Unchained Beast is a young heavy/thrash metal band from Vardø, Norway located in the Northern Finnmark County. The band at the moment consists of vocalist/guitarist Adrian Olsen (17) and drummer John-Vidar Antonsen (20). Formed from the ashes of a Metallica tribute band, Unchained Beast have been together since October 2010 playing local gigs and establishing a local fan base. The band is now seeking to reach the rest of the country/world with their unique, heavy, rhythmic thrash metal music. They have recently been in “Studio Neiden” to finally record their 4-track EP called “Guiding the Lamb”, with one exclusive new track written especially for this EP.
Influenced by the thrash metal’s “Big Four”, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax among others, the band creates a modern, dark thrash metal but with elements of older thrash. As any other thrash metal band, Unchained Beast has a penchant for playing aggressive, fast and loud music, and covers themes such as community issues, historical events, and things the boys have experienced themselves. However the band has also written a ballad, “Spear of Vac”, which covers softer themes such as loosing someone you care about. The band also has their own untraditional unique way of building up their songs by experimenting with different arrangements and tempos in each song instead of continuously keeping a high tempo and doing the typical “verse-chorus-verse” arrangement. Unchained Beast have also performed on lots of big scenes and festivals, which includes the country finals of UKM 2012 in Olavshallen and Rockheim, Trondheim, Aronnesrocken in Alta and Kaos Spektakel in Kirkenes.