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Unearth signs with eOne Music

Monday, June 17, 2013 10:41 AM PT


Official press release:

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."

After an awe-inspiring 15 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, Unearth is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.

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. Over the course of a relentlessly impressive career, 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.

With an average age still well behind the genre-forefathers and legends ahead of them, Unearth are committed to collaborating on uncharted new heights within their music. No sellout, no experimental adventurousness and no letdown for their extremely dedicated fans on the horizon. With a blank slate in front of them, Unearth will always steadily maintain and powerfully proclaim their allegiance to the lifestyle, the ethos and the community of heavy metal, both now and forever.


26 comments


anonymous
6/17/2013 10:49:13 AM
Ash Avildsen is not stoked

6/17/2013 11:11:00 AM
jesus I just realized I've been listening to Funearth for almost 15 years, I feel old hahaha. congrats for them.

anonymous
6/17/2013 11:11:13 AM
Ash Avildsen is not stoked

anonymous
6/17/2013 11:12:19 AM
NO ONE CARES DIE ALREADY!!!!!!

anonymous
6/17/2013 11:24:28 AM
long live Unearth. \m/

anonymous
6/17/2013 11:31:44 AM
2004 is stoked

anonymous
6/17/2013 11:34:53 AM
Wasn't this announced a month or two ago? Still good news again

6/17/2013 11:56:47 AM
still a fun band. there will be breakdowns

anonymous
6/17/2013 12:12:19 PM
"no experimental adventurousness"

didn't know that was something to celebrate. how dull and how fitting.

anonymous
6/17/2013 12:41:42 PM
stoked to hear their new music. They are one of the metal bands I have been listening to for the longest time. come to LA!!!

anonymous
6/17/2013 1:03:58 PM
Yes. Because when I think Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax I think Unearth

anonymous
6/17/2013 1:40:42 PM
love this band. one of the first metalcore bands i got into.

anonymous
6/17/2013 1:58:45 PM
Bands can grow, change, and still remain relevant. Or they can put out the same metalcore record for another 30 years... gays

6/17/2013 2:56:34 PM
why after being around for 15yrs do they still have to include the "has shared the stage with..." name dropping routine?

anonymous
6/17/2013 3:18:34 PM
No Lorenzo=No Sale!

6/17/2013 4:44:36 PM
LoydChristmas
1 hour ago
why after being around for 15yrs do they still have to include the "has shared the stage with..." name dropping routine?

My thoughts exactly.

anonymous
6/17/2013 5:15:05 PM
that is just what record label press releases do dude

do you think unearth wrote that whole thing themselves and the label had zero input on it?

anonymous
6/17/2013 6:18:39 PM
"do you think unearth wrote that whole thing themselves and the label had zero input on it?"

Do you think bands and their management don't approve them or suggest changes before they go out?

anonymous
6/17/2013 8:31:14 PM
SUPER SICK

anonymous
6/17/2013 8:31:32 PM
will be CHONGING to this

anonymous
6/18/2013 6:03:48 AM
Notice how they say "with an average age less than the old guys" or whatever. So washed up. Also, blue-collar workmanship? fck you

6/18/2013 6:10:28 AM
i understand some intern probly wrote the press release.

But if they've been around for 15yrs and played Download, Wacken, Loud Park, Graspop, Hellfest, etc...i doubt this press release will be read by anyone who doesn't already know who they are. Not like this press release is going in Cosmo or something.

anonymous
6/18/2013 10:14:43 AM
Probably worth mentioning how they hustle, screw over, and take money from the Ironclad bands. Another fund they have coming in.

anonymous
6/18/2013 6:20:04 PM
Who signed to what?

anonymous
6/18/2013 8:36:51 PM
What I'm most worried about is the whereabouts of Mitt Romney these days. fck Unearth

6/19/2013 5:14:00 PM
the whole press release is funny if you read closely, but this: 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. BAHAHA!