New York experimental doom/sludgers Unearthly Trance have announced via their Facebook page recently that they're back together. Two local shows have been booked on July 17th at The Acheron in Brooklyn and July 21st with Primitive Man at Sinclairs in Long Island. Some more shows are in the works for the North East dates in August as well as a soon to be announced festival in California. The band also announced that they've also begun work on what will be their sixth full length album.
Unearth also premiered new music today. While the metalcore outfit hasn't released a new album since 2011 Darkness In The Light, they are now gearing up to release Watchers Of Rule. The new offering will be out on October 28th via eOne Music. In anticipation, the group has debuted online a new track, "The Swarm." Check it out below and let us know what you think about it.
Unearth have announced a co-headlining US tour with Born Of Osiris, to take place this November. Opening the bill will be Obey The Brave, The Contortionist and Wolves At The Gate. Unearth's latest release was 2011's Darkness In The Light, while Born Of Osiris released The Discovery.
With a pedigree that boasts all three members of New York's cult doom act Unearthly Trance, plus founding Electric Wizard and Ramesses bassist/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, Serpentine Path should immediately top any doom metal fan's want-list. The self-titled debut is an absolutely crushing album which both references and reinterprets its members previous bands but with a decidedly more punishing death metal approach.
"Watch It Burn", the brand new video from US metalcore outfit Unearth has premiered at Metal Injection. Alternatively, you can watch it below. The song comes off the band's latest album Darkness In The Light, released last year. The video was directed by Scott Hansen.
US metallers Unearth have announced via Facebook the addition of a new member to the family. Nick Pierce is the new drummer of the band. For more information about Unearth's new drummer, go to this location.
Vocalist Trevor Phipps stated: "Nick is a beast of a drummer and a great guy to hang with. I look forward to jamming with him around the world for years to come."
Darkness In The Light, the new upcoming album from US metalcore act Unearth, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at Altpress.com(stream available till its street date, July 5th).
The album was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (also known as the guitarist of Killswitch Engage). Darkness In The Light will be released on July 5th through Metal Blade Records.
American metalcore act Unearth has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline "Hell On Earth Tour" across the Europe in August/September this year. Supporting bands on the road will be Evergreen Terrace, Bane, Nasty and Casey Jones with more bands expected to be added at a later date.
Unearth has commenced recording their next album, recruiting Killswitch Engage's Justin Foley to lay down the drum tracks.
The band had the following to say: "We wanted to let everyone know that tracking for the new album has officially begun! We're currently at Zing Studios in Westfield, MA tracking drums with our sit-in drummer for the album Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed. Foley was an obvious choice for this album for many reasons, but mainly because of his abilities and knowledge of heavy music as well as his long time friendship with the band. A decade plus of friendship has made this an easy transition for the band, Foley and our producer/engineer Adam D."
US metallers Unearth have issued the following statement on their official website:
"After three plus years of touring the world together and playing on our latest album "The March", we have parted ways with drummer Derek Kerswill. The most notable reason for the split are the creative differences. The time has come for Unearth to write a new album and creating music with a tight unit is the only way we can assure the best collection of songs possible. The differences between Kerswill and the band started off as subtle, but became increasingly obvious over the past few months and it was time for both parties to go their separate ways.
We have shared a ton of great experiences and achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves in the time he was in the band. There is no ill will from either side of this decision and we wish him only the best moving forward.
In case you haven't heard, last week original Unearth bass player Chris "Rover" Rybicki passed away. He lost his life from injuries sustained four weeks ago at the hands of an alleged drunk driver. The article reporting the incident can be read here.
Added the band: "Rover hadn't been in Unearth since 2001, but he remained a good friend to us all throughout the years and this tragedy has hit us hard.
Not only was Rover a talented musician, but he was also one of the funniest dudes you would ever know. His wit, dark humor and don't give a fuck attitude made him a unique person that we all loved having in our lives. His memory will live on amongst his family and friends with the countless stories of Rover being Rover. He will be sorely and forever missed.
Unearthly Trance have posted a brand new track, called "The Horsemen Arrive In The Night" online. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album V, the follow-up album to 2008's Electrocution. The album will be released on September 28th digitally, on CD and expanded 2xLP gatefold.
V was recorded in New York City, NY at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band's own Jay Newman. Photos from the studio during the recording session can be viewed here.