UNLEASHED To Utilize Stand-In Drummer At Poland's METALMANIA Festival

UNLEASHED mainman Johnny Hedlund has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Some bad news first, Anders [Schultz, drums] has been hospitalized for about a week due to a lung-collapse [as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Feb. 16]. He's been through some serious pain and literally been to hell and back.

"A few days ago when I spoke to him he had a cord stuck into his lungs through the ribs for repair reasons. The damn thing left a hole in his body that still hasn't grown together. That's death metal for ya' right there, folks!!! However, he is recovering and has now left the hospital with doctor's orders to keep still for a number of weeks. Obviously, he wasn't ready for Valhalla just yet...

"We are now looking to find a temporary replacement only for the MetalMania festival in Poland next week. We will keep you posted on how we succeed in doing just that. The good news is that UNLEASHED is now confirmed for the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on the 23rd of June. Together with acts like WHITESNAKE, HELLOWEEN and Y&T. UNLEASHED will also headline the Queens of Metal Open Air festival on the 17th of June in Kleinwenkheim, Germany.

"We are looking forward to another deathbanging summer!!!"

As previously reported, UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due later in the year. UNLEASHED also shot their July 1, 2005 concert at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany for the as-yet-untitled disc.

UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", was released in 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed" was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Folkare at Chrome Studios and mastered by Peter In de Betou of Tailor Maid Productions (DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA).


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