Canadian extreme metal band UNBOWED has announced the impending release of their 3rd full-length album, “Colour The Soul,” will be released on May 20th. The band has released the record’s first single “Hero Lux.”
“As not only the opening song to the entire album, but as a stand alone single, this song stands as a warning. The flow of the album to come was designed to simulate the power, pain, passions, and woes of the soul of every person that dares look within to find something more than the material world. ‘
“Hero Lux’ employs the use of the Latin word “lux” meaning light. The ‘hero light’ was a radiance said to have emanated from various mythical heroes, predominantly around the crown of the head (i.e christ halo, or the prabhamandala to the hindu myths, etc). It is a song that was designed to warn of the trials to come in order for the hero to ‘earn’ their crown of light. In and outside of the album, Unbowed believe as a collective unit that in order for an individual to become stronger, they must undergo many trials and tribulations. Unbowed is the name, and also the motto of any who brave the trials and tribulations of actualizing one’s true destiny. To help the outer world, one must first look within.” UNBOWED states
UNBOWED is a melodic death/black metal band formed in Guelph, ON, Canada in 2011 and consists of Ioan Tetlow (Vocals), Steven Rowlands (Guitars), Aiden Watkinson (Bass), Alex Snape (Guitars) and Cory Hofing (Drums). The band has to date released two full-length albums, two EPs, and two singles and is now gearing up to release their third full-length album and strongest effort to date, the 10 song LP “Colour the Soul.”
“Colour the Soul” features artwork by illustrator Marta Sokołowska, who is also created the art for their debut self-titled EP released in 2013. The album was written and recorded by UNBOWED at Nomadic Arts Studios in Guelph, ON, Canada, mixed and mastered by Alex Snape and features guest appearances from Joel Violette (Thrawsunblat, Woods of Ypres), Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns (Finntroll, And Oceans, Dispyt) and Frederik Jensen (Mother Of All, Plained).