Metalcore act UNEARTH have booked a couple of European dates this year. See the detailed information below.
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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.
The men of Unearth – longtime members Trevor Phipps (vocals), Buz McGrath and Ken Susi (guitars), John “Slo” Maggard (bass)- are proven “lifers.” In just a couple of short years, drummer Nick Pierce has proven his commitment as well. They have put the furtherance of uncompromising heavy music at the forefront of their career goals. Unearth perseveres, conquers and continues to achieve.
Harnessing the punishing groove of Pantera, the melodic majesty of the New Wave Of Swedish Death Metal, the fist-pumping anthemic power of traditional metal and the gritty realness of early ’90s Metalcore and Noisecore, Unearth offers a unique take on what was already a thrilling recipe. The Massachusetts based quintet stood tall beside their peers in the so-called New Wave of American Heavy Metal (a category that includes their friends and contemporaries in Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Shadows Fall and All That Remains) even as they refined themselves into a timeless outfit independent of metal subgenres.
The astounding quality of Unearth’s music has never wavered and only continues to shine through the overly crowded landscape, like a beacon to their fans. The early rumblings of Unearth’s debut full-length, The Stings of Conscience (2001), as well as the EPs that bookended that release, were followed by albums that became classic, defining landmarks in the past decade of underground metal.
The Oncoming Storm (2004), a devastating benchmark many of this generation still discuss with the same devotional awe as albums by The Big 4; III: In the Eyes of Fire (2006), which cracked the Billboard Top 40 with 22,000 in sales during its first week; The March (2008), a conceptually driven opus awarded a 4 “K” review in Kerrang!; and the enduringly awesome latest chapter that was Darkness in the Light (2011), which broke into the Billboard’s Hard Rock Top 10 and was hailed by the international press, all comprise a pristine metallic catalog
Unearth have made most of their albums with Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (August Burns Red, Underoath, A Day To Remember) and worked with the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Soundgarden) as well. Ken Susi is an accomplished producer/mixer in his own right, having worked with The Contortionist and Seemless (among others) and on Unearth records, as well.
With over 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.
They’ve traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, South America, Europe, Russia and all over Asia. They’ve toured as part of Rockstar Mayhem, Ozzfest (twice), Europe’s Never Say Die, Metal Hammer’s Defenders of the Faith Tour, Australia’s Soundwave (twice), Europe’s Persistence Tour (twice), Sounds Of The Underground and MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball: The Tour as well as multiple headlining runs. Much of that live energy was captured on the Alive from the Apocalypse DVD, which went gold in Canada and debuted at #13 in the US. The Unearth historical legacy was examined in the documentary portion of the DVD.
Unearth are committed to collaborating on uncharted new heights within their music. No sellout and no letdown for their extremely dedicated fans on the horizon. Newly partnered with eOne (North America), Century Media (Europe), 3 Wise (Australia) and Howling Bull (Japan) 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.
30.04. Dunkerque – Les 4 Ecluses (France)
01.05. Meerhout – Groezrock Festival (Belgium)
02.05. Viborg – Viborg Metal Festival (Denmark)
03.05. Hannover – Faust (Germany)
04.05. Bourg en Bresse – La Tannerie (France)
05.05. Lille – Le Splendid (France) + ARCH ENEMY
06.05. Savigny Le Temple – L’Empreinte (France) + ARCH ENEMY
07.05. St. Etienne – Le Fil (France) + ARCH ENEMY
08.05. Audincourt – Le Moloco (France) + ARCH ENEMY
09.05. Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)
10.05. Uelsen – ZAK (Germany) + ARCH ENEMY
11.05. Zürich – Komplex 457 (Switzerland) + ARCH ENEMY
13.05. Stuttgart – Kellerclub (Germany)
14.05. Lausanne – Les Docks (Switzerland) + ARCH ENEMY
15.05. Torino – Audiodrome (Italy) + ARCH ENEMY
16.05. Pinarella di Cervia – Rock Planet (Italy) + ARCH ENEMY
17.05. Nimes – La Paloma (France) + ARCH ENEMY
18.05. Bordeaux – Krakatoa (France) + ARCH ENEMY
19.05. Bilbao – Santana (Spain)
20.05. Gijon – Acapulco (Spain)
21.05. Lisboa – Paradise Garage (Portugal) + ARCH ENEMY
22.05. Porto – Hardclub (Portugal) + ARCH ENEMY
23.05. Santiago de Compostela – Capitol (Spain) + ARCH ENEMY
24.05. Madrid – We Rock (Spain)
25.05. Murcia – Garaje Beat Club (Spain)
26.05. Barcelona – Sala Razzmatazz 3 (Spain)
27.05. Nancy – Le Hublot (France)
28.05. Annecy – Brise Glase (France)
29.05. Gelsenkirchen – Rock im Revier (Germany)
30.05. Warsaw – Ursynalia 2015 (Poland)
31.05. München – Rockavaria (Germany)
02.06. Wien – Szene (Austria)
03.06. Graz – Orpheum (Austria) + ARCH ENEMY
05.06. Zug – Bonebreaker Mayhem (Switzerland)
06.06. Magdeburg – Factory (Germany)
07.06. Alkmaar – Podium Victorie (Netherlands)
18.07. Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton (Hungary)
20.07. Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest (Belgium) NEW
21.07. Saabrücken – Garage (Germany) + HATEBREED
22.07. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany) NEW
23.07. Tolmin – Metal Days Festival (Slovenia)
24.07. Nürnberg – Klüpfel Open Air (Germany)
25.07. Bausendorf – Riez Open Air (Germany)
26.07. Berlin – Bi Nuu (Germany) + BRUJERIA