News: Unholy Unveils New Artwork, New Album


The Syracuse, N.Y.-based UNHOLY, who will support Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho on a national tour next month, have posted the Aeron Alfrey-designed cover art for their Prosthetic Records debut, New Life Behind Closed Eyes, on their MySpace page,

"The cover as well as the interior art has really captured the mood of the lyrical content of our new record," says guitarist Jonathan Dennison. "Aeron went above and beyond bring these ideas to life."

The album, in stores May 12th, features the following track listing:

1. Seeker Immortal (currently streaming)
2. Children of Eternal Sleep
3. These Wounds Never Heal
4. Into The Flesh Of Another
5. The Blinding Light
6. Look To The Blood
7. No Faith
8. The Followers
9. Behind The Veil Of Darkness
10. New Life Behind Closed Eyes

The follow-up to 2007's Blood of the Medusa (Lambgoat Records), New Life Behind Closed Eyes was recorded at Syracuse's Moresound Studios (ED GEIN) and sees new vocalist Billy Price paint a scathing portrait of mankind's failures and shortcomings. The album's concept, written by Dennison, revolves around an end-time narrative of the final days of humanity delivered by its own hand. Richly detailed artwork furthers the album's unsettling mood, but ultimately, it's the music within -- a very heavy take on the northeastern metal sound, with strong riffs, intense vocals and sharp soloing -- that makes UNHOLY impossible to ignore.

UNHOLY will support All That Remains tomorrow night (Apr. 15) at Lost Horizon in Syracuse and perform at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday (Apr. 18). The band's tour with Earth Crisis kicks off May 2 in Fredericksburg, Va.

"We couldn't be more excited about our first tour off our new record being with Earth Crisis," Dennison says. "Playing with All That Remains is gonna shred too! We're really psyched on playing New England Metal Fest this year, as it's amazing to think about the great bands that share the stage every year and for us to be a part of it."

UNHOLY on tour:

05/02 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's - ARMAGEDDON FEST w/ Sworn Enemy
05/03 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon w/ Madball
05/04 - Detroit, MI @ The Hayloft
05/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
05/09 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
05/10 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
05/11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
05/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
05/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
05/14 - Santa Cruz @ The Urgency
05/15 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
05/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
05/17 - Albuquerque, NM
05/19 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
05/22 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
05/23 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
05/25 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Oasis
05/26 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's
05/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
05/28 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
05/29 - Montreal, ON @ Underworld
05/31 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights

New Life Behind Closed Eyes available everywhere May 12th 2009