Today, Lambgoat.com hosts the exclusive worldwide premiere of “Watch It Burn,” the anthemesque opening track off UNEARTH’s forthcoming Darkness In The Light full-length.
Blisteringly heavy both musically and thematically, vocalist Trevor Phipps comments: “‘Watch It Burn’ is the lead track from Darkness In The Light because we felt it captured the aggression and heaviness of the album while also staying true to our core sound from our earlier records. This is one of the only tunes without a guitar solo, but the harmonies are there to mix around one of the heaviest choruses we’ve ever written. The song is angry, fast and in-your-face while also allowing for a melodic bridge late in the song much like some of our older material. Lyrically, it is an anti-extremist song. It attacks both the left and right of the political spectrum while also calling into question extremist religious groups and their influence on our culture. All these political and religious extremists seem to manage to do is splinter society and turn people against each other that otherwise likely wouldn’t be at odds. Basically we can put aside some meager differences and work to better ourselves or we can keep heading down this destructive path and eventually ‘Watch It Burn.’”
To hear “Watch It Burn,” point your browser HERE.
Darkness In The Light is UNEARTH’s fifth full-length. Scheduled for release in North America on July 5 via Metal Blade Records, the 11-track long player was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer/Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium, et al). Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed.
Both long term fans and those just getting to know the band for the first time will be struck by the sheer vitality and unconstrained energy surging through Darkness In the Light’s near 40-minute run time. Said Fangoria.com in an early review of the record: “Tight riffing, varying from technical peddle-style patterns, to twin harmony Maiden/At The Gates worship, and all the brutally chugging breakdowns, will surely serve to inspire many a karate kick in the pits, come tour time.”
Several discounted pre-order deals for Darkness In The Light are available. Packages include:
CD + T-Shirt: $19.99
CD + Unearth Beer Bong: $20.99
CD + T-Shirt + Unearth Beer Bong: $29.99
It should be noted that the UNEARTH Beer Bong is a pre-order item only and will not be available post street date. For further info, check out UNEARTH’s official Darkness In The Light landing page where you’ll also find news, tour updates and more: http://www.darknessinthelightalbum.com.
Coinciding with the release of Darkness In The Light, UNEARTH will embark upon a stretch of tour dates that include headlining shows and a spot on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, All Shall Perish, Kingdom Of Sorrow and more! Confirmed dates below.
07/05/2011 Jakes – Lubbock, TX w/ Turbid North
07/06/2011 Club 101 – El Paso, TX w/ Turbid North
07/08/2011 Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV w/ Turbid North
UNEARTH on 2011′s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Straight Line Stitch, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang:
07/09/2011 San Manuel Amphitheatre – San Bernardino, CA
07/10/2011 Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
07/11/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Parish
07/12/2011 White River Amphitheater – Seattle, WA
07/13/2011 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID
07/15/2011 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/16/2011 Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
07/17/2011 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
07/18/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Parish , Red Fang
07/19/2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
07/20/2011 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07/22/2011 Comcast Center – Boston, MA
07/23/2011 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
07/24/2011 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/25/2011 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY *Off Date w/ All Shall Parish
07/26/2011 Club Texas – Auburn, ME *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Parish
07/27/2011 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/29/2011 First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
07/30/2011 Jiffy Lube Live – Washington, DC
07/31/2011 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08/02/2011 Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
08/03/2011 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
08/04/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Parish
08/05/2011 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/06/2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08/07/2011 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
08/09/2011 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
08/10/2011 Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
08/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Parish , Red Fang
08/12/2011 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08/13/2011 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/14/2011 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Worldwide Release Dates:
Darkness In The Light will be released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway July 1, the rest of Europe on July 4, North America, Spain and Italy on July 5, Finland and Hungary on July 6, Australia July 8 and Japan on July 27.