UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARDand KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany’s PINK CREAM 69), has “started collecting and exchanging ideas” for its second full-length album, to be released in 2014.
In other news, UNISONIC has been confirmed for next year’s edition of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place on June 11-12, 2014 in Balingen, Germany.
UNISONIC’s self-titled debut studio album was released in North America on May 22, 2012 via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records.
“Unisonic” was recorded at ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium. The CD — which features 11 tracks, plus a bonus live version of HELLOWEEN classic”I Want Out”, only available on the domestic edition, and cover art byMartin Häusler (MEAT LOAF, GOTTHARD, HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD) — marked the first full-length musical union between Kiske and Hansen in 23 years.
UNISONIC released its debut EP, “Ignition” on January 27, 2012 viaearMUSIC/Edel. The effort included the track “Unisonic” plus one demo song and a cover version of the HELLOWEEN classic “I Want Out”, recorded live on October 15, 2011 at the Loud Park festival at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan.
Hansen’s position in GAMMA RAY is unaffected by his involvement withUNISONIC.