Pit-churning, melodic metal pioneers, Unearth, are currently readying to unveil Darkness In The Light, their fifth full-length release in a discography that's placed the band among the most prolific modern metal acts to come out of the U.S. Set for North American release on July 5 via Metal Blade Records, the 11-track long player -- their most conceptually personal offering to date -- was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer (and 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.
Commented vocalist Trevor Phipps of the band's latest output: "Darkness In The Light is without a doubt some of the heaviest, most dynamic and memorable tunes we've ever written. The disc is littered with the shred 'n' stomp-filled songs our fans would expect from us, as well as some added vocal hooks, guitar melodies, guitar solos and some different paths taken in style and structure. We knew we had to continue to separate ourselves from the pack and to cement our place in the heavy metal world as one of the leaders and not as one of the many followers that seem to hop on the trend wagon and give up so easily when the going gets hard. We are here to stay and collectively we couldn't be any more fired up to play these songs around the world for our fans new and old."
Darkness In The Light Track Listing:
01. Watch It Burn
02. Ruination Of The Lost
03. Shadows In The Light
04. Eyes Of Black
05. Last Wish
06. Arise The War Cry
08. Coming Of The Dark
09. The Fallen
The first single, the instantly pummeling Eyes Of Black is currently streaming on the band's official album landing page, which includes updated tour info, pre-order options and more. Said Phipps of the track: "We chose Eyes Of Black to be the first song heard out of the gate as we feel it represents the 'Unearth sound' and style perfectly and it's simply a hard-hitting, catchy-as-hell song. The lyrics are also in line with many of the albums darker lyrical themes. I'm not speaking for all of the band, but this is my personal favorite on the album and I can't wait to get out there and play it live!"