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Postby nightangel » 14 Jun 2014 11:59

Preorder your copy of 'Light of Dawn' at iTunes and you will get exclusively already 2 of the new songs right now 'Your time has come' and 'Exceptional'. :headbang


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Postby nightangel » 17 Jun 2014 16:12

All Editions of Unisonic new album 'Light of Dawn' are now available for pre-ordering at EMP.

http://www.emp.de/search/Unisonic%20Light%20of%20Dawn/


Especially have a look at Unisonic boxset at EMP, which is over 12€ cheaper than everywhere else:

http://www.emp.de/unisonic-light-of-dawn-cd/art_287253/
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Postby nightangel » 19 Jun 2014 16:01

Here is my little review (or better said first impressions) after hearing an advance 8 track promo version of Unisonic's new album 'Light of Dawn'. (2 of the songs are already now available in the final mix on itunes), but here we go with my impressions:

1. Your time has come: Starts with a keeper like heavy guitar intro followed by a double bass melodic heavy metal track in the style of ‘I’m Alive’ and brilliant high vocals of Michael Kiske. In this track there are also very strong backing vocals of Dennis Ward. Very good and diverse guitar work as well.

2. Exceptional: This song is the perfect single and it starts quite calm in the verses until it burst into a chorus that stays for a very long time in your hard. As some journalists already mentioned it has a little influence of Judas Priests ‘Turbo Lover’. But I personally hear a little influence of actual Helloween with a modern influence.

3. For the Kingdom: This is the known track of the EP and starts with heavy guitars followed by a verse sung quite low and little bit similar to the old Helloween bonus track ‘You run with the Pack’. Then the pre-chorus features some higher sung parts with high screams and lead into an up-tempo melodic and powerful chorus. It is a fast and melodic metal track with speed similar to the ‘Unisonic’ title track, but more based in the metal genre. The guitar work in the solo is brilliant and reminiscent to Helloween best work up to date, with melodic guitar duels between Kai and Mandy, including double guitar harmonies as many have dreamed of for years.

4. Not gonna take anymore: This is another very groovy hard rock track, which starts calmer and later bursts into a good rockin’ good chorus. This reminds me to Place Vendome with a little ‘Chameleon’ style guitar work.

5. Night of the long Knives: This is another very strong song which starts very calm and then turns into a progressive track in the style of Queensryche’s ‘The Warning’ album. It is a very good mix of early Queensryche, but also with some trademarks of Place Vendome in the chorus. Again with perfect high vocals and great guitar duels.

6. Throne of the Dawn: This is a heavy hard rock, which starts quite with a dark intro in the style of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Then it turns into an uptempo song with a very strong melodic chorus, which again stays in your head for a very long time. After the perfect guitar duels there is a little Manowar like ‘ohhhhooohhhooo’ vocal part there.

7. Demon (Dare): This is Michael Kiske’s track and it is one of my favourites. The song is a kind of happy punk rock song and would have fitted perfectly on the ‘Instant Clarity’ album. It will be the Japanese bonus track.

8. Shelter: This song is a little bit in the neoclassical style and reminds me to DC Cooper solo album from 1999, which was also produced by Dennis Ward. Also a little Royal Hunt can be heard here. I like this song very much as well.
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Postby nightangel » 23 Jun 2014 17:16

You can pre-order an EMP exclusive signed edition of Unisonic (official) new album 'Light of Dawn'. This edition is limited to 300 copies.

Germany: http://www.emp.de/unisonic-light-of-dawn-cd/art_287568/

Here for international orders: http://www.emp-online.com/en_GB/unisoni ... rt_287568/

Here for UK: http://www.emp-online.co.uk/unisonic-li ... rt_287568/
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Postby flownaway » 26 Jun 2014 11:57

Thanks for the review :)
When Kiske played the album version of "Your Time Has Come" off his mobile during the radio show I felt sure it's gonna be my new ringtone. Love him hitting those high notes so brilliantly 8)

Have they decided which song to make an official video of?
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Postby nightangel » 26 Jun 2014 20:20

flownaway wrote:
Have they decided which song to make an official video of?


Yep, it will be for the groovy song 'Exceptional'. The video clip is already shoot and should be released soon. ;)
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Postby nightangel » 09 Jul 2014 16:00

Watch the videoclip of Unisonic for 'Exceptional' here:

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http://www.myvideo.de/watch/9688125/UNI ... xceptional


All other countries:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92_XyoAGprc


A new interview of our fanclub is here:

http://unisonicfanclub.com/new-interview-with-kosta/
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Postby nightangel » 16 Jul 2014 15:59

Here you can find reports of the first 2 Unisonic Festival gigs this year at Bang your head and masters of rock festivals: :headbang

http://unisonicfanclub.com/unisonic-pla ... 2-07-2014/

http://unisonicfanclub.com/masters/
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Postby nightangel » 19 Jul 2014 09:30

Check out the backside of the new Unisonic album 'Light of Dawn' as boxset, including the deluxe edition, the early demo cd, a 7 vinyl, a T-Shirt in size L, a poster and 5 picture cards: 8)


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Postby nightangel » 20 Jul 2014 17:12

