Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND are streaming their brand new album Pelon Juuret in its entirety via Lambgoat.com. The album is set to be released via Relapse Records tomorrow in North America and is currently available in the rest of the world on CD/LP/Digital. Exclusive packages are available here while the album is available on iTunes here.
Additionally, the band recently premiered a lyric video for the song "Kentoon Tapetut" entirely in Finnish via Youtube here. An English translation in the video description.
Pelon Juuret was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012 and continues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics —as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise were influenced by Explosions In The Sky.
UNKIND has previously released five full-length albums and a handful of vinyl-only releases. The band's catalog is available for streaming via their official Bandcamp page here.
Additionally, the band has been confirmed for a series of Finnish dates including LPRHC and Back 2 School Fest . A complete listing is available below with more shows to be announced shortly.
UNKIND Tour Dates:
Aug 02-03 Lappeenranta FIN LPRHC Fest
Aug 16 Lahti FIN Back To Skool Fest
Aug 17 Tampere FIN Vastavirta
Aug 23 Turku, FIN Klubi
Aug 24 Helsinki, FIN PRKL
Aug 30 Jyväskylä, FIN musta kynnys
Sep 09 Kouvola, FIN rytmikatti
“easily one of the best hardcore/crust-punk albums to be released tin a very long time” - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“a heavy, emotional, well-crafted album that’s well worth the time and heartache it will cost you.” - About.com
“an awesome balance between compassion & rage” - Cvlt Nation
“forward-thinking, moving music.” - Exclaim
"blackened d-beat that sounds like fighting against a strongman whose fists are made of fire, so you not only get pummeled, but also burned to a blackened crisp.” - MetalSucks