Time for the second single and video from the upcoming EP of the Portuguese progressive/alternative metal band ALLAMEDAH. “The Great Unknown” is a song showing the Lisbon-based band’s ability to write seemingly simple tunes, yet multi-layered. Epic in the chorus, “The Great Unknown” builds up in a perfect way and balances effortlessly melody and heaviness.

“We are drawn to the great unknown, to the vast expanse of possibility that lies beyond the edges of our understanding”, vocalist David Bitton comments about the lyrical approach of the single. “It is a call that echoes in the depths of our souls, urging us to step outside of the familiar and embrace the mystery and wonder of the world”.

“At times, the unknown can seem daunting and overwhelming”, he continues. “It can be difficult to face the uncertainty of what lies ahead and to confront the limits of our knowledge and understanding. But it is also a source of immense possibility, a reminder that there is always something new to discover and explore”.

“In the face of the great unknown, we are challenged to step outside of our comfort zones, embrace the unexpected, and find the courage to take risks. We are invited to expand our horizons and stretch ourselves beyond what we thought possible”.

“Ultimately, the great unknown is a reminder of the vastness of the universe and the infinite potential that lies within each of us. It is a call to adventure, an invitation to explore and discover, and a reminder that the journey is often as important as the destination”, David concludes.

Watch the music video:

Allamedah is a Portuguese metal band, founded in 2016 by singer and guitarist David Bitton and drummer João Faria. The group’s sound is evidently marked by modern metal and the fusion with other musical genres, such as fado and rap, as demonstrated by the collaborations on the previously released song “Algema”, with fado singer Valéria and the Portuguese guitar player João Luzio; and “Incerto”, which featured American rapper Jayneto. They sing mainly in Portuguese and English, with the occasional use of Hebrew.

Following the signing with the German/Danish label UPRISING! Records, Allamedah will release their debut EP “Alma”, containing three new tracks. The title track is sung in both Portuguese and English, with lyrics about letting go of the ego, and features the huge talent of Ricardo Gordo in the amazing Portuguese guitar “Desvanescente” is a Portuguese-sung tune, with an evident pop/rock approach on one side, and an amazing guitar solo (courtesy of Brazilian axeman Roberto Barros, of Edu Falaschi’s band), while lyrics approach the ephemeral side of social media. “The Great Unknown” explores the more melodic side of Allamedah, in a totally English language song with amazing vocal layers.

Three different songs with the guideline of Allamedah’s unsettled talent and with great individual potential. All in all, a confident and bold step for the Lisboa collective, showing they’re no longer one of the best-kept secrets in the Portuguese scene – but are looking to bring their art forth and abroad.

“Alma” will be released in digital format via UPRISING! Records on September 8th, 2023.

Lineup:
David Bitton – vocals, guitars
João Faria – drums
Hugo Capelo – bass
Joao Corceiro – guitar

Digital single:
https://orcd.co/alla-great

Digital EP pre-save link:
https://orcd.co/alla-alma

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/allamedah
https://www.instagram.com/allamedah/
https://www.tiktok.com/@allamedah.band
https://www.youtube.com/@allamedah
https://targetgroup.bandcamp.com/album/alma-ep
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4K15Vhzy5pthLIP1wH3T1l
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/allamedah/1185737581
https://soundcloud.com/allamedah_official