The Unsung are a five-piece dynamic progressive-metal band blending with high octane riffs, and a variety of vocal styles.
How would you describe your music?
I would describe our music as 3-Dimensional, with kicking energy and choruses that make even our instrumentalists want to sing along like fans. It’s extremely gripping.
Tell us about the history of the project?
The Unsung began in 2015 with an old lineup which birthed the EP, Rise. Devin and Tyler continued together after creative differences caused a rift between old members. Thomas and I joined shortly before our latest EP, Sin Cera was released, and now we’re stronger than ever.
What are your influences / musical heroes?
Our influences and heroes differ from one member to the next, but mine (Garrett, Drummer) are definitely the progressive rock/metal scene post 00’s/10’s, especially with the likes of Periphery, Plini, and David Maxim Micíc for setting new heights in the genre.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes when I see bands tour in vans, playing big outdoor festivals, and I see that on the horizon for us. It fires me up.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We write where and whenever we can. Having two laptops equipped with Logic makes it so much easier to bounce ideas back and forth, and writing parallel iterations of song ideas.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Our favorite songs to perform are Disconnected and Desolation because they have some of the best vibes and sections for feel-good playing and crowd engagement.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
In my opinion, The Summer Slaughter would be my dream tour to hop on, but if somehow Swanfest had a tour circuit rather than a single annual festival, that would easily be the best tour in the US.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
The music industry is honestly no more terrible than other industries. It’s always really tasking to build up your fanbase in the face of global market saturation, but the push for bands to go/remain independent is really cool. It reminds us that we’re all just working people and industry peers at the end of the day.
What is the funniest / weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Our run of shows hasn’t been so weird thus far, but having a fan that let me sign his most prized possession – his jean patch vest, signed by The Addicts – in exchange for me giving him my shredded tank top that I wore at nearly every show ever. We’re now friends!
What are your future plans?
We are setting up some headlining shows and laying plans to tour in late Summer/Fall, most likely harassing our friends in the PNW!