Towering

by Unhold

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Mark Lindhout
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Mark Lindhout Hesitantly using the term eclectic, it is however very apt for this album.

A journey through the story of man’s greatest achievements, and the inevitable demise that awaits us at the end.

Leaving one to wonder if it really was worth all that effort, and if we're not better off floating in the quiet of the void. Favorite track: Death Dying.
C Henry
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C Henry Cinematic post-stoner doom. One of my favourites of 2015 Favorite track: Towering.
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Existence fosters the urge for room and sonic space, perpetual and sweat bearing devotion. It draws from cumulated forces and visionariness. Eyes fixed on the scenery it stands beside the ongoing commotion. Therein lies the necessity to deliver oneself to the frail, to detect and embrace one’s own fragility. Never accustomed to dwell in shelter for too long. This is where the fourth studio-album «Towering» mountainously plunges down towards the spectator. A stubborn and imposing body of songs is rigged up, taking its stance clear and unapologetic. A colossus, preconceived and without debate. Unhold, bearing the malice spirit in its name, is in motion and displays itself in most flattering twilight, revealing a female side reformed in a new constitution. Sound and course remain unaltered, forging ahead. Taking roots was never intended. Aware of perishability, from the depths Unhold gather and unleash a new storm. Pushing through calm waters they’ll let the high tides rise even higher.

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released January 16, 2015

Recorded by Remo Häberli at Hidden Stash, Bern Switzerland
Mixed by Latch Manghat and Andy Henderson at Retrosonic Studios, Bristol U.K.
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering, Bristol U.K.

Interludes arranged by Leo Matkovic featuring excerpts from «A Universe From Nothing» by Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss
Illustration & design by Philipp Thöni/BlackYard
All music & lyrics written by Unhold

Thomas Tschuor - Guitar & Vocals
Miriam Wolf - Piano, Synths & Vocals
Daniel Fischer - Drums
Philipp Thöni - Guitar & Vocals
Leo Matkovic - Bass

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Unhold Bern, Switzerland

UNHOLD are not to be easily stuck in just one section, a multi-headed beast with both feet dug into the ground and the head surrounded by blizzards. Set to merge beauty and beast into one single hybrid creature - fierce, intimidating, beautiful and compelling. UNHOLD early on forged the term «Alpine Distortion», which still to date embodies their own consolidation of sludgy athmospheric metal. ... more

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Track Name: Containing The Tyrant
though i rest my soul
a shifting is afoot
urging towards an end
a coercive desire in mind

steady
relapse
tilt
and breach

let our heads be bared
the center will always hold
let ire not govern your hand
a trembling soul is flawed

succumbed to deceit
erroneous belief
a blank page shall receive my truth

containing the tyrant within
nothing obstructs my path
still the stormy sea
clear so i may pass

failure
treason
remission
truce
Track Name: I Belong
all has been taken, all was lost
a withered site and a place of ghosts
clinging to an heir, entrench the loss
i know the name and i belong

i trail the footsteps of those before
take me to the source and show
a drum, a stick and a song to sing
i will find ‘cause i belong

memories fading, old ways pass
declining evil by your side
sore temptation takes a toll
i falter not ‘cause i belong

the averted walk alone
staring off into the void
i’m moving forward turning back
i won’t get lost ‘cause i belong

i belong...
Track Name: Southern Grave
the brightness
i came to see

the end does matter
so does the path

i waited
I climbed high

i left, i found
i felt my eyes

i got unveiled
bitter crust fell away

may the tears i cry today
make grow the flowers of tomorrow

my wings
the southern grave
i waited and i found

the southern grave
my wings
i found
Track Name: Voice Within
your voice within travelled far today
falling back on a wave
we don’t rise when you fall
pop the question in blazing light
who are you this time?

in the name of the damned
i will turn back and run
your voice burns in my hands

words start to sound like awful noise
some heroes are we to pass outside these gates
Track Name: Hydra
war zone – take that shale out of the sea
dragged down – I collide with that beast in me

do I hold the sword?
am I covering my light?

war zone – oh no, my air is feeding the sea
nauseous grin – bring back a wildflowerfield to me

this collision will turn on the light for me!

i couldn’t wait to welcome you
you know i gently light the path
i honor your trust in me
you know you belong to me

the shale, my call
the fire, my hands
the sword, my heart
your pathetics are now faced by me

shale into the sea
collided with the beast in me
wildflowerfield
this collision turned on the light for me!

honor me – shine for me
belong to me – beast in me
i welcome you – i am facing you
come to the sea – collide with me
Track Name: Dawn
drown, final?, fate?
sorrow? refracted?
no! becoming

drown, final?, fate?
sorrow – no!
shift, lever
dawn
Track Name: Death Dying
behind the mirror of times
the writing on the wall
role play and rebellion
pictures from the corner of your eyes

got violence in view
and you are the true star of the screen
do not come if you’re planning to leave
we will wait and wait to see