Unearth Finishes Up “The March”, Tours

Influential metal quintet UNEARTH has completed work on its new album.  Entitled The March, the record is scheduled to drop on October 14 via Metal Blade Records.

The March was recorded at both MA’s System Recording Studios and Zing Studios with producer Adam Dutkiewicz.  The album is said to feature UNEARTH’s “most dynamic material to date,” combining strong tension and release, abundant guitar solos and a bulldozing power-groove.

On the topic of the new album, UNEARTH front man Trevor Phipps states, “”The March” symbolizes both the evil and hopeful sides of humanity.  The Evil: With the constant balancing act of power within government, religion and our financial institutions, there lies the chance of those most hungry for power to alter and restrict our freedoms for their gain.  The Hopeful: This represents the faith in mankind as the most powerful force on the planet.  If we come together and do not fight over religion, class and borders then we hold the key to a peaceful world.  There are two possible futures in store; either a March of power and greed or a March of a unified human race.”

The final track listing for The March is as follows:

1.) My Will Be Done
2.) Hail the Shrine
3.) Crow Killer
4.) Grave of Opportunity
5.) We Are Not Anonymous
6.) The March
7.) Cutman
8.) The Chosen
9.) Letting Go
10.) Truth or Consequence

In advance of The March’s release, UNEARTH will launch a U.S. headlining tour, which will kick off on October 1 in Baltimore, MD.  Presented by Live Nation, the scheduled four week, 26 city tour will feature support from Protest the Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Gwen Stacy.

“In accordance with UNEARTH’s continuing commitment to provide fans with “the most mayhem for your dollar,” we are proud to announce our upcoming U.S. tour!” states UNEARTH’s Buz McGrath.  “We will be debuting a couple of new songs from “The March” for your sonic consumption, so come on out and lose your head!  Everyone in UNEARTH is super pumped to get back on the road and meet some new people – see you soon!”

On August 1, UNEARTH will make a special main stage appearance at the 2008 Wacken Open Air Festival.  “Wacken” is the largest exclusively metal music festival in the world and will see UNEARTH share the stage with Iron Maiden, At the Gates, Carcass and more.

In late August, UNEARTH will perform two live shows in Anchorage, AK.  Immediately following, the band will perform amongst the featured acts at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, where they will share the stage with a diverse range of artists including The Black Keys, Beck, Man Man, Battles and more.  Bumbershoot is an international music and arts festival held annually in Seattle, Washington. One of North America’s largest such festivals, it takes place every Labor Day weekend at the 74-acre Seattle Center, which was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair.

In anticipation of the new UNEARTH album, Metal Blade Records has designed special PC and Mac “news widgets” that fans can download to their desktops and receive updated news, tour information and special behind-the-scenes studio reports in real time.  The UNEARTH “news widgets” are available for Mac Dashboard (Mac only), Google Desktop and Yahoo Widgets (PC only) and can be downloaded now at this location.

UNEARTH formed in 1998 and in the decade since, has become one of the U.S.’ most proven metal bands, shifting over 400,000 units over the course of its career.  The group’s tireless touring schedule has seen it perform alongside some of the genre’s most revered names (including tours with Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne as part of Ozzfest [2004 and 2006] and a 2007 U.S. tour as hand-picked direct support for thrash titans Slayer), and also headline venues the world over, consistently helping give rise to some of extreme music’s fresh blood in the process.  In 2007, UNEARTH contributed a song, titled “The Chosen”, to the popular film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, appearing on the movie’s standout soundtrack amidst contributions from Andrew W.K., Mastodon, The Hold Steady and more.

In addition to Phipps and McGrath, UNEARTH features guitarist Ken Susi, bassist John Maggard and drummer Derek Kerswill.

UNEARTH is available to speak with interested media now.  To chat with the band, request a review copy of The March / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below.  Updated UNEARTH news and tour information will be made available via the UNEARTH web domains: www.unearth.tv and www.myspace.com/unearth, the Metal Blade Records website: www.metalblade.com and the ACTION! PR website: www.action-pr.com.

“The talent within the band is obvious…brutish melodies…guitar runs that are as creative as they are powerful…a major force” – BLENDER

“Thrash titans” – MTV NEWS

“big, chunky riffs, raspy throat-roar vocals, baterram drums…an innate sense for the theatrical…like better-produced 80s skateboard-thrash…pretty great” – VILLAGE VOICE

“wildly thrashing and charismatic” – LA WEEKLY

“UNEARTH are one of the very best at what they do…At The Gates and In Flames disciples will bask in the galloping rhythms and the dizzying depths of guitarists Ken Susi and Buz McGrath’s ever-intertwined riffs and electrifying lead acrobatics…go metal-thrashing mad” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“stunning” – REVOLVER

“dark, hard and heavy…a tight assembly of Maiden riffs, blast beats and rocky road breakdowns” – DECIBEL

“Boldly venomous” – METAL EDGE


UNEARTH tour dates:

August 1     Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air 2008 (w/ Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy and more)
August 28   Anchorage, AK              Chilkoot Charlie’s
August 29   Anchorage, AK              Club Millennium
August 30   Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot Festival 2008 (w/ The Black Keys, Beck, Man Man, Battles and more)


UNEARTH U.S. “The March” headlining tour:

(with support provided by Protest the Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Gwen Stacy)

October 1               Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
October 2               Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts
October 3               Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
October 4               Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
October 5               Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 7               Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 8               Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
October 9               Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
October 10             Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 11             Salt Lake City, UT @ The Avalon Theater
October 12             Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
October 13             San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 14             West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 15             Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
October 17             San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
October 18             Lubbock, TX @ The Foundation
October 19             Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
October 20             Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
October 22             Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
October 23             Saint Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
October 24             Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
October 25             Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
October 26             Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
October 28             Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
October 29             Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
October 30             New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

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