We´re happy to announce that our merch is available in Ballroom Hamburgs Online-Shop.
We´d like to thank Ballroom Otti for the support!
Unfortunatelly we have to inform you today that our two shows in the Jahnhalle Nordenham had to be postponed to August, 28th and 29th, due to the Corona-crisis.
The current situation is very difficult for all of us. Of course this also applies to the music industry in general and the event industry in particular. The word "all" has only three letters, but a big stunner, because ALL events booked for spring were canceled. You can imagine what that means for the entire industry. Everyone, no matter whether bands, venues, promoters and everyone who contributes to the implementation of events, are currently rotating and trying to keep the damage caused as low as possible. It is an enormous effort that requires a lot of coordination, time, money and flexibility.
In our specific case this means that we have to postpone our two shows. Of cousre we are not happy about this, but we decided to do it because in this current situation we are not only allowed to think of ourselves.
We are pretty sure that you all will understand, even if your plans have to be overturned.
The tickets will of course remain valid, but can be refunded until May, 18th.
"PRIDE" OUT NOW!
Today is a very special day for THE UNITY as our new, already third album PRIDE is released. We're really proud of this one!
It´s available as 2 CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, boxset, download and stream.
Get your copy here:
"LINE AND SINKER" SINGLE/VIDEO RELEASED"
Today is a very special day, as we´re proud to present the second single/video called "Line And Sinker" from our upcoming album "Pride"!
The video was realized by the young and very talented Marlon Knötig.
Don´t miss us on tour:
With Freedom Call Official and Torian:
12.03. DE-Karlsruhe - Substage
13.03. DE-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
14.03. DE-Siegburg - Kubana
19.03. AT-Vienna - Viper Room
20.03. DE-Regensburg - Eventhall Airport
21.03. CH-Wetzikon - Hall Of Fame
22.03. AT-Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.04. DE-Hannover – Musikzentrum
24.04. DE-Nordenham - Jahnhalle
25.04. DE-Nordenham - Jahnhalle (sold out)
"WE DON´T NEED THEM HERE" SINGLE/VIDEO RELEASED
We´re happy to present you our first single and video for the song "We Don't Need Them here" today. The song is taken from our forthcoming studio album "Pride".
"Pride" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 13th, 2020 as 2CD digipak, 2LP gatefold, download and stream:
Though there are still three months to go our CD-Release-Show in Nordenham on Saturday, 25.04. is already SOLD OUT!!! A good news for those who already got their tickets - a bad for those who don´t! That´s why we decided to play an additional show on Friday, 24.04.!
Playing in Nordenham at the Jahnhalle is always something really special for us and our friends and fans, always a real night to remember. We´re really looking forward to this special event and to celebrate the release of our upcoming third album.
THE UNITY on tour with RHAPSODY OF FIRE
Though this is happening very, very spontaneously we´re more than happy to announce that we will be special guests on seven shows of Rhapsody Of Fires upcoming "The Eight Mountain Tour 2020", where they will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic "Dawn Of Victory" album. Also on board are the "Nerdmetal Superheroes" SkeleToon.
Make sure you get your ticket now!
19.02.20 (NL) Rotterdam - Baroeg
20.02.20 (NL) Arnhem - Willemeen
21.02.20 (BE) Antwerp - Zappa
22.02.20 (DK) Copenhagen - Beta
23.02.20 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
24.02.20 (PL) Warsaw - Progresja
26.02.20 (DE) Osnabrück - Bastard Club
THE UNITY on tour with FREEDOM CALL in 2020
We´ve just finished our RISE-LIVE-Tour 2019 but you all know that we simply can´t get enough!!! That´s why we´re extremely happy to announce our special guest appearance on Freedom Calls M.E.T.A.L. tour in 2020! We already shared the stage in the past with the guys, so we know that this is going be a big, big party!
Check out the dates:
Rock It!, metal.de and Break out present:
FREEDOM CALL, THE UNITY, TORIAN
12.03.20 (DE) Karlsruhe, Substage
13.03.20 (DE) Memmingen, Kaminwerk
14.03.20 (DE) Siegburg, Kubana
19.03.20 (AT) Wien, Viper Room
20.03.20 (DE) Regensburg, Airport Eventhall
21.03.20 (CH) Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame
22.03.20 (AT) Salzburg, Rockhouse
12.04.20 (DE) Hannover, Musikzentrum
Brandnew fan footage video "WELCOME HOME" released
Today we´re happy to announce the release of our brandnew video "Welcome Home"!
This video is our way to say "thank you" to our fans for their unbelievable support! Watching the "Welcome Home"-clip makes us review all the nice moments we shared on tour. We can't wait to be back on stage!
"RISE AND FALL" Drum Play Through
Michael released a "RISE AND FALL" drum play through. This is your chance to watch him perform the opening track from our debut album from different angles.
The clip was filmed and edited by: Marlon Knötig
Filmed at Stadthalle Friedeburg, Nordenham
"RISE LIVE 2019" Tourtrailer released
Metal Hammer, Rock It!, Wacken-Radio, Steamhammer, Nine Lives Entertainment present:
"THE UNITY "RISE LIVE 2019":
17.10.19 (DE) HAMBURG, LOGO (support: Nine Eyes Nation/Tragedian) 18.10.19 (DE) OLDENBURG, CADILLAC (support: Nine Eyes Nation)
19.10.19 (DE) RHEINE, HYPOTHALAMUS (support: Black Adder)
25.10.19 (CZ) PRAG, NOVA CHMELNICE (support: Symphonity)
26.10.19 (CZ) ZLIN, MASTERS OF ROCK CAFE (support: Symphonity)
01.11.19 (DE) WEIHER, LIVE MUSIC HALL (support: DeVicious/Tyrant Eyes) 02.11.19 (DE) MEMMINGEN, KAMINWERK (support: Mystic Prophecy) Tickets: https://www.unity-rocks.com/tickets
THE UNITY needs YOUR help!!!
