Unexpect

Unexpect

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Orchestral Modern-Art-Core ?.. Symphonic Martian Metal?... I see it as the evolution of metal music... the most complex, intense and weird blend of every kind of music in an extreme fashion.

Biography

An original band rooted in the creative soils of Quebec, Canada. Mixing elements of black, death, core, progressive and melodic metal ; classical, operatic, medieval, electro, ambient, psychotic, noise and circus music with an occasional jazzy touch. 7 musicians all in all. Their vocal performance range from an extreme to the other as they alternate between glorious choirs; inhuman screams of deep, high, mid-growl and delirious intensity; theatrical narrations; and clean/sober sections strewn with a female singer who's angelic voice could melt the will of the most vile corporate.

Since their origin, unexpecT… released a full length album called " Utopia " which saw the day in 1999, critically acclaimed by many countries around the world ( from Russia to Brazil by the way of the Philippines ) with no distribution whatsoever and with internet as only support. A new era began for these sound-painters with the release of a new surreal opus called ‘’ _wE, Invaders ‘’ in November 2003. This EP, released on the label Galy Records in America, is causing quite a positive stir with the critics and is the glorious introduction to the following album currently in progress that will smash some dull boundaries of vile standards. They are now signed on the eclectic label The End Records; a new relation that should lead their ambitions to their far reaching goals…the future is set for a coloured ride, indeed….

Being 7 different souls coming from different musical backgrounds, their influences are probably the widest you'll find on an extreme music band. Metal, HardCore, Electro, Ambient, Noise, Experimental, Classical, Baroque, Jazz, Circus, Film Music, Brit-Pop/Rock, Nü-Metal, Folk, Alternative and more... To name a few in no particular order: Emperor, Dark Tranquility, Amorphis, Therion, At The Gates, Dillinger Escape Plan, Daugthers, Mindless Self Indulgence, RadioHead, The Mars Volta, Bjork, Mum, God Speed You Black Emperor, Sigur Ros, Squarepusher, Mr.Bungle, Fantomas, Ulver, Dodheimsgard, Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, Infected Mushroom, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov and too much other stuff.

Lyrics

Novaë

Written By: UneXpecT

When the parallel spiral unravelled
Before the firm grasp of my abominable
Came my birth in the well of the wretched

Novae, braggart of a last jest

My non-Sylph spread down
In the core of the hideous carnival grotto
Covering me of a Viperean mask

EnoreKiK eKarov sed xueil dSevape
TnarutpaK nom ruehlam ne snoredial
Rus ed Selpitlum SeteKaf ud tiafneib

The grand fork silence
Arising for the anchor's cell

Enu eReip eroloKni, L noisrevni ed Al eLitnel
Enu egnarte emrof, L riovuop sed sreinred-sen

A maelstrom where repose the villains
Of the bazaar of virtues

Denaturation of the ork by the Zirconyum
A grinch in the night wearing its crystals eternally

A dispirited lunatic passage
Broken by the traitors... . by this pernicious soothing

A mistake followed itself in the decisive cryptage
When the telescope fell on the inverted astron
The utopia was not mechanically very long
And logic vanished under the illogical

"If only there has been a claim for my sectimes
My poor sectimes... .they are... .they are mine!!!"

A frenetic impulsion influenced
When escaping the human yawning chasm
This globe transformed into memories

Novae, braggart of a last jest

My sylph fled...
After the (firm) grasp of my abominable
Allowing me to wear my Viperean mask

The Fall of Arthrone

Written By: UneXpecT

N Ap ertiaNoK al ruep, SerdneT tnaved L
Towers escaping by millions on floating platforms
Glowing from lunar reflection
Among these astral bodies, resides a faerie
Weaving on a star, empress of space and time
It's a feeble attempt, to overcome the throne
Since the dispersion of the Orb

Mid-season of the coloured rains on Arthrone's kingdom
Cowardness of the loathsome guards of this empire
A ball of fantasy disappearing in shadows
Behold, the fall of Arthrone
A goblin smiling by a flash of rune
The being of nothingness part with his domain

Vast extent of already forgotten beats
Observing his face with its impregnated ugliness
Crying under the whinning moon
Dances the scarlet viper of our writings
On the stones, soon to be angels

End-season, ashes and ruins for the rose
Myrmidon, this only bird in the wind
Source of lightning, reflection of the warrior
Behold, the fall of Arthrone
The quiet dawn of a tired sunset
Solemn scorn, all that is given to us

O, L engcr sed stnaSiup es treum
DnauK L enuL aruelp r siamaj
L serteKna es tnorderp ne selioT
Lerorua esucicnehs snad nu reheuoK ed licloS

O, L engcr sed stnaSiup tse trom
Siuped L noitrepsid ed LebrO
Ctse L serte iuK Stiufne ne snoiLim ed seLeKrap setnativel

Discography

- Utopia 'Full Length' in 1999
- We, Invaders... 'EP' in 2003
- Upcoming Full Length on 'The End Records' scheduled for late 2005/early 2006

The Song 'Novae' from the 2003 EP 'We, Invaders..' is available for streaming at www.MySpace.com/UneXpecT or in Mp3 at the band's website: www.UneXpecT.com

Set List

Depending on the time we are allowed to play. We do have about 2 hours of material and try to make the best of the time we have on stage. Our typical repertoire includes:
- Novae (We, Invaders...2003)
- Rooted Shadows (We, Invaders...)
- In velvet Coffins we slept (We, Invaders...)
- Chromatic Chimera (new song from the Upcoming album)
- Desert Urbania (..upcoming album)
- Summoning Scene (..upcoming album)
- The Fall of Arthrone (Utopia..1999)
- Vespers Gold (Utopia.. 1999)
- Metamorphosis (Utopia.. 1999)

..and it goes on if we have more time to play. We did an 'At the Gates' cover some time ago and played it live a few times.