Unearth has been shaking things up recently. Guitarist Ken Susi is in a (surprisingly good) pop-punk band, and now the metal heavyweights have left longtime label Metal Blade and joined new label eOne in North America. News of their new label home was hinted at back in April when their band name was displayed on eOne banners at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and the word has just been made official. The band is also expanding their global appeal by utilizing different labels in different countries. The details are made clear in a quote from band vocalist Trevor Phipps:
“A new chapter has begun for Unearth as we have found a few new places to call home. By joining forces with eOne (North America), Century Media (Europe), 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.”
The new material Phipps mentioned is due out sometime later in 2013, but for now, that is all the news that has been released regarding what will be their sixth full length album. Their last four LP’s were released through their former label Metal Blade. The split from Metal Blade seems to be an amicable one though, as stated by Phipps:
“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.”
Unearth will be next appearing at the Grasspop Metal Meeting in Belgium on June 30th.