18 June 2013
Unearth: join Century Media Records in Europe
Century Media Records is thrilled to welcome metal veterans UNEARTH to their roster in Europe.
UNEARTH have recently started working on their sixth album with renown producer Mark Lewis (Trivium, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide and many more) which is roughly scheduled for a release later in 2013. It is their sixth album since their inception in 1998. 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 Century Media (Europe), E1 (North America), 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.
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 their impressive 15 years 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.
Hence, it is no surprise that UNEARTH announced another set of European dates around a number of summer festivals:
21.06. (PL) Jaworzno - Metalfest Open Air
22.06. (F) Clisson - Hellfest Open Air
23.06. (AT) Wien - Arena (w/ Hatebreed)
26.06. (DE) Munich - Backstage
27.06. (CH) Basel - Sommercasino
28.06. (D) Lünen - Lükaz
29.06. (CZ) Spalene Porici/Plzen - Basinfirefest
30.06. (CZ) Olomuc - S-Cube
02.07. (B) Genk - JH Ginsert
03.07. (DE) Siegen - Vortex Music Club
04.07. (DE) Stuttgart - Universum
05.07. (DE) Münster - Skaters Palace (Vainstream Desperados Opening Night)
06.07. (AT) Salzburg - United People Fest @ Rockhouse
07.07. (ES) Santa Perpetua - Brutal Noise Fest
08.07. (ES) Madrid - Sala Independance
09.07. (PT) Lisboa - Republica da Musica
10.07. (ES) La Coruna - El Pantalan
11.07. (DE) Ballenstedt - Rock Hartz Fesival
12.07. (DE) Eisenach - Alter Schlachthof
13.07. (IT) Bolzano - Rock im Ring Festival
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.
Trevor Phipps - Vocals
Buz McGrath - Guitar
Ken Susi - Guitar
John Maggard - Bass
Nick Pierce - Drums
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