News: Unearth Speaks


New England metal giants UNEARTH are currently gearing up for their upcoming tour with Testament, which kicks off on May 2 in Seattle. The band is touring to support their critically acclaimed album, The March, which hit streets on October 14, 2008 and debuted at #45 on the Billboard Top 200. Revolver Magazine called The March a “magnificently majestic group effort” and praised it as “some of the smartest writing in metal.” The upcoming North American tour also features newcomers and label mates Lazarus A.D., rounding out the bill to one of pummeling metal and high speed thrash!

Vocalist Trevor Phipps commented on the tour: “I’ve been a fan of Testament since I was a kid, so it’ll be a great time each night for me. It’s always fun to play our set, and it’ll be awesome to catch Testament after we play. We’re gonna have six weeks of good times. It will also be cool to tour with our label mates, Lazarus A.D. They’re on their first record with Metal Blade. I heard their album last night, and it had some great shred parts. This whole tour is going to be a shred fest for sure!”

Unearth is touring on the massive success of The March, their third studio album with Metal Blade Records, which garnered fantastic reviews from the metal press upon its release:

“…unabashed soloing, huge hardcore breakdowns, and riffs, riffs, riffs.” - Metal Edge Magazine

“…their most powerful, defiant, and affecting release to date…A great album by anyone’s standards.” – Outburn

“The March is a complete return to form…The production is face-ripping, the pace barely allows time to pause for breath and once all 11 tracks are done, you’re left feeling equal parts exhausted and exhilarated.” – Kerrang!

“The lead guitar work smokes, the beatdowns are as insanely catchy as ever and there’s plenty to get excited about…Chocked with killer beatdowns and head-banging anthems” – Metal Hammer

“The March proves once and for all that Unearth is one mighty guitar band.”

“[The March is] undeniably solid and surpasses expectations laid from previous efforts,” –

“Being such big fans of Testament, and to see this new appreciation of heavy thrash music, especially with the kids, is really something special,” added drummer Derek Kerswill. “Between Testament, us, and Lazarus AD, it’s a cool family of traveling thrash ridiculousness. We’re thankful to be out with a band that we’re not only fans of, but that slays are hard as they do. It blows my mind that the guys in Testament in their 40s, and they’re throwing down harder than kids in their 20s. We’re out there preaching the metal gospel, so the kids better bring a helmet cuz we’ll be knocking down walls everywhere we play!”

The tour is being presented by Revolver Magazine, with tickets and VIP packages available now!

See below for the full list of tour dates.

Unearth w/Testament & Lazarus A.D.

5/2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
5/3 - Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
5/4 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore
5/6 - Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
5/7 - Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
5/9 - Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
5/10 - Maplewood, MN – The Rock
5/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Theater
5/13 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
5/15 - Chicago, IL – House of Blues
5/16 - Detroit, MI – Harpos
5/17 - Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
5/18 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
5/20 - Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
5/21 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis
5/22 - Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
5/23 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
5/24 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
5/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
5/28 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
5/29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
5/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
5/31 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
6/2 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/3 – San Antonio – Scout Bar
6/4 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
6/6 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont
6/7 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
6/9 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
6/10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
6/11 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
6/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore