Portland, Oregon’s UNTO OTHERS have announced details of their new album Strength which will be released on September 24 via Roadrunner Records and is now available for pre-order. The band have also shared the new song, ‘Downtown’ with an official music video directed by Brock Grossl – watch it right here.
Unto Others’ vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Franco elaborated on the birth of Strength sharing: “I wish I could say it came to me like a bolt of lightning, but the record was a process. A challenging process, to write, record and mix. It was 10 months from beginning to end, and the most time I’ve ever spent on an album. You can decide if that’s good or bad. Arthur did a great job giving the record an organic heavy sound and it was a privilege to work with him. What we have at the end is something I am extremely proud of, for better or worse, and a constant reminder to myself that we don’t do things because they are easy, we do them because they are hard.”
Produced and mixed by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip), Strength was recorded between June 2020 and April 2021 at Redwood Studio in Philadelphia, PA and Falcon Studios in Portland, OR. The forthcoming release marks the band’s debut album on Roadrunner Records and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 LP, Mana. Strength also features the single ‘When Will Gods Work Be Done’ which arrived last month alongside news of the band’s signing.
Comprised of Gabriel Franco (Vocals / Guitar), Brandon Hill (Bass), Sebastian Silva (Guitar), and Colin Vranizan (Drums), Unto Others formed in Portland, OR in 2017 and quickly made waves out of the Pacific Northwest under their previous band name, Idle Hands. Following 2018’s Don’t Waste Your Time EP, they released their debut full-length album Mana in 2019 to widespread acclaim. The impact of Mana was immediate, earning several ‘Best of 2019’ album accolades with Heavy Consequence observing, “Franco sounds more like Robert Smith than he does Bruce Dickinson, even though one can hear The Cure and Iron Maiden both in his band’s sound.”
Next up, Unto Others will join Behemoth, Arch Enemy and Carcass for a massive European tour, kicking off on September 28 in Dublin and running for six weeks through November 7 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. For tickets and more information on Unto Others’ upcoming live dates, visit www.untoothers.us.
UNTO OTHERS 2021 TOUR DATES With Behemoth, Arch Enemy, and Carcass
28/9 Dublin, IE @ Olympia 30/9 Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy 1/10 Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo 2/10 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 3/10 London, UK @O2 Brixton Academy 5/10 Paris, FR @ Zenith 6/10 Toulouse, FR @ Bikini 8/10 Lisbon, PT @ Sala Tejo 9/10 Madrid, ES @ Vistalegre Arena 10/10 Barcelona, ES @ Sant Jordi Club 12/10 Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant 13/10 Milano, IT @ Alcatraz 15/10 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle 16/10 Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena 17/10 Katowice, PL @ MCK 19/10 Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra 20/10 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer 22/10 Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena 23/10 Den Bosch, NL @ Main Stage 24/10 Brussels, BE @ Forest National 26/10 Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall 27/10 Frankfurt, DE @Jahrhunderthalle 29/10 Munich, DE @ Zenith 30/10 Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Hall 31/10 Hamburg, DE @ Edel Optics Arena 1/11 Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena 3/11 Helsinki, FI @ Black Box Ice Hall 5/11 Stockholm, SE @ Annexet 6/11 Copenhagen, DK @ ForumBlackBox 7/11 Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller