Manuel Gardner Fernandes ushers in a new era of pop-djent with bold new Unprocessed single, Candyland

Manuel Gardner Fernandes
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Since their inception in 2014, Unprocessed – headed up by electric guitar virtuoso Manuel Gardner Fernandes – have won over legions of fans and mesmerized the guitar world alike with their boundary-pushing fretboard pyrotechnics and ahead-of-their-time approach to progressive metal.

Their latest single Candyland, however, marks the onset of a pop-centric new era for the German four-piece, and ushers in a new age of what can only effectively be described as pop-djent.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.