Hailing from just north of Boston, Massachusetts USA and combining elements of thought provoking lyrics with trash and hardcore music, the Alternative-Metal troop Unearth originally formed in 1998 with singer Trevor Phipps, guitarists Buz McGrath and Ken Susi, bassist Chris Rybicki and drummer Mike Rudberg.
Over the years, the quintet has issued a steady stream of modern Metal
classics, including the full-length disc "The Stings Of Conscience"
in January 2001 on Eulogy Recordings, the 4-track EP "Endless"
a year later before signing with Metal Blade and issuing "The Oncoming
Storm" in June 2004; it peaked at #6 on the U.S. Top Independent
Albums chart and reached the #105 position on The Billboard 200. This
album marked the first change in the line-up of the band as Rybicki left
the fold and John 'Slo' Maggard took over as full-time bassist, while
Rudberg was replaced by drummer Mike Justian. All the while, Unearth continuously
crisscrossed the globe, becoming one of the hardest and most consistent
Metal touring bands playing alongside some of heavy-Rock's top names,
including Slayer, Slipknot,
Killswitch Engage, Lamb
Of God and many others.
But with the arrival of "III: In The Eyes Of Fire" in August 2006 Unearth scored their most worldwide successful album yet; it instantly earned unanimous glowing reviews and debuted at #35 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. During the supporting tour, Justian left the band and was replaced by drummer Derek Kerswill.
In October 2008, the Boston metalcore quintet returned with the fourth
studio record, "The March"; the album, which debuted at #45 on The Billboard 200, has a theme of both the
evil and hopeful sides of humanity and features abundant guitar solos
and a bulldozing power-groove. "My Will Be Done" was the first
single off the CD.
Unearth's next offering, "Darkness In The Light", followed in July 2011.