NewsJune 15, 2011 12:42 AM ET4,950 views

Unearth taps Killswitch Engage drummer for tours

Official press release: Massachusetts metal merchants Unearth today officially welcomes Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley to the fold for the band's upcoming slot on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest and their European headlining tour (dubbed the Hell On Earth Tour) to follow. Foley, who also performed on the band's upcoming Darkness In The Light full-length, takes the place of former drummer Derek Kerswill, who parted ways with the band last year due to creative differences. Comments vocalist Trevor Phipps: "It's great to have Justin on board for Mayhem and Hell On Earth. We really wanted to start this album cycle with Justin behind the kit since he played on and completely slayed the new album. We've been friends for a long time and we recorded an album together, so this just makes sense and it gives us even more to look forward to this summer." Adds Foley: "I'm really looking forward to playing with some old friends, and spending a summer full of beers and breakdowns!"



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