Ken Susi Says He Is On “An Extended Break From Unearth”

Ken Susi has offered an update on his current status in Unearth. The guitarist says he is currently on an “extended break” from the band.

Susi said the following:

“I am currently on a leave with Unearth. It is an extended, I guess how would you say, an extended break from Unearth. There’s definitely some stuff there that is kind of – it’s cool, both myself and the band have kind of come to terms with you know, our differences of opinion on certain things. I love those guys and I’m still supporting them. I hope they’re still supporting me.”

He also added:

“I’m currently not a touring member of Unearth and I’m not featured on the record. I have one song that’s on it – I don’t know the name of it, I don’t know how it sounds. I don’t know the mix. I don’t know anything about it. It is what it is.”

[via The PRP]

Killswitch Engage Announce Holiday Shows With Rivers Of Nihil & Unearth

Killswitch Engage have announced some holiday shows with Rivers Of Nihil and Unearth. Here’s the dates:

12/28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/29 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach commented:

“It’s been a while since we’ve been able to do a holiday show so let’s fix that. We are stoked to announce these three ‘holiday-themed’ shows, which will surely be fun and maniacal. Expect things to be out of control and crazy! It will be rounded out by the prolific — and a band favorite — with Rivers of Nihil, as well as our old school friends in Unearth.The sets, the stage, and the vibe will be like no other Killswitch show you have seen! This will be a perfect send off for us as we head into the studio for our new record! Let’s do this my friends!”

Unearth, Madball, & Undeath Announce September Shows

Unearth, Madball, and Undeath have announced some September shows together. Here’s the dates:

09/18 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
09/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
09/20 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
09/21 Memphis, TN – Growlers
09/22 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (Unearth only)

Unearth Part Ways With Drummer Nick Pierce, Recruit Mike Justian For Upcoming Shows

Unearth have parted ways with drummer Nick Pierce. Mike Justian will be filling in during their upcoming shows.

Justian commented

“I’m tremendously excited and grateful for the chance to play these tunes again and make new memories with these guys. Looking forward and see ya soon. Cheers!”

Unearth added:

“Mike’s contributions on our albums ‘The Oncoming Storm’ and ‘III-In the Eyes of Fire’ as well as his unmatched live performances cemented him as part of this band forever and we couldn’t be happier to revisit the stage, those songs and more, together this summer.”

Tour Dates:

07/28 Tolmin, SLO – Metal Days Fest
07/29 Essen, GER – Nord Open Air
07/30 Bausendorf, GER – Riez Open Air
08/02 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
08/03 Munich, GER – Free+Easy Fest
08/04 Rasnov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/06 Rhone Alpes, FRA – Sylak Fest
08/07 Montpellier, FRA – Festival Secret Place
08/11 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
08/12 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Fest
08/13 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Fest
08/18 Sulingen, GER – Reload Fest
08/27 Tallmadge, OH – Summit Fest
09/08 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest

In other news, the group have also confirmed that their new album is almost finished. The effort will serve as Pierce’s last release with the band.

Darkest Hour, Unearth, & Bat Fangs Announce Washington, DC Show

Darkest Hour, Unearth, and Bat Fangs will be performing at the Black Cat in Washington, DC on December 17. Tickets can be found HERE. As previously reported, Unearth and Darkest Hour will also be joining Shadows Fall during their reunion show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on December 18.

Unearth To Release “Black Hearts Now Reign” Beer To Benefit The ACLU

Unearth have teamed up with Broken Goblet to create a new beer called “Black Hearts Now Reign.” The beverage will be available on November 21 and proceeds from it will go towards the ACLU.

The band shared the following press release:

“Boston metal giants Unearth and musically influenced PA brewery Broken Goblet have teamed up on a collaborative beer in support of identifying and ending racial inequalities in our country, with all proceeds being split between the Philadelphia and Boston chapters of the ACLU.

“Black Hearts Now Reign” is an 11% Russian Imperial Stout brewed with white chocolate, an on-the-nose ingredient choice selected by the brewery for the combination of bitter and sweet that it adds to the beer, and the obvious analogy to the “work together” theme of the brew.

For Broken Goblet manager Reese Dunlap, this beer is personal in many ways. “I am not only a minority in the craft beer world, but also in the world at large, and both me and my family here in the industry need to fight to be the change we want to see. It represents a chance for our brewery to use our platform to remind people that we should be working hand in hand, uplift the black and brown voices that need it right now, own the faults and be a better example of unity. Plus – we get to work with some of our musical idols in Unearth!”

No stranger to amplifying social issues through their art, Boston-based Unearth was happy to work on this beer with Broken Goblet. Says Trevor Phipps, who fronts the band, “The only way to achieve a civil and just society is to work together to achieve an equal playing field for all. While this idea might be obvious to many, there is still a lot of work we all need to do to ensure a truly united future. We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with Broken Goblet, on our first ever beer, while bolstering the collective voice for unity, equality and the greater good. Cheers friends!”

The beer will be canned and released November 21st at the brewery, and they are working on an arrangement that would bring some of the beer to Boston as well.

For more information and media inquiries, please contact mike@brokengoblet.com”

Unearth Announce European/UK Tour With Prong & Dust Bolt

Unearth have announced a European/UK tour with Prong and Dust Bolt. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/14 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/15 London, UK – ULU
02/16 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
02/17 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
02/18 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/19 Budapest, HUN – A38
02/20 Ostrava, CZE – Barak
02/21 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/22 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
02/23 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/24 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/25 Braunschweig, GER – Kufa
02/26 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/27 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
02/28 Berlin, GER – SO36
02/29 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ

Unearth & Darkest Hour Announce West Coast Tour

Unearth and Darkest Hour have announced a West Coast tour. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/07 Portland, OR – Dante’s
12/09 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
12/10 Los Angeles, CA – Club 1720
12/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/12 Scottsdale, AZ – Pubrock
12/13 Las Vegas, NV – 601 Fremont
12/14 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
12/15 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre