Unearth Tap Fear Factory Bassist/Ex-Chimaira Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

Posted by on December 12, 2012

Unearth will be kicking off 2013 on the road with Whitechapel and Emmure. However, it turns out bassist John “Slo” Maggard will be absent from the tour to tend to personal matters. Luckily for Unearth, though, they were able to find a fill-in with Fear Factory bassist (and former Chimaira guitarist) Matt DeVries.

Unearth singer Trevor Phipps gave the following explanation behind the switcheroo:

“John ‘Slo’ Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013.

Luckily, our long-time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour. Slo will certainly be missed on this tour, but having DeVries on board is something we are all looking forward to. He’s a true pro, a great performer and one of our closest friends in the business. Good times ahead!”

DeVries himself had the following to add:

“I couldn’t be more excited to be filling in on bass for my long-time friends in Unearth on the upcoming Brothers Of Brutality Tour. They are like family to me and I’m extremely happy to step up to the plate for my good buddy Slo.”

Dates for Unearth’s upcoming tour with Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey The Brave, and The Plot In You can be seen after the jump.

01/08 Knoxville, TN 940 Blackstock Ave

01/09 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

01/11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

01/12 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

01/13 Dallas, TX The Door

01/15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre

01/16 Phoenix, AZ Nile

01/17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

01/18 San Diego, CA Soma

01/19 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse

01/20 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro

01/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory

01/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater

01/24 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

01/26 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

01/27 Denver, CO Summit

01/29 Calgary, AB The Den

01/30 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre

02/01 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre

02/02 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights

02/03 Chicago, IL Mojoes

02/05 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

02/06 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

02/07 Montreal, QC Club Soda

02/08 Worcester, MA Palladium

02/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

02/11 New York City, NY Irving Plaza

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