Goth Metal Upstarts Unto Others Announce Roadrunner Debut ‘Strength,’ Release Old-School Single

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Last we heard from goth metal crew Unto Others (once known as Idle Hands) was in June, when the band announced their signing to Roadrunner Records and released their new track “When Will Gods Work Be Done.” Now, the band have revealed the details for their new Roadrunner Debut, and dropped a killer new track to accompany the news.

Unto Others’ new record will be titled Strength, and will come out September 24th. The band’s latest single from the album, “Downtown,” is an old-school metal track in the style of High Spirits and Shadowland.

“I wish I could say it came to me like a bolt of lightning, but the record was a process,” says vocalist Gabriel Franco of Strength. “A challenging process, to write, record and mix. It was 10 months from beginning to end, and the most time I’ve ever spent on an album. You can decide if that’s good or bad. Arthur did a great job giving the record an organic heavy sound and it was a privilege to work with him. What we have at the end is something I am extremely proud of, for better or worse, and a constant reminder to myself that we don’t do things because they are easy, we do them because they are hard.”

Check out “Downtown” below:

Unto Others’ Strength is available for preorder. Check out the cover art below:

European fans can catch Unto Others on tour with Behemoth, Arch Enemy, and Carcass later this year at one of the following dates:

9/28 Dublin, IE @ Olympia
9/30 Glasgow, UK @ o2 Academy
10/1 Manchester, UK @ o2 Apollo
10/2 Birmingham, UK @ o2 Academy
10/3 London, UK @o2 Brixton Academy
10/5 Paris, FR @ Zenith
10/6 Toulouse, FR @ Bikini
10/8 Lisbon, PT @ Sala Tejo
10/9 Madrid, ES @ Vistalegre Arena
10/10 Barcelona, ES @ Sant Jordi Club
10/12 Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
10/13 Milano, IT @ Alcatraz
10/15 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
10/16 Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
10/17 Katowice, PL @ MCK
10/19 Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
10/20 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
10/22 Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
10/23 Den Bosch, NL @ Main Stage
10/24 Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/26 Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
10/27 Frankfurt, DE @Jahrhunderthalle
10/29 Munich, DE @ Zenith
10/30 Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Hall
10/31 Hamburg, DE @ Edel Optics Arena
11/1 Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena
11/3 Helsinki, FI @ Black Box Ice Hall
11/5 Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
11/6 Copenhagen, DK @ Forum Black Box
11/7 Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller


Words by Chris Krovatin