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An eclectic band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Unexpect is a metal laboratory mixing elements of black, death, core, symphonic, progressive and melodic metal; classical, operatic, goth, electro, ambient, psychotic, noise and circus music with an occasional jazzy touch.
The ideas traveling in their lyrics are related to the imagination and the inherent creative power of all human beings, subjective tales, trancelike sensorial exploration, undercover denunciation of social aspects and subconscious realities. Think Cirque du Soleil goes black metal amidst an acid-trip version of The Dark Crystal.
Incensed by the press, their critically acclaimed album In a Flesh Aquarium (2006) received distinguished honors and has been acclaimed nearly unanimously by the critics as a milestone in contemporary metal. A perfect follow-up to their first independent full length Utopia (1999) and their breakthrough mini cd: _we, Invaders (2003).
The last years have been filled with highlights such as : Touring with DREAM THEATER & OPETH on the European Progressive Nation Tour '09; 5 successful North American tours (US, Canada & Mexico) with bands like Nile , The Gathering, Tub Ring, Trail of Tears from Norway & Sigh from Japan ; 2 headlining National Canadian Tours and 1 headlining European tour; all in all, more than 200 shows over the years with respected and internationally known bands including : Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Opeth, Symphony X, Hammerfall, Hatebreed, Dethklok, Zimmers Hole, Mastodon, Overkill, Satyricon, Type O Negative, Mushroomhead, Lordi, Dark Funeral, Sonata Arctica, Epica, After Forever, Enslaved, Sodom, Paradise Lost, Finntroll, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, Prong and a lot more...Their latest album has been nominated for “Best Metal Album of the Year” at the International Independent Music Awards. They also played live for the TV show Fearless Music, broadcasted on the FOX 5 channel in approximately 27 million households.