Massachusetts metalcore madmen, Unearth are back in a big way this summer with a new album and some big tours. The band will kick off the 4th of July by releasing their 5th studio album, Darkness In The Light. Then the band will head out on their first Mayhem Festival tour as one of the headliners on the Jagermeister Stage.
On Darkness in the Light, Unearth once again turned to good friend and Killswitch Engage guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz (As I Lay Dying, All That Remains) to produce. This will be the 4th of the band’s five albums Adam D. has helmed. The band’s third album was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones). Vocalist Trevor Phipps admits that while working with Date was an incredible experience, the band has created an unreal chemistry with Adam D. The Killswitch connection has also brought KSE drummer, Justin Foley into their midst. So after parting ways with drummer Derek Kerswill (who coincidentally will also be touring Mayhem with Kingdom of Sorrow this summer) the band turned to Foley to handle drum duties on the new record.
While Phipps believes the band may have found their permanent drummer, in Nick Pierce (ex-The Faceless), the guy who played their Alaska shows last month, he says they are still in the courtship phase, and want to make sure he’s the right guy this time. Like all men, they wanna keep their options open. Phipps says Neil will tour with them again later this year, but reveals that Justin Foley will in fact tour Mayhem Festival and some European dates with them this summer while KSE is on hiatus.
I Skyped with Trevor the day his beloved Boston Bruins went on to win the Stanley Cup. We talked about the anger and fire that fueled him during the making of Darkness In The Light,working with Adam D. and all the things that are pissing him off these days (perhaps his team winning the Cup will take the edge off). So grab a drink , sit back and lock and load.