The Unguided

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The Unguided
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The Unguided at the Metal Frenzy Festival 2017, Gardelegen
The Unguided at the Metal Frenzy Festival 2017, Gardelegen
General information
origin Falkenberg , Sweden
Genre (s) Melodic Death Metal , Power Metal , Metalcore , Alternative Metal
founding 2010
Founding members
Richard Sjunnesson
Roger Sjunnesson
Guitar, vocals
Roland Johannsson (until 2016)
Current occupation
Richard Sjunnesson
Roger Sjunnesson
Guitar, vocals
Jonathan Thorpenberg (since 2016)
Richard Schill (since 2012)
former members
John Bengtsson (2011-2012)
Guitar, vocals
Roland Johannsson (until 2016)
Henric Liljesand (2011-2020)

The Unguided is a melodic death metal band from Falkenberg , Sweden .


The band was formed in late 2010 when Richard Sjunnesson left his old band Sonic Syndicate due to musical differences. He then founded The Unguided with the singer Roland Johannsson, who also left Sonic Syndicate, and the Sonic Syndicate guitarist Roger Sjunnesson. In 2011 the band recorded the EP Nightmareland in Abyss Studio together with producer Jonas Kjellgren , in which Peter Tägtgren contributed the guest vocals. John Bengtsson (also Sonic Syndicate), who already played the drums there, then became a permanent drummer for the band, and in autumn 2011 Henric Liljesand ( Cipher System ) became a permanent bassist.

On November 30, 2011 the album Hell Frost was released on the Despotz Records label , which reached number 44 in the Swedish charts on December 9, 2011. In April 2012 the band went on their first tour through Europe to co-headline Deadlock on their "Bizarro World Tour".

The second studio album Fragile Immortality was released on January 31, 2014 via Napalm Records . The first single Inception was presented on December 19, 2013 on YouTube .

The third studio album Lust And Loathing was released on February 26, 2016 via Napalm Records . The first single The Worst Day (Revisited) was presented on December 18, 2015 on YouTube .

On December 10, 2016, the band announced on Facebook that singer and guitarist Roland Johansson is giving up his position to Jonathan Thorpenberg due to lack of time. He will stay with the band as a friend and for occasional concerts. On December 23, 2016, The Unguided released their first EP with Jonathan Thorpenberg, Brotherhood.



Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Bright frost
  SE 44 December 09, 2011 (1 week)


  • 2011: Hell Frost (Despotz Records)
  • 2014: Fragile Immortality (Napalm Records)
  • 2016: Lust and Loathing (Napalm Records)
  • 2017: And the Battle Royale (Napalm Records)


  • 2011: Nightmareland (Despotz Records)
  • 2012: invaZion (in-house production)
  • 2014: Fallen Angels (Napalm Records)
  • 2016: Brotherhood (Napalm Records, digital only)
  • 2019: Royalgatory (Napalm Records, digital only)

Singles / download tracks

  • 2011: Betrayer of the Code ( Download -Track)
  • 2011: Inherit the Earth (download track)
  • 2012: Phoenix Down (single, Despotz Records)
  • 2013: Inception (single, Napalm Records)

Music videos

  • 2012: Phoenix Down (Despotz Records)
  • 2012: Betrayer of the Code (Despotz Records)
  • 2013: Inception (Napalm Records)
  • 2014: Eye of the Thylacine (Napalm Records)
  • 2016: Enraged (Napalm Records)
  • 2016: Heartseeker (Napalm Records)
  • 2016: Operation: EAE (Napalm Records)
  • 2016: Nighttaker (Napalm Records)
  • 2017: The Heartbleed Bug (Napalm Records)
  • 2018: A Link to the Past (Napalm Records)
  • 2019: Seth (Napalm Records)
  • 2020: Crown Prince Syndrome (Napalm Records)

Web links

Commons : The Unguided  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. a b Chart placements for The Unguided., accessed February 19, 2012 .
  3. " News", March 2012 ( memento of the original from December 24, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. The Unguided to Release “Fragile Immortality” in January (accessed November 23, 2013).
  5. The Unguided - Inception (Official Video) | Napalm Records (accessed December 31, 2013)
  6. THE UNGUIDED To Release "Lust And Loathing" Album In February (accessed February 22, 2016).
  7. THE UNGUIDED - The Worst Day (Revisited) (Official Lyric Video) | Napalm Records (accessed February 22, 2016)