Unleash The Fury

For the past 20 years, Sweden’s Yngwie Malmsteen has been famous for his high-speed, technically-dazzling, pseudo-classical shred metal guitar recordings.


For the past few years, however, Malmsteen has also been infamous for an altogether different type of recording.

About three years ago, Malmsteen was on a flight to Tokyo when a passenger spilled water on him. According to the “legend“, the passenger spilled the water in retaliation for deregatory comments Malmsteen was making about homosexuals.

Someone, supposedly a member of Malmsteen’s tour entourage, had a tape recorder handy as Malmsteen lost his temper. The recording’s magic moment is when Malmsteen roars in drunken, accented English:

You unleashed the fucking fury!

With the help of file-sharing services, the recording became an Internet sensation of sorts. In fact, I’d venture to guess that it’s the most popular Yngwie Malmsteen recording since the 80s.

Instead of running away from his embarrassing behavior, Malmsteen has decided to embrace it. In 2005, he released his 24th album. It’s titled, you guessed it, Unleash The Fury.

The Unleash The Fury World Tour makes a stop at Atlanta’s Roxy tomorrow night.

Click here for the long version of the recording of Malmsteen going apesh*t on the plane.

Click here for my home-edited short version.

9 Comments so far

  1. Tony Mc (unregistered) on December 6th, 2005 @ 5:52 pm

    Squibidy Boo!!! Thanks Wing-way for turning my pinto into a Ferrarri!!

    I am taking liberties with Patton Oswalt’s comedic stylings on that one.

  2. Greg (unregistered) on December 6th, 2005 @ 6:44 pm

    Freaking poser, playing a left handed guitar upside down does not make you like Jimi Hendrix

  3. Yngwie M. (unregistered) on December 6th, 2005 @ 6:49 pm

    Don’t make me unleash the fucking fury on you, too.

  4. danielle (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 10:09 am

    I’m sorry, don’t you mean Yngwie “Fucking” Malmsteen?

  5. Joe Nullus (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 1:20 pm

    24 albums? Why bother? He could have saved a lot of time releasing the same album 24 times.

  6. Yngwie M. (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 4:45 pm

    You’ve done it.

    You’ve unleased the fucking fury.


  7. David (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 7:52 am

    this message is to GREG. don’t call yngwie a poser you fuckin cunt or ill find out were you live and beat the shit out of you, fucken TWAT!

    UNLEASH THE FOCK’N FURY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Greg (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 4:03 pm


  9. paul (unregistered) on January 21st, 2006 @ 8:33 am

    david-you suck balls!

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