Dear friends and fans of The Unity! We will soon start work on a clip for "Welcome Home" and we´d like to ask your help to make it really special. We want to say thank you for your fantastic
support over the last two years and to do that we want to include YOU as much as possible. If you have taken pictures or even videos during our shows,
selfies with the band or individual members, we´d love to make them part of the video! Maybe you even filmed bits of "Welcome Home"? Great, please do send them! But basically we´re interested in ANY live snippets you might have. If you want to be a part of that please send your short films and photos to email@example.com or upload bigger files to our MyDrive-Account. Therefore you go to www.mydrive.ch, log in with the username "WelcomeHome@TheUnity" and the password "ThankYou". !!!You have to click on the folder "Welcome Home" before you can upload your files!!! Sending them you automatically agree to the use of your material in our video and grant us the rights to your pictures and videos for this specific use indefinetely.
Let´s make "Welcome Home" one very special fan-video! Don´t miss your chance to be a part of this!
Pic by Stefan Kral Farbgelichtet Fotografie
THE UNITY extend their deal with SPV/STEAMHAMMER
After two successful albums "The Unity" (2017) and "Rise" (2018) and European tours with Edguy, AXEL RUDI PELL OFFICIAL SITE and Sinner, SPV/Steamhammer and The UNITY extend their deal for two more albums. The band will play some festivals this year and will embark on their first headliner tour in autumn 2019. The band is already working on their third album which will be released in the first half of 2020.
The latest album"Rise" was released in September last year and entered the german album charts at #69. You can order it here:
Photo from left to right:
Michael Ehré (Drums, The Unity), Olly Hahn (Labelmanager Steamhammer)
THE UNITY confirmed for this years KNOCK OUT FESTIVAL
RISE LIVE 2019
We´re happy to announce that we will start our very first headliner tour in October/November!
After doing three support tours and a lot of festivals all over Europe in 2017 and 2018 it is time to enter the stage with a full headliner set. The tour takes place in October/November, make sure to get your tickets now!
Metal Hammer, Rock It!, Wacken-Radio, Steamhammer, Nine Lives Entertainment present:
THE UNITY "RISE-LIVE 2019"
17.10. (DE) Hamburg, Logo (support: Nine Eyes Nation)
18.10. (DE) Oldenburg, Cadillac (support: Nine Eyes Nation)
19.10. (DE) Rheine, Hypothalamus (support: tba)
25.10. (CZ) Prag, Nova Chmelnice (support: tba)
26.10. (CZ) Zlin, Masters Of Rock Cafe (support: tba)
01.11. (DE) Weiher, Live-Music-Hall (support: tba)
02.11. (DE) Memmingen, Kaminwerk (support: tba)
Happy New Year 2019!!!
We‘d like to thank our friends, fans and families for an awesome 2018 and wish you all the best for 2019!!!
First shows for 2019 confirmed:
09.02.19 (DE) Nordenham, Jahnhalle (SOLD OUT)
15. - 18.08.19 (DE) Hünfeld - Rhön Rock Open-Air
23.08.19 (ESP) Ripollet - Ripollet Rock Festival
"YOU GOT ME WRONG" lyric video released
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
Three days before our tour with Axel Rudi Pell kicks off we present our brandnew lyric video for the song "You Got Me Wrong", taken from our new album RISE!
Enjoy and share!!!
"RISE" entered the OFFICIAL GERMAN ALBUM CHARTS!!!
The new THE UNITY album entered the official german album charts at #69! What a great success...thanks to the fans and everybody involved!!!!!
We can not believe it at the moment: our second album "Rise" entered the official german album charts! What we have experienced as a band in the last one and a half years is almost unbelievable: two great tours, many festivals and now the chart entry. As if this is not enough we are in the midst of the preparations for our next tour, which will take us across Europe with Axel Rudi Pell. We are looking forward to meet our friends and fans again, whom we can not thank enough for their support!
"RISE" is out now!!!
Today is the day we´ve been waiting for: our brandnew album RISE is out! After months of working on it we´re so happy to share our new music with you! Please let us know what you think!!! You don´t have it already? Click here: https://theunity.lnk.to/Rise
"THE STORM" single and video released
German-Italian melodic metal act THE UNITY release their second single and video for the song "The Storm" today. The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album "Rise".
Drummer Michael Ehre says: " "Full of joy and pride we present "The Storm", the second single and the first official videoclip from our brandnew album "Rise". The song is the perfect example for what our music is all about: energy and melody. We hope that you have as much fun watching as we had shooting the clip!"
Pre-Order RISE here: https://TheUnity.lnk.to/Rise
"NO HERO" single and lyric video released
We proudly present you our first single and lyric video "No Hero", taken from our forthcoming studio album "Rise".
Drummer Michael Ehre says: "Full of pride and joy we present our brand new single "No Hero", the first sign of life of our new album "Rise". Now that we finished the production of our second record, we can´t wait for the reactions to this first release, which will be supported by a lyric video.""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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ;-)
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