All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by
Wolfgang Verbeke: Guitar
Angelo Migliorisi: Guitar, Bass
Ryan Abramowitz: Drums
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The Unchained is an Instrumental Groove Rock band from Toronto, Canada. The music fuses classic, progressive, metal and groove rock all into one explosive sound.
All the music on this album was recorded and mixed by the band themselves, live off the floor, in the very studio all the songs were written in. There are no overdubs, and no fancy editing. The bass parts were recorded post recording because there is no bassist in the band.
The Unchained spent a year and a half writing, rehearsing and playing shows to help develop a precision like performance for each and every song.
Wolfgang explains, "We felt like the only way to truly capture the way we sound is to all be standing in a room together playing the songs - just like rehearsal. We learned how to play our songs really well and felt this would be the right way to record. Keeping everything very real and musically honest like our rock heroes was really important to us."
The Unchained ran a IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to record this album. $1000 was raised and that was enough to help cover some of the recording costs.
"We are very grateful that our friends and fans supported us to get this album recorded. We knew this wasn't going to be an expensive album because we planned to record the album ourselves, live off the floor like we did. The money donated really helped get this done," said Ange.
"The three of us have been playing in bands together for 6 years. The Unchained is our latest project where we wanted to really put in everything we got - as musicians, performers and songwriters. There is no doubt in my mind this is the most creative, technically challenging, and honest music we have ever created as a musical team. We are really excited to share it with everyone." says Ryan.
Why is the album called 'Lost In The Music?'
A good friend heard the song 'Lost In The Music' before it was finished, and gave us the feedback we needed to be clear on our direction moving forward. He said 'you need to call this song lost in the music. Every time I listen to it I just get lost in the music. So we called the song Lost In The Music, and later realized that was also the theme of our album - getting lost in the music.'