Massachusetts' UNEARTH have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, the label announced today.
"We are extremely excited and honored to be able to work with UNEARTH," Metal Blade Owner/CEO Brian Slagel said in a statement. "They are one of the leading bands of the new generation and we can't wait to get started helping them achieve success."
"The guys couldn't be happier about signing to Metal Blade," the band said. "The entire staff at MB, especially President Mike Faley and Owner Brian Slagel, have made it clear to us that we will get a major push and never be asked to compromise our artistic freedom. Signing this deal will allow us to continue with our vision of bringing real music back to the forefront while sticking with a grass roots label that has done nothing but stand behind heavy music for over 20 years.
"We also want to welcome a new member into the fold. Mike Justain, of THE RED CHORD fame, will take on drumming duties for us shortly after the 'Headbanger's Ball' tour. With our original drummer, Mike Rudberg, leaving months ago for personal reasons, Justain seems to be the perfect fit for our style and personality. No worries though, Justain will remain with THE RED CHORD. We are huge fans of the band and would hate to see them disband.
"We want to thank Eulogy Recordings for being a great home for us for the past three years. We will always work with Eulogy with our past releases and at least one more future project.
"As for now, thanks to the fans and everyone who has supported us. Our next full length will be out on Metal Blade sometime next spring. It will be by far the heaviest and best thing we have ever done."
"Headbangers Ball" tour featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, SHADOWS FALL and UNEARTH:
Oct. 28 - Montreal, CAN @ The Spectrum
Oct. 29 - Toronto, CAN @ Opera House
Oct. 30 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
Oct. 31 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Nov. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga
Nov. 03 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
Nov. 04 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Nov. 05 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
Nov. 07 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Nov. 08 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Nov. 09 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Nov. 10 - Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers (LAMB OF GOD & UNEARTH only)
Nov. 11 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Nov. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Bricks
Nov. 15 - Asbury Park, NJ @ New Jersey Hardcore and Metal Fest