Metal Blade Records
ETA June 2011
What they’re saying:
Unearth released an update on their website earlier in January 2011:
“We wanted to let everyone know that tracking for the new album has officially begun! We’re currently at Zing Studios in Westfield, MA tracking drums with our sit in drummer for the album Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed. Foley was an obvious choice for this album for many reasons, but mainly because of his abilities and knowledge of heavy music as well as his long time friendship with the band. A decade plus of friendship has made this an easy transition for the band, Foley and our producer/engineer Adam D. In other news, we have decided to change the mixing engineer for the album to Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Devil Driver, Trivium, etc…) from Audiohammer Studios. Mark is another long time friend of the band and we’re excited to hear what he can do with our sound on record.”
Thrash Hits verdict:
Is there really anything else to add to that update? Working with half of Killswitch obviously won’t hurt but it’s not going to be a massive change in direction so we fully expect to be counting the number of times Trevor Phipps shouts, “OH!” during Unearth’s live set. We tried doing a shot every time last time and we almost fucking died.
Guitar solo potential:
Here’s a screenshot of Unearth’s hard drive. The shared drive with Zing Studios would probably… unearth (sorry) some pretty mega tunes, but what we really want to hear is whatever’s in the MAN-HAMMER! drive. Sounds dangerous.