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Unchained Beast is a young 4-piece heavy thrash metal band from Vardø, Norway located in the Northern Finnmark County. The band consists of vocalist Adrian Olsen (16), guitarist Kim Daniel Mathisen (21), bassist Benjamin Berthelsen (19) and drummer John-Vidar Antonsen (19). Formed from the ashes of a Metallica tribute band, Unchained Beast have been together since October 2010 playing local and national gigs and establishing a local fan base, which includes festivals like "Aronnesrocken", "Blues i Vintermørket" & the national finals of a talent contest called UKM (Youth Culture Festival)
Influenced by the thrash metal’s “Big Four”, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, 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. The band also has their own untraditional unique way of building up their songs by experimenting with different tempos in each song instead of continuously keeping a high tempo.