Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
UNBLESSED was formulated during 1999 as an attempt by guitarist Paul Callahan and guitarist Jorge Castro to fuse Black Metal with Gothenburg Death Metal style. Joining the pair would be drummer Ivan Graepp and subsequently bassist Felipe Rodriguez.
During 2001 frontman Diego Yañez was inducted to complete the first Unblessed..s line-up, but by the following year his position had been taken by Roberto Barraza for recording of the demo session 'Monolith From Beyond'. that was recorded in Spectro studios at 2002, the changes in line up make to the band upload the demo in their website for free, this opened a lot of gates for the band.
UNBLESSED would lose the services of both Barraza and Rodriguez, necessitating Callahan taking lead vocal responsibilities. Gerardo Hormazábal came in to cover bass in March of 2003 but shortly after the band found itself drummerless. then Jorge Castro leaves the band and he is replaced by Rodrigo Tuteleers, Ivan Graepp is replaced by Carlos Retamales. Then Blackgoat recs. produced as EP ¨Monolith from beyond¨ at 2004. This line up continue until 2005 when Hórmazabal and Tuteleers leave the band.
At these times the the line up was Paul Callahan (guitar/vocals); Jonathan Reig (bass); Carlos Retamales (drums) and Rodrigo Brissos (guitar). The band has played in Brazil, Rio de janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Talca, Puerto Montt, Temuco, Iquique, Arica, Rancagua, Valparaiso, Melipilla, El Monte and in their hometown Santiago many times.
The band´s debut album "Burning Your Faith" was released in January 2009. In February of that year, the band opened for Sinister. Singles from that album were shot by Abysmo prods, becoming the bands first videoclips, "Burning your Faith" and "Viral Killing".
On late 2009 the band entered DB Audiostudio to record their 2nd CD, entitled "Man has killed God", date of release in August 28 (2010) under Australis Recs in a deluxe digipack edition. The band also flimed the videoclip for "Misery Torment", included on the CD and the same year the band has released their first international tour on Brazil.
Now the band is working to finish their official dvd, recording new album and also get on an international tour with a new line up conformed by Paul Callahan (guitar/vocals); Jonathan Reig (bass); Gonzalo Townsend (drums) and Javier Rojas (guitar).
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We are the real death black metal arts.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We received very good coments from zines, publishing, revies, etc... our discography are:
EP MONOLITH FROM BEYOND 2004 (INDEPENDIENT)
LP BURNING YOUR FAITH 2009
LP MAN HAS KILLED GOD 2010
DVD UNBLESSING SOULS - TEN YEARS OF WAR 2012
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
In all cities here at Chile, and we released a brazilian tour at 2010, at rio de janeiro, belo horizonte, sao paulo.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We´re now signed by australis records, a local label but we´re intereste in some labels with major difussion thru europe and the states.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We´re recornding an homonimous album now and we think about a promotional tour whe this materia will be out and avalable.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?