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Ken Jacobsen of Unleashed Power

August 28th, 2005

Ken Jacobsen of Unleashed Power

Interviewed by EvilG in April 2000

Unleashed Power, the name says it all. This band is all about powerful METAL with a power/thrash edge. The brains behind this band is guitarist Ken Jacobsen, who’s crunchy thick rhythms will leave your head banging and your metal heart fulfilled. By no means is this simple music. In both lyrical content and composition this is some pretty heady stuff that might take you a couple of listens to appreciate. Their new EP Absorbed keeps growing on me each time I spin it. If you are a fan of intense aggressive power metal then you have to take a listen to these guys. The below interview is with Unleashed Power’s Ken Jacobsen. 

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UNLEASHED POWER – Ken Jacobsen

August 21st, 2005

Ken Jacobsen of Unleashed Power
Reviewed / Interviewed August 13, 1997 by EvilG


Unleashed Power are an aggressive power metal band based out of New York. U.P. are not at all new to the metal scene. Below is a summary of their background from their bio.

Unleashed Power, now U.P., had it’s origin way back in the mid-eighties where the Danish band, Avalon, recorded an LP called “Unleashed Power”, produced by Metallica renowned producer, Flemming Rasmussen. Guitarist, Ken Jacobsen and vocalist, John Mathias were the corner stones of that band. Avalon dissolved with the forming of Unleashed Power in 1989 when Ken Jacobsen and Ed Owen (Drums) joined together. The band now had it’s foundation in New York and was on it’s way to record the first demo “Blindfolded” in 1991, followed by the critically acclaimed demo “Quintet of Spheres” in 1992. Members changed when singer, Joe Karavis, decided to part ways due to musical differences after the demo recordings in 1992. However, the decision to proceed with the full length album “Quintet of Spheres” had already been made, so John Mathias received the call to fill the vocalist position anew. The now transatlantic lineup had a massively impressive response to their 1993/94 debut album “Quintet of Spheres”. After a string of shows in the northeast of the United States, tragedy struck in the summer of 1994 with the untimely death of bassist, John Lievano. Ed Owen’s disillusionment with the destitute prospect of finding a replacement and recording another album sans label, culminated with his departure. Enter J?rg Michael, renowned German drummer, whose credentials include: Mekong Delta, Stratovarious and Rage. Bassist, Tony Spagone joined for the album to fill the vacant position and last, but definitely not least, vocalist, Brian T. Chaffee received the call, as he and U.P. exchanged demos awhile ago. John Mathias had left the band in 1995 feeling unable to do justice to the new direction the group had undertaken, which requires a heavier approach.

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