, Germany and MASTERS OF ROCK (12.07-15.07.18) in Vicovize, Czech Republic.
THE UNITY "UniTV - Tourblog"
Check out our brandnew "UniTV - Tourblog"! Follow us the behind the scenes and on the road during our tour in autumn 2017.
Brandnew NEVER FORGET - Video/Single released
We released our third digital single and video for the song "NEVER FORGET" today.
Drummer Michael Ehré about the single: "We are extremely happy to present our third single "Never Forget" shortly before our tour with Edguy starts. It will be released as Download and 7" Vinyl-Single with an exclusive, unpublished bonustrack. We also produced a brandnew videoclip for this song. See you on tour in September, October!"
"Never Forget" will also be released as a 7" vinyl single, limited to 500 units worldwide, on September 15th,2017. The b-side is an unreleased track called "Nowhereland".
THE UNITY on tour with EDGUY:
15.09.D-Bremen - Aladin
16.09.D-Hamburg - Markthalle (sold out)
17.09.D-Bochum - Zeche
19.09.D-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.09.D-Saarbrücken - Garage
22.09.D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09.D-Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn (sold out)
24.09.D-Munich - Backstage
26.09.D-Erlangen - E-Werk
27.09.D-Berlin - C-Club
29.09.CH-Pratteln - Z7
30.09.D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk (sold out)
02.10.CZ-Prague - Meetfactory
03.10.D-Fulda - Wartenberg-Oval (sold out)
THE UNITY on tour with EDGUY
We´re more than happy to announce that THE UNITY will be special guest for the 25th anniversary tour of EDGUY!!!
It´s a great honour to go on tour with one of our favourite bands!
"It is with great pleasure that we can announce our support act for the 25 years of EDGUY - anniversary tour. We'll be joined by our friends Henjo Richter and Michael Ehré (who you may know from GAMMA RAY, a band that EDGUY shared the stage with a lot in our history) and their new band THE UNITY! They have a superb debut album out, anthemic European Power Metal could not be any better! We are looking forward to hearing those great songs live as well as maybe some old Gamma Ray stuff, penned by my friend Henjo?! However, we are all looking forward to the festivities. And now - bring on September, let the celebration tour begin!"
25 Years - The Best Of The Best »Monuments« Tour 2017
15.09. D Bremen - Aladin
16.09. D Hamburg - Markthalle
17.09. D Bochum - Zeche
19.09. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.09. D Saarbrücken - Garage
22.09. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
24.09. D Munich - Backstage
26.09. D Erlangen - E-Werk
27.09. D Berlin - C-Club
29.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
30.09. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
02.10. CZ Prag - Meetfactory
03.10. D Fulda - Wartenberg-Oval
Check out our T-Shirts! Only a few left!!! You can order them for 20,- €/shirt (plus shipping) by sending a mail to email@example.com ;-)
METAL HAMMER AWARD
This is absolutely amazing! THE UNITY is nominated for this years METAL HAMMER-AWARD in the category BEST DEBUT!!! The Awards will take place on September,
15th in Berlin, Kesselhaus.
THE UNITY will play a special CD-Release-Show in Nordenham, Germany. So, if you want to be part of this special event and see THE UNITY performing a full headliner show get your tickets now: https://www.reservix.de
Special Guest will be Hamburg-based-metallers NEOPHYTE
THE UNITY Album artwork/tracklist revealed
The debut album "The Unity" of THE UNITY, will be released on May 05th, 2017 through SPV GmbH/Steamhammer as CD digi (incl. poster), double gatefold LP, download and stream.
01. Rise And Fall
02. No More Lies
03. God Of Temptation
05. Always Just You
06. Close To Crazy
07. The Wishing Well
08. Edens Fall
10. Super Distortion
11. Killer Instinct
12. Never Forget
THE UNITY on tour - Album out 05/05/17
Great news: THE UNITY will go on tour with SINNER in May. The debut album will be released on May 05th and the first digital single together with a video will see the light of day very soon!
UNITY signs with SPV/Steamhammer
With their latest sensational signing, Hanover record imprint Steamhammer/SPV has set the course for more highlights in the coming year: UNITY, the new band founded by drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter (both Gamma Ray), has signed a long-term contract and is currently busy working on their debut album. The eponymously titled recording has been scheduled for release in early 2017 and aficionados of powerful hard rock and technically accomplished melodic metal can expect to get more than their money’s worth.
NO MORE LIES - Video/Single released
Today is a special day for us as we´re really happy to announce the release of our second single/video from our upcoming debum-album!!! Get ready for NO MORE LIES!!! Listen, enjoy, bang, like, share and spread the news!!! Pre-Order the album here: https://TheUnity.lnk.to/TheUnity
BANG YOUR HEAD-Festival confirmed
THE UNITY "Rise And Fall"-Lyricvideo
THE UNITY comfirmed for METALFEST 2017
We´re happy to announce that THE UNITY are confirmed for METALFEST OPEN AIR in Pilsen/Czech Republic! The festival takes place at the Amfiteatr Lochotin in Pilsen from 02nd to 04th June, 2017! See you there!
RISE AND FALL out now!
THE UNITY s very first single and video RISE AND FALL is out now! Check out the clip above and get the single on Amazon, iTunes or Google Music:
RISE AND FALL - single/video out 20/01/17
THE UNITYs first video "RISE AND FALL" will be released next Friday, 20th! This first track from THE UNITYs upcoming debut-album will also be released as a digital single on the same date!
RISE AND FALL - Teaser
Here it is: the very first excerpt of our brandnew track RISE AND FALL from our upcoming debut-album. The single and the video for RISE AND FALL will be released soon!
A short message from Henjo and Michael