Metal veterans Unearth have signed a North American record deal with eOne Music. The band plans to release a brand new LP later this year, their sixth spanning the band's 15 year tenure. Vocalist Trevor Phipps offers the state of the band and their intentions for this new release in his comments below:
"A new chapter has begun for Unearth as we have found a few new places to call home. By joining forces with eOne (North America), Century Media (Europe), Howling Bull (Japan) and 3Wise (Australia) we will have a more focused attack from some of the most well known and respected labels in the world. We know this new beginning of sorts will bring bigger and better things for Unearth and our fans and we couldn't be more excited for the future of all things Unearth. We are currently in the studio recording some of the most aggressive, anthemic and energized metal we have ever written and we look forward to unleashing it to you all when it is finished. Expect to hear more about our new album, release dates and future world wide touring plans later this summer."
"We also want to take this opportunity to thank Metal Blade Records for being our label home for almost a decade. In that time we released four LP's and a double DVD, circled the Globe playing Heavy Metal dozens of times and experienced some of the greatest moments of our collective lives. Metal Blade helped us along the path of our dream and we are eternally grateful. We start new label relationships today, but we will always consider ourselves part of the Metal Blade Records family."
Like Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax before them, Unearth emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music but continued to maintain their relevance and mastery of their craft. They’ve resisted and prevailed against changing trends, subcultural fashions and the way music is obtained and distributed with their credibility, integrity and unique persona intact.
With roughly 500,000 in worldwide sales, Unearth’s continued staying power has also hinged on their highly interactive and toweringly heavy live performances. Unearth have played amphitheaters, sheds, theaters, halls and clubs with a diverse group of bands that includes Slipknot, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, All That Remains, DevilDriver, Dimmu Borgir, Gwar and Whitechapel. They’ve appeared at prestigious festivals like Download in the UK, Germany’s With Full Force and Wacken, Belgium’s Graspop, Hellfest in France and Japan’s Loud Park.
UNEARTH is: Trevor Phipps (vocals), Buz McGrath (guitar), Ken Susi (guitar), John Maggard (bass) and Nick Pierce (drums).