New studio album THE HELLISH JOYRIDE out on 25 August 2023

New studio album THE HELLISH JOYRIDE out on 25 August 2023

30th June 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Get ready for some hellish metal pleasure: Following their four successful albums ‘The Unity’ (2017), ‘Rise’ (2018), ‘Pride’ (2020) and ‘The Devil You Know – Live’ (2021), European tours as the headlining act or alongside luminaries such as Sinner, Edguy, Axel Rudi Pell or Rhapsody Of Fire, celebrated shows at Masters Of Rock, the Knockout Festival, Metal-Fest or Bang Your Head, The Unity’s fifth release, ‘The Hellish Joyride’, presents them from a more playful and varied side than ever before.

“Our music has always featured a wide stylistic range, but ‘The Hellish Joyride’ stretches the boundaries of melodic power metal even further,” explains Michael Ehré, referring to the album’s twelve extremely diverse songs, which range from neck-breakingly fast-paced and groovingly cool to balladesque.

On top of that, the band’s latest addition, Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass, Edguy), has brought fresh energy to the fold and unmistakably supports the sworn circle of Gamma Ray members Henjo Richter (guitar) and Michael Ehré (drums), vocalist Gianba Manenti, guitarist Stef and keyboardist Sascha Onnen.

The new album has been scheduled for release on Steamhammer/SPV on 25 August 2023, and their European tour with Primal Fear is set to kick off just one week later. The first lead single, including a “sportive” and as always lavishly produced video clip, is entitled ‘Always Two Ways To Play’ and will be out on 14 July 2023, followed five weeks later by the second single ‘Saints And Sinners’ on 18 August 2023.

So let the hellish joyride begin!



  1. One World
    02. Masterpiece
    03. The Hellish Joyride
    04. Only The Good Die Young
    05. Saints And Sinners
    06. Something Good
    07. Always Two Ways To Play
    08. Awakening
    09. Golden Sun
    10. Stay The Fool
    11. Never Surrender
    12. You‘re Not Forced To Stay

The new album “The Hellish Joyride” will be released on August 25th, 2023 worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer as CD DigiPak (incl. poster), 2LP Gatefold (cristallo vinyl), download and stream:

THE UNITY live 2023/2024:


08.09. DE-Sinntal – Sinner Rock Festival

On tour with Primal Fear

01.09. DE-Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
02.09. DE-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
03.09. DE-Naila – Frankenhalle
05.09. DE-Munich – Backstage Werk
06.09. DE-Bochum – Zeche
07.09. DE-Frankfurt – Batschkapp
09.09. CH-Sion – Le Port Franc
10.09. CH-Pratteln – Z7

Live 2024

27.01. DE-Nordenham – Jahnhalle

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