Lyric Video For First Single “Rise And Fall” Available From The Unity

German melodic metal act The Unity – formed by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehre (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitars) – issued a lyric video for the first single “Rise And Fall.” The song will be featured on the band’s debut self titled album coming May 5th via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

The band also features vocalist Gianba Manenti (Love.Might.Kill), guitarist Stef E, bassist Jogi Sweers (Love.Might.Kill) and keyboardist Sascha Onnen (Love.Might.Kill).

“During many gigs and countless hours in the rehearsal room, Michael and I discovered that we are on the same wavelength, on a personal as well as on a musical level. So we came up with the idea of focusing that part of our creativity that goes beyond Gamma Ray in another band,” Richter explains.

Michael Ehré adds: “Our artistic ideas are on the one hand so similar that we arrive at a common denominator most of the time and on the other hand they’re different enough to ensure a diverse album that doesn’t sound boring for a second. Particularly as this band consists of six first-rate songwriters.”

Every note of the debut album oozes the great creative potential of all band members: powerful numbers such as the fast and tough “Rise And Fall” and the grooving “No More Lies” with its dynamic guitar riff and melodious chorus are just as symptomatic for the group’s unbridled energy as the slow, doom-laden “God Of Temptation,” which features a latent Black Sabbath flair thanks to its distinctive guitar hook.

More information on the album is expected soon. Check our “Rise And Fall” here:

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Unity Signs With Steamhammer/SPV For Debut Album Release

With 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), just signed a long-term contract and is currently busy working on a debut album.

The eponymous 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.

Along with their two figureheads, Richter and Ehré, Unity consists of Gianba Manenti (vocals), Stef E (guitar), Jogi Sweers (bass) and Sascha Onnen (keyboards), all of them musicians that many fans have been familiar with since Ehré’s band Love.Might.Kill arrived on the scene.

“During many gigs and countless hours in the rehearsal room, Michael and I discovered that we are on the same wavelength, on a personal as well as on a musical level. So we came up with the idea of focusing that part of our creativity that goes beyond Gamma Ray in another band,” Richter explains. “Unity features the perfect line-up for that.”

Michael Ehré is equally enthusiastic: “We’re proud and more than happy to have found a strong partner in SPV/Steamhammer who enjoy an excellent reputation on a global level. The amazing experience and great passion with which Olly Hahn has helmed the label for many years are awesome. We’re really looking forward to our fruitful collaboration and will ensure together that UNITY gets off to a successful start.”

Olly Hahn, A&R at Steamhammer, places great hopes on his new signing: “The outstanding songwriting and great technical skill of everybody involved are unmistakable. For this reason, UNITY suits the Steamhammer team perfectly and we will continue to work flat out for our artists in 2017.”

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