Chicago quartet THE UNTOLD have released a video for their new single ‘The Abandoned’. The standalone track comes ahead of the band’s self-recorded debut full-length, which is set for release in 2021.
Drawing influence from Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, Devin Townsend and Gojira, THE UNTOLD blend technical hard rock and metal to deliver blistering riffs and leads, alongside memorable pop choruses with cinematic enormity and grandeur.
Watch the video for ‘The Abandoned’ here: https://youtu.be/2eEzd2EzH7M
Stream/purchase ‘The Abandoned’ here: https://linktr.ee/theuntoldband
THE UNTOLD was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2017 by vocalist/guitarist Luke Dupuis and drummer Alex Kennedy. The duo met in college and were a perfect fit, which led to the release of their first single ‘The Lowly Beggar Man’ later that year. In 2018, guitarist Cole Dillow and bassist Rob Runnels joined the group just in time to hit the studio to record the band’s first EP, Stories of Life and Death.
THE UNTOLD began to play regularly in Chicago and the surrounding areas. They took this time to focus on developing their energetic and immersive live show, whilst honing their sound and style for their coming releases. This culminated in an extremely successful headline show at the famed Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago at the beginning of 2020. The four-piece then shifted their focus to writing for the remainder of the year.
Time and development brought a surge of creativity and collaboration, the outcome their latest single ‘The Abandoned’. A natural progression of their sound, ‘The Abandoned’ is a far more polished product as THE UNTOLD became more hands-on with their production and more precise in their execution. The band knew this track deserved a thrilling and fascinating visual to match. They began production of their first official music video, which carries a riveting narrative and expertly executed cinematography.
The aspiration of THE UNTOLD is to tell stories in their own dramatised way to reflect the uniqueness of humanity, while also giving a voice to those that deserve to be heard. Life is crazy, chaotic, beautiful, sad and full of anger, loneliness, happiness, joy and love. The band strives to convey that entire emotional array through characters that embody the human condition and the world that surrounds it.
Onto their next phase with ‘The Abandoned’, THE UNTOLD‘s upcoming debut full-length is set to enthral and capture the mind of those who have a taste for dramatic and powerful music.