Big Unisonic fanclub contest to win 'Light of Dawn' box set and more. So check everything here and prove your knowledge about Unisonic (official). The contest is open now and will be closed on 03.08.2014 at 24:00 CET.

http://unisonicfanclub.com/big-unisonic ... -and-more/
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Postby nightangel » 22 Jul 2014 19:27

Finally Unisonic new album 'Light of Dawn' arrived as physical editions for our fanclub release party from the label. :)

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Postby nightangel » 24 Jul 2014 17:44

First Japanese editions of Unisonic (official) new album 'Light of Dawn' in Germany. They come with an exclusive sticker and a golden pick. Look how beautiful they are and the best is, you can win the brandnew unopened edition on the right side in our big Unisonic fanclub contest. Also a golden pick + sticker will be yours when you answer our questions correctly. So good luck!!! :D

http://unisonicfanclub.com/big-unisonic-fanclub-contest-to-win-light-of-dawn-box-set-and-more/

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Postby mpa » 14 Aug 2014 14:01

Without trying too sound too excited - this is one of the best melodic metal albums of the past decade !!

Michael Kiske sounds absolutely breathtaking and very emotional. Hansen and Meyer come up with incredible solo battles and very solid lead guitar work. Most of the songs are masterpieces or at the very least very good.

If someone has a doubt try the following three songs:

Your Time Has Come: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7sYA0QoAJA (some of the best epic power metal ever)

Night Of The Long Knives: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYYscDjfMkk (epic hard rock reminiscent of early Queensryche)

Find Shelter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbbbe9sbi8Q (progressive melodic metal of the finest quality)
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Postby nightangel » 19 Aug 2014 21:08

Here is our fanclub report from Unisonic at Leyendas del Rock festival in Spain :)

http://unisonicfanclub.com/leyendas/
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Postby flownaway » 20 Aug 2014 00:13

The guitar solo in You and I from 4:30 onwards reminds me of Hotel Califonia.
Love the song the album and the band! :headbang
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Postby Aurélien Raimbault » 20 Aug 2014 07:17

Unisonic is far behind gamma ray and freedom call I hang that two songs on this album and the previous !

I'm glad to have Masterplan in the first part though I would have liked to see Freedom call
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Postby nightangel » 20 Aug 2014 10:58

Aurélien Raimbault wrote:Unisonic is far behind gamma ray and freedom call I hang that two songs on this album and the previous !

I'm glad to have Masterplan in the first part though I would have liked to see Freedom call
And you who you and or would prefer to have?


Come on, Gamma Ray is a good band and I like them very much. Freedom Call have some nice songs as well, but they are not million times better than Unisonic. :whyme:

Of course I prefer to have Unisonic there and I think it is the perfect package with Edguy. :cheer The show in Pratteln is of course also very interesting with the 2 guest bands Masterplan and Unisonic. The first time Michael Kiske and Roland Grapow will see each other again. :)
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Postby Harmon » 20 Aug 2014 10:59

flownaway wrote: Love the song the album and the band! :headbang


Finally picked up the new Unisonic as well. For some reason, at least after the first listen, I wasn't as blown away as I was expecting. What am I missing here? I obviously need to give it some more spins... any favorite songs? 8)
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Postby nightangel » 20 Aug 2014 11:06

Harmon wrote:
flownaway wrote: Love the song the album and the band! :headbang


Finally picked up the new Unisonic as well. For some reason, at least after the first listen, I wasn't as blown away as I was expecting. What am I missing here? I obviously need to give it some more spins... any favorite songs? 8)


My favourite songs are:
Your time has come (the best song in the keeper style since keeper 2)
When the Deed is done (a little like Place Vendome, but melodic rock/metal at its best)
Knight of the long knives (a little in the tradition of Queensryche at 'The Warning' times)
For the Kingdom (again a track in the keeper style, just listen to the perfect guitar work)

The album is a little less catchy after first listening then the debut album, but this is a good thing, because I often get easily tired of too catchy stuff. So give the album some more spins, especially songs like 'Manhunter' need more spins to explore some cool parts. :)
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Postby flownaway » 20 Aug 2014 11:53

nightangel wrote:
Harmon wrote:
flownaway wrote: Love the song the album and the band! :headbang


Finally picked up the new Unisonic as well. For some reason, at least after the first listen, I wasn't as blown away as I was expecting. What am I missing here? I obviously need to give it some more spins... any favorite songs? 8)


My favourite songs are:
Your time has come (the best song in the keeper style since keeper 2)
When the Deed is done (a little like Place Vendome, but melodic rock/metal at its best)
Knight of the long knives (a little in the tradition of Queensryche at 'The Warning' times)
For the Kingdom (again a track in the keeper style, just listen to the perfect guitar work)

The album is a little less catchy after first listening then the debut album, but this is a good thing, because I often get easily tired of too catchy stuff. So give the album some more spins, especially songs like 'Manhunter' need more spins to explore some cool parts. :)


My favourites:
Your time has come (best song including keeper 1&2 :D - all the Kiske glory unleased in one song how can anyone NOT like it?!)
For the kingdom
Blood
When the deed is done
You and I

To me this album is more catchy than the first one. I think Dennis writes songs more in the melodic rock direction while Kai is more hard rock.

And Nightangel of course you love Manhunter because it's a Kiske song! :lol: :lol:
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