The Unseen Bio
Boston street punks The Unseen have just signed with Hellcat Records and will release their new full length studio album produced by Dropkick Murphys Ken Casey and mixed by Brett Gurewitz early this May. Their Hellcat debut comes on the heels of their 2003 release Explode (BYO), The Unseen's most proverbial album to date.
Formed in the mid-90s, and influenced by artists such as The Misfits, The Clash, The Cult, Bad Religion, Sick of it All, and G.B.H., The Unseen, winner of Best Punk Band at the 2004 Boston Music Awards, is one of the most recognized acts currently recording and performing. Their catalogue includes four full length albums, countless splits and EPs, and appearances on over 25 punk compilations including Hellcat's Give 'Em The Boot 4 (November 9), Rock Against Bush Volume 2, and the Warped '04 Comp.
In 2004 alone, The Unseen did two full headlining tours across the United States. On top of that, they supported Sick of It All, Suicide Machines, Avenged Sevenfold, Agnostic Front, and Hatebreed for a whopping 193 gigs in 2004. In the past few years, The Unseen have also performed in Japan, toured twice in Europe, and played alongside punk heavyweights The Casualties, Anti-Flag, Dropkick Murphys, and AFI. Most recently the band performed at Hellcat's Give 'Em The Boot 4 Boston release party with Westbound Train, The Ducky Boys, and Capitol Radio.
Outside of touring, The Unseen saw success with their music video "False Hope." Off of their 2003 release Explode, "False Hope" won Fuse TV's "Oven Fresh" countdown, beating out G-Unit and Incubus, and also received substantial rotation on "Headbanger's Ball." In addition to television time, "False Hope" received airplay on many major radio stations, and was added to regular rotation at WFNX, Boston.
Writing of their previous album, Explode (BYO), Askew Reviews Emily Zemler said, "...it is easy to appreciate The Unseen's music as no-frills punk that is a rare find in today's pop-drenched society," and Decoymusic's Timothy Golden describes their sound as "extremely blaspheming and in-your-face political."
On December 5th, The Unseen headed into the studio with Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey to begin recording their fifth full length album. In addition, The Unseen will be on tour beginning February 1st, co-headlining for two weeks with Strike Anywhere, and then a headlining tour for a month with Ramallah and Brain Failure supporting.