Unru – Die Wiederkehr des Verdrängten 2LP
- release date: May / June 2022
- double LP in 6mm spine jacket
- limited to 500 copies
- 200 snowy white
- 300 black
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
In the case of UNRU, time has and will always be of essence! May that be in the long-time process of creating their very art, letting it grow and ferment like fine wine; be it the duration of the songs and the aspect of revision in the actual music itself; or just the bending of time, room and matter the sheer force of UNRU’s sound is able to achieve.
Founded in Bielefeld, Germany in 2012, UNRU made an immediate deep impact with their monumental MMXIII demo (re-released on vinyl by Supreme Chaos Records in 2018), to be evolved upon by split recordings with PARAMNESIA, SUN WORSHIP and TONGUE, as well as their disturbing and ferocious debut full-length album “Als Tier ist der Mensch nichts’ in 2016.
Babylon Doom Cult Records and UNRU are proud to announce the release of “Die Wiederkehr des Verdrängten“ – six years in the making, countless hours devoted to revise, retain, revolt, reinvent and survive. It took UNRU strength and time to craft a worthy successor to “Als Tier ist der Mensch nichts”, yet with “Die Wiederkehr des Verdrängten” the now 5-piece band finally unleash their second album as a grandiose statement: an unstoppable maelstrom of sound; a five-song sonic tour-de-force, which, aside from the band’s trademark sound, leaves behind the band’s early traces of chaotic German 90’s hardcore or American apocalyptic crust, further opening up the gates of ever so deep blackened gloom and fury, and balancing dissonance and harmony to sheer perfection.
This album is the distilled essence of all their prior releases, sounding the most black metal the band has ever sounded, without once stumbling into traps of worn out paths this genre ever so often sets. Five emotional songs fueled by the question of what actual freedom and revolution is within the individual as well as the societal I. The five songs reformulate UNRU’s pillars of furious black metal, blackened doom, fragile ambient and glorious Mount Eerie-esque immortality to an amalgamation of emotional purity and existential angst.
UNRU exists through:
E – synth & vocals
H – drums & percussion
L – guitar & organ
S – guitar & vocals
T – bass & vocals
1. Intro (7:49)
2. Die Wiederkehr des Verdrängten (5:06) first single
3. Ein Haug der Freiheit (12:59) second single
4. Hungersteine (15:47)
5. Eintausend Stimmen (12:33)
Recorded in August 2020 and April – May 2021 at Spirit Cave, Berlin and Drum Hard, Bielefeld by L. Ennsen & UNRU
Mixed & mastered at Goblin Sound Studio, Cologne by Andy Rosczyk
Cover painting by Jani Kaunisto, titled “I’m on my hands and knees.” (Acryl on canvas, 130cm x 100cm, 2020) (https://www.instagram.com/janikaunisto/)
Layout by Joscha Bauer