MIKE JUSTIAN TO REJOIN THE BAND FOR ALL UPCOMING TOURING
(Massachusetts – June 2, 2022) – American metalcore pioneers, UNEARTH, have announced they will be touring for a few weeks this summer hitting many European Festivals and club shows this July and August, followed by two U.S. festivals, Summit Fest in Ohio and Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia this August and September, respectfully. The band is also happy to announce Mike Justian (of Madball) will be re-joining UNEARTH on drums for all upcoming live performances, replacing Nick Pierce. For more information and to catch the band on tour, visit their website HERE.
Mike Justian states “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 collectively adds “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.”
Unearth are also wrapping up the final touches on their forthcoming studio album with Will Putney. The upcoming full-length will be Pierce’s final album with UNEARTH, wrapping up a ten-year stint of three records and tours on five continents. Unearth collectively wishes Nick the best with future projects. Stay tuned for more details and new music soon.
Over two decades into a triumphant career, the Massachusetts-bred New Wave of American Heavy Metal trailblazers are both elder statesmen and newly relevant all over again. With well over a half million albums sold and tens of millions of streams around the globe, UNEARTH’S astounding legacy has never been more self evident. Immediately upon its release in 2018, “Incinerate,” the first single from their seventh studio album, shot to #1 on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “The Devil’s Dozen” and was among the Top 100 most played songs on Amazon Music. Their seventh studio album Extinction(s) is as much a statement of purpose as a declaration of intent, reigniting the flame of their established strengths and carving a pathway for another two decades of creative accomplishment and inspired live performances.
UNEARTH’s celebrated catalog of full-length bangers began with The Stings of Conscience (2001), followed by the genre landmark album The Oncoming Storm (2004), records that established them as luminaries alongside peers and contemporaries in bands like Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, and Shadows Fall. III: In the Eyes of Fire (2006) further established UNEARTH as an influential force. Boundary pushing opus The March (2008) includes “My Will Be Done,” which became their most streamed and most viewed song/video on all major platforms.
UNEARTH Summer Tour Dates:
July 28 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metal Days Fest
July 29 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
July 30 – Bausendorf, Germany- Riez Open Air
Aug 2 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville
Aug 3 – Munich, Germany – Free+Easy Fest
Aug 4 – Rasnov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
Aug 6 – Rhone Alpes, France – Sylak Fest
Aug 7- Montpellier (Saint Jean de Védas ), France – Festival Secret